Kat Bretcher, Cottonwood, Az Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement Blue Spider Arts Studio consists of Kat Bretcher and Mike Overstreet. Lampwork artisan glass beads are the main focus of the studio, however the artists are content to let the creative spirit loose on whatever happens to be handy at the time.
The art and photography you find here are the inspiration and work of Kat Bretcher.
Kat is a full time, self-representing artist with a history in fiber arts, once working as a textile and fashion designer. Her specialty is creating miniature lampwork glass beads that rarely exceed 10 mm in diameter (about 3/8 of an inch). Her goal is to achieve as much detail as she can on such a small canvas. Her other passions include acrylic and gouache watercolor painting, writing, photography, music and anything fiber.
She once said, "If it has string and a sharp pointy thing, I'll be good at it." In an effort to test this theory she took up target archery with ease and proved herself right.
Please stop by thewebsitefor a look at what's currently available. You can also visit our blog for a peek into the lives of the artists, the creations coming out of the studio and what inspired them.