Private Thoughts: Beadwork Sculpture by Leslie B. Grigsby

Leslie Grigsby
Leslie Grigsby’s beadwork sculptures variously are inspired by Nature, Science, Science Fiction and the History of Art…this last being constantly “fed” by her experiences as senior curator of ceramics and glass at Winterthur. With technical (woodworking, etc.) support from her husband, Lindsay Grigsby, Leslie works in glass beads and thread (often in peyote or square stitch), typically over a solid core created in wood or other materials. As well as in private collections in the US, Canada and Australia, Leslie’s sculptures are included in the Kamm Teapot Foundation and NASA collections. Currently, her work also is on display at the US embassy in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa, as part of the US Department of State’s Art in Embassy’s program.