Recent Acquisition: Turquoise Cactus Bead by Kristina Logan

Turquoise Cactus Bead, Kristina Logan (American, b. 1964), United States, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1995. Lampworked. H. 4.6 cm, W. 5 cm, D. 2.3 cm. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 2013.4.1.

Kristina Logan is one of the preeminent contemporary American glass beadmakers working today. The recently acquired Turquoise Cactus Bead displays the level of perfection that Logan has achieved in her work, balancing the symmetry of the exterior dots, added strictly by eyesight with no measurement, with the beauty of the deeply tonal glass in the body of the bead. In her work, Logan uses traditional lampworking techniques in a contemporary manner. The bead will be on display this month in the exhibition Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead opening May 18, 2013.

See more beads that will be featured in the exhibition Life on a String: www.cmog.org/set/life-string-35-centuries-glass-bead

Turquoise Cactus Bead, Kristina Logan (American, b. 1964), United States, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1995. Lampworked. H. 4.6 cm, W. 5 cm, D. 2.3 cm. (2013.4.1)

View the object record: www.cmog.org/artwork/turquoise-cactus-bead

1 comments
Margaret
Margaret 5pts

I saw this cactus bead in person and it was exquisite. That entire Life on a String show is exquisite and a must see if you can. The Native American bead work blew me away.