JC Herrell Artist Bio

Started working in glass in Wisconsin in 2001.  She has been working in glass in California for 1.5 years.

While working as a corporate trainer, JC began to teach herself lampworking in 2000. In January 2005, addicted to melting glass and having established the roots of her current business, she began making beads full time. The decision to dedicate her total energy to learning the craft and business of beadmaking allowed for a self-education revolution for JC who soon found additional energy from the advise and inspiration of her peers. After exploring and learning to work enamels on lampwork beads, JC began teaching enamel workshops and classes in 2007. Her fondness for enamel was quickly surpassed by a desire to control stringer and create designs with fine, straight lines inspired by a long history of architectural interest. JC currently works from a home studio on the Mendocino coast in northern California.

JC Herrell
Lampwork, soft glass, enamel, stringerwork
Average focal bead 25mm

“Playhouse Beads”
JC Herrell
Lampwork, soft glass, stringerwork
Average bead size 30-4-mm

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