ancy Goodall, Lead Designer and Co-Owner of G Clef Jewelry, literally stumbled upon jewelry making.
One winter, while the rest of the family was skiing, Nancy went shopping in Frisco, Colorado, where she actually tripped while walking in front of a local bead shop, and then wandered in out of curiosity.
The friendly and persuasive staff introduced her to beading, but Nancy soon realized she was most attracted to fused glass pieces, particularly those made with dichroic glass. After attending several classes throughout the United States Nancy, by trade an attorney and trust officer with CoreFirst Bank & Trust in Topeka, Kansas, and a music director at local theatres, found she was hooked. She has expanded her glass and jewelry repertoire to architectural pieces, wire wrapping, metalsmithing and lampwork beadmaking. She has studied locally, as well as with Dale Nichols and Kent Lauer (California), Patty Gray (Washington), Colleen McGraw and Scott Dye (Las Vegas), Bonnie Perry (Massachusetts), Catharine Weaver (Alaska), Will Smith (Tennessee), Joe DiPietro (Florida), and Sara Sally LaGrand (Missouri). She also studied at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Georgia.
She has received several awards for her work. She teaches fused glass, wire working and lampwork beads. Her work can be seen at various art fairs, shops and galleries in the Midwest, Las Vegas and New York.