Kathleen Hallamore-Best

KATHLEEN HALLAMORE-BEST
I’ve had two very different things that have fascinated me since I was a child.  The first was the infinite options of hot glass; the colored light it creates and by it’s strength and fragility.  The second was landforms and geology –the innate balance and harmony found in nature.  Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs.  For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass.  Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.  I often combine precious metal wire with fused glass and lampworked beads.  My most recent work combines the metals with natural stones and Druze.  Each of my pieces is one of a kind.  I still enjoy the challenge that comes with commission pieces.  When I can develop a design that pleases the client and satisfies my own design sense, I am truly happy. For more than thirty years I owned Tapestry Glass, in Reno, a retail gallery/studio. I closed the retail operation in March, 2015 and am now concentrating on commissions and my own creations under the name Hallamore Designs.
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Kathleen Hallamore Best Australian Boulder Opal On Citrine
Australian Boulder Opal On Citrine
Kathleen Hallamore Best 5000 Yr Old Fossilized Shell On Fresh Water Pearls
5000 Yr Old Fossilized Shell On Fresh Water Pearls
Kathleen Hallamore Best  2000 Yr Old Glass On Blue Topaz
2000 Yr Old Glass On Blue Topaz
Kathleen Hallamore Best Malachite On Biwa Pearls
Malachite On Biwa Pearls
Kathleen Hallamore Best Light Amber On Dark Unpolished Amber
Light Amber On Dark Unpolished Amber
Kathleen Hallamore-Best Vanadinite Crystals On Copper
Vanadinite Crystals On Copper
Kathleen Hallamore Best Calcite & Vanadinite Druze On Sunstone With Sterling
Calcite & Vanadinite Druze On Sunstone With Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore-Best Polished Fossilize Ammonite On Smokey Quartz Copy
Polished Fossilize Ammonite On Smokey Quartz
Kathleen Hallamore Best Natural Druze & Malachite With Sterling
Natural Druze & Malachite With Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Boulder Opal On Wood
Boulder Opal On Wood
Kathleen Hallamore Best Natural Druze & Iolite With Pink 14k GF
Natural Druze & Iolite With Pink 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best Lampwork Bead On White Coral, Amozonite, & Lava With Sterling
Lampwork Bead On White Coral, Amozonite, & Lava With Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Chalcacite On Pyrite & Citrine With 14k GF
Chalcacite On Pyrite & Citrine With 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best 2000 Year Old Roman Glass And Coin Pearls
2000 Year Old Roman Glass & Coin Pearls
Biwa Pearls With Tourmaline
Biwa Pearls With Tourmaline
Kathleen Hallamore Best Amber With Turquoise And Bone
Amber with Turquoise & Bone
Dominican Green Amber
Dominican Natural Green Amber in 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best Amber With Yellow & Green Jade
Amber with Yellow & Green Jade
Kathleen Hallamore Best Pyrite Sun On Pyrite Beads
Pyrite Sun on Pyrite Beads
Kathleen Hallamore Best Amethyst Druze With Tanzanite And Sterling
Amethyst Druze on Tanzanite with Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Druze With Moonstones & Pink Topaz
Druze with Moonstones & Pink Topaz
Kathleen Hallamore Best Azurite On Lapis Lazuli
Azurite On Lapis Lazuli
Kathleen Hallamore Best Datolite Crystals On Citrine Nuggets
Datolite Crystals on Citrine Nuggets
Vanadinite Crystals On Carnelian Beads
Vanadinite Crystals on Carnelian Beads with 14k GF
Kathleen Hallamore Best Druze With Blue Chaldedony
Druze with Blue Chalcedony
Lampwork Bead With Silver, Amber, Turquoise, & Onyx
Lampwork Bead with Sterling, Amber, Turquoise, & Onyx
Kathleen Hallamore Best Lampwork Bead Yellow Jade
Lampwork Bead with Yellow Jade, Yellow Opal, Coral, & Onyx
Kathleen Hallamore Best
Kathleen Hallamore-Best at the Kiln
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fused Pendant In 14kGF
Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant on 14k GF with Rubies & Moonstone
Kathleen Hallamore Best Dichroic Glass In Custom Sterling Setting
Fused Dichroic Glass in Custom Sterling
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant With Copper
Fused Dichroic Glass Pendant with Copper
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fused Glass Pendant In Copper On Handmade Chain
Fused Dichroic Glass on Handmade Copper Chain
Kathleen Hallamore Best  Birds & Heart
Birds & Heart
Kathleen Hallamore Best Hot With A Window
Hot With A Window
Viridiplantae
Viridiplantae – Fused Glass
Kathleen Hallamore Best Fiesta, Threads Series
Fiesta!, Threads Series
Kathleen Hallamore Best Threads Installation
Threads – Fused Glass Installation
Earthquake
Earthquake – Fused Glass
Kathleen Hallamore Best A Series Of Fused Bowls On Turned Pedistals By Joe Donohue
Fused Bowls on Turned Wood Pedistals
Kathleen Hallamore Best Running Line
Running Line – Fused Glass
Kathleen Hallamore Best Geo IV
Geo IV, Marianas Trench
Kathleen Hallamore Best Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Sierra Triptych, Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Kathleen Hallamore Best Lost In The Crowd
Lost In The Crowd
Confluence
Confluence
Kathleen Hallamore Best Legs II   Rehersal
Legs II, Rehersal
Kathleen Hallamore Best Formal Affair
Formal Affair
Kathleen Hallamore Best Southern Memories
Southern Memories
Kathleen Hallamore Best Jeri's Abstract
Jeri’s Abstract
Kathleen Hallamore Best Washoe Trails
Washoe Trails
Kathleen Hallamore BestSouth Reno Baptist Church
God’s Love, South Reno Baptist Church
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  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

  • Kelly Burr

  • Bunny Carnahan

  • Kate Hanlon

  • Erik Holland

  • Shelly Jackson

  • Mary Love

  • Ying Muncy