My name is Julie Fountain and I have been making glass beads since 2007, and fusing glass since January 2014. I changed my business name from Lush Lampwork to Lush Art Glass in June 2015, to better describe everything I make.
All my beads are made by hand, one at a time, by melting beautiful glass rods in a flame. Every bead is cooled very slowly in a kiln (annealed) to make the glass strong and durable.
Making beads and jewellery, teaching people how to make beads, cutting and fusing glass, photographing and selling my work is what I do all the time, every day!
I have a small home studio in Malvern, Worcestershire, where I can teach up to 4 students at a time and I can be found at local Arts Markets most Saturdays where I sell my work. Take a look at my Events page to see where I’ll be next.
I’m also very excited to be a “Trollbeads Accredited Lampworker” which means I am part of a small team of accomplished lampworkers who get to travel all over the UK, demonstrating glass beadmaking for Trollbeads UK. Upcoming demo dates can also be found on my Events page.
If you would like to contact me please call 07906 651846 or use the contact form. To keep up with all my latest news and pretty photos of what I’m currently working on, please find and like my Lush Art Glass page on Facebook.