Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dotty about Kristina Logan

Kristina Logan is the Queen of Dots. Her precision is legendary. The tales of dots as meditation precede her arrival. Her silver work combined with dotted glass is classic, viewed in the pages of fine craft magazines and in high end craft shows.

I am taking two days of class filled with dots. Yesterday we learned to make dots with fat rods rather than the stringers most teachers advocate. Even close to the mandrel, tiny dots off the tip of a full-sized rod were the assignment.

Another drill was forty quick spacer beads, with the goal a perfect bead on one stroke, no adjusting allowed. I managed two good ones, I think. Then we made large disc beads, covered with more dots.

Stacked dots, raked dots, transparent over opaque, raised dots, flush dots, masked dots. I feel completely dotty.


  1. Take pictures! I feel a little dotty myself.

  2. oh my goodness. Now I am officially the most jealous person of you in the world! Kristina is one of my ultimate favs! Hard to get a class with her living in the UK :( Pics Pics Pics please lol!! xxx

  3. Have fun with the dots dear Vickie, I had her class too and I love the dotty beads even if I am not a dot-person but I love, love, love them a lot.


  4. I took a class with Kristina last year at Portia's in Chicago. I'm still practicing dots. Will they ever be symettrical????/

    Nice to see you at Bead and Button. I'm finally walking without a limp.... Louise Little

  5. I am so excited that I managed to get into her class in Rockland Maine in 2 weeks time. I feel a bit nervous now thinking about using a full size rod to make dots.

  6. Lucky girl- can't wait to see pics! I love her work, so precise and beautiful.