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...
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
I am nearly ready to head out to the show at the South Point Hotel in Vegas, well Henderson rather....but hey who's paying attention to another 15 minutes down the road? LOL April 4th, 6pm-8:30pm is Peacock Pods (TH-E-69) & Saturday April 6th 2-6pm (SA-31) is the...read more
435 West J Street
exit 149 off SR 58
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 10-5:30 (4:30 after Dec 25th thru Daylight savings time)
Sat. 10-5, Sunday 12-3 unless workshops in progress, feel free to call us!
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!