Janice Peacock started flameworking in 1992. She creates small sculptures and beads using Italian soda-lime glass that incorporate glass powders and metal foils, giving each piece an ancient look.
In 2011, Janice was selected as an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. During her project, called “A Matter Scale,” she worked with glass blowers in the museum’s studio to experiment with scale – both large and small. In 2012 the magazine “The Glass Bead,” published by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB), featured an extensive article on the process in which “A Matter of Scale” was developed and executed.
Janice’s work has been displayed in several group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Additionally, her work has been featured in many publications, including the recent Glass Line magazine edition which selected her as one of the top 40 international glass bead makers.
In 2010, “Bead and Button” featured Ms. Peacock in an artist profile called “Facing the Muse.” This article recounts Janice’s journey after leaving the world of glass, only to return a better, more energized artist.
Janice travels nationally to teach intermediate and advanced glass bead making and flameworking. She has been a featured speaker at the California Glass Exchange, ISGB national conferences in 2002 and 2009, and for many other glass organizations, as well as several bead societies.
Janice has been a resident of San Francisco Bay area since 1987. She grew up in Southern California and received two Bachelor of Arts degrees and one Master of Arts degree from U.C. Santa Barbara. She lives with her husband Jeff, her daughter Kiera, three cats and a few chickens.