After a successful career as an Art Director and Graphic Designer, I found hot glass as a medium for creating art with my hands again rather than a computer. Using a tabletop torch, I heat the glass until it’s molten, then shape and decorate it all while it is hot and untouchable. The resulting glasses then annealed in a kiln for long-term durability. I incorporate the beads into wearables that offer a unique handmade style. I try and share a little bit of myself within every piece.
I use my lampworked beads with bead crocheted ropes for neckpieces, earrings and bracelets. Ocassionally I work and include felted beads as well.
I have been doing glass in many forms ,stained glass, fused glass and now lampworked.
Snail Mail Security is an ongoing series of prints of paper collage. Each print is an edition of one. The paper comes from the interior of found business envelopes that have come through the mail. Mail that carries sensitive and important information is sent in special envelopes that have Security Features.
Terra Elementa, handmade Artisan jewelry features unique and original designs handcrafted by Chicago artist Nancy Cusick. One-of-a-kind jewelry specializing in mixed elements, natural organic stones, unusual findings and recycled materials.
Brevity Code Visual Artists Group will be exhibiting mixed media, 2D and 3D works featuring paintings and works on paper with plenty of hand crafted artistry to see!
Our inspirations are diverse and eclectic. Nature is a common interest of both artists: Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel. We look forward to networking with fellow artists, meeting new people and informing the community about our works and special interests. Ravenswood means new spaces, new faces and new places, lots and lots of sales and good times.