In Janice's class you will work sculptural in the flame to create beads inspired by masks from Africa. This class will allow you to hone your sculptural skills, using these stylized faces as a starting point. We’ll decorate these mask shapes with various types of powders, including reduction powders. As time permits, we will explore classic ancient vessel shapes. The result will be beads that look like artifacts that have been dug up from an archeological dig. In this class we’ll discover the transformational power of masks, revealed in the flame, one bead at a time.
Janice Peacock is an award-winning glass artist. She's been making glass beads and creating one-of-kind jewelry for over twenty years. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma WA. She has recently started creating large glass sculptures using a sand casting technique.