Amy working her magic on Glass Rods
The artist graduated with a B.F.A. degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1982.
Her enameling experience started in 1973, hot glass in 1983 and bead making
Examples of Amy Jean’s work can be seen at the White House. Hillary Clinton assembled a collection of crafts to be on permanent display in White House in 1994 and has been on a national tour for five years before resting back at the White House in Washington D.C.
The enamels are created individually by bending and cutting the copper. Each piece is cleaned, decorated with glass enamel powder and fired in a kiln at 1400 degrees for each color. Somewhat like baking colored sugar cookies! -
See the Enamels Page for more details.
To make glass beads she melts glass at a torch. Then glass is wrapped around a steel rod and cooled over night.
- See the Beads Page for more details.
Because of her love of individuality she drives BMW motorcycles with
sidecars. Transporting her work across the countryside.
Since 1986 she has put well over 180,000 miles on the rigs! Check out her Motorcycle
Artwork and Adventures!
Meaning of “Rigadoon” – A lively two step baroque dance done by a couple that was created in the late 17th century by the French. Thus becoming a good name for Amy Jean’s motorcycle with a sidecar. The name being so unique it soon became a name for Amy Jean’s business too!
Amy Jean has lead a life as a self-employed glass artist since 1983. Amy
Jean is living and working in her 5th generation home and farm that
her Great Great Grandfather and Mother Shaw built in the early 1860’s. The
farm was started in about 1830’s by her Great Great Great Grandfather and
Here for Amy's Resume
Generations of Family Built this Farm
The Farm in it's Hayday!