About the artist: Award-Winning Laguna Beach Artist and Teacher Jacqueline Zimbalist’s talents embrace a Renaissance sensibility, drawing upon her experience in areas as diverse as writing, music, photography, painting, and drawing, to create unique glass art. Kiln-formed glass is the latest step in the evolution of her craft--a return to the medium that first captured her interest when she was a child, learning the rudiments of stained glass cutting techniques and design. “I first became fascinated with glass while watching the glass blowers at the Sawdust Festival, in Laguna Beach. There is a magical quality in the alchemical transformation that occurs with the creation of glass—the shaping of raw, unformed materials into brilliant, delicate, luminescent objects. My art is a combination of science, timing, heat, and, of course, a bit of serendipity. I am always pleasantly surprised by the direction my creations take, at times possessed with a life of their own, beyond what I intend when I start a new piece.” Jacqueline has studied with master glass artisans Roger Thomas, John Williams, Jayne Persico, Lisa Vogt, and Jeri Warhaftig.
A.A., Saddleback College
B.A., CSU Long Beach
M.A. Candidate, CSU Fullerton
Board Member, Orange County Fine Arts
Glass Art Society
Southern California Glass Guild
Board Member, Orange County Screenwriters Association
Women in Film
Artist Eye Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
“Mardi Gras Redux,” CSU Fullerton
OCFA Juried Competitions
Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach, CA
Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
SOCCCD District Offices, Saddleback College
P.O. Box 1461
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Phone: (949) 348-6015
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