Claire Kelly Visits Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts For 3-Day Event March 19, 20, 21 – Enjoy Dinner With The Artist, Live Glass Blowing Demo, And Family Day

World renowned glass artist, Claire Kelly, is coming to Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts from March 19 – 21. The public is invited to a Meet The Artist Dinner (Thursday, March 19), a Glass Blowing Demo with live music and refreshments (Friday, March 20), and a free Family Day (Saturday, March 21).  KUDOS to Benzaiten, located in Lake Worth, for bringing these gifted visionary artists to our area!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Make Your Reservations for the Dinner to hold a space!  





At  the  Center

1105 2nd Avenue  S.    Lake Worth, FL

 561-508-7315     Email:

Normal Hours of Operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 10AM – 5PM




“Obliquity” by Claire Kelly











World Renowned Glass Artist



March 19, 20, 21, 2020





Claire Kelly’s body of work examines the relationships we have with animals and their larger presence in our world and the current environment. The result is a series of fantastical microcosms, which bring a consciousness and introspection to their decorative appeal. These glass sculptures tell and reveal a story about the fragility and preservation, within these small worlds, where the animals dwell, while presenting their role in the grander scheme of life.







Glass creations by Claire Kelly





Thursday, March 19, 2020

6 – 9 PM


An elegant sit-down dinner limited to 40 people is set up in Benzaiten’s beautiful gallery. Claire will give a talk about her work, techniques and what inspires her ending with an Interactive question and answer session.   $100 per person

Make Your Reservations now:

Call the center at 561-508-7315

or email




Claire has been an instructor at Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Centro Fundacion del Vidrio in Spain.  She has been a resident artist at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received the Rosenberg Residency at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Recently, she was an artist-in-residence at the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass where she created a new body of work using specialty glass from Effetre, a glass company based in Murano, Italy.



Claire Kelly Artist Demo



Friday, March 20, 2020

6  – 10 PM

Claire will demonstrate the difficult and complicated techniques of blowing with murinies over a period of four hours accompanied by a live band with appetizers  and two drinks. Only $15 at the door




“Circumstellar Sky Blue” by Claire Kelly


Saturday, March 21, 2020

2  – 5 PM

Claire will demo for 3 hours





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For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida






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Raida Disbrow Invites You To Havana Beads Studio At Fish House Art Center

The Fish House Art Center is home to 8 working artist studios, gallery and a quaint café with great restaurants within walking distance. Raida Disbrow is a Lampwork glass artist, a ceramicist, jewelry designer and owner of world renown Havana Beads.  The Rickie Report is excited to share some of Raida’s artistry and from personal experience, knows the quality of her beads and jewelry speak for themselves.  One-of-a-kind jewelry designs are available for purchase as well as Lampwork (glass) and ceramic beads for those that enjoy making their own creations.








Features :

Havana Beads

by Raida Disbrow



4725 SE DeSoto Avenue   Port Salerno, FL 34997

(954) 464-1360






Raida Disbrow is a Lampwork (glass) artist, ceramic artist, jewelry designer and owner of Havana Beads. Fifteen years ago Raida began making one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry creations. In her search for unique beads she discovered the art of Lampworking.






Lampworking is an art form which became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. Lampworking is the art of melting glass rods with a torch and creating on a steel mandrel small works of art. These pieces are decorated with thinner stringer pieces of glass and when finished annealed in a kiln for strength and durability.




Raida has a background in Interior Design and uses these principles to design, and use color in her glass pieces as well as her artisan jewelry. She has a great love for nature and frequently incorporates elements in her beads and artisan jewelry.







Radio’s bead creations are well known and respected  throughout the beading world, for their intricacies and unusual designs.  Her artisan jewelry and beads have been published in the following publications.



• Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine
• Bead Star Magazine
• Beads 2011 Magazine
• Bead Trends Magazine
• 101 Bracelet, Necklaces and Earrings Magazine
• Bead Soup Book
• Stringing Magazine
• Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine
Visit Raida’s quaint working studio/boutique at the Fish House Art Center located on the Scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida. One-of-a-kind jewelry designs are available for purchase as well as Lampwork (glass) and ceramic beads for those that enjoy making their own creations.



For more information please visit:


4725 SE DeSoto Avenue    Port Salerno, FL 34997

(954) 464-1360



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