Introduction
Mary Ann Zynsky, better known as Toots (born 1951) is an American glass artist. A native of Boston, Zynsky was known as "Toots" almost from the time she was born. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving her BFA before traveling to Seattle to work at the Pilchuck Glass School under Dale Chihuly; she has continued to return there as an instructor. She spent six months in the 1980s in Ghana researching the local music. Her work is known for featuring the filet-de-verre technique, in which fine threads are pulled from glass canes. Zynsky has shown her work at exhibitions worldwide. She designed the torch, in the shape of a prosthetic limb, for the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games. Two of Zynsky's vessels are owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and her work may be found in many other museum and private collections as well. She was a resident artist at the Corning Museum of Glass in 2016. In 2008 she was named to the American Craft Council College of Fellows.
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