Jewellery

As the daughter of an artist/printmaker and potter, my exposure to the arts began at a very early age. By the time I reached adulthood textiles became a focus. I spent several years working with textiles doing freehand machine embroidery, dyeing and printing, silk painting. The silk really resonated with me because of the amazing colours and I moved into glass, initially leadlighting then subsequently flameworking (approx 25 years) and then to kiln glass producing fused and slumped pieces. Having the torchworking skills allows me to create pattern elements that can be incorporated into larger glass pieces. My inspiration has always been with the minutiae of patterns and colour in the natural world, having spent several years regularly visiting the Great Barrier Reef working as a marine interpreter (tour guide), diving and reef walking. The complexity of natural patterns continues to fascinate me. Many of the beads that I make are made to order, so I do not carry a lot of stock, but you are welcome to visit (by appointment only).

Media

Lampworking/flameworked glass beads and small objects, kiln-formed glass, handmade books and journals, with lighting (glass Tiffany style and also leadlight techniques) on the drawing board.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Name: Kim Griffith
Address: 38 Platypus Creek Road
QLD, Dulong
Phone: 0754763999
Website: www.northcoastbeadmakers.com

More About Me

My work continues to develop, transform and morph into new areas as I continue to explore techniques and the combination of creative skills which are now primarily skills in working with glass. I also have some silversmithing skills and, of course, all the textile techniques such as screen printing and block, stencil or hand printing, dyeing, freehand machine embroidery. I quite often find overlaps with the various skills that I have acquired over the years and enjoy pushing the boundaries of my chosen mediums, sometimes the solutions to a problem come from my broader knowledge of a variety of creative skills.

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