Lampworker and Fused Glass
You can find Michelle's work at:
New Earth Beads
628 N. Sheridan Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Michelle Hair is a Colorado Springs lampwork and fused glass craft artist and owner of New Earth Beads.
Michelle had been a dental hygienist for over 25 years and for fun, dabbled in various public art classes throughout her life. She took a couple of fused glass classes and lampwork lessons in August 2013. Her glass teachers/mentors encouraged her to pursue her new passion. Michelle feels such intense joy when she is creating with glass and believes that this energy is infused into each piece. She designs each piece with the intention to invoke joy and inspire others to follow their passion. She currently practices her art full-time in her home studio and properly anneals all glass pieces in her kiln for durability.
Since introducing her glass art to the public in 2014, Michelle has participated in many local farm/art markets, festivals, and Holiday arts/crafts fairs and shows. She was also a co-op leadership member at the We Us Our art gallery in downtown Colorado Springs in 2015. Her lampwork bead bottle stoppers were featured in the Fall 2015 edition of Springs Magazine (Locally Good, p.45). In 2017, Michelle began teaching beginner level fused glass classes.