About the Artist
Kelley Allen has lived in California, New York, Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico and Strasbourgh, France. She loves the beauty of the natural world and began crafting at the age of ten using leaves and grasses. Her love of nature compelled her to get a BS in Natural Resource Conservation from Cornell University ('97).
Dabbling in various artistic media through the years, she tried melting glass in a process called lampworking in 2009 at the Corning Museum of Glass. Immediately captivated, she began her journey in glass bead making largely self-taught. Classes with Milon Townsend and Kristen Frantzen Orr have influenced her approach to glasswork, and have inspired her to excel.
Recently, Kelley began combining her lampworked beads with off-loom seed bead weaving to create complete pieces of wearable art. Her torching studio is located in Jupiter, FL. Her work can be seen at the Cornell Museum Gift Shop in Delray Beach and at
She also teaches beginning beadweaving classes at the gallery on Tuesday evenings.