Sandra and Whitney Huber are lampwork artisans located in Essex, Connecticut. They formed Huber Glass Bead Makers to offer their work for sale. Sandy grew up in a home where she always had access to good fine arts and crafts materials with much encouragement to explore them. Her educational background is in art education with a concentration in crafts. Sandy’s extensive knowledge of flower gardening is a source of inspiration for her beads. Whitney is an award-winning architect who has had a lifelong interest in glass artistry. His fascination with glass began as a boy when he watched a glass blower make hima clear glass swan with a cobalt blue bill. Sandy discovered lampworking in 2008; she introduced Whitney to lampworking soon after. Since then, they have been studying and exploring lampworking techniques and use of the extensive palette of soft glass available for bead making. The Hubers built their lampworking studio in 2011 at their home in Essex. Sandy and Whitney have studied lampworking under the generous guidance of Caitlin Hyde, Heather Trimlett, Amy Waldman Smith, and Hayley Tsang Sather. They constantly seek to develop their skills and expand their lampwork bead offerings. Their work is inspired by patterns and images from nature, and the work of other bead artists from the United States and abroad.