August 2022 3-D Featured Artist Shannon Vickers
Shannon Vickers’ glass journey began in 2008 when she participated in a bead making class at the Cape Coral Art Center where she now teaches. “Glass,” she says, “is a fantastic medium with many techniques and applications and I am constantly learning something new.” Nature, whimsy and even the glass itself provide influences in her work.
“To make glass beads you must be in the moment and pay attention. At working temperature, the glass is constantly moving due to gravity. It’s a dance, in and out of the flame to maintain or create shape,” Shannon explained.
Her work ranges from simple beaded earrings to small, detailed sculptures and can be found at the Cape Coral Art Center as well as Harbour View Gallery.