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Kim Fields


Kim Fields graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising. She built a strong career in television production, and won three Emmy Awards while at Chicagos superstation WGN-TV. Throughout her career, Kim continued to explore numerous outlets for expressing her passion for the arts.

In 1999, Kim took a beginners lampworking class. Just a year later she found that working with glass was so fulfilling, she decided to leave her 20- year corporate career behind and devote herself completely to the art of glass beadmaking and jewelry design.

Among her achievements are the 2005 Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award from the Flow Magazine; 2008 Commemorative Bead Artist at the Bead and Button Show; the 2009 Hans Gobo Frabel Novice Award; the International Society of Glass Beadmakers ‘Presidents Award’; and the cover of “The Flow” magazine’s Winter 2011 Women in Glass issue.

Kim has taught at many glass studios throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her recent work can be seen on her website www.northfiredesigns.com and at shows, galleries, and in numerous publications.

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How to Register:

  • You may register on-line through the form above, or by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment is required in advance for registration and may be done on-line at the time of registration or in-person at the store.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be mature and responsible to work safely to be allowed to take some of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.