Nancy Bariluk-Smith makes many different types of lampwork jewelry, but her single beads seem to possess a mystical force. They appear to have evolved naturally like crystals or pearls. Or sprung up over night like mushrooms. Each containing a universe of it’s own. Today Mary Muncil wrote on her blog White Feather Farm about a bead that Nancy gave her for her birthday. She talks about the love that went into making of the piece. What a difference it makes when a piece of art reflects the emotions of the artist. Without emotion, it’s just a pretty piece of glass, with emotion, it’s a work of art.
Nancy is one of the nine artists in the Functional Art Show at the Pig Barn Gallery on Oct 8-9.