Mary Ila Duntemann

I create art glass beads. My inspiration comes from the colors, textures and patterns of the natural and human-made landscape. I love capturing these influences in the mesmerizing honey consistency of molten glass. Each unique piece, worked by hand using traditional methods, becomes ritual, joining focus (on the specific bead as if in prayer/meditation), action (the dance or martial art of material creation), elements (liquid and matter in transformation) and spirit (color, shape, light).