‘Tis the Season!


I had such a lovely time here last year – a delightful way to usher in the holiday season & re-visit my former home town of Webster Groves, Missouri – this event puts you in the right mood for holiday celebrating and shopping.  I will be there with my glass jewelry & small dishes and my friend Tabitha, the Knitting Journeyman, will be there with her handmade treasures too…Buy local – buy handmade – give art from the heart!



Treat yourself to this free artist studio tour!

http://www.arteasttour.com/ (general info)

http://www.arteasttour.com/tourmap.html (tour map)

For additional information:
email: arteasttour01@hotmail.com

Kerry Ellen’s Corner: 

This year I will be showing my handmade fused glass jewelry at By Design, 136 Front Street, in Alton, Illinois.  Owner Lillian Bates describes By Design as “custom couture clothing and fiber art”: visit http://www.lillianbydesign.com/.

 Kerry Ellen, Glass Artist

Fused Glass Jewelry and More

(Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings,

Small Dishes and Tiles)

Showing at:  { By Design,

136 Front Street, Alton, Illinois


For me, glass is all about transformation.  You take simple sand, heat it up, and it becomes glass, which can either be liquid or solid, clear or opaque, rough or smooth, cold or hot.  Glass is stronger after it has been fired in the kiln. Dichroic glass both transmits and reflects color.  Sometimes it changes colors after it has been heated: I’ve put in bright orange glass, and when it cooled off, it was neon green. When I open the kiln to see how everything “cooked”, usually, it’s like Christmas morning, full of happy surprises! But if I don’t like the way a piece turned out, I just recycle it and try again. Glass gives you second chances…

13th Annual ARTEAST Studio Tours – October 16 & 17 – 11 -5

Kerry Ellen: Telephone: (618) 463-1507; email: kvwordsmith@hotmail.com;
web site: kerryellen.wordpress.com; etsy store: etsy.com/shop/kvwordsmith