Janice Peacock is a cozy mystery author who specializes in craft and hobby mysteries. She loves to write about artists who find new ways to live their lives and perhaps catch a criminal or two in the process. While working in a glass studio with several colorful and quirky artists, she was inspired to write the Glass Bead Mystery Series. The Ruby Shaw Mysteries, which are set in a small hillside mining town, were inspired by her trips to Jerome, Arizona and Jacksonville, Oregon.
Janice Peacock has been making glass beads and creating one-of-kind jewelry since 1992. Much of her recent work has focused on the creation of items which look ancient—African masks used in traditional ceremonies and tiny vessels unearthed from the sea. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. She has recently started creating large glass sculptures using a sand casting technique.
Janice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats, plus a newly adopted dog. In addition to non-stop beading, she likes reading, knitting, quilting, and gardening. She has a studio full of beads...lots and lots of beads.
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Janice was selected to be an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA in 2011. Watch this mini-documentary about her residency.
In this video, Janice describes her passion for glass and why masks are meaningful to her, followed by an up-close look at the process of glass sand casting.