You met Dagmar Bruckner and her husband Gunnar yesterday at Kiez Eis blogpost.
Here she is in her gallery/store, just around the corner from the ice cream store.
Dagmar’s first career was Occupational Therapist but about fifteen years ago while living in Brooklyn, she learned how to make glass beads.
She demonstrated the making of a glass bead. The colored glass rods are from Murano, Italy.
She lit her torch and melted the end of the rod to the consistency of honey, turning it all the time onto a metal tool.
Sometimes she uses a mold to form the bead but most of the time she creates each bead by hand without the mold, so they don’t lose the handcrafted touch.
One of her signature creations is –
Tiny pieces of the Berlin Wall inside a single glass bead
Once a month dbeads conceptstore hosts concerts.
Her graphic artist made these bumper stickers with this saying! She gave me a couple to bring home.
Thanks Dagmar for being part of the People at Work Series. She suggested a new project for my next visit to Berlin- Artists at Work!