Meet Gwen Hertz
"Jewelry that will get you compliments".
That's what Gwen Hertz is all about. She enjoys wire wrapping semi-precious gemstones and glass gemstones, setting faceted cubic zirconia, making earrings, doing wire filigree, and doing Viking Knit to make jewelry. Gwen feels that everyone needs to feel good about themselves and getting compliments about how you look can certainly help. Gwen also loves to make fused glass home decor items.
Gwen and her husband, Michael D. Hertz, have been creating jewelry since 2009 and formed “Classy Creations”. In 2011, they branched out to fused glass jewelry and kiln-formed glass. Gwen had a 30+ year career in the judicial system at the local, county and state government levels. She worked in the Colorado courts and for the Broward County Administrator’s Office (Ft. Lauderdale FL).
Gwen’s life has completely changed since 2009. The artistic couple relocated from Boynton Beach, FL to Summerfield, FL. About the time, Mike retired from a 30+ year career in the insurance safety industry, they took a fused glass class at Amazing Glaze in The Villages. They were “hooked” on fused glass immediately.
Gwen has studied the art of glass with Tanya Veit of AAE Glass in Cape Coral, FL. They also studied the art of kiln-formed and cold-worked glass under: Cheryl Frech, Linda Richardson-Bach, Dennis Brady, Milon Townsend, and Liz Renee, PhD. Gwen has also taken several wire sculpture classes from Dale Cougar Armstrong, Jan Stephens, Diane Mason, Mary Ellen Lanigan and others. The have also taken glass classes from Gil Reynolds, Susan McGarry and Laura Peirce.
Michael and Gwen are members of: Artisans of Mt. Dora in Mt. Dora, FL. Their artwork can be found at:
Artisans of Mt. Dora in Mt. Dora FL 32757 (352) 406-1000 www.artisansonfifth.com
Gwen's at Gilded Matilda's at 315 N Main St. Wildwood FL 34785 (352) 476-5531 www.gildedmatildas.com
- 1st Place: Gwen won in the coldworking category at the 2014 Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
- Best in Show: Gwen won at the "It's All in the Details" show sponsored by the Ocala Art Group.
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