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JC Herrell's Gallery

JC Herrell's Gallery

Posted by JC Herrell on 4/4/2005
 Featured by Forward Motion Art on 9/1/2010
JC Herrell, born and raised in Wisconsin, has been a student of art since childhood. During her adolescence JC received formal art training from various instructors and local artists, as well as at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. In 1996, she sought something to say in her art by choosing to study philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. After college, JC spent several years as a corporate trainer and while in that career, began to feel both great stress and the need to melt glass. While investigating how to do that, she was lead to lampwork bead making by a local stained glass store. JC ordered the equipment, taught herself lampworking and has grown to love the endless possibilities in glass beads. In 2005, JC became a full time glass artist and is looking forward to a lifetime of exploring glass.

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Best Bead 2008 collection

Best Bead 2008 collection

Here's what I made this month. I've been working hard to get ready for the Best Bead show in Tucson.
(6 images, 3 comments)
Best Bead 2010

Best Bead 2010

I worked harder for this show than any other before to produce a body of work with both variety and continuity.
(26 images)
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Best Bead Show Collection 2009

Best Bead Show Collection 2009

(10 images)
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Firewall

Firewall

Walls are interesting things. Sometimes they seem to come from nowhere. They block people physically, socially, politically, financially, emotionally and in so many other ways. They keep some people in and other people out. Walls are meant to get in the way. Many walls may seem be bad news at first but I've found they can also lead to interesting opportunities that may not have been seen if the wall didn't make me stop and turn around. Walls can also be decorated and hold art. Walls themselves can be art. They can hold treasures and provide protection. Walls have been around a long time, but have changed relatively little. Walls are interesting.
(6 images, 1 comment)
Fused tiles

Fused tiles

Some fused tiles I've been work on for a few months. The color fades are created with enamels. The 104 COE tiles are supported with clear boro stands. Tiles measure 3-5 inches tall. Inspired by Melody Johnson's 1997 art quilt, Streetdance.
(8 images)
Goth Marbles

Goth Marbles

Someone told me these hole-less beads are called marbles. Created in 104 COE and inspired by conversations my favorite marble hunk, Brad Brandalino (Anakin). They measure 1 1/4" - 1 1/2".
(6 images, 4 comments)
Spun Series

Spun Series

These remind me of something spun. The colors look dyed like spun wool. They feel like spun pottery. They're bright... alive with color and texture. I feel like wildly, playful spinning the whole day away!!
(9 images, 1 comment)
Fire Data

Fire Data

For a while I thought data was dead. I was mistaken. Here's a set I've been working on for a few weeks.
(6 images, 2 comments)
Berry Beads

Berry Beads

Taking some time with some sweet things...
(17 images, 4 comments)
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Pele

Pele

She's a high maintenance diva. Encased enamels.
(3 images, 2 comments)
Thorns

Thorns

These were all created around the concept of thorns, though there's an evolution into icicles, ferns and mammoth fur, too.
(10 images, 1 comment)
Data beads

Data beads

This series is inspired by the idea that there have been computers in our life, in one form or another, for thousands of years.
(13 images, 11 comments)
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Motorcycle in Orange

Motorcycle in Orange

It's a beady chopper. Vrooom! Vrooom!
(7 images, 6 comments)
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Double Helix beads

Double Helix beads

I can't put the Kronos/Olympia Rain down.
(20 images, 1 comment)
Draft Beads

Draft Beads

Inspired by architectural renderings I studied once upon a time.
(27 images, 3 comments)
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Cathedral Beads

Cathedral Beads

Inspired by leaded glass windows and lanterns
(18 images, 4 comments)
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Bead girl learns boro!

Bead girl learns boro!

Here's a folder that will contain my first boro stuffs. Enjoy watching me trip over my own feet!!
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Motorcycles

Motorcycles

Two new motorcycles, one in Autumn Orange and the other in cool blue. Beady Choppers are made from my Wheel and Cathedral beads with copper wire. Pura vida!
(6 images, 1 comment)
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Orchid Rings

Orchid Rings

I was wondering what kinds of things would be fun to put on a glass ring when I glanced at an orchid Veda Bickley gave me at AGI. I was inspired to put some orchids on a ring.
(6 images, 3 comments)
Garden Beads

Garden Beads

I'm exploring floral beads. Yes, I call these florals. I was thinking about gardens, the patterns that groups of plants make and the rythms they create.
(9 images, 3 comments)
Old Bead sets

Old Bead sets

(9 images)
Dot Focals

Dot Focals

(13 images)
New focals

New focals

(15 images, 1 comment)
Super Uber Happy Fun Beads

Super Uber Happy Fun Beads

(9 images, 1 comment)
AGI 06

AGI 06

(37 images, 7 comments)

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Comments
  • Mr. Smiley
    You rock so hard!!!!
    Mr. Smiley: Yeah baby! Love the new turtles and flowers. Much love...
    3/4/2006 3:16 AM
  • Koboshi Glass
    very very beautiful !
    Koboshi Glass: adore your beads and pendants !
    5/3/2006 8:33 AM
  • Emma Green At Bead Envy Studios UK
    Emma Green At Bead Envy Studios UK: Your beads just blow me away. Blo**y fantastic! I really, really love the helix beads:D.
    9/28/2006 6:48 AM
  • Jason Harris
    incredible work !
    Jason Harris: I love it !
    4/7/2007 10:59 PM
  • Aymie McKesson
    you sold me on soft glass
    Aymie McKesson: So...those damn enamels have been dancing in my dreams since I watched you work...the little jars of color were fantastic all on their won...I have to learn...you have been my inspiration...you had my vote for first place as well.
    10/23/2007 4:52 PM

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