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Beyond the Torch


Beyond the Torch, Scottsdale, AZ

Sheila Olason, Andrew Olason

member since: 10/12/2018
Festival biz experience: 20+ years
USA: Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ)

I spent my artistic career in the Pacific Northwest and was inspired by some of the most influential names in modern glass.  I create veiled glass beaded jewelry, rivet lined beads and small assembled sculptures.  The Bead Riveter Tool Kit, developed in my studio makes the creation of metal lined riveted beads quick, easy and economical.

After a long career in the Northwest, I relocated to the warm and beautiful Southwest.  My experience of producing Art Festivals, Art Charity Events and as a Gallery Director has give me a well rounded understanding of the art world and my place in it.

I am enjoying a fulfilling experience as a member of Sonoran Art League, Arizona Art Alliance, Arizona Designer Craftsmen.


Artist Statement:

The focus in my artistic career has been to enjoy creating, directed by my inner spirit, but more importantly to share my knowledge and expertise with others.  Shared creativity feeds my soul.

Medium/Materials - Products/Tags
Artisan handmade glass jewelry - Torchwork glass, handmade, SRA, jewelry