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Justyn Zolli is an artist, craftsman. He is founder, primary designer, and lead conservator of Fiammata Studio, which specializes in architectural/art-glass work. Justyn also creates paintings, drawings, photos, and prints.

Justyn has worked for many glass studios throughout New England and New York City, creating new works and conserving historic glasswork dating from the 16th to the 20th century. Some institutions his restoration work is in include:

Boston University Marsh Chapel (MA)
West Point Washington Hall (NYC)
Princeton University Chapel (NJ)
Brooklyn Museum of Art (NYC)
Trinity Episcopal Church (NYC)
West End Collegiate Dutch Reform Church (NYC)
Perkins School for the Blind (MA)
‘Little’ Church of the Transfiguration (NYC)

He has worked on restoration project teams for windows by such artists as Tiffany Studios, Clara Miller Byrd, Lamb Studios, Henry Holiday, Charles Connick, W.H. Burnham, Tyroli, Meyer Munich, Otto Hieneke, H. Weeder, Royal Bavarian School of Art, and the The California Art Glass Company.

Justyn began his formal training in glass while a student at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI. He then studied philosophy and comparative religion at Tufts University, MA, and painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. There he gained his degree in Fine Arts, and was awarded the 1998 Will Barnet Award.

He later completed a traditional apprenticeship in one of the oldest studios in the U.S., the Burnham and LaRoche Studio, MA, where he focused on restoring Gothic Revival windows. In 2000, he was awarded the Stephen Bridges scholarship by the Stained Glass Association of America to undertake the study of glass-painting.

Justyn has taught stained glass and drawing, and is an accomplished fine artist. He has exhibited his paintings, drawing, and glass panels in New York City, Boston, and San Francisco. He currently resides in Marin County, California. His works are collected privately. You may view more of his early works on his website: www.justynzolli.com.

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