art glass & custom jewelry
I started making beads in 2000 and haven't looked back since. I enjoy the process of taking hard glass, melting it and make something new. There is a kind of therapy in melting glass that appeals to me. I no longer teach in my home studio but I am available to travel to other locations. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a class.
My passion is sharing original art and designs with customers through the smooth texture in the beads and the rough grooves in metal jewelry, each representing a unique piece of art for you to take home.
My other great artistic passion is oil painting. I started studying under a master artist at the age of 11 and continued through my 30's. Photography is an outlet for instant gratification and grabbing moments in time. All photos except my lovely Army portrait on the web page was taken in either my studio, garden or another aspect of my daily life.
In central Texas we have wonderful opportunities for visiting glass artists. My favorite is Blue Moon Glassworks located in the heart of Austin.
In 2019 I plan to apply for a veteran's scholarship to a glass school in the eastern US. (Go ARMY) Wish me luck!
Davide Penso - October 2018
Metals & Jewelry:
Dr. Karen Meador - Jewelry designer, instructor & author extraordinaire
Dr. Pamela Way - Coolest cat in town