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Toots Zynsky

Toots Zynsky

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Toots Zynsky
Born: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., March 25, 1951
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., U.S.A., 1973


1979. Rhode Island School of Design, Special Student Advanced Glass Program (Fall Semester)1973Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, Washington, Independent degree project video/glass/sculpture (August)1973B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

1971. Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, Washington, Glassblowing Workshop (June thru August)

1970. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isle, Maine, Glassblowing Workshop (August)


2013. Glass in Venice Award, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettre ed Arti and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

2013. Women's Center of Rhode Island Annual Women of Excellence Award 

2009. American Craft Council College of Fellows

2006. Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

1999. “Innovation in a Glassworking Technique”, UrbanGlass Annual Award, U.S.A.

1997. Die Bayerische Staatsregierung, Munich, GermanyThe Bavarian State Government prize

1988. Rakow Commission, Corning Museum of Glass, U.S.A.

1986. National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship, U.S.A.

1984. Research Grant, Stichting Klankschap (Foundation), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Music recording and research, Ghana (1984-1985)

1982. National Endowment for the Arts, Emerging Visual Artist FellowshipPilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, Washington, Artist-in-Residence (August

1981-82. New York State Council on the Arts, Artist-in-Residence Grant in conjunction with the New York Experimental Glass Workshop


Artists' personal website: www.tootszynsky.com