Nanette Charif was born in Wisconsin and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.  She started out as a child learning how to sew, crochet, knit, and embroider.  Her creativity led her hairstyling and she has been doing hair for over forty years along with her glasswork.  In the beginning, she was looking for something to do artistically and started stringing beads and selling her own jewelry creations.  

Eleven years ago, searching for a way to add elements into her bead stringing she discovered lampworking or torchworking.   Being a jewelry artist she started out making beads but quickly expanded her knowledge of glass and started doing fusing and slumping in the kiln. 

In addition to her own work, Nan teaches courses in glasswork at The Sonoran Glass School and donates her time and creations to Beads of Courage, an organization that provides assistance to sick children struggling with life-threatening illnesses.


*The Flow Magazine 2014  

Fish tutorial:  text by Nanette Charif, pictures by Dick Hoge

*Lammaga (Japanese magazine) 2011

*Perspectives Exhibit (juried) 2009

GAS (Glass Art Society) conference in Corning, NY

Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI

Kobe Museum in Kobe, Japan

*The Flow Magazine 2008, 2010, 2011

Woman’s Issue (A torch work magazine)

*Tubac Holiday Artisan Market 2008, 2009

Tubac, AZ

*SAACA Art Fest (juried) 2008, 2009,2010

Oro Valley and Tucson

*Big Brothers, Big Sisters Art Show (juried)

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Terri Caspary Schmidt (2016)

JC Herrell (2015)

Suellen Fowler (2014)

Alysa Phiel (2011)

Renee Wiggins (2011)

Karl Taylor (2011)

Michael Barley (2010)

Bronwen Heilman (2008)

Kristen Franzten-Orr (private 2008)

Margaret Zinser (2 classes, 1 private 2007)

Bandu Dunham (2006)