Amy Houston – Lampwork Glass Art

Amy Houston is a lampwork beadmaker living in Sooke BC. Working with hot glass since 2006, Amy makes beads at a torch in her small home studio, anneals them in a special glass kiln, and cleans them thoroughly with a dremel. Amy works with many types of soft glass, mostly in the 104 and 96 COE palettes (including Effetre/Moretti, Creation is Messy, Vetrofond, Double Helix, Reichenbach, and Kugler), and does colour testing for Creation is Messy and Val Cox Frit.

Amy works full time in the health care field, plays the cello, roller skates, and has a wiener dog and a 1 year old. Lampwork beadmaking currently falls somewhere between a part time job and a treasured hobby.

Check out my Lampwork YouTube channel to see me working:

Find my glass bead shop on Etsy at:

AND… For something different, here’s a video where Amy plays cello as part of a very different sort of art project: