Jo Bean Chambers
"I have worked and been enchanted by hot glass since 1989 when I took my first class. I then apprenticed in a furnace glass studio for over a year. My initial experience was with flame working or lamp working on a bench torch.
Since that time Hot Glass has been my passion and career. I have studied with several artists including the Italian Masters at the prestigious Corning Studio. I have also been a teaching assistant for two separate courses at Corning. I was honored to be a part of the first two week workshops given by El Vetro in Venice, Italy. I studied there with Lucio Bubacco and Vittorio Constantini. I have also studied with Shane Fero, Cesare Toffolo, Emelilo Santini and Robin Michels.
I have had my own studio in Booby Hill on Saba since 1992 where there are daily demonstrations and classes by appointment.
Most of my production work is glass jewelry for which I design and form the beads. The jewelry is then made with silver and gold wire and chain sometimes incorporating crystals, pearls and semi-precious stones. I also do glass sculptural work on the torch. I was hugely honored to have Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands presented with one of my sculptural goblets on the occasion of her visit to the island of Sint Eustatius.
I am also available for larger commission pieces using flame working and glass casting techniques together. I am constantly enchanted by the rain forest and ocean reefs; much of my work reflects their light and magic."
JoBean Chambers will be teaching two workshops during May! Join one of her 2 day Glass Fusion public workshops on either the 30th of April & 1st of May or the 2nd & 3rd of May 2018. See our schedule for more details.