Morley Art studios is owned and operated by myself, Sheila Morley. I am an Artist working with glass since 2005. Making art since childhood. I expect to be making art for the rest of My Life.
I almost always have a day job as well. Keeping my creative juices flowing, the bills paid in full, and offering my boys the best opportunities I can.
Since 1997, I have worked doing Autocad drafting, and Engineering. Specializing in Institutional Furniture for Science laboratories, and hospitals.
My Art History ~ A College graduate of Fine Arts in 1997. I have been Selling my work through shops and galleries. Inspired by Music and art, I enjoy creating art that pays tribute to Life. Sculpting emotional figurative gesture has been a theme for me since the 90's.
I discovered how to fuse high resolution imagery in and on my glass in 2007. A process I have perfected over the years. (both soft glass and borosilicate) I make custom art with the customers imagery. What I am calling, "memory stones" ...aka "Image in glass sculpture".
Combining imagery with my emotional figurative gestures is where I am at today. I am working at the flame with several types of glass and at the Furnace.
In the past, I have taught introductory and advanced classes in bead making, and marb
2006-Present Grateful lives LLC, incorporating Sheila's glass art, as well as art and services by the Morley family.
2018 - Present Freelance, Auto CAD drawing specializing in Laboratory design, including grow Lab
2008 - Present Medical Marijuana care giver, Grower and Consultant
1997-2019, Farnell Contracting, Inc. AutoCAD Drafting /Engineering / Project Management / Lab Furniture Design
1994-1996 Farmer Assistant (Cherry, apple, strawberries) Leland,MI
1994-1997 Michigan State University Department Studio Assistant
1995-1996 Main Street gallery, Leland, MI. Sales SO MUCH FUN!
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University – Major in Sculpture and Ceramics (Graduated with High Honor)
Continued Education with Masters in Art:
2014-2016 Michigan hot glass, Albert Young. Furnace glass continuing class
2013 Masters Seminar with Paul Stankard (Philosophy of Art and flame working)
2012 Beadmaking Stringer control with JC Herrell
2010 – 2012 Independent borosilicate studies with Gideon Rockwood
2008 Furnace Glass I with Touch of light Studio in Royal Oak, MI
2007 Loren Stump II
2007 Andrew Brown Hot and Cold glass
2006 Loren Stump I
2005 Introduction to glass bead making with Genessee Glassworks
2004 Independent Soldering Studies
1993 Oil Painting with Tom Parish
2013-2018 The Michigan glass project sculptural bead making demonstrations
2007 to present Flame working workshops at the studio. 1 or 2 students at a time
2013 International Flame conference Panel discussion on Marbles, as we call them Orbs
2012 Spring ISGB retreat. Mandrel implosions demonstration at ABR imagery
2011 bead making retreat class on landscape beads
2010 Murrini Demonstration for Glassact
2009 Decal Demonstration for Glassact
2008 Making a petal Murrini with Glassact
2008-2012 part time bead making Instructor at Dearborn glass academy
2012-The Michigan Glass project, Volunteer, Staff, Visiting Artist, and Vendor
2007 GLASSACT, Southeast Michigan glass bead makers guild, Volunteer secretary
1994 Artistic sabbatical, Sketch book study in the Western, US (See blog Archives)
2015 Spring issue: Flow Magazine. Glass image marble collaboration with Ron Morley
2012 Winter issue: Flow MAgazine. Women in glass
2010 Winter issue: Flow Magazine. Women in glass
2010 January: Glassline magazine, Digital Imagery on Lampwork Glass by Sheila Morley
2009 Summer: The Glass Bead, ISGB publication by the ISGB -Sculptural Goddess beads by Jim Kervin
2008 Winter issue: Flow Magazine. Women in glass
2008 Out of the box travelling exhibition with The International Society of Glass Beadmakers
2008 April/May: Glassline Magazine, Making a petal murrini, Article by Sheila Molrey
2007 Winter issue: Flow Magazine, Women in Glass
2007 Summer issue: Annealer Magazine
2007 April/May: Glass Line Magazine, Boogie down Beads! Article by Sheila Morley
2013 Wheaton Arts Museum Gallery
2012 Lawrence Street Gallery Glass art show, Ferndale, Michigan
2010 Ariana gallery Glass Month Exhibit and demonstration
2009 Ariana gallery Glass Month Exhibit and demonstration
2009 Collaboration with Glassact, Convergence
2008 Out of the Box traveling exhibition with the ISGB
2007-2008 Orchard Lake Fine Arts show
2007 Frantz Art glass Anything goes 3rd place award
1998 Kaleidoscopic slide presentation, Lansing. MI
1996-1997 Michigan State University Kresge Art Museum
1997 Michigan State University Gallery One Dichotomous Duo
Personal Artistic Accomplishments:
2014 Decals meet the hot shop!!
2007 Decal tests begin, flameworking soft and hard glass
2006 Sheila Morley Glass Art (dot com) began
2004 Updated my studio to be heated, and used year round
1999 Purchased my 1st Studio space
1997 Built the room of beads with hundreds of beads made out clay
1996 Cast a 30″ tall hollow bronze figure sculpture
1994 Applied and was accepted into CCS, Fine arts~ College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan
Bead Museum, Arizona, USA 2007
Bead Museum, Canada 2007