KRISTINA LOGAN is recognized
internationally for her glass beads. She is an independent artist
who lives and works in New Hampshire.
She was one of only
four artists selected for exhibition in the Smithsonian American
Art Museum's Renwick Gallery Invitational : Four Discoveries
in Craft, 2002. "Logan"s beads exist in their
own right as art... ", writes Kenneth Trapp, Curator-in-Charge
at the Renwick Gallery.
about her work have appeared in numerous publications--GLASS
magazine, ORNAMENT magazine, Beadwork magazine, Bead & Button
magazine, Lapidary Journal, and La Revue de la Céramic
et du Verre.
Kristina served as
president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers from
1996 - 1998.
Kristina travels extensively
throughout the United States and Europe teaching workshops and
lecturing on contemporary glass beads and jewelry.
Kristina has taught
beadmaking at such well know schools as The Studio at the Corning
Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, Urban Glass in Brooklyn,
New York, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Penland
School of Crafts in North Carolina, Musée-Atelier du Verre
à Sars-Poteries in France, and Centro Studio Vetro and
Abate Zanetti in Venice, Italy.
The artist writes
that beads "are part of my lifelong fascination with
art and ornamentation. Glass beads form an historical thread,
connecting people and cultures throughout our history".
Kristina's work and desire to educate has been an inspiration
for many glass beadmakers throughout the world.
Kristina's work has
been collected by The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Renwick
Gallery, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, and the Corning
Museum of Glass, Corning NY, and the Musée du Verre de
Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France.
The Corning Museum of Glass is produced a DVD video in 2009 of
Kristina's lampwork beadmaking as part of their Master Class
Series of videos. Currently available here.