Laura & Randy



About The Artists

Randy and Laura McPherson live in Mapleton , Maine which is located in northeastern Maine. They have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and two cats. Laura graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 1986 with a degree in Education and a minor in Art. She is the Coordinator of the Academic Success center at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle and also teaches freshman grammar, technical math, developmental reading and architectural history there.Along with lampworking, she enjoys gardening, traveling, drawing, painting, and making books. Randy is currently working on his degree in computer electronics and math. He works part time for UPS , delivering air freight and is always working on our house which he built himself. His bead specialty is making those luscious swirls and twists. He enjoys woodworking, hunting, fishing, reading, golfing, and drawing.

Handcrafted lampwork beads are a popular jewelry component. You'll find them in many necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry, on the Internet, and in local stores where jewelry artisans sell their creations.