Glasswork – Stained, Mosaic Art, and Kiln Fused
began her career as a registered nurse and continued in that capacity until her
first child was born in 1985. Since then, she has been working with glass, and
teaching glass art to children and adults at her studio in York and in
workshops across the state.
art education began in New York City in 1974 with classes in photography and
darkroom technique. In 1980, she studied stained glass during an intensive two-week
class in Nashville. She later studied with Isaiah Zager in Philadelphia and
learned mosaic mural design. In 2006 Linda learned advanced glass fusing at
John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Although she has had extensive
training in glass and mosaics, her skills in quilting and hot glass are
jewelry consists of layers of dichroic glass fused together at very high
temperatures in a glass kiln - a process originally produced by the aerospace
industry. Transmitted color and reflective colors, which shift and blend
depending on the angle of the light, gives this medium its unique quality.
mosaic work led her to organize youth mosaic workshops with the Black Belt
Glass Arts Guild of Sumter County. During the workshops children created
mosaics to fill broken sections of York’s sidewalks, mosaic windows for the
Akron Boys & Girls Club in Hale County, and mosaic stepping stones for a
Black Belt Garden at the University of West Alabama. Each stone features a
flower native to the Black Belt.
Linda’s work has been on display at numerous galleries, shows, and
festivals throughout Alabama and Mississippi, as well as at her studio The
Cotton Patch Art Studio in York. Visit her website at www.littleriverart.com