The Artists

Barbara Judy

Beadwork, art dolls

I am a mixed-media artist living on the Olympic Peninsula. Currently my work is about celebrating and combining mediums with a focus on beadwork, fibers, art dolls and gourds. I have been beading and creating all of my adult life, both self-taught and learning from masters. The jewelry pieces I create are designed to wake the senses so that each inspired piece is an original, one of a kind, work of art for the wearer and observer to enjoy.

The Art Dolls, Vessels and fiber pieces I create are often a reflection of something working beneath the surface of my consciousness. Each piece is created intuitively from spirit in a meditative process. During the creative process, I focus on the interplay of colors, shapes and textures and through this journey of exploration an object of art is born. My work involves the mastery of craft and the intuitive process of creation. My inspiration is usually found in the beads themselves, it may be the color, or the shape, or how they interact together. Beads have a Spirit all their own ~ they speak to me in a language my spirit understands.