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I'm a Glass [Lampwork] bead maker, a Ceramacist,
an Ultra Marathoner, a Model and Muse for my husband's art.

I love to use Bright Bold colours as I create in a home Studio/Shop where I also teach Ceramic and Lampwork classes.

This site will give you a look at what I have done and am currently working on in my studio.

or you may like to visit my other sites ...

CLASSES                       On-line SHOP                                     Our  STUDIO Shop






Visit me at the
 FULLARTON  MARKET
Click on the link for dates and location.





My husband's site
Stirling's ART


All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com or 8390 3763

My new Classes banner

It takes ages when your interwebs runs slower than snails on crutches but ... ... ... I have finally finished my Jen's Classes cover photo - yay 



All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com

Visit my Studio/Shop

If you’re searching for a Gift that is LOCALLY HANDMADE, UNIQUE and ONE-of-a-KIND then my Studio/Shop is designed with you in mind.  

Besides, you will have a GREATER SELECTION to choose from than what you see on the Net or at the Market.


Simply send me a message - phone or email - to make an appointment.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Jen



Where.
Directions:-
You can come up either Montacute Road or Marble Hill Road...
TURN in to Cherryville Road and then
LEFT in to Fernhurst Road
STAY on Fernhurst Road for about 390 meters and go
STRAIGHT ahead on to the Dirt Track.  You are looking for the number 39D.
FOLLOW this Dirt Track for approx 1.1km as it ends in our courtyard.
You may see a green sign with J and S ... that is us.







All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com
8390 3763

My First Easter

My 1st Easter.
A great wall plaque memento to hang on your child's wall. With a Glazed glossy finish on the front, I have left the back unglazed so you can write personalized details ... to/from ... etc 




Personalised Medallions and bowl

Recently I ran an Ultra from the beach to the summit and back.  
There were eight of us that did the pre 66km and finished the 100+km with the annual January 35km run from Mt Lofty to Brighton beach.
My husband and I made Ceramic medallions for the eight and for Pauline, who didn't run, but without her magnificent food and moral support from beginning to end, our mad run could not have gone ahead!





 Looking for something Personalised ?  Just let me know :)


All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com

Necklaces, made with my Handmade Beads.

Necklaces I've been working on, made with my handmade Ceramic and Lampwork Glass Beads.

These are One-of-a-Kind necklaces and make a Unique gift.  






All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com

What Necklace Length Should I Wear.

Just to give you an idea of what Necklace Length to wear ...




Make Your Own personal gifts.

Just the perfect thing for a rainy day, come and Paint a Ceramic Plate.

These plates are for a special daughter and sister for her up coming birthday.  So much more personal than a commercially purchased gift, don't you think?





Update ... Students plates survived, they have been collected and customer is very happy. 
I lurve providing this service

Find out about my classes, here

All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com, 8390 3763

How I MAKE Ceramic Beads.

... or any Ceramics built by hand.
All the Ceramic Beads [buttons and more] are made by me and are painted with tiny brushes, one-at-a-time in my home studio. Because of my Handmade, Hand Painted process - no moulds or decals/transfers insight - all my beads are slighty different in size and shape giving them that authentic handmade appeal. This guarantees that each bead is a One-of-a-KindUnique, little piece of art.

There are many stages to Ceramics, but for ease I will break this lengthy process into 3 parts.


Part 1 - GREENWARE
I start forming the clay into the shape I want either a ball, a flat bead, a twisty etc and either add a hole or pieces of high temperature wire as needed.

After the beads have been slowly air dried, and this drying time can take a minumum of 4-5 days in winter, each bead is cleaned gently with a damp sponge to make sure the surfaces are smooth.

Re-drilling is usually required because with this cleaning process, the holes can be partially lost.

Air drying Beads
Air drying Buttons


Part 2 - BISQUE
After the clay Beads have been cleaned and are dried, they are placed in the Kiln for their first firing.  The beads can touch each other without any drama.  I sometimes load them in containers so I'm not chasing them around in the kiln later.

This first firing is known as a Bisque Firing, where the temperature reaches 1101 Celsius. The beads must be completely cooled in the kiln before removing, thus this whole process takes about 24 hours. 

After this first firing the beads are ready for underglazing and glazing.

NB At this bisque stage, you may cover the beads in PMC, Art Clay Silver, Bronze Clay, Resin, Enamel, Cloth, Acrylic Paint etc which of course eliminates the final firing

Gift Tags and Beads
Buttons


Part 3 - GLAZED
Once out of the kiln, each bead is painted with tiny brushes. Usually 2-3 coats of specially formulated underglaze colour is applied to each bead and then 2 coats of a clear glaze. After complete drying, the beads are inspected and cleaned as required, glaze left in the holes makes the beads stick to the wires - not good. Now they are placed back in the kiln, for the second 24 firing process. Known as a glaze firing. This time the beads need to be hung on supporting wires. Too many beads per wire can make the wire to sag. This is a bad things because if the beads touch each other, they will permantely fused together - also not good.

Once this second process is complete, I can hardly wait to open the kiln and catch the first glimpse of the small treasures I have created!


I hope you will enjoy my Handmade and Hand Painted Ceramic Beads as much as I do creating them.
In Summary...
Every single Ceramic Bead has been handmade and painted by me. This is a 'one lady' hobby and I really enjoy making my own ceramic beads. It is a lengthy process, but it's very rewarding.



Beads painted with Underglazed.
Beads painted with Glaze - which is crushed glass suspended in tinted water.
Beads loaded in to the Kiln, waiting for their next firing.
Beads cooling in the Kiln after the Glaze firing.




My Ceramic Bead Gallery

Handmade and painted Ceramic BEADS, fresh out of my kiln.
Next comes sorting and listing.
Available my On-line, from the market once a month or at my home.  
For more information, click here.


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All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com, 8390 3763

Long Ceramic Earrings.

"Life is too short to wear Mass Produced Beads" I don't know who said this but I support that thought completely!

A pair of my Handmade Ceramic Beads with Sterling Silver wire.

Designed to be noticed :)

All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com, 8390 3763

Lamp work Brooches

Made with my Handmade Lamp work Beads.
These Brooches are just the thing for a tote bag, hat, scarf, jumper,quilt etc

All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com

Random Acts of Kindness.

Running Jewellery

Don't you just  love doing R.A.O.K. ... Random Acts of Kindness.


For my friend Karen B.
"Somedays unexpected random acts of kindness give so much pleasure. I arrived at work today to find dear friend Jen Greeneklee had delivered a momento of my Heysen 105 ultra for me. Jen is a very skilled ceramic and murano glass artist and makes beautiful beads which fit the pandora chains. Thanks so much Jen

Fun FuNkY Paw Print NECKLACES.

Bright and Bold.
Ceramic, Paw Print Necklaces.
Made with Handmade Ceramic Beads.
Each bead is made from clay, fired, painted and fired again, in my home Studio.




All enquiries welcomed ... artbyjeng@hotmail.com
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