2016 Artist: Sharl G. Smith

“I come to designing/making from an architectural background. Combining my passion for detail-oriented design and hands-on construction, I have fallen in love with the art of bead-stitching. I am fascinated with seed beads and inspired by the sculptural and creative potential of this extremely tiny medium. Bead-stitching is a process whereby each bead is stitched by hand, one bead at a time.
My designs seek to explore both the jewelry-making and the three-dimensional sculptural possibilities of these amazing and intensely colourful little points of light.”