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Artist to Teach Glass Work

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By Yoellah Yuhudah

Yoellah Yuhudah

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an artist? I have fulfilled that dream by creating my own designs in glass and ceramic bead making, and I can help you to do the same. As a Hawaii resident for 22 years, I’ve recently moved to Molokai and will soon be offering classes here.

Raised by strong grandparents and a host of uncles and aunts, I was taught that no goal was impossible. Becoming a glass artist has been a like a spiritual process that came about through many serendipitous steps. In my early 20s, after receiving her AA degree in Theater, I gained a broad range of experience, such as a bus driver in Chicago, a dancer in the Darlene Black Burn ensemble, a cook in New Orleans, and a teacher in Israel.

In 2009, I graduated from University of Hawaii, Manoa with a BA in Ceramics and a focus in Glass. My three semesters of glass blowing at UH provided great professional talents in Lamp Working. I simultaneously studied with Master Glass bead maker Althea Donovan while commuting to Oahu for three years.

Now, armed with the power and knowledge of glass bead making, I teach a bead making glass class in Kihei, Maui and Molokai. My purpose of sharing my skills is three-fold: sharing my knowledge, allowing creative healing and providing community interaction.
For more details about upcoming classes on Molokai, visit Artbeadsmaui.com or call 808-276-0086.


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