Bio

Laurie Wright: Glass Artist

GLASS BEAD INSTRUCTOR
2014,2013: Taught Glass Bead Making Workshop at The Glass Shoppe Studio in Ottawa.
2011: Demonstrated glass bead making at the Maker Faire, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto, ON.
2010 – 2012: Demonstrated glass bead making at the bi-annual Creative Festival, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON.

GLASS BEAD DISPLAY AND SALES
2014: Spring Bead Fair, Toronto Bead Society
2013: Queen West Arts Crawl, Fall Bead Fair, Gem Expo, artisan
2013: Handmade glass beads for sale in Stratford Festival Gift Shop, Stratford ON.
2013: Handmade glass beads for sale in Calgary Art Gallery Gift Shop, Calgary AB.
2001 – 2014: Handmade glass beads for sale at the Toronto Bead Society’s bi-annual Bead Fairs.
2004: Show of glass creations at the *NEW Gallery, Toronto Distillery District, Toronto.
2003, 2011, 2012, 2013: Handmade glass beads for sale at Queen West Arts Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto ON.
2008, 2010: Handmade glass beads for sale at the Cabbagetown Festival, Toronto ON.
1987 – 2012: Handmade glass beads for sale at the Algonquin Island Association Sale, Toronto Island, ON.
1997, 1998: Glass jewelry in the Ontario Crafts Council’s Holiday Collection at the Network Gallery in First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON.
1997: Glass jewelry in the Beadextrous group show at the Guild Shop and First Hand Canadian Crafts held in conjunction with the Bead Conference at Harbourfront Centre.
Other sales venues: Over the past 20 years my glass jewelry has been in shops in Toronto such as the OCAD gift shop, the AGO gift shop, Magpie on Queen Street, Virtually Unknown on Yorkville Avenue, and Lacemaker Gallery on Queen Street.

ASSOCIATIONS
Longstanding member of the Toronto Bead Society (steering committee 4 years).

EDUCATION
1997: Workshop with master lampworker Kristina Logan (Mandrel-Wound Lampwork Beadmaking) at Harbourfront, Toronto, ON.
1976: BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

 

Fortune is like glass – the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken. – Publilius Syrus

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