Unique individually handcrafted Italian Glass beads and pottery
Lampworked Italian Glass Beads Each bead is individually handmade using glass imported from the Island of Murano in Italy. The glass is melted in the flame of a torch and wound around a stainless steel mandrel. The bead is decorated, shaped, and then annealed by placing it in a kiln to cool slowly. This relieves any stresses that may have developed during its creation and helps to ensure your Lavender Lampwork bead will last for many lifetimes.
I make all the pottery items myself. Either thrown on a wheel or hand built. I mix all my own glazes and enjoy finding delightful combinations of colours and effects. The items showcased on this website are a sample of what I have. My stock is always changing. Custom orders are available.
I have Yarn bowls sets for the Fibre Artist. The set consists of a yarn bowl and matching mug as well as a single glass stitch marker. Add on items are small tea bag or stitch marker bowls, or sets of 6 Italian glass stitch markers in a velvet bag.
New-warping bowls for the weaver. These are shallow pottery bowls with a centre post to hold a cone of yarn while a warp is created.
Individually made tiny works of art made from vibrant coloured Italian glass.
EXPERIENCE ITALIAN GLASS
A variety of glass work and functional pottery items to choose from
Pendants -$27 Bracelets - $38 Pottery and Glass Pendants $19 Stitch Markers $25 for a set of 6 Shawl Pins $12 - $17
Judy Gadicke is a lampwork artist living and working in the Comox Valley. She was born in 1958 in Victoria, BC. Judy has always lived in BC. She relocated from the Kootenays to Comox in 2016. Judy was intrigued by beautiful lampworked pendants she saw at a market eight years ago. She took her first Lampworking class in Invermere BC, and has been working in Italian soft glass ever since. Judy attended the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas in 2014 and 2019 where she took classes in the craft from well-known artists in the field. Using Italian glass, a torch, a kiln and a love for colour Judy creates pendants, beads and small sculptures. The science of working with glass, and the wonder of the results fuel her creative spirit.
After working on Hornby Island in 2016 as a teacher, Judy fell in love with pottery. Since then she has taken classes, set up her own pottery studio and now creates colourful, functional pottery when she is not working in her glass studio.