Bruce Thurston

Bruce and his wife were taught the basics of beadmaking in 1990, in 1992 they bought a small home on Texada Island where his wife monopolized the torch so Bruce started building tiny simple whimsical images with the scrap glass and firing them. He glued magnets to his glass pictures and was happily surprised that these sold as fridge magnets at the local farmers market and small craft fairs. Bruce has now been making and selling his glass pictures for twenty years. All his pieces are constructed from tiny pieces of glass, which he cuts, grinds, assembles and fires in a kiln. He does not use any molds, all his designs are his own and each item is unique, as he builds them one at a time. He has developed many standard images and is always working on new ones.