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Meet the Artist: Toots Zynsky

April 17, 2007
Toots Zynsky - Libertá (Liberty)

Toots Zynsky builds amorphous, glass vessels that defy categorization, her objects inhabiting a region where painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts meet. In this interview, Zynsky discusses the early days of the American studio glass movement when she was a student of Dale Chihuly’s at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Pilchuck Glass School. Zynsky also gives insight into her ideas about color and technique and the inspiration and insight she’s gained from her extensive travels.

Toots Zynsky
Toots Zynsky (born Mary Ann Toots Zynsky) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973. In 1971, she assisted Dale Chihuly and others in the founding and early development of Pilchuck Glass School. From 1980 to 1983, she was a key...