diane sepanski

About The Artist

As an artist it has taken me a lifetime to find myself. I’ve dabbled in many mediums; nothing seemed to fulfill my desire to create. One faithful day, I was introduced to a torch and long slender rods of glass…glass in all the colors of the rainbow and more! It was that moment I began to associate myself with the world of lampworking. I read and studied and came back to the same torch as often as my time would allow. I melted glass and watched as the glow of the gather touched something inside me.

Lampworking has allowed me to create jewelry; bringing together various metal clays, steel, silver and found objects. Each new technique I learn inspires me to find a way to make it my own. What was once an unknown world to me has now become the path to my creative venture. Lampworking has helped me find the authentic artist within myself.

         

Accomplishments

2014 Bead & Button, Bead Dreams Finalist "Two-Part Bangle" Metal Clay

2014 Bead & Button, Bead Dreams Finalist "Desert Delight Necklace" Lampwork

2014 Glass Bead Artist, Arizona Bead Featured in "1000 Beads Book" by Kristina Logan

2014 Cover Artist, Metal Clay Artist, Annual Mixed Media Issue - glass and metal clay

2013 Cover Artist, Hidden in the Hills, "Arizona Inspiration"

2013 Glass Bead Evolution, Vol. 1, issue 1; "Guided Tour"

2013 Cover Artist Metal Clay Artist, "Arizona Inspiration"

2013 July ISGB Gathering Presenter "Experimentation with Metal Clay & Glass"

2013 July ISGB Gathering Instructor

2013 June Bead & Button Instructor

2013 April Glass Craft Expo, First Place; "Arizona Dreams"

2013 April Glass Craft Expo Instructor

2012 Metal Clay Today, Viewers Choice Award

2012 "Arizona Dreaming" ISGB" Indelible" Exhibit

2012 Arizona Bead, ISGB's "3x2" Exhibit

2012 1st Place & Best of Show, "Arizona Dreaming"
Stained Glass Shop Annual Glass Competition

2012 Glass Craft Expo, Las Vegas
Beads/Jewelry 3rd place "Arizona Dreams"

2012 Bead & Buttons “Bead Dreams” Lampwork/Glass category; “Arizona Dreaming" 3rd Place

2012 Juried Artist, Milwaukee Bead and Button Show

2011 Elected ISGB SW Regional Director

2011 Bead & Buttons “Bead Dreams”
finalist; “Mélange Le Cou”

2011 Pismo Bead Invitational, Denver Colorado

2011 Kate McKinnon’s “Glitterganza” San Diego Participant with “Mélange Set”

2011 Received ISGB Gathering Scholarship,
Louisville, KY

2011 Flow Magazine, Woman in Glass

2011 Juried Artist, Milwaukee Bead and Button Show

2011 Juried Artist, “Metal Clay Calendar” by Holly Gage

2010 Juried Artist, “Small Works Exhibit”

2010 Metal Clay Today, 1st Place Mixed Media for “The Gate”

2010 Juried Artist, “Metal Clay Calendar” by Holly Gage

2010 Finalist Art Clay “Silver Accessories”
Japan Theme; Connection

2009 “The Award of Excellence for an Over Seas Artist” in the Annual Art Clay “Silver Accessories” contest
Japan Theme; Anniversary

2009 Fire Mountain Gems, 1st Place
Mostly Metals, “The Attic”

2005 Certified Rio Grand Instructor

Memberships


Sonoran Art League
 Sonoran Art League

AZSGB
 ASGB Arizona Society of Glass Bead makers

Rio Grande
 ISGB SW Regional Director International Society of Glass Bead makers