Kathleen Hallamore-Best

KATHLEEN HALLAMORE-BEST
I’ve had two very different things that have fascinated me since I was a child.  The first was the infinite options of hot glass; the colored light it creates and by it’s strength and fragility.  The second was landforms and geology –the innate balance and harmony found in nature.  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.  I often combine precious metal wire with fused glass and lampworked beads.  My most recent work combines the metals with natural stones and Druze.  Each of my pieces is one of a kind.  I still enjoy the challenge that comes with commission pieces.  When I can develop a design that pleases the client and satisfies my own design sense, I am truly happy. For more than thirty years I owned Tapestry Glass, in Reno, a retail gallery/studio. I closed the retail operation in March, 2015 and am now concentrating on commissions and my own creations under the name Hallamore Designs.
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Kathleen Hallamore Best Australian Boulder Opal On Citrine
Australian Boulder Opal On Citrine
Kathleen Hallamore Best 5000 Yr Old Fossilized Shell On Fresh Water Pearls
5000 Yr Old Fossilized Shell On Fresh Water Pearls
Kathleen Hallamore Best  2000 Yr Old Glass On Blue Topaz
2000 Yr Old Glass On Blue Topaz
Kathleen Hallamore Best Malachite On Biwa Pearls
Malachite On Biwa Pearls
Kathleen Hallamore Best Light Amber On Dark Unpolished Amber
Light Amber On Dark Unpolished Amber
Kathleen Hallamore-Best Vanadinite Crystals On Copper
Vanadinite Crystals On Copper
Kathleen Hallamore Best Calcite & Vanadinite Druze On Sunstone With Sterling
Calcite & Vanadinite Druze On Sunstone With Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore-Best Polished Fossilize Ammonite On Smokey Quartz Copy
Polished Fossilize Ammonite On Smokey Quartz
Kathleen Hallamore Best Natural Druze & Malachite With Sterling
Natural Druze & Malachite With Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Boulder Opal On Wood
Boulder Opal On Wood
Kathleen Hallamore Best Natural Druze & Iolite With Pink 14k GF
Natural Druze & Iolite With Pink 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best Lampwork Bead On White Coral, Amozonite, & Lava With Sterling
Lampwork Bead On White Coral, Amozonite, & Lava With Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Chalcacite On Pyrite & Citrine With 14k GF
Chalcacite On Pyrite & Citrine With 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best 2000 Year Old Roman Glass And Coin Pearls
2000 Year Old Roman Glass & Coin Pearls
Biwa Pearls With Tourmaline
Biwa Pearls With Tourmaline
Kathleen Hallamore Best Amber With Turquoise And Bone
Amber with Turquoise & Bone
Dominican Green Amber
Dominican Natural Green Amber in 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best Amber With Yellow & Green Jade
Amber with Yellow & Green Jade
Kathleen Hallamore Best Pyrite Sun On Pyrite Beads
Pyrite Sun on Pyrite Beads
Kathleen Hallamore Best Amethyst Druze With Tanzanite And Sterling
Amethyst Druze on Tanzanite with Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Druze With Moonstones & Pink Topaz
Druze with Moonstones & Pink Topaz
Kathleen Hallamore Best Azurite On Lapis Lazuli
Azurite On Lapis Lazuli
Kathleen Hallamore Best Datolite Crystals On Citrine Nuggets
Datolite Crystals on Citrine Nuggets
Vanadinite Crystals On Carnelian Beads
Vanadinite Crystals on Carnelian Beads with 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best Druze With Blue Chaldedony
Druze with Blue Chalcedony
Lampwork Bead With Silver, Amber, Turquoise, & Onyx
Lampwork Bead with Sterling, Amber, Turquoise, & Onyx
Kathleen Hallamore Best Lampwork Bead Yellow Jade
Lampwork Bead with Yellow Jade, Yellow Opal, Coral, & Onyx
Kathleen Hallamore Best
Kathleen Hallamore-Best at the Kiln
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fused Pendant In 14kGF
Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant on 14k GF with Rubies & Moonstone
Kathleen Hallamore Best Dichroic Glass In Custom Sterling Setting
Fused Dichroic Glass in Custom Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant With Copper
Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant with Copper
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fused Glass Pendant In Copper On Handmade Chain
Fused Dichroic Glass on Handmade Copper Chain
Kathleen Hallamore Best  Birds & Heart
Birds & Heart
Kathleen Hallamore Best Hot With A Window
Hot With A Window
Viridiplantae
Viridiplantae – Fused Glass
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fiesta, Threads Series
Fiesta!, Threads Series
Kathleen Hallamore Best Threads Installation
Threads – Fused Glass Installation
Earthquake
Earthquake – Fused Glass
Kathleen Hallamore Best A Series Of Fused Bowls On Turned Pedistals By Joe Donohue
Fused Bowls on Turned Wood Pedistals
Kathleen Hallamore Best Running Line
Running Line – Fused Glass
Kathleen Hallamore Best Geo IV
Geo IV, Marianas Trench
Kathleen Hallamore Best Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Sierra Triptych, Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Kathleen Hallamore Best Lost In The Crowd
Lost In The Crowd
Confluence
Confluence
Kathleen Hallamore Best Legs II   Rehersal
Legs II, Rehersal
Kathleen Hallamore Best Formal Affair
Formal Affair
Kathleen Hallamore Best Southern Memories
Southern Memories
Kathleen Hallamore Best Jeri's Abstract
Jeri’s Abstract
Kathleen Hallamore Best Washoe Trails
Washoe Trails
Kathleen Hallamore BestSouth Reno Baptist Church
God’s Love, South Reno Baptist Church
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  • Eileen Fuller considered herself an “artist” with a love for painting and drawing even before starting elementary school. It took her many years, raising two children and completing a 30+ career in banking before she switched to her right-brain love.

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  • Ying grew up in Beijing, China with a very strong interest in art early in her life. She decided to study landscape architecture as a way of incorporating her passion for art while pursuing a practical career. She received her masters in Landscape Architecture from Beijing University of Forestry and soon after immigrated to the United States.

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  • I think that for an artist to write about why they make art is a bit like trying to grasp the wind. Growing up, art had always been a subject that defied boundaries and resisted easy attempts at bringing my subjects into sharp focus. In 2014 that all changed for me.

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