Julie Bahun

Jewelry
Mel Croft Pottery Guest
15676 High Street Waterford, VA 20197
Waterford/Leesburg, Stop #14

"1, 2, 3" Long Link Necklace, glass flamework beads, fine silver chain, 34" x 1/2" x 1/2", 2016

Artist Statement

My designs are created from images that move me: waves crashing on the beach, the warm colors of the end of summer, or a field of flowers. Focusing on technique, I build a sound foundation for each glass creation. Each piece is made with a balance of shape, texture, and color. In the end, I want my work to be an expression of my ideas in a beautiful and well-crafted piece of wearable art.

Biography

Julie Bahun is a self-taught glass flamework and silver artist who has been creating beautiful glass beads and sculptural art for over 20 years. Her home studio is located in Potomac Falls, Virginia. Julie’s art has evolved through her passion and dedication to the study of glass.

In 2015, Julie was one of 12 international artists selected to participate in the Hands of the Maker I: Wearable Treasures, a juried exhibition sponsored by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB). This traveling exhibit opened in July 2015 and was showcased at a number of studios and art schools in the United States over the year.

Julie was a featured artist during the grand opening of the new GRACE Gallery in Reston, Virginia. She juried into Arts in the Village Gallery in February, 2016. As a published artist, Julie has written a tutorial in the November 2015 edition of The Artisan Jewelry Times. She authored a tutorial for her Shorty necklace and was featured artist in the October 2016 issue of the Artisan Jewelry Times. Her work was included in the April 2014 and February 2016 edition of The Soda Lime Times. Julie’s glass work was also featured in The Art of Glass — Flameworking Volume 1 which was published summer, 2016.

Julie has taught at several venues in the area including: Workhouse Art Center, located in Lorton Virginia, The Glass Resort located in Frederick, Maryland, The Stained Glass Studio located in Chantilly, Virginia and The Bead Shoppe in Warrington, Virginia. She has demonstrated her techniques to the members of the Virginia Firebirds and Mid-Atlantic Glass and Fire, both are Chapters of the ISGB. She is a participating member of the Metro Glass Artisans, a group of nine glass artists who display and sell their art at numerous venues in the Washington, DC area.

Essential Vessels Pendant Necklace, glass flamework beads, silver and seed accent beads, hemp cord, 2
Essential Vessels Pendant Necklace, glass flamework beads, silver and seed accent beads, hemp cord, 2" x 1" x 1/2" vessel, 24 inch silver chain, 2016
Pieces of Me Pendant Necklace, glass flamework bead, 18
Pieces of Me Pendant Necklace, glass flamework bead, 18" silk cord, 1" x 3/4" bead, 2016
Ombre Necklace, glass flamework beads, fine silver chain and accent beads, 19
Ombre Necklace, glass flamework beads, fine silver chain and accent beads, 19" x 1" x 1/2", 2016
Gravity Necklace, glass flamework beads, fine silver chain and accent beads, 24
Gravity Necklace, glass flamework beads, fine silver chain and accent beads, 24" x 1 1/4" x 1/2", 2015
Triple Heart Bracelet, glass flamework hearts, fine silver chain, 7 1/2
Triple Heart Bracelet, glass flamework hearts, fine silver chain, 7 1/2" x 3/4" x 1/4", 2017
Strawberry Fields Earrings, glass flamework flowers, strawberries, and leaves, fine silver components, 2
Strawberry Fields Earrings, glass flamework flowers, strawberries, and leaves, fine silver components, 2" x 3/4"x 3/4", 2017
Strawberry Fields Posey Brooch, glass flamework flowers, leaves, bee, and strawberries, copper wire and fine silver components,  2 1/2
Strawberry Fields Posey Brooch, glass flamework flowers, leaves, bee, and strawberries, copper wire and fine silver components, 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/4", 2015
Summer's End Necklace, glass flamework beads, shell, silver, and seed beed accents, 20
Summer's End Necklace, glass flamework beads, shell, silver, and seed beed accents, 20" x 2 1/2 " x 1/2", 2015
Guarded Heart Pendant Necklace, glass flamework bead, fine silver components, 1 3/4
Guarded Heart Pendant Necklace, glass flamework bead, fine silver components, 1 3/4" x 1" x 1/2" bead, 20" silver chain, 2015
Shades of Gray Bracelet, glass flamework beads, silver chain and accent beads, 7 1/2
Shades of Gray Bracelet, glass flamework beads, silver chain and accent beads, 7 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2", 2017
Mandala Pendant Necklace, glass flamework bead, fine silver components, 18
Mandala Pendant Necklace, glass flamework bead, fine silver components, 18" silver chain, 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/8", 2016
My table at a small office party show, December 2016
My table at a small office party show, December 2016

Offering on tour: Earrings, bracelets, brooches, pendants, and fully beaded necklaces.

Waterford/Leesburg Stop #14

Visit Julie Bahun at Mel Croft Pottery
From Route 7, exit at Route 9 West, then turn right on Clarkes Gap Road. Just as you enter Waterford, second house on right after Waterford sign. From Milltown Road entering Waterford, right on 2nd Street, left on Janney, right on High Street. From Stumptown, left on Loyalty Road, pass Waterford Elementary, curve around Butcher's Row, take left onto High Street.