June 25, 2013

Bio

CV

Bibliography (partial list)

2016:  “The Contemporary Shot Glass Book” by Eli Mazet
2015: “Glasss4 – Book of Lampworkers” by Miriam Steger
2015: “Inspiration in Glass” by Tanja Ostwald
2014: “Glasss3 – Book of Lampworkers” by Miriam Steger
2013: “The Flow Magazine”,  Article by Marcie Davis from Glasscaster
2013: “The Flow Magazine”, Women in Glass
2013: “Showcase 500 art necklaces”, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing
2012:  Glass Line Magazine, “Small but Beautiful, Top 40 international beads/beadmakers”  June/July 2012 issue
2012:  Flow Magazine, Articles written by Bronwen Heilman
2011: Tucson Arizona Daily Star, 03/31/2011, Caliente pull-out section, Cover and feature artist.
2008: On the Cover and article  of “Masters, Glass Beads”, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing
2006: Cover and feature artist, The Flow Magazine, Vol 3 issue 4
2005: Book published, “Bronwen Heilman Vitreous Painting Techniques for Glass Beadmaking”  by Jim Kervin
2004: 1000 Glass Beads, Innovation and Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing
2004: Beadwork magazine, February/March, “Focus on Glass, The Bead Paintings of Bronwen Heilman”  by Dustin Wedekind
2002: Bead and Button Magazine, Cover and feature article “For the Challenge” by Alice Korach, August Issue #50
2002: Contemporary Lampworking, A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame, Bandhu S. Dunham
1998: Lapidary Journal, September, Volume 52, no. 6, “Ghost Story” written by Terri Haag
 

Exhibitions

 
2016: “Lifeforms! 2016:  The 2nd Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka Glass Biological Model Exhibition”
2013: Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery: “glassweekend’ 13″, June 21 – Sept. 25.  Invitational exhibit
2013: Represented by Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery at the Wheaton Glassweekend13.  June 7-9
2013: Instructors Show: Arrowmont school of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, Invitational exhibition
2013: “Artworks in Glass”, Tohono Chul Park, Arizona, Invitational exhibition
2012: “Hot Glass”,  Arts Commission of Toledo, Ohio.  Invitational exhibition
2012: “The Body Adorned… Dressed and Bedecked”, SNAG first ever online exhibition.  Juried by Gail M. Brown
2011: “It’s a Dry Heat”, Philabaum Glass Gallery invitational exhibition
2008: Out of the Box, Pushing the Boundaries of the Glass Bead.  Juried exhibition,International Society of Glass Beads.
         On the cover of the exhibition catalog.
2004: Exhibition at Bullseye Glass Co.  Currency, Contemporary Studio glass jewelry and beads
2003: Japan, Lampwork Festival  invitational in Azumino
2002: Obsession Catalog, juried  show, International Society of Glass Beadmakers
1998: Glass Beadmaking:  Contemporary Traditions, Society of Glass Beadmakers, Exhibitions at the Rockwell Museum, Corning NY.
 

Honors and Awards

2015:  3rd place “Best in Lampwork” at Glass Craft and Bead Expo
2010: Best of Jewelry, Juried Art show, Sedona Arts Festival
2010: Convergance, International Glass Bead juried exhibition
2009: First place winner in Soft Glass Marble competition
2009: Convergence, Contemporary Jewelry Design with Art Glass Beads, ISGB, Juried exhibition
2008: ‘The Tempest” Glass Beads, juried show, Bead Society of Great Britian
2007: Presidents Award, Society of Glass Beadmakers.
         A piece was donated to Cornings Glass Museums permanent collection
2005: Demonstated at the first annual Glass fiesta in Kobe Japan
2005: Bead Review, Artistic Excellence Publisher Brad Pearson
2005: Bead Review, Merit Award, Publisher Brad Pearson
 
 

EDUCATION

2002: Workshop with Mary Chuduk, metalsmith and enamilest
2002: Workshop with Shane Fero, flamework ,soft glass
1999: Workshop with Robert Michelson , flamework, borosilicate
1997: Workshop with Sam Sypolt
1991- 1993: Silversmith and welding classes at Pima Community College
1986: Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
 

Professional Affiliations

2010 – 2014: On the Board of Directors at Sonoran Glass Art Academy
Southern Arizona Glass Addicts (SAGA)
International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB)
Arizona Glass Beadmakers (AGB)
Arizona Designer Craftsmen (ADC)
American Craft Council (ACC)
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)
The Glass Art Society (GAS)
 

Related Work Experience / Professional Experience

2013-present:  Flame Shop Director and lead flamework instructor at Sonoran Glass School, Tucson, AZ
1999-present:  Teaching world wide, Painting on beads class, and other glass related glass classes. 
2012: Demonstration, 50 years of studio Glass, Glass Art Society (GAS)
2011:  Pittsburg Glass Center, week intensive, “imagery on glass”
2011: Demonstration: Tucson Glass Festival, “Viva El Vidrio”
2010:  Demonstration, “Imagery on glass beads”, International Society of Glass Beads
2001 – present: “Imagery on glass beads” US and abroad
2005: International Glass Bead Festa, Kobe, Japan
2000: “How to sandblast bead”, International Glass Bead Society
1997: Demonstrated at the GAS conference
 

Current Workshops I Offer:

Non-traditional glass painting for beadmakers (reverse imagery, and direct imagery)
Fusing with imagery
Beginning Borosilicate 
Marble making in Borosilicate
Beginning Tubing in Borosilicate
Beginning Glass Beadmaking
Intermediate Glass Beadmaking
Glass casting, for jewelry and small sculptures.
flameworking bottle glass
fusing window glass
cutting bottles into drinking cups, votive candles, etc