What better place to review a book about glass art beads than at the Art Bead Scene? If you love glass beads in any form, this is a book that you will want in your collection.
Bead Review Book 2: A Year of Exceptional Art Glass Beads is the second in a series published by glass bead artist Brad Pearson and is a collection of beads from the previous year in glass bead making.
You can find it at http://www.artofbeadmaking.com/. Art of Beadmaking describes the Bead Review on their web site as this:
Bead Review 2 is a snapshot of the artistic talent found in the contemporary art glass beadmaking movement – within the pages is a global overview of the finest handmade creations of the year. Thoughtful writing and artist insights accompany beautifully photographed art beads, all sure to inform as well as elicit “ooh’s and aaah’s.”
This year’s Review had three categories: Focal beads, Sets and Newcomers. Each piece that was chosen for the first two categories spans a two-page write-up consisting of the bead picture of course, the process used to make the bead, the artist’s description and a write-up by one of the jurors for the project. The simple but elegant layout by Julie Ferguson, assistant editor and creative director, allows the reader to really soak in the images and information on each page and makes one want to look through it again and again and again.
This year I am proud to say that I am among the artists represented, with a set of my ‘stitched’ beads on page 54.
Congratulations to everyone who is in this publication! And for those of you who want to submit for the next Review, you have from now until around September to be working on your submission for Bead Review Book 3. Hop to it! We here at the Art Bead Scene will let you know when the call for entries goes out.
Lori Greenberg is a glass beadmaker who blogs from her studio in Cave Creek, Arizona.