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Articles in Print

2020 Articles in Print

Glass: The Urban Glass Art Quarterly. "How to Get Through This." No. 159. Summer 2020


The Glass Art Society Journal. "Awards and Tributes." St Petersburg. 2019
Cempellin, Leda. "Endless Possibilities." Juliet. Dec. 2019
Washington Post: "You Never Know What'll Pop Up: Artist Ginny Ruffner Plants Seeds of Hope With 'Reforestation of the Imagination.'"
Crosscut: “How to Make Art? It’s Elemental.”


Glass Art Magazine, ”Ginny Ruffner: The Flowering Phoenix.”


Manitach, Amanda. "Ginny Ruffner's New Reality." City Arts Magazine. Oct. 2016
Computer Magazine, “Science, technology and art merge at Seattle Art Museum’s ‘Poetic Hybrids’ exhibit.”


Alaska Airlines Magazine, "Innovation in Art" by Ted Fry, November 2015


Huntsville Museum of Art, Art Views, pg 3, Fall/Winter 2014
The Huntsville Times, "Intrinsic Beauty," October 5th, 2014
Urban Glass Quarterly, "No retrospective: Ginny Ruffner museum exhibition keeps focus on latest work," Claudio Martino, October 3rd, 2014
Urban Glass Quarterly, "Seattle Art Museum unveils memorial bench designed by Ginny Ruffner to honor the late Mary Shirley," Andrew Page, July 1, 2014


The Desert Sun, "Supporters Create a Wonderland," Betty Francis, December 1, 2013
Seattle Public Art Map, The Urban Garden, pg 15, August 2013
The Crafts Report, Medium: Glass, pg 10-15, June 2013
The Stranger, "The Odd Couple," Jen Graves, May 29, 2013
The Stranger Suggests, Jen Graves, May 29, 2013
"There Is Beauty All Around Us" at Hotel Ballard, Carilyn Platt, May 28, 2013


New Glass Review 33, Corning Museum of Glass, pg 85 & 118, 2012
The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, 50 at 50, Issue 127, Summer 2012
The GlassBead, "Ginny Ruffner," Vol XIX, Issue 1, Winter 2012
Sculpture Magazine, "Ginny Ruffner's Seattle Garden," Derrick R. Cartwright, July/August, 2012


Notable Acquisitions, Corning Museum of Glass, pg 65, 2011
Seattle Times, Pacific Northwest Magazine, "Flowers Bloom on Seventh Avenue," Valerie Easton, Oct 16, 2011
Seattle Times, "A Not so Still Life: Ginny Ruffner documentary draws you in," Moria Mcdonald, July 21, 2011
Reno Gazette-Journal, “Artist travels to Reno for showing of film depicting her survival story," Forrest Hartman, July 9, 2011
James Renwick Alliance, 37th Upcoming JRA Events & June Newsletter, June, 2011
Seattle Times, “A five-ton 'Urban Garden' is planted downtown," J.B. Wogan, June 25, 2011
New Glass Review 32, "Jurors Choice," Corning Museum of Glass, 2011


CityArts, "Curator's Eye: Bellevue Arts Museum, When Worlds Collide," Tim Appelo, Oct 31, 2010
Seattle Times, “Creativity in Bloom," Gayle Clemans, Oct 24, 2010
Seattle, “Ginny Ruffner's art blooms at Bellevue Arts Museum and on film," Gayle Clemans, Oct 23, 2010
Glass Quarterly, “Reviews: Resonances in Glass,” at the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, Victoria Josslin, Issue 119, Summer 2010


New Glass Review 27, "Recent Important Acquisitions," Corning Museum of Glass, 2008


Salt Lake Magazine, "Creative Genes," Brittany Karford, December, 2007
The Salt Lake Tribune, "Joy and Science Burst from Ruffner’s Sculptures," Brandon Griggs, November 4, 2007
The Park Record, "Testing the Limits of Beauty," Anna Bloom, November 2, 2007
Tampa Bay Weekly, "Arts Center Features Contemporary Glass Works," January 3, 2007


