Kristina Logan: The Bead as Art

Tringo, Thalia C.
December 1998
Glass Quarterly;Winter98, Issue 73, p18
The article focuses on glass beadmaker Kristina Logan, her role on the renaissance of glass beadmaking in the United States, and the evolution and development of her glass beadmaking and lampworking beads technique. Logan is considered as one of the pioneers of the contemporary glass bead movement in the US in early 1990s. While taking up an art class in Pilchuck, Logan caught sight on the process of lampworking beads, which inspired her to do the same with glass as the medium. Logan's beads are considered distinct because she creates beads as finished objects that would be incorporated into a bigger art work. Her designs demonstrate her mastery of form, encasing, surface decoration and color blending.


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