"I make glass beads. I make beads because I have always wanted to work with glass as a sculptural medium."
“Courage is the difference between talent and art”
Megan Ellis is an artist. Her medium is molten glass. Megan says, "There’s a lot to love about working with molten glass. It's mesmerizing, only a little dangerous. I make glass beads because the end result is a tangible and enduring piece of art." She received her fine arts degree at Watkins College (a small art school in Nashville,) but it wasn't until she moved to California that her studies turned to glass making. The catalyst was a 2-day lamp working seminar offered by Chrissy Nixon at the Doiron Gallery, and in the course of the seminar, Ellis discovered the medium to fuel her passions.
|"Beautiful, elegant, and simply wonderful."|
|"Glass is the perfect medium for organic, rhythmic shapes," say Ellis|
Her various clients describe Megan Ellis' art glass as "lyrical, well made, a delight to use in designs." Words get bandied about like "beautiful," "elegant," "dramatic," and, "simply wonderful." Glass, Ellis explains, "is a wonderful medium for me because there is an immediacy and solidity of creation that I don't get with clay or fusing or works on paper and canvas."
|Enjoy the warmth and marvel of art glass this Saturday at the Midtown Bazaar.|
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