LaMarido Designs' Diana Dugina has been creating glass beads and incorporating them into her eclectic jewelry designs since 1998. Her inspiration evolves from innate patterns of the natural world and design approaches from the Arts & Crafts Period and ancient Central Asian Motifs.
Studying sculpture, color theory and design at the Ivy School of Art and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Diana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in graphic design and graphic art technology from La Roche College. Her professional life toggles between the design and communications and the glass art world.
Diana served on the board of directors and was the
Vice-president of Marketing for the International Society of Glass Beadmakers for over 6 years. Additionally, she was the editor-in-chief and designer of "The Glass Bead", the quarterly publication of the ISGB.
Diana’s art glass beads has appeared in Jim Kervin’s, "More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking", and Lark Books "1000 Glass Beads". And, her work was juried into the ISGB’s Metamorphosis exhibit that debuted at the Heinz History Center during the 2006 Glass Art Conference and there-after toured nationally.
Diana has taught glass beadmaking classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.