hereinspaziert
my world of color....
NEWBIES
OLDIES
cosmic candy SHOP
IN MEMORIAM
wie ?
KURSE / classes
home is where....
d r e a m s ...
FRIENDS&VIDEOS
english site...
on the road...
HOTSHOTS
WERTHEIM+guestbook
Anfahrt
impressum / AGB
SHOP `N BLOG
 


I am a fulltime glass-addict... spending most of my time on the torch... i am teaching classes all over europe and i arrange workshops for other glassartists here in my studio in germany... I have to admit,  I am for sure the worst business-woman in the world, most of all I do all this, just to have fun. Teaching is just another good reason, to spend more of my time in front of the torch, melting glass :-) .. I love to be surrounded by people with the same vision. If you ever feel like you have something to share with me, and if its just your time we spend on talking and chilling and melting glass... drop me a line ... global-glass-madness :-)




Hi,


let's see how I'll try to introduce myself .....

my name is Carla di Francesco

my friends call me carli, and because it's much cooler (it's very hip in germany to talk in anglicisms) we changed it to carlee

I'm  33 .... how I decided the other day in the gym (hehe) 

I jumped on the opportunity as it came along ...a dream came true... - i found a house, big and old, located in the stuttgart area. ....Stuttgart?  that's in germany, Europe. This is where the porsches and mercedes were built ;-) The birth place of those fancy cars.

After I remodeled and designed the house for more than 12 years now (will this ever end ?) I live there with my son Sam . This house is the centerpiece of my work, and it' s as well home, inspiration and location of my beadmaking studio. I also teach classes here. 

I'm part Italian and part Czech, so I unite the two big historic nations of glassbeadmaking. AND - believe or not, the part of Stuttgart where we live is called firecreek (Feuerbach)- you see!? hot glass has to be the center of my live! (and I grew up in a little village called Reichenbach, too. Do you know Reichenbach Glass ?)

:-) it's my true calling. 

I work on the torch for almost 13 years now. Ever since the first time I was introduced to glassbeadmaking  I was hooked up. I'm in love with hot glass and I for sure already made thousands of beads. I wouldn`t have spent my time on anything else if I knew earlier..... working with glass is a spiritual experience  ... you can`t relate to anything else... further on, I love to teach... I love to see the glance in the eyes of my students while discovering the world of hot glass....sharing that feeling, seing them being happy,  to me is the best pay i could earn ...



Well, maybe we will meet someday, somewhere in glassdreamworld.

And just in case you will travel one day to germany, to visit Lauscha or the glassmuseum in Wertheim, or to buy a little porsche or mercedes, who knows !
make sure to stop by and visit me, okay?!! 
until then - thanxs for your visit!

keep it hot,
Carlee °°°


IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME....
HERE IS AN INTERVIEW ON BEADINGTIMES




                                                    






small world ... hooked on a mandrel...
I would love to work on the furnace,
playing with the "big Boys"



  


                                   .....ride the storm - life goes on....




_______________________________________________________________________________________________


 




kreasiska








blue day - blue glass





playing with moretti...













waiting for inspiration....


BY THE WAY... IF YOU WANT ME TO TEACH YOU... OR IF YOU LIKE TO ORGANIZE A CLASS...    

JUST ASK ME :D - I am crazy into meeting new people and sharing the glass expirience all over the world.

Email to : carleesworld@gmail.com



    









yammmmy !



 

  IF YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE OF MY WORK .... OR IN CASE YOU WANT TO BUY SOME OF MY STUFF

  CHECK OUT GALLERY 908, PHILADELPHIA GLASSWORKS; NORTH THIRD ST. 908A in PHILADELPHIA, PA




paradise 2008






my new friend... he`s never complaining :-)


            






_______________________________________________________________________________________

FURNACE

http://www.dantemarioni.com/



jay macdonell, the garden


 lampwork


JOHN KOBUKI

www.kobukiglass.com

on glassartists.org









Josh Sable "Mini Thunderbolt Murrini" Marble


           check out here: JOSH SABLE on GlassArtists





not american.... austrian PLASMA DREAMS......


check out here BERND WEINMAYER



the more I see the less I know ........



 ________________________________________________________________________________

Somewhere between the lies and truths, borderlines get shady
Somewhere between the yeses and nos you can find a maybe
Somewhere between the highs and lows you can spot the middle
Somewhere between the questions and clues you can solve the riddle

Somewhere along the road you might need a place to stay
Somewhere along the line you're gonna have to ask the way

Somewhere between the mountain and sea a river is flowing
Somewhere between the earth and the sky winds of change are blowing
Somewhere between the two of us a space is growing
Somewhere between suspicion and trust are the things worth knowing

Somewhere along the road you might want to hitch a ride
Somewhere along the line you're gonna have to swallow your pride
Somewhere inside you still remind me of a feeling
Somewhere deeper still are wounds that are not healing


everlast,erik schrody