I am a long time educator with more than 40 years of teaching experience including 21 years teaching glass beadmaking. The process of creating glass beads is magical and even after all these years, it is so satisfying to witness a student's "got it" moment. After working with stained glass, some furnace glass blowing and years of creating handcrafted kaleidoscopes, I stumbled upon glass beadmaking in the early 1990's and have been addicted ever since.
I have taught more than 40 classes, on all skill levels, at the John C. Campbell Folk School. In addition to teaching many classes in my private studio I have also taught for credit classes at Miami University in Ohio, the Appalachian Center for Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, several studios in Virginia and a local private high school. Teaching several classes in a wonderful studio in Ireland is one of the highlights of my years as an instructor. I authored a tutorial for inclusion in the official publication of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and am the co-author of Just Plain Beads. My work can be found in several books and magazines and I have participated in many fine craft shows and exhibitions. I am also the co-founder of the 15 year event, Hot Time in the Mountains, an on-going, semi-annual retreat for glass beadmakers.
I served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers and was president of Craft Artists of Southern Tennessee and Vice President of the Southeast Chapter of Tennessee Craft.
Group Class Now Enrolling
In addition to the one-on-one lessons that can be booked from this page, Marjorie Langston is offering a group class titled Treasures from Glass and Fire alongside Terry Hale. This class starts March 1, and is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School. Learn more and sign up here.