Debbe Hull, also known as Coast Bead has been making lampwork glass beads for 18 years. Trained and inspired by the late Helen Dietz, beading and lampworking is her passion. She also has trained under other well known lampwork artists including Loren Stump and Kim Osibin.
All of her lampwork beads are made with a torch, and kiln annealed for durability. A long time lampworker and jewelry designer, her pieces have sold in venues as far away as Cape Cod. A long time veteran of the online bead community, she has sold on multiple online sites. Many of her beads have gone to Europe and as far away as Australia and Japan.
Debbe is the bead maker for a family business, Ashes to Glass. She makes memorial beads with pet and people cremains. This is a service she will offer through the gallery.
Accolades include artist of the month at Justbeads.com in it's hay day and a 1st place in the glass category at Art in the Redwoods in 2012.
Living a mile down a dirt road deep in the forest she is inspired by nature and the color palette found on the Mendocino coast. With 30 years experience as an Operating Room RN, a Vietnam Vet, and animal lover, she puts love and care into each of her unique creations.