Beverly Brekke-Bailey - Jewelry
"My intent in creating fused glass jewelry is to make wearable art a part of people’s lives and to enhance their enjoyment of daily living. The subtle variations of colors, forms, textures, and designs within the fused glass jewelry result from each piece being handmade with colorful patterns of glass. I value creating jewelry of consistently high quality at affordable prices.
While living in Alaska, I learned to make pottery in classes and in individual instruction with a local potter. I studied pottery at the Metchosin Summer School of the Arts in British Columbia for three years. After moving to Madison, Wisconsin, I became fascinated with the parallel kiln firing process of creating dichroic fused glass jewelry. I took classes, workshops, and private instruction at the Vinery in Madison.
During the past several years I have been involved in silversmithing classes at the Springfield Art Association. This has led to new directions in developing my jewelry. It began with combining fused glass with cast pewter frames in geometric shapes enhanced by etched textures. More recently the current jewelry has utilized copper as well as silver with semi- precious gems in minimalist yet classic designs. My jewelry has been sold in juried art galleries and selected art fairs in Wisconsin and Illinois for ten years."
SAA Collective Gallery
420 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Located in the H.D. Smith Gallery
In the Hoogland Center for the Arts
Tuesday - Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday NOON - 7 PM
SAA Main Campus
School of Art (Studios),
Michael Victor II Art Library,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM