Klew’s Art ~
Beginning with a technique referred to as “caning” which was borrowed from the Venetian Glass bead makers. A cane is a bundle of colors puzzled together creating a picture when viewed from its cross section. Klew created this style of veneer bead making utilizing a select family of slices off as many as a dozen canes then applies as a veneer over a core while assembling the surface collage for each unique Art bead. Each piece is handcrafted by Klew.
- Featured Artist on the Smithsonian Arttrain
- Segment on The Learning Channels Simply Style
- Bead Museum in the Mingei, San Diego, Ca has Klews “Drum Beads” in their permanent collection
- Cover on five trade Magazines
- My Favorite Things (Design Originals book)
- International Shows: Bubikon, Switzerland
- Multiple Titles in DVD & YouTube tutorials
Klew lives with her husband, Carl and a menagerie of feline and canine fur kids in Tehachapi, CA. They run their business together The Spirited Bead & Klew’s Gallery, where Klew is more than happy to give a tour of her studio on the premises called; “Raising Cane” and perhaps a quick demo when time allows.
FROM OUR BLOG...
Have you seen and played with the great new beads coming out of the Czech Republic? Their mostly 2 holed delightful little beads in all kinds of tantilizing color ways.... can I say Yummy about beads? I think I just did! Lol If you've been wanting to explore these...read more
Our store The Spirited Bead & Klew's Gallery opened in 1999 only 10 years after I established my clay company Klew Expressions. The name slightly changed to what we know it to be now and are pleased that we made it to 20 years in our quaint lil town! Thanks to all...read more
435 West J Street
exit 149 off SR 58
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5, Sunday 12-3
(4:30 after Dec 25th thru Daylight savings time)
Holidays observed, New Years, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Days between Christmas & New Years as well as the eves before those two holidays we will close @ 3pm each day.
Give a call when you know you are going to be in the area if you would like to schedule a class, other attendees can be notified as there are always interested parties wanting to meet new makers like yourself!