Saturday, January 17, 2015

Judy Walker in February!

We are very fortunate to have Judy Walker come speak and offer classes.   She has a wealth of experience and it's always a treat to learn from such an accomplished artist.

At our February 21st meeting at the Mingei in Balboa Park, Judy will be speaking on her own beaded journey including highlights from a trip to Japan.

Judy will also be giving a loom class.  While she has a paperclip loom of her own design which enable you to not have to weave off all the ends (always a good thing) should you already own a different loom and would like to take advantage of Judy's years of experience you can bring you own loom to class and Judy will work with you.

If you would like to be a part of this learning experience you may sign up here.

Judy Walker has been beading for over forty years. Teaching at national bead shows and other workshops, she is well known for distributing chocolate and buttons with funny sayings. Her beadwork has appeared in numerous books, magazines, touring exhibits and galleries. Judy is a two-time winner of the "Treasures of TOHO" international beading design contest. She taught in Japan in the fall of 2006.

Judy's book, The Beaded Sphere and Variations, was over a year in preparation and grew out of her wish to contribute more to the artistic field she loves so much.

Judy has learned that cats make it very difficult to accomplish beading. She lives in Monrovia, California with her husband Richard, their four cats, and her large collection of beads.

If you haven't loomed this a great opportunity to learn patterning with one of the best.  Look at the rich colorations and patterns below.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

David Chatt

Written by Marcia DeCoster

David Chatt will be presenting his program 'Unecessary Objects, a non traditional approach to an ancient form' at our January 17th meeting. 10:00 a.m. at the Mingei Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego.

David has a long history of bead weaving and has been instrumental in advancing the popularity of right angle weave and cubic right angle weave with his innovative use of both stitches.

I was fortunate enough to have taken a class with David back when Bead and Button was still called Embellishment, seventeen years ago.  He shaped my own explorations of the stitch and I look forward to hearing him speak.

I was also fortunate enough to see his Retrospective at the Bellevue Arts Musem in 2005 called "Two Hands, Twenty Years and a Billion Beads"

David will be giving a four day class the Sunday and Monday following his program and the next Saturday and Sunday.

To register you must be a member of the San Diego Bead Society (membership may be paid for at the time of class registration) To be taken to the class payment and registration page, click here.

Stay tuned for updates on future programs and classes.