Leah Nietz

Born in 1979, South Dakota USA

Currently lives and works in Wayne, Ohio


Self taught apart from an introduction to lampwork class at The Bead Factory in Tacoma, WA in 2002, a private murini session with Gini Behrendt in 2004. and three private hot shop lesson at Gathered Glass in Toledo, OH with Eli Lippman

Selected Exhibitions

2004, 2005, 2006: Black Swamp Art Festival, OH 

2005, 2006: Crosby Festival of the Arts, Crosby Botanical Gardens, OH


Selected Publications

Bead & Button Magazine, October 2006, pg. 40

A Beading Mecca: Bead & Button Magazine, December 2007, pg. 119

“Vessels” by Jennifer Short : Jewelry Affaire Magazine, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Autumn 2012, pg. 44-46

The Soda Lime Times, Cover, November 2012

The Soda Lime Times, Cover, February 2016 

Bead Dreams: Bead & Button Magazine, October 2016, pg. 17


Works held in Private collections in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, The United Kingdom, Israel and Singapore.

Teaching and Instruction

2004 – 2007 Lampwork Glass Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art