Velina Glass holds a BBA from Temple University, an MBA from LaSalle University and a Jewelry Certification from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work experience spans over two decades as a healthcare executive with firms such as Kaiser Permanente and Cigna Healthcare. In 2004, she left the healthcare industry to focus on a career in the arts.
Often recognized as one of the top Resin Artists in the country, Velina’s own work has been featured in numerous editions of Art Jewelry magazine, in 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material by Lark Books and on the cover of the Maryland Institute College of Art catalogue. In addition, she has taught courses at the Tampa Museum of Art and the Gemcutter Guild of America. She has been a contributing writer for Metalsmith, Art Jewelry, Facet and Polymer Clay Express magazines, and she has participated in many fine craft shows over the years, most notably the Baltimore and Atlantic American Craft Council show, Velvet Di Vinci Plastics show and Artscape. She is the former President and Secretary of the Metals Guild of Maryland and the former Secretary of the Gemcutters Guild of Maryland where she also acted as the editor of their quarterly newsletter.
Today, Velina resides in Tampa, FL and focuses full-time on her artwork, teaching, writing and spending time with her two twin grandsons.
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