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About Us

gallery of our work
A showcase of our work – currently features our postcards through the years – we hope to add a selection of our work and even non-glass items in the future.

About Us

Helen Tsang and Hayley Tsang Sather are sisters whose backgrounds in architecture, fine art and graphic design lead them to transform their creative energy into material form. Their San Francisco lampworked glass and artisan jewelry studio is named enVision for their motto – we live to create; we love to envision.

Helen Tsang

Helen Tsang is a practicing architect licensed in California specializing in residential architecture. In addition to glass, Helen's passion is music. She started playing the piano at the young age of four, studied the violin and flute briefly before settling down with the cello. She performs in the cello section of the San Francisco Civic Symphony – a community orchestra that gives free concerts in San Francisco quarterly.

In 2006, Helen, along with Hayley, discovered the magic of glass while searching for interesting beads to incorporate into their jewelry. Helen has had the privilege of studying under Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Cynthia Tilker, and Norikazu Kogure (author of the popular book, Tonbo Dama), and was the teaching assistant for Holly Cooper. Helen loves drawing on glass and has spent numerous hours perfecting her stringer control. Her latest series is inspired by the Byzantine style jewelry.

Education and Professional License
1986 – Licensed Architect, California
1984 – Bachelor of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Hayley Tsang Sather

Hayley Tsang Sather has a fine arts background with a BFA from the University of Hawaii and a MFA from Yale University. She has had her own graphic design studio for over 20 years in San Francisco. Her art and crafts background enabled her to explore many mediums – from drawing, painting and sculpture in her younger years to photography and ceramics later. More recently, she has been exploring woodworking, jewelry, and metal clay.

In 2006 she, along with Helen, discovered the magic of glass while searching for interesting beads to incorporate into their jewelry. Hayley has had the privilege of studying under many inspiring artists and is most influenced by Vittorio Costantini, Gianni Toso, and Loren Stump, who have piqued her interest in sculptural work.

Hayley has spent a great deal of time exploring silver glass – soda lime glass laden with silver and other metals – and has written, taught, and authored tutorials on the subject. Although working with silver glass is her passion, her obsession is executing a perfect form, such as a slender bicone, a tube, an olive, a barrel, or a sphere.

Hayley thrives in being outside her comfort zone and is continually exploring. Her endeavors in her flameworking journey include wearable "marbles," humongous blown hollows, giant-hole rings, intricate stringer and dot decoration, and embellishments.

Early 2014, Hayley rekindled her passion for knitting after discovering the fiber site, Ravelry. She has started enVision, a group "For knitters with discriminating taste for luxury yarns and exceptional patterns, primarily in challenging lace designs" and delved into the exciting world of lace shawl designs.

About about the same time, Hayley began taking metalsmithing classes at her local community college and continues to explore its many interesting techniques. She hopes to one day combine her glass, fiber, wire works, woodworking, and metalsmithing skills into fun and exciting objet d'art!

Hayley draws her inspiration from her fine arts training of design, color, texture, composition, abstraction, juxtaposition, and interpretation.

Hayley teaches flameworking both in the United States and worldwide.

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More on Hayley

Publications

2016
The Flow Magazine

2014
The Flow Magazine
Soda Lime Times

2013
The Flow Magazine
ISGB Glass Bead Evolution
Soda Lime Times
SE9 – 9th Silver Color How To
Reactive 2013 ebook

2012
The Flow Magazine
ISGB Journey
Soda Lime Times

2011
The Flow Magazine
Bedazzled eBook
SE8 – 8th Silver Color How To
Profitable Glass Magazine
SE7 – 7th Silver Color How To
Reactive Twisty 2011 ebook
Creating Glass Beads

2010
The Flow Magazine
SE6 – 6th Silver Color How To
SE5 – 5th Silver Color How To
SE4 – 4th Silver Color How To

2009
The Flow Magazine
SE3 – 3rd Silver Color How To
Swirl ebook

2008
The Flow Magazine
SE2 – 2nd Silver Color How To

2007
Bead Review 3
SE1 – 1st Silver Color How To

Exhibition

2013
ISGB Gathering, Rochester, New York

2012
ISGB Gathering, Bellevue, Washington

2011
ISGB Gathering, Louisville, Kentucky
Pismo Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Other

2012-2013
Director of Communications and Marketing, ISGB
Editor in Chief and Creative Director, ISGB Glass Bead Evolution magazine

2009-2011
Regional Director, West Region, ISGB