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Val Bogdan
Val Bogdan


Artists Bio
I  have always been intrigued with Stained Glass and wondered how it was done. When my husband and I moved into a house with leaded glass windows I decided to pursue my dream and take some classes. I immediately fell in love with the process of copperfoil which allows the artist to create very intricate designs. For four years I had a lot of fun making panels and lamps for the house. Then we moved to the Northwoods where, while building our new house, I started making glass panels to fit the kitchen cabinets, the sidelights and all kinds of nooks and crannies.
     During that time I was told by a number of people that I should start my own business. So I did. That was in 1993. I was very happy doing commissions but started to get inquisitive about all the other things you can do with glass. When I finished the sidelights for the Catholic Church in Mercer, I treated myself to a kiln and to some classes in that field. I fell in love all over again with the same media, but became aware of all it’s other properties.
      I have won numerous State Awards from the Wisconsin Regional Art Program and additional awards at their yearly awards dinner. I have also won an Honorable Mention and a Merit Award at the Manito Art Show.
     I have served as the President of the Artists Palette in Manitowish Waters and am presently on the board of the Wisconsin Regional Art Association. I have been elected as President of the Manito Art League for 2003.
     I am also very fortunate to have been chosen to do the stained glass windows (above the front door) for the Manitowish Waters Community Building among my other accomplishments.


Copper Foil Technique


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Northern Lights  Blue Jay

Amer. Wtr Span  Parrots  Wolf  Mani Wtrs Community Building

Hummingbird


 

Kiln Formed Glass and Jewelry

For information you may want on any type of glass projects please contact Val Bogdan I look forward to your correspondence.




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