Two of our glass artists are setting up shop together today to bring you the whole spectrum of beautiful glass work. Linda is a glass blower by trade and turns molten glass into spectacular art and functional pieces. She can also create custom pieces with the colors you choose. Join these two artists today to explore the wonderful world of glass art and choose a special piece for you or someone you love!
Linda Dzwigalski-Long Biography
The interplay of light and glass attracted Linda Dzwigalski-Long to hot glass blowing and sculpting from an early age as she watched mesmerized by glass blowers on family vacations in Michigan. You can see her love of this interaction exhibited in many of her vases, bowls, paperweights and other decorative art pieces.
Linda’s works have won awards at the Thompson Valley Art League Regional Art Show and the Cheyenne Garden Glass: A Glass Art Celebration Exhibit and Competition. In 2017 Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY, acquired a four-piece permanent installation for the main lobby of the new Medical Office Building. Her work can be found at the Tesoro Gallery in Denver, Independence Gallery in Loveland, CO; the Blue Moose Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado and the Three Crows Gallery in Cheyenne, WY.
Linda grew up just south of Detroit, Michigan, which allowed easy access to the Toledo Museum of Art, considered the birthplace of the American Studio Glass Movement when Harvey Littleton partnered with the museum in 1962 on glass blowing workshops. Her corporate life allowed her to travel and work in all fifty states and most of the Canadian provinces. Her hiking adventures around the world fed her interest in exploring local cultures and small towns. Her fond memories of the beautiful landscapes and scenery inspire many of her works of art.
Linda attained her BA in Industrial Relations at the University of Detroit. Much of her corporate career was leading regional field operations in the food manufacturing and hospitality industries. She relocated to Masonville, Colorado, in 2010 and chose to foster her love of glass by taking lessons at several studios in Denver and Fort Collins. She continues to challenge her skills and explore new processes every week.