2019 GLASS ARTISTS
KEN PATZOLDT & Jo Manbeck (map #96)
Grand Rapids, MN
Timberwind Studio's Ken Patzoldt and Jo Manbeck have enhanced innumerable homes, businesses, and sacred spaces with their striking glass images for the past 40 years. Their dimensional pieces continually evolve as they experiment with the medium, and combine glass with other materials - stretching conventional usage and applications.
Manbeck & Patzoldt offer distinctive and original design concepts influenced by historical context, architectural style, or contemporary statements; always striving for balance between form and function.
Jon Offutt (map #2)
The primary influences on my work are the blowing process and the different attributes of my colors, and the strong horizon line and striking vistas of the prairie. I continue to explore the mark making and subtle powder applications that allow me to render landscapes in glass.
linda carlson (map #92)
Minnesota City, MN
Glasverks by Linda has a variety of large and small artistic stained glass pieces that can brighten any spot. I have been working with stained glass for 20 plus years but always enjoy learning new techniques. Creating a special order for someone or designing new pieces is exciting for me. I use stained glass, bevels, vintage dishes, colorful agates and other accent pieces that I find to make each piece unique.
Douglas Becker (map #29)
Douglas Becker art glass artist has worked in glass for 40 years. Beginning his life’s passion at Anoka Ramsey College in Coon Rapids, Mn in 1980, designing and operating studio private since 1983.
Laurel Grey (map #113)
Laurel Grey grew up in Japan, Germany and Texas, spending most of her adult life on the central California coast. Preferring cooler weather and four seasons, she moved to Wisconsin in 2008. Her glass art reflects a blend of all these various geographies and cultures. It includes coffee tables, sculptures, and window and wall panels, mostly inspired by nature. Many pieces also incorporate organic elements such as stones, driftwood & metals.
Nicholas Bowers (map #50)
Griffin Glass and Design is owned and operated By Nicholas and Alisa Bowers, located in Mequon Wi. All works are designed and made one piece at a time. The designs are intended for indoors as well as outdoors inspired by nature.