Andrea Guarino

Andrea Guarino-Slemmons has devoted her whole working life to the glass arts. Starting with stained glass while in her teens however she felt the medium too constraining. Fused glass was her next choice but while using a torch to make odd shaped glass pieces and stringers to decorate her work she fell in love with lampworking. That was twenty three years ago and she has been making art glass beads full time ever since. The complexity of her beads has evolved with her experience and the availability of new tools, materials and colors. Andrea loves working with metal foils, leaf and various chemicals to create reactions in glass. To find a new color that reacts to create exciting new colors is a joy. Andrea makes a wide range of bead styles and sizes and is continually working on new designs. Lapidary equipment is used to create her special faceted beads.  During the last several years Andrea has added silver work to her beads.  This has included both PMC and sheet silver creations for earrings and bracelets. She shows her work in two or three major shows and teaches both in her state-of-the-art glass bead making studio in Port Townsend and in studios across the country. She has also taught in many foreign countries.
website: andreaguarino.com

PUBLICATIONS

  • MASTERS GLASS BEADS – Lark Books, May 2008
  • FLOW MAGAZINE, WOMEN IN GLASS –  2008
  • BEAD WORK MAGAZINE – December 2007/ 2008
  • FLOW MAGAZINE, WOMEN IN GLASS –  2007
  • 1000 GLASS BEADS –  2004
  • 2003 JAPAN LAMPWORK FESTIVAL IN AZUMINO BOOK
  • BEADS OF GLASS BY CINDY JENKINS – 2003
  • BEAD AND BUTTON MAGAZINE –  Issue  #25 – 2002
  • MORE THAN YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GLASS BEADS  –  BY JAMES KERVIN –  1999
  • LAPIDARY MAGAZINE –  1996
  • BEAD AND BUTTON MAGAZINE –  Issue # 11  –  1995

TEACHING AND EXHIBIT HISTORY

  •  ITALY – 2012
  • AUSTRALIA – 2010
  • AUSTRIA – 2010
  • SWITZERLAND – 2010
  • ENGLAND – 2010
  • ISRAEL – 2010
  • TURKEY – 2010
  • GERMANY – 2009
  • ONGOING CLASSES AT MY STUDIO IN PORT TOWNSEND, WA
  • MANY STUDIOS IN THE US –  TEXAS, ILLINOIS, CALIFORNIA, GEORGIA, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, ALASKA, ARIZONA, HAWAII, OREGON, WASHINGTON, MASSACHUSETTES, VIRGINIA, MAINE, NEBRASKA, MISSOURI
  • MURANO ITALY – 2008
  • HAMBURG GERMANY – 2008
  • DENMARK – 2007
  • KOBE JAPAN – 2007
  • EDMONTON AND CALGARY CANADA – JULY 2006
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF GLASS BEAD MAKERS CONFERENCE – PORTLAND, OR  2004
  • NAGANO JAPAN – 2003
  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF GLASS BEAD MAKERS CONFERENCE –  ALEXANDRIA, VA  2002
  • KOCHI JAPAN – 2000
  • •INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF GLASS BEAD MAKERS CONFERENCE – SEATTLE, WA  1996
  • •GLASS ART SOCIETY CONFERENCE – BOSTON 1996
  • •AUSTRALIA – 1995

 

 

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