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"Glass, like water, is a very fluid and dynamic medium. It can contain, surround, and magnify objects, creating magical effects to delight the eye and fascinate the imagination. Using these properties, I am able to create beautiful, dynamic designs that are full of life, inviting you to look again and again into my world. The beautiful three-demensional environments in my paperweights and marbles express my meticulous attention to detail and life long love of nature. Touchstone Glass is a family business located in Winoma, MN. I design the work and am assisted in its creation by my son, Colin, and my husband,Steve....Our paperweights and marbles are exquisitely made pieces that you will enjoy for a lifetime" I was born in Washington, D.C. in 1949 and grew up in Falls Church, Virginia. I have a B.A. from Boston University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Harvard all in Geology. I turned to art in the mid 1980's, after many years as a geologist. My formal studies in glass include. Pilchuck Glass Studio 1991 Corning Glass Studio 1996,2000,2003,and 2006 Bowling Green State University 1997-99 Chris Buzzini Studio 2004