Judy  Kelly

Judy has been lampworking for over a dozen years. She has studied with Corina Tettinger, Kim Field, Sally Sara LaGrande, Rocio Bearer, Beth Olson, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Lance McRorie, Maureen Buckely McRorie and many others, including instructors at William Holland. Every year she takes additional classes to get exposure to new and different techniques. Ms. Kelly actively tries to include her background in clay sculpting into her glasswork. She has studies in many new techniques and brings these to her students. She focuses on how to control the glass and fire together to get the best results. Additionally, she dedicates time to explaining how glasses interact with each other. Ms. Kelly spends her winters taking classes around the globe in Kumihimo and Lampwork. If there is something she wants to learn, she will find who can share the knowledge. Additionally, Ms. Kelly teaches Kumihimo at William Holland that includes the use of her Lampwork, daggers and other works of art she considers worthy of putting into their Kumihimo projects. Her focus is on teaching her students how to design their own pieces into unique wearable art. She is pursuing being recognized as a certified Kumihimo Teaching Instructor, which is a new certification currently being developed. As an added bonus to her Kumihimo Class, she offers time to teach the students Bead Crochet, if desired.

Class List

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Kumihimo and Bead Crochet – Level 1 - Judy Kelly
This class focuses on teaching Kumihimo for use in multi-media projects, with the option to learn bead crochet if desired. Those choosing to focus on Kumihimo will have time to tackle additional high-level projects. Bead crochet or Kumihimo may be used as either a major or a minor element of your unique designs. You will learn how to load your thread with combinations of patterns that flow together within a single project, and how to incorporate your visions within these designs. Some, more difficult, designs will incorporate different bead sizes, as well. Most students will complete four to five unique projects. Lab fee covers all materials required to complete in class up to five projects which includes lampwork and other unique elements that we incorporate into these lovely media projects. All lampwork focal pieces are created by Judy. You will leave with a firm understanding of how to create your own, unique works of art. NOTE: This class is a prerequisite for Judy’s Kumihimo Level II Class. Students may take Level I and Level II in immediate succession. These two classes are taught in two consecutive weeks.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Kumihimo/Bead Crochet – Level II - Judy Kelly
Kumihimo/Bead Crochet Level II course is being offered for those students who have taken the Kumihimo/Bead Crochet Level I course. Students will be learning new techniques and designs. The projects will be more difficult and require additional time to complete. We will be including special focal pieces specifically made for these special projects. Different weaves will also be included in this class. The Lab fee covers all materials and student will complete three to four Level II Projects. Students will leave with a firm understanding of how to create their own unique works of art. Bead Crochet is optional for those lampwork and other unique elements that we incorporate into these lovely media projects. All lampwork focal pieces are created by Judy. You will leave with a firm understanding of how to create your own, unique works of art. Note: This class is a prerequisite for Judy’s Kumihimo Leve II Class. Students may take Level I and immediately follow it up with a Level II. These classes are taught in a consecutive two-week period.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Judy Kelly’s Kumihimo I Class

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Lampwork I - Judy Kelly
In Lampwork I, Ms. Kelly has students at different experience levels. She strives to make sure each student is provided with challenging projects and techniques that will increase their level of expertise. She wants students to leave with an increased ability and be excited to come back and learn more. Students should be able to complete their class projects for the week without additional costs.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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