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Virginia Brotherton

Ginny Brotherton's artwork is a creation of her love of the outdoors, where the gifts of the land are as close as one's hand and yet as far as one can see; where you scrape away the earth's crust to reveal nature's beauty. With the rocks she finds, she can only enhance its glory, but with glass, she hopes to capture an essence of the radiance that surrounds her.

Jalbone' is the name of Virginia Brotherton's business. It is an acronym for Just A Little Bit of Nature, etc. Ginny's love of rockhunting--finding, cutting and polishing rocks was the impetus to her learning wire-wrapping in 1993 at the WM Holland School of Lapidary Arts. Since the, she has taught classes in Dallas, Fort Worth and other locales. In 2002, she became a certified Precious Metal Clay instructor and has taken several classes on fusing glass, including a "Painting with Frit" class at Bullseye Glass Co., in Portland, Oregon in 2006. Today, Ginny incorporates all three of these endeavors in her work, inspired by the incredible light, vistas, sunsets and people of the Big Bend region where she resides.

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