Masters: Glass Beads, 2008, Lark Books, $24.95, softbound, 335 pages. Category/Genre: art. Cover: attractive. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.
Forty master craftsmen are highlighted in this book, and each is given an eight-page spread showcasing their work. The galleries contain photographs of a minimum of 12 beads per beadmaker, with examples of that beadmaker's work over time.
Quotes from each craftsman are included within the galleries, and these provide insight into the beadmaker's creative life, personal philosophy, and approach to beadmaking.
Beads within the book are flameworked, cold cast in molds, kiln-fused, or drawn out in a hot shop.
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