Diana Dugina is a Pittsburgh native and has been creating glass beads and incorporating them into her eclectic jewelry designs since 1998. Her inspiration evolves from patterns found in the natural world and design approaches from the arts & crafts period.
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 commercial graphic design and the glass art world.
Diana served on the board of directors and was the Vice-president of Marketing and Communications for the International Society of Glass Beadmakers for over 6 years.
She was also the editor-in-chief of The Glass Bead, a quarterly publication of the ISGB.
Diana beads has appeared in Jim Kervin’s, 2001 edition of “More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Glass Beadmaking”, and Lark Books’ “1000 Glass Beads.” And, in 2006 her work was juried into the ISGB’s Metamorphosis exhibit that debuted at the Heinz History Center during the Pittsburgh 2005 Year of Glass.
Diana will be teaching glass beadmaking at Touchstone Center for Craft in September of 2016.