Throughout her corporate career, Kim continued to explore numerous outlets for expressing her passion for the arts. In 1999, Kim took a beginner’s lampworking class. Just a year later she found that working with glass was so fulfilling, she decided to leave her 20-year corporate career behind and devote herself completely to the art of glass beadmaking and jewelry design.
Among her achievements are the 2005 Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award from the Flow Magazine; 2008 Commemorative Bead Artist at the Bead and Button Show; the 2009 Hans Gobo Frabel Novice Award; the International Society of Glass Beadmakers 'Presidents Award'; and the cover of "The Flow" magazine's Winter 2011 Women in Glass issue.
Kim has taught at many glass studios throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her recent work can be seen on her website www.northfiredesigns.com and at shows, galleries, and in numerous publications.
Saturday, April 9
Sunday, April 10
10:00am - 6:00pm both days
Learn to make beautiful bird beads using a variety of sculptural techniques. Demonstrations will include making simple birds to perfect shape and expanding to include realistic details. We’ll use a variety of reference materials for form and color accuracy. Techniques will include assembling canes, color mixing and overlays, heat control, and controlled application and manipulation of stringers and dots. This workshop is intermediate to advanced level.
Special Offer: Register on or before Tuesday, March 1
and pay only $440 + HST.
Registrations after March 2 will be at the full price of $475 + HST.
Call the store at (416) 751-1911 to register with credit card payment/deposit.
Please note our Cancellation Policy for classes with Visiting /International Instructors:
No refunds, credits or cancellations will be permitted for these classes. Student substitutions may be made at the time of cancellation as long as prerequisite requirements are met, otherwise students on existing waiting lists will be contacted.