Chicago Tibune, "Dale Chihuly's hometown breaks away from the crowd," April 3, 2006
Sunday Gazette-Mail, "Our Art: 'Good Enough To Eat'", March, 2006
The Virginian-Pilot, Review of "Evolution of Beauty through Creativity," Teresa Annas, October 12, 2006
Suffolk News-Herald, "Well-known artist on display at SCCA," Ashley McKnight-Taylor, September 25, 2006
The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art Newsletter, "Alumni Profile: Ginny Ruffner’s Flowering Tornado," Regina Hackett, Summer, 2006
Seattle Times, "An Overview of Glass from Near and Far," Matthew Kangas, May 12, 2006
Glass Art Magazine, "Flamework 2006: Part 1, Conversations with Seven Artists: A Collective Consciousness," Debbie Tarsitano, March/April, 2006
South Jersey Weekender, "A Touch of Glass," Andrew Frankum, March, 2006
Seattle Magazine, "Heart of Glass," February, 2006
Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, "Seattle 100: The People, Places and Things that Define Seattle Design," Robyn Cannon, February, 2006


Southwest Art, "Eternal Sunshine," Bonnie Gangelhoff, May, 2005
Southwest Art, "California," anonymous, April, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Woodside/Braseth Broadens Its Scope in New Location," Regina Hackett, March, 2005
Art in America, "Report from Seattle," Janet Koplos, September, 2005
Art Guide Northwest, (cover) "Ginny Ruffner’s Flowering Tornado," Regina Hackett April-October 2005
Tacoma Weekly, "Bring on the Tornado," Diane de la Paz, July 21, 2005
Tacoma News Tribune, "Creative Art, Creative Living," Jen Graves, June 21, 2005
Seattle Times, "Over the Top with Ginny Ruffner," Sheila Farr, July 18, 2005
American Craft Magazine, Gallery, November, 2005
Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, "Gardening with a Bang," Linda Plato, September, 2005
Palm Springs Desert Life, "The Art of the Comeback," Steven Biller, February, 2005
Delta Sky, "City of Glass," Jonathan Lerner, February, 2005
The Press-Enterprise, "Artwork Radiates Vibrant Color," Mark Muckenfuss, February, 2005
The Press-Enterprise, "Artist Gets Her Exhibit," Wes Woods, February, 2005


Seattle Woman Magazine (cover), "Beyond the Glass Ceiling," Leslie Forsberg, November, 2004
The Virginian Pilot, "Riding the Whirlwind," Teresa Annas, October 10, 2004
Petersburg Times, "From Tragedy, Beauty," Lennie Bennett, June 27, 2004
The Gamecock, "Creativity brings celebration of life to Columbia," Meg Moore, February 10, 2004
The State, "A Flowering Tornado," Jeffery Day, February 8, 2004
Free Times, "A Tornado of Creativity," Mary Bentz Gilkerson, March 3, 2004
The State, "Art in a Twist," Jeffery Day, March 7, 2004


Chicago Tribune, "Chihuly glasswork showcased in Racine, WI," August, 2003
Flagpole, "A Flowering Tornado of Glass," by Debbie Michaud
New Glass Review 24, "Juror’s Choice," Corning Museum of Glass, 2003


The Washington Times, "Out and About," September, 2001
Vetro, "ll Vetro et la Musa: l'arte di Ginny Ruffner," by Tina Oldknow, September, 2001
Glass, "The Pursuit of Beauty: Ginny Ruffner's Installations," by Matthew Kangas, #83, Summer 2001
Pacific Northwest, Seattle Times Magazine, "Artists in their Gardens," by Val Easton, January 21, 2001
American Craft, "Mind Garden," February/March, 2001
Glashaus, "Waiting for the fall," Geoff Wichert, January, 2001
New Glass Review 22, "Juror's Choice," Corning Museum of Glass, 2001


School Arts, Kent Anderson, March, 2000
Neues Glas, "The Universe of Ginny Ruffner," Uta Klotz, April, 2000
Seattle Times "Steel 'beliefs' and rose-petal 'thoughts' grow in Mind Garden," 'Sheila Farr, November 2, 2000


American Style, "In Living Color," David Berger, Spring, 1999
Craft Arts (Australia), "Luminous…and More," Glenn R. Cooke, issue 46, 1999


The Atlantic Monthly, "The Art of Overcoming," Sheila Farr, November 18, 1998
Artweek, "A conversation with Ginny Ruffner, Artist," Frances DeVuono, October, 1998
Chicago Reader, "On Exhibit: the Artist and the Damage Done," Fred Camper, October 9, 1998
Seattle Magazine, "The Art of Living," Hope McPherson, February, 1998
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "Glass art becomes a carnival, stuff of lore," Regina Hackett, October 16, 1998
Glass Magazine, "Review," James Yood, #73, Winter, 1998,


The Decatur Daily, "A Feast for the Eyes," Karen E. Kippen, June 15, 1997
Aorta, "Ginny Ruffner: Lost Venetians," Victoria Josslin, April/May, 1997
Glass Magazine, "Ginny Ruffner," Matthew Kangas, Spring, 1997
American Style, "Pilchuck Auctions Go Online," Harpers, Chaney Malone, Spring, 1997


