Nan Varela is a second generation glass artist and has been creating
glass artwork for over thirty-five years. Her specialty is kilnwork
where she almost exclusively uses dichroic glass as her material of
choice. Karen Nanís signature piece is her heart-shaped cabochons
however her collection includes a vast assortment of unique shaped
cabochons, pendants, and beads.
But the talent doesnít end there. Karen Nan is also a skilled wire
artist. Combining wire with her glass pieces is simply perfection and
is what ultimately makes her gallery jewelry pieces unique and sought
When Karen Nan is not working on her jewelry, she enjoys working on
larger sculptural pieces, some of which have been shown in galleries
throughout Southern California.
Glass art is Karen Nanís passion in life and each piece that she creates
reflects her love for this art form!