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Linda was born in St.Petersburg Florida. She graduated from Dixie Hollins High School where she became a hair stylist. We married shortly after that. She eventually purchased a salon, Hair Magic. Mark was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and moved to St.Petersburg when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Boca Ciega High School. He eventually started a pest control company. In 1998 we moved to a cabin we had owned for 20 years on beautiful Cattail Creek in the mountains of western North Carolina near Burnsville. Linda continues in hair styling in Asheville at Carmen-Carmen Spa at Belks. Mark works at The ABC store in Burnsville.
Linda has always done some type of art since high school. Her primary focus had been textile's She became interested in glass bead making in 2003 after Mark took a weekend class at a bead store in Asheville. Mark had dabbled in welded art so melting glass was a natural progression. We became fascinated with…

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  • Joined July 11, 2007

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Asheville Area Lampwork Artisans

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Linda was born in St.Petersburg Florida. She graduated from Dixie Hollins High School where she became a hair stylist. We married shortly after that. She eventually purchased a salon, Hair Magic. Mark was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and moved to St.Petersburg when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Boca Ciega High School. He eventually started a pest control company. In 1998 we moved to a cabin we had owned for 20 years on beautiful Cattail Creek in the mountains of western North Carolina near Burnsville. Linda continues in hair styling in Asheville at Carmen-Carmen Spa at Belks. Mark works at The ABC store in Burnsville.
Linda has always done some type of art since high school. Her primary focus had been textile's She became interested in glass bead making in 2003 after Mark took a weekend class at a bead store in Asheville. Mark had dabbled in welded art so melting glass was a natural progression. We became fascinated with melting glass and the zen type feeling it offered. Every bead is a totally unique self contained piece of art.
Our work in featured at Mountain Made Gallery in Asheville, Trac Gallery in Burnsville and Spruce Pine, NC. While lampwork is just a hobby buisness for now, we hope one day to make it a full time adventure.
Thanks for viewing our art.
Mark and Linda

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