Art and Antiques, "Looking Beyond Seattle's Glass," Regina Hackett, September, 1996
Sculpture Magazine, "The Rematerialization of the Art Object," Matthew Kangas, July/ August, 1996
New York Times, "Breaking Traditional Rules on What Makes a Craft," Grace Glueck, July 5, 1996
The Glass Club Bulletin, "Ginny Ruffner," Summer, 1996
Artifact, "Why Not?: The Art of Ginny Ruffner," (book review), Greg Burkman, May/June, 1996
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 5, 1996
House Beautiful, Linda Dyett, April, 1996
Sculpture, Review, Matthew Kangas, March, 1996
Neues Glas, Karen S. Chambers, Spring, 1996
Seattle Times, "Lively by Design," Mark Hinshaw, February 25, 1996
Alaska Airlines Magazine, Review, Heidi A. Schuessler, February, 1996
Seattle Times, "Garden Grows from Artist's Fantasies," Robin Updike, January 7, 1996


Glass Art, "The Flame Grew Brighter: A Lampworking Overview," Shawn Waggoner, October/November, 1995
New York Times Magazine (profile), "Starting from Scratch," Ellen Pall, September 24, 1995
Seattle Weekly, "The Fragile Brain," Sheila Farr, August 23, 1995
Seattle Times/Pacific Magazine, "Unbreakable," Paula Bock, July 16, 1995 (cover)
Health, "The Lost Art of Ginny Ruffner," Ann Japenga, March, 1995
Metropolis, "Universal Homework," March, 1995
Glass, "Ruffner/Kursh," James Yood, #60 Fall, 1995
School Arts, "Contemporary Crafts," November, 1995


Art in America, Review, Matthew Kangas, November, 1994
Glass, Review, James Yood, July, 1994
Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer, ‘Ruffner finds different path to her art after accident,’ Robin Updike, February 13, 1994
Neues Glas, 'Manhattan of Glass,’ Matthew Kangas, January, 1994


Seattle Post-Intelligencer, ‘An Artist's Renaissance,’ Regina Hackett, October 18, 1993
Departures, ‘Glass Art in the US,’ Donna Sapolin, April/May, 1993
No. 1 (Japanese magazine),’Glass and Art,’ 1993


All About Glass, The Shinshusha Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, December, 1992
The New York Times, ‘A Celebration of a Milestone in Glass Artistry,’ Betty Freudenheim, 11/1/92
Seattle Times, ‘Injured Artist Ginny Ruffner's Alive and Getting Well in New York,’ Deloris Tarzan, 10/29/92
Reflex, Review of ‘Clearly Art: Pilchuck's Glass Legacy, ‘ Loch Adamson, July/August, 1992
Seattle Times, Review of ‘Clearly Art: Pilchuck's Glass Legacy,’ Delores Tarzan Ament, 7/5/92
The Herald ‘Making a Comeback, Artist Facing Challenges of Recovery,’ Pat Fitzgerald, 7/5/92
Alaska Airlines Magazine, ‘Out of the Fire: -Expressions in Glass,’ Bonnie Miller, July, 1992
Sculpture Magazine, Review, Matthew Kangas, May/June, 1992
Glass Art, ‘The State of Public Art: How to Break into the Market,’ Shawn Waggoner, March/April, 1992
Self, ‘Design: Dream Space,’ March, 1992
Glass Art, ‘With Visibility Comes Greater Responsibility,’ Shawn Waggoner, January/February, 1992 (cover)
The Charlotte Observer, ‘Artist’s Condition Serious After Crash,’ Richard Maschal, 01/05/92
Public Art Proposals, International Contemporary Art Fair, Yokohama, Japan, 1992
Neues Glas, ‘New Glass Review 13,’ 1992


Chicago Tribune, Profile in "Women" section, 12/22/91
Artweek, ‘Review: Ginny Ruffner,’ Sheila Farr, 9/26/91
Seattle Times, ‘Free Form,’ Karen Matthieson, 9/5/91
House and Garden, ‘Glass Action: Ginny Ruffner,’ Pilar Viladas, September, 1991
Sculpture Magazine, ‘Commissions,’ Elizabeth Broadrup, June/July, 1991
Glasswork Magazine (Japan), Review, Karen Chambers, May, 1991
Neues Glas, ‘Lampworked Glass Outside Europe,’ James Minson, April, 1991 (cover)
Preview, ‘Absolut Art!’, Gretchen Lee, Spring, 1991
Glass Magazine, ‘Unraveling Ruffner,’ Matthew Kangas, Spring, 1991 (cover)
New York Magazine, ‘A Touch of Glass,’ Andrew Decker, 2/25/91
Bellevue Journal -American, ‘Art and Architecture,’ Loch Adamson, 2/13/91
The Journal of Art, ‘Looking at Glass,’ January, 1991
Neues Glas, ‘Glassworks Installation at the Renwick Gallery,’ January, 1991
Neues Glas, ‘New Glass Review 12,’ 1991


Washington Post, ‘Through the Glass, Darkly,’ 12/31/90
The New York Times, ‘Glass in the Northwest,’ 12/30/90
Glass Magazine, Review, Bonnie Miller, Fall, 1990
G.A.S (Glass Art Society) Magazine, 'Glass Goes Public,' Susan Stinsmeuhlen-Amand, 1990
Glasswork (Japan), ‘Ginny Ruffner,’ Bonnie Miller, August, 1990
American Craft Magazine, ‘Field of Dreams,’ Ben Marks, June/July, 1990
Landscape Architecture, ‘Playing with Public Art,’ Deborah E. Ryan, May, 1990
La Revue de Céramique et du Verre, ‘Ginny Ruffner,’ Carole Andrearin, Spring, 1990 (cover)
Seattle Times, ‘Glass art features many dimensions,’ Deloris Tarzan Ament, 3/14/90
Sculpture, 'Profile: Ginny Ruffner,' Jan Castro, March, 1990
New York Post, ‘Major Patron,’ 2/6/90
Fame, ‘The New: Ginny Ruffner,’ February, 1990
The Rock Hill Herald, ‘Outrageous,’ 1/18/90
The Charlotte Observer, ‘Giving Meaning To Glass,’ Richard A. Oppel Jr., 1/6/90
Pacific Northwest Magazine, ‘Absolute-ly Ruffner,’ Julia Coffey, January, 1990


Better Homes and Gardens, ‘Ginny Ruffner: A Glass Menagerie,’ Mike Butler, Winter, 1989
Detroit Free Press, ‘Ruffner's Sculptures are Funky and Personal,’ Marsha Miro, 12/15/89
Apartment Life, ‘Torch Bearer,’ Mike Butler, November,
Blick für die Frau, ‘Lebenslustige Glas-Objekte,’ 10/27/89
Seattle Times, ‘By the People, For the People,’ Terry Lawhead, 9/29/89
Glass Line, ‘Ginny Ruffner,’ June, 1989
Washington, ‘Laughing Glass: The Work of Ginny Ruffner,’ Susan Biskeborn, May/June, 1989
The World and I, ‘Ginny Ruffner, Provocative Glass Sculptor,’ Bonnie J. Miller, May, 1989
New York Times, ‘Delicate and Bold Glasswork Designs,’ 1/5/89
The Atlanta Journal, ‘High Museum's Craft Exhibition,’ Laura C. Lieberman, 1/3/89
Neues Glas, ‘New Glass Review 10,’ 1989


Art Today, ‘Craft Art 1989,’ Barbara Mayer, Winter, 1988/1989
Glass Art, ‘This is Lampworking?’ Shawn Waggoner, December, 1988 (cover)
Pacific Northwest Magazine, ‘Taking Care of Business,’ October, 1988
New York Times, ‘Art, Fine and Applied,’ Ruth J. Katz, 9/15/88
American Craft, ‘Public Domain,’ Jenny Dixon, August/September, 1988
New Work, "Ruffner," Jessica Maxwell, July 1988
Atlanta Journal, "Studio Glass Poses Novel Possibilities," Virginia Warren Smith, 5/28/88
Seattle Times, "Ruffner's Lampworks Will Turn You On," Deloris Tarzan Ament, 3/18/88
U.S. News and World Report, "Handcrafted Investments," Miriam Horn, 1/18/88


Sculpture, "Events," July/August, 1987
American Craft, "Portfolio: Ginny Ruffner," June/July, 1987
Arts and Antiques, "Sketchbook," May, 1987
Reflex, "Ginny Ruffner," Randy Gragg, January, 1987
Neues Glas, "New Glass Review 8," 1987


American Craft, "NEA Visual Artists Fellowships 1986," December, 1986
Art in America, "Report from Seattle," Bill Berkson, September, 1986
Vogue, "New Trends in Glass," Barbara Plumb, Summer, 1986
Neues Glas, "Standards of Excellence," C. Edward Wall, Spring, 1986


New Work, "Sculptural Glass," Karen Chambers, Fall, