Dichroic Glass Artisan Snaps
About the Artist
My name is Bev Haggett, and I am a Glass Artisan living on Vancouver Island, in Cobble Hill, British Columbia. I started working with glass in the late 1980’s, as a hobby to relieve the stresses of a demanding corporate career. My art work was initially created using traditional stained glass, using both copper foil and lead came techniques. I gifted much of my work, and then started to be asked to do commission pieces.
When I retired in 2001, I took my interest and passion for glass work to a whole new level. I began to explore other techniques, working with a kiln, creating fused art work, jewelry and other glass pieces. I then branched out and began to sell my work in local Christmas craft shows, as well as every Saturday at a local weekly market. Subsequent to those markets, I was one of the vendors (and co-manager) at the Marketplace at B.C. Ferries, Duke Point terminal for the past 12 years.
I have been featured in the Provincial Government's Beautiful B.C. magazine (no longer published), and my work continues to be offered internally on the governments website for their Awards and Recognition program. I have also enjoyed sharing my passion for glass work throughout the years by teaching in a variety of venues.
I am very pleased to join the Snap it Up Jewelry family and to introduce my handcrafted fused Dichroic glass pieces to the product line. I especially love creating with Dichroic glass which is a very unique specialty glass in the world of jewelry making.