Judy Peppers is one of our featured artists in our upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. Judy has been a glass and wire artist since 1987 and has been making glass beads since 2002. She has shown and sold her work at craft shows and galleries throughout the Southeast and has her own gallery/studio. She teaches Bead Making and Jewelry at the Folk School on a regular basis and owns the Frog and the Dragon in downtown Brasstown.
Judy has studied with lampwork artists Kim Adams, Corina Tettinger, Rocio Bearer, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Joy Munshower, Kerri Fuhr, and others. Judy believes that continuing her own education in the jewelry arts helps her to bring both classic designs and modern, innovative ideas to the classroom.
Come bid on Judy’s silver and gold “love knot” bracelet and other fine-crafted goods at the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction. This event will be held in the Keith House on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 1-4 p.m. Free!
Check out Judy’s upcoming classes at the Folk School:
April 24-29, 2016
Employ nontraditional techniques using coilers, hammers, shears, and even knitting dowels to create stunning, modern, wearable works of art. Discover how to make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, as well as jewelry components. Incorporate your own beads or stones, if you wish. No experience is required, but excellent eyesight or magnification and moderate hand strength are needed – along with an open mind and sense of humor! Register today.
May 22-28, 2016
Beginners and up will learn or review the fundamentals of lampwork beads including studio equipment, set up, and safety. Start with the essentials – stringers and twisties. Progress to dots and stripes, along with feathering, poking, and raking. With hot glass under control, we’ll move on to sculpting and creating the encased floral. Register today.
Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com