Julia Tachihara

Julia Tachihara
I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class. Stained glass was the medium where I could translate the pictures I saw in my head to an actual piece of art. Over the years I have progressed from stained glass to mosaics and stepping-stones, to fused glass plates and bowls, and now flameworking is my passion. I am still amazed at all the things you can do with all types of glass, either hot or cold, and how the colors interact.  I take classes and work with other flameworkers when I can to keep improving my work and learn new techniques. I’m always looking for inspiration or a good challenge. And I enjoy helping others discover the pleasures of working with hot glass. Check out my website for class schedules and upcoming shows.
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Julia Tachihara Lampwork Beads
Lampwork Beads
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Beads
Lampwork Beads
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Owl Bead
Lampwork Owl Bead
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Bead
Lampwork Bead
Julia Tachihara Dragon Necklace
Dragon Necklace
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Focal Bead Necklace
Lampwork Focal Bead Necklace
Julia Tachihara Acorn & Owl Necklaces
Acorn & Owl Necklaces
Julia Tachihara Teaching
Julia Tachihara Teaching
Julia Tachihara at the Torch
Julia Tachihara at the Torch
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Bead Necklace
Lampwork Bead Necklace
Julia Tachihara Keeping it Round
Keeping it Round
Julia Tachihara Flowers & Friends
Flowers & Friends
Julia Tachihara Bowl of Beads
Bowl of Beads
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Necklace with Dichroic
Lampwork Necklace with Dichroic
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Focal Beads
Lampwork Focal Beads
Julia Tachihara Lampwork Focal Bead Necklace
Lampwork Focal Bead Necklace
Tachihara Julia Glassmenagerie1 Rgb
Tachihara Julia Torchbead1 Rgb
Tachihara Julia Torchbead2 Rgb
  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

  • Kelly Burr

  • Bunny Carnahan

  • Kate Hanlon

  • Erik Holland

  • Shelly Jackson

  • Mary Love

  • Ying Muncy