Leah Nietz has been working with glass for 16+ years. She is a mostly self taught artist with the exception of an 8 hour intro to lampwork class at The Bead Factory in Tacoma, WA, a murini class with Gini Behrendt and three private hotshop lessons at Gathered Glass in Toledo, OH.
Until 2018 her main focus was wearable beads and vessels. She is now dabbling with larger blowing projects.
Leah taught lampwork classes at the Toledo Museum of Art for 3 years (2004 – 2006).
Her work has been published in the Oct 2016 edition of Bead & Button Magazine, the Dec 2014, Oct 2015 and Feb 2016 editions of The Soda Lime Times, the Fall/Oct 2012 edition of Jewelry Affaire Magazine in beautiful creations designed by Jennifer Short as well as the Oct 2006, Oct 2007 & Dec 2007 editions of Bead & Button Magazine & in the Bead Dreams gallery at BeadAndButton.com in August 2011.