Barbara Becker Simon

Barbara Becker Simon has been a jeweler/goldsmith for over fifty years and a lampwork/bead artist since 1996. She received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Metalwork and Jewelry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Barbara teaches Metal Clay and Lampworking workshops as well as being a “Camp PMC” Principal Instructor Precious Metal Clay Certification Classes. She has taught workshops at craft and art venues such as Haystack, Penland and Arrowmont and various venues in the US. Her international teaching has included many cities in Japan; Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, Australia; Zurich, Switzerland, Weil, Austria, and Cornwall, Yorkshire, and Edinburgh in the UK.

Barbara’s work has won recognition and awards (Saul Bell Design Awards, 2007 & 2011, both for metal clay) and has been featured extensively in periodicals and books, including PMC Decade and the Lark books: 1000 Glass Beads and Showcase 1000 Beads. Barbara’s own book, Metal Clay Beads, (Lark, 2009) has been given high praise as a valuable and informative book for all levels of metal clay fans.

Barbara’s glass beads are in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass in NY and the Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Japan.

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What people are saying

  • Your classes are just amazing and I have learned sooo much from Cindy Pope’s classes on the Silhouette machines. She breaks it down so any beginner can learn. I didn’t take my Curio out of the box for a year until I watched her class. Now I’m addicted

    Beth B
  • Thank you for the informational class last night, and for the notes, it looks like a great product to work with. Best Wishes,

  • You are a truly generous soul to share so much with the community. I am constantly impressed by the extra effort you put into everything you do. A true inspiration. 

    Bridget D.