Studio artist and instructor Jean Cheely has been working with fused glass techniques since 2001. She uses many approaches to transform “super cooled” liquid into art pieces. Jean is an award-winning artist who exhibits in juried glass competitions in the U.S and abroad. She has pursued her passion by studying under nationally known artists at numerous glass studios, including: The Corning Museum of Glass Studio, Arrowmont School of Arts, Pittsburgh Glass and The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. Currently she is an instructor at the NCSU Craft Center.
The ancient art of personal adornment is fascinating.
Cheely loves working with precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones, nature’s pearls and her own glass elements to create wearable art objects.
Internationally known Master Jewelry Artist and metals expert, MaryAnne Scherr, especially inspired her. “She taught me how to harness the beauty and transformation of metals into my own style for jewelry.”