Owner and artist at Linda Mason Designs
Linda Mason's first experience with glass (aside from breaking it) was in taking a class creating stained glass window panels. She then taught herself the art of lampworking and through her daughter's interests began to explore fiber and the various techniques of fabric creation.
Linda is a life long resident of Warren, PA. She has studied art from many local and some well known artists like Abe Schwartz, Carla Colosimo, Ruth Levinson, Dick Nelson (Score and Skive), Harriet Johnson (weaver) and gets important feedback and insight from artists Reg Darling and Terry Darling as well as other friends and family. Linda has studied at the Corning Museum of Glass with Martha Biggar, Loren Stump and Margaret Neher and plans to continue her education at the CMOG. Linda has recently attended a class in at The Georgia Seminars by the Sea Porcelain Arts School on Tybee Island, Georgia, where she studied portraiture painting in miniature on porcelain. She was given a “Reward of Merit” by the teacher Jerri Cook “Cookie” Barton.
She is an honors graduate from the Jamestown Business College, black belt in Karate, and has practiced other disciplines such as yoga and pilates. Linda was honored to receive a 1st place blue ribbon from The Letchworth Arts and Craft Show in the mixed media category in the 2010 show. Other awards Linda has received are a second place in the Porcelain painting category, a first place in the Jewelry category and a Best of Show for a lovely Handfelted bodice (that was sold before she made it back to the booth) from The Chautauqua County Society of Artists at their 40th Art in the Park art show in 2011. Also she was awarded a first place blue ribbon in the Fabric category from the 12th annual Athens Artfest in Athens, PA in 2011
Handmade Glass beads. Linda is making wonderful little works of wearable art.
Always playing with fire
Handfelted Hats and Bags
Handwoven wearable art. Linda can take words and phrases and change them into the weaving pattern.