Featured Artist: Leslie Anne Bitgood
For over 40 years, Leslie Anne Bitgood, has been working with glass in
all forms initially starting with stained glass doors for the kitchen
cabinets. Creating flamework beads for the last twenty years was a
natural transition into other aspects of working with glass. Leslie has
now been venturing into other forms of glass including, flameworking,
glass fusing, mosaics, enameling and jewelry.
December 02, 2000, Leslie turned on the torch for the first time, melted
glass onto a mandrel and made her first wonky beads, and Leslie knew she
was addicted. Beads, marbles, sculptural work, fused plates, fused
whimsical creations, and jewelry are some of the art that she creates.
In 2007, Crazy Woman Glass studio was built behind her home and classes
are available for up to three students at a time. This allows for lots
of one-on-one instruction.
"There is something very magical in the transformation of sheets or rods
of glass into an object that transmits light and colors."
Leslie Anne Bitgood, Crazy Woman Glass