Portrait of an Artisan> Jeanetteka Art & Glass

Jeanette Bartosik, Port Hope. A glass artist and designer: Booth O39

A glass artist who uses ancient lampworking techniques to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that are finished with high-polish sterling silver, semi-precious gems, and/or pearls, Jeanette follows her own aesthetic, and strives for simple elegance that stands the test of time.

Jeanette’s background in corporate graphic design and her continual learning to master ancient glass techniques combine to create one-of-a-kind jewelled gifts. She recently re-named her studio “Jeanetteka - Art & Glass” because of a few new additions. A newly created signature cane affirms attention to detail and to the use of original components in her skillfully crafted designs. Recently added are fibre pieces that combine cotton, glass beads, and sterling silver. Jeanette has also introduced woven copper chains to highlight her larger signed glass pendants.

Primarily self-taught with the exception of glass intensive courses at The Studio in Corning NY, a great deal of knowledge was gained from hours of practicing, occasional workshops, and books. Everything is digitally annealed in a kiln for strength and durability and most pieces are finished with high-polish .925 sterling silver findings.

Jeanetteka (pronounced G-net-ka) is an endearing name from childhood and she uses it for her website jeanetteka.com. Patterns and various glass techniques are similar to the Pandora, Biagio and Troll beads, however, her collection is made locally, one-at-a-time, and is truly one-of-a-kind.

Posted on June 22, 2012 .