September 28, 2022
Laura Steadman knows a thing or two about making jewellery, being that she teaches at Regina’s Neil Balkwall Civic Arts Centre. Her passion and skills for glass art, as well as metal smith jewellery making, have made a name for herself in the local arts and crafts community.
Over a decade ago, Laura went to the Balkwall Centre to take an arts class that would change the trajectory of her life. It was then that Laura found the creative outlet of silversmithing and lampwork classes- glass bead making. This was just the beginning of many more classes where she continued to hone her skills with like-minded guest instructors from all over the world such as the United States, South Africa, and France.
Over the years, Laura has exhibited her work at numerous juried shows in the province. She is also a jury member for the Saskatchewan Craft Council. As a founding member of the Jewellery Artists Guild of Regina, it makes her proud to know she has helped her arts community grow.
Laura is a contributing artist for the Beads Of Courage program. Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine program that helps children cope with serious illnesses by helping them record, tell, and own their story of courage through beads. Each bead represents an element of their treatment journey.
In January 2019, Laura was invited to the Beads of Courage headquarters in Tucson, AZ to be inducted to the Beads of Courage Hall of Fame in recognition of her ongoing donations of beads for programs, and support of the Beads of Courage program by organizing fundraising activities with community supporters and local lampwork artists.
These days Laura divides her time between teaching Lampwork classes and the occasional jewellery class at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre and working in her home studio here in Regina. We are so happy to be able to provide a variety of her pieces at QCGifts.ca.
Her work is also available at:
Awarehouse Books - Regina, SK
Cuppa T'Tea -Regina, SK
The Mudutu Effect - Milestone, SK
Nocturnus Art & Metaphysical - Saskatoon, SK
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