Julie Boudreaux is Artist of the Week
By Geoff Belcher
Aug 15, 2014, 21:07
One of Julie Bourdreaux’s jewelry designs.
Hand-made glass plate.
Hancock County Artist of the Week Julie Boudreaux and her husband are Arkansas natives, but have lived in Diamondhead for the past 18 years, after 15 years in New Orleans. They're both retired social workers.
"Our household consists of us and three dogs," Julie said this week.
Her favorite art medium is glass.
"I fuse glass and do flamework seeds," she said. "You take the seeds ... and you can melt different designs, different shapes. Between fusing and the lamp work, you can do so much with it, from a small piece of jewelry to a large platter.
"I've been working with glass probably about eight years. I took some courses on making beads first, then taught myself how to fuse glass. I also work with silver, do some silver smithing. I work with precious metal clay, pipe it out with a syringe. It has binders in it, you form it into whatever shapes, embellish it whatever way you want to and fire it in a kiln.
"You end up with a fine silver piece of jewelry. I do some beading and wire work in terms of making chains and so forth, mostly to show off what I make."
Boudreaux is a member of the Gallery 782 in Biloxi and is the featured artist there for the month of August. Locally,her work has been featured at the Waveland City Hall Gallery and the Hancock Chamber of Commerce gallery in Bay St. Louis. She is also a member of the Arts, Hancock County.
She also sells at the Pass Christian market at War Memorial Park on Saturday mornings.Boudreaux also does commission.
For more, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to better promote the arts, the Sea Coast Echo and The Arts, Hancock County, have partnered to offer our readers the Artist of the Week. We invite you to vote for your favorite artist each week by liking them on the Echo’s Facebook page. The artist with the most “likes” from Saturday-to-Saturday will then be our Artist of the Month, with a full feature story and multiple photos of his/her work. The Artist of the Week is open to every artist who lives or works in Hancock County, regardless of affiliation with any arts organization.