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Transparency—From Hippy Van to the Smithsonian Museum of Art

As a kid, Kristina always said, “I want to make things with my hands for a living”. She did not imagine that these things would eventually be made of glass. Kristina talks about her work and the path that lead her to a life of creating objects with a transparent material—glass.

KRISTINA LOGAN has been making glass beads for over 20 years and is recognized internationally for her precisely patterned glass beads. She served as president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers from 1996–1998. Kristina travels extensively throughout the United States and Europe teaching workshops and lecturing on contemporary glass beads and jewelry.

Kristina has taught beadmaking at such well know schools as The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Musée-Atelier du Verre à Sars-Poteries in France, and Abate Zanetti in Venice (Murano), Italy.

The artist writes that beads "are part of my lifelong fascination with art and ornamentation. Glass beads form an historical thread, connecting people and cultures throughout our history”. Kristina’s work and desire to educate has been an inspiration for many glass beadmakers throughout the world.

Kristina’s work has been collected by The Smithsonian Museum of American Art: Renwick Gallery, Washington DC, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, and the Musée du Verre de Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France.

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