Sampler below shows
bronze Precious Metal Clay
(Scallop shell top & group
of five below), and a variety
of blown glass bead and pearl
bracelets and necklaces:
Enjoy Learning New Artistic and Crafting Skills
Spencer's Artisans Studio and classes are located at
Classes are $25.00 per hour with a two hour minimum.
Materials and supplies are extra.
No more than 4 people to a class. Classes are geared to your specific needs and abilities.
Call for information and to set times (508-420-2343).
I met Leslie while browsing the Christmas in Cotuit Art and Crafts show a couple of years ago. I loved her beautiful glass beads and I loved how she used color and texture in her designs. After finding out that she taught classes in a variety of mediums including glass beads, I decided to give the gift of a lampwork glass bead class to my friend and business partner for Christmas last year. Luckily, my husband caught my many dropped hints and gave me the same gift so we could share it together.
Leslie has a comfortable, easy teaching style. She encourages exploration ,while giving tips to ensure you walk away from the experience, pleased with what you have created. She has classes for beginners to experience jewelry makers. She is generous with her knowledge, studio space and is very flexible about on-going tutoring. I love to drop by, pay my fee, and say " Show me something new" or I will show her a bead I like and ask " How did they do this?" and watch her recreate it.
A bonus to Leslie's classes is that you get to spend time with Leslie. I can't say enough about her. She is interesting, kind, generous, in touch with nature and art, knows a lot about Cape Cod and has a lovely menagerie of animals on her property.
I would encourage anyone with a love for glass or metal work to stop by and sign up for a class with Leslie.
Sea of Beads Jewelry
Leslie has opened a new world of the art of jewelry
design and making and silver smithing to me of which I was
unaware. In the past 8 months I have worked with
silver, soldering, wire wrapping with gold and silver wire, making
glass beads, working with dichroic glass and knotting pearls!
Leslie's calm and friendly personality is a plus to her experience and
Leslie's calm personality is not only reflected in her work but in her love for the different animals she owns and her environment. It was several weeks before I realized that the phone ringing sound I was hearing was not a telephone, but her pet parrot!
It is a treat for me to go to Leslie's Studio for workshops or lessons. I know that I will leave that evening having made something in two hours and go home completely relaxed.
Last revised 8-18-2008
Copyright Leslie Spencer 2008
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