Amy Waldman-Smith has been making glass beads since 2001. She first taught beadmaking in 2003 at the BeadFX Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Waldman-Smith regularly teaches glassworking classes in Canada and the United States. She is largely self-taught, and continues to study art and glassmaking. Waldman-Smith is currently the Regional Director for Canada for the ISGB; she had previously held that position from 2007 – 2009. Her beads have been in numerous exhibits and venues across North America, and her work has been featured in Glass Line Magazine, The Flow Magazine, 1000 Glass Beads, and numerous others.