Toots Zynsky ‘s colored glass thread vases
Toots Zynsky ‘s Colored glass thread vases
Born in 1951 and raised in Massachusetts, Providence, craftswoman Mary Ann Toots Zynsky is now living in Rhode Island. She received her bachelor of fine arts in 1973 at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence. There, she was one of a group of pioneering artists studying with Dale Chihuly, who made studio glass a worldwide phenomenon. American glass artist Mary Ann Toots Zynsky has made a life’s work of studying and manipulating colored glass through the vehicle of her distinctive, undulating forms. She liked the organic look of the curling glass and incorporated it into later pieces. Both the tactile nature of the glass threads and the saturated color of the vessel fool the viewer into thinking this might not actually be glass at all.