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Welcome to Leslie B. Grigsby’s Beadwork site.  Leslie lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and creates sculpture using glass seedbeads and thread, sometimes over a wooden or other core.  Technical assistance, especially regarding woodworking and assembly, generously is provided by Leslie’s husband, Lindsay Grigsby.

Leslie’s designs variously are inspired by science fiction, science fact, the history of art and/or nature. 

2014

2013

  • Work in progress.  Hide (Fawn).
  • Exhibited & work published.  The Artists of Winterthur: A Collective Exhibition, The Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA (September 6-28, 2013).  Featured in John Chambless, “A concern for the past unites Winterthur artists,” Chester County Press (September 11, 2013).  This group show included past and present employees of Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE.
  • Sculpture commission completed.  Jeannie’s Koi
  • Exhibited. The Beadmaker’s Art: Inspired by the Book 35 Artists Innovate with Beads” (August 1-September 7, 2013), Mobilia Gallery, 358 Huron Ave., Cambridge, MA.  Show featured in critic’s choice section of  the Boston Globe , “The Week Ahead: Theater, galleries, and museums,” August 14, 2013.  (See Raygun No. 5 and Southern to the Core [bowl].) 
  • Work published.  Suzanne Golden Presents: 35 Artists Innovate with Beads, by Lark Books (Sterling Publishing, NYC, April 2013) pp. 94-99.  Seven Grigsby sculptures are featured (Egyptian Teapot, Fish teapot, Raygun No. 3 and Four Elements (Helmet series).)
  • Exhibited & Featured Work.  Changing Spots (Amur leopard) at Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  Listed as Featured Work on gallery site.

2012

2011

  • Sculpture joins NASA Collection.  Rocket Ship No. 2  (Selected, after becoming finalist in competition, see below.)
  • Work continues on the Egyptian Teapot, a commission for the the Kamm Teapot Foundation.

2010

2009

  • Commission.  If You Drink Any More Tea, You’ll Turn Into a Teapot! for The Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta NC
  • Exhibited.  Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2008

  • Exhibited.  (Snyderman-Works Galleries) Annual International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), 57th Street Armory, NYC (Spring)
  • Exhibited.  Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Exhibited.  Turning Point Gallery, Media, PA

2007

  • Exhibited.  (Snyderman-Works Galleries) Annual International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art (SOFA), 57th Street Armory, NYC (Spring)
  • Exhibited.  Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Exhibited.  Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2006 – present

  • Exhibited.  Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Exhibited periodically.  (Snyderman-Works Galleries) Annual International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art (SOFA).   Venues: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (Fall); 57th Street Armory, NYC (Spring)


2 Responses to “Welcome and Bio”


  1. June 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Leslie, it was a pleasure to meet you yesterday and to look at your website and BEAUTIFUL pieces! I do see that we both love details and I look forward to future contacts with you. Judy Carter


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In progress: Tigger-Tiger

Grigsby Beadwork - Tigger-Tiger

Recent Work – Hide (Fawn)

Leslie Grigsby Beadwork - Fawn (Hide)

Changing Spots

In Progress

Jeannie’s Koi

Helmets (Series: The Elements)

Outer Space (Series: Ray Guns, Rocket Ships and Eclipse)

Earth & Globe (Series)

Water and Fish (Series: Waterways)

Teapot: If You Drink Any More Tea, You'll Turn Into a Teapot

Egyptian Teapot

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