Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Beth Williams Studio

Do you enjoy seeing how things are made? Stop by my studio to see work in progress; if I'm working at the torch, I'll give you a pair of safety glasses and you can watch the process! Choose from handmade lampworked glass beads and jewelry; soda-lime (aka “soft”) glass beads are flameworked on an oxygen/propane torch, using 24karat gold, fine silver, palladium and copper. All work is annealed in a computer controlled kiln to assure it is as durable as possible (still being glass).

My newest pieces are my Anemone Pendants - floral interpretations that draw inspiration from undersea creatures as well as the flowers I grow in my garden. The techniques used I learned from a master flameworker on the glass island of Murano, Italy, off the coast of Venice; the trip in 2011 was my gift to myself to celebrate my 20th year of being in business as a jewelry designer.

This newest work allows me to explore layering colors very delicately, using color in a similar way to using watercolors in painting; thin layers develop and affect each other very differently from what heavier applications would do. The combinations and possibilities are endless; I feel I have just scratched the surface of what is still to come with these pieces. See more at www.bethwilliams.com or at one of the many museum shops and galleries that also carry my work.

2020 will be my 25th year in my current downtown studio, and I'm planning lots of events and surprises to celebrate. Hope you'll stop by for a visit!

Contact Information

First Name: 
Beth
Job Title/Position: 
Owner/artist/maker
Mailing Address: 
17 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Physical Address: 
17 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Last Name: 
Williams
Phone: 
(978)283-5566

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Additional Disciplines: 
Design - Fashion
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Glass
Visual/Crafts - Metal
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
1991
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
International Society of Glass Beadmakers
Glass Art Society
Cape Ann Artisans
Society for the Encouragement of the Arts
Beadesigner International; the New England Bead Society
Awards: 
Work is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass/President’s Collection