Sheila Papaioannou

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Medusa's Stones Gallery

While I have been creating jewelry most of my life I started making glass beads in 2003 to complement my jewelry designs. I have since become blissfully lost in the world of glass and it has taken over my life in the best possible ways. It is soothing and empowering to take a molten glob and transform it into a work of art. Each bead is individually created and balanced in the flame of a torch...

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... then fully annealed in a digitally controlled kiln to ensure its strength. I love doing live demonstrations of glass making at art shows. Educating the public about creating glass art is important to me. I also enjoy teaching how to make lampwork beads.

I am very proud to be part of "The Flow" annual Gallery of Women in Glass for 2015. "The Flow" is a glass journal for the flameworking community and I have been published in this juried gallery for the sixth consecutive year.

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Outstanding Achievement
The Art Center
Highland Park Festival of Fine Arts - 2018

Medium tourmaline dream

Tourmaline Dream