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Linda Dzwigalski-long

I have been fascinated by glass for as long as I can remember. Blown, cut, stained, sculpted, transparent, opaque—you name it, I have admired it.

During my family's “Up North” Michigan vacations to Houghton Lake, I would walk from the cottage to the Glass Shoppe to admire the beautiful pieces made by the lamp work artists— astounded to see their creations formed before my very eyes.  I grew up in Southern Michigan in close proximity to The Toledo Museum of Art and its significant Glass Art Collection.   I visited the gallery often to admire the interplay of glass and light.  Viewing glass collections and displays throughout the country and internationally, fueled my love of the medium.

In 2010, I married and moved to the wonderful community of Masonville, Colorado,  I was fortunate enough to find the Glass Rocks Studio.  Dottie Boscamp leads a studio steeped in learning the fundamentals and then filled with encouragement to try anything and everything. “I didn’t expect that,” is a frequently heard phrase in the studio as we attempt new approaches and ways to interact with this wonderful fluid material.  My works bring this openness of trying  new approaches to life.  From delicate decorative accessories to commanding sculpted pieces to practical and functional works, I love creating it all.  

 

After years of being a road warrior in my "other" career--leading restaurant operations across the country, I came off the road and have been able to devote more time to my glass work--and learning new ways to bring the medium to life.  

 

Awards:

2015 - Second Place, 3D, Thompson Valley Art League Regional Fine Art Show 

2015 - Second Place - Hot Glass, A Glass Art Celebration; Cheyenne, Wyoming

2014 - Second Place - 3D - Thompson Valley Art League Regional Fine Art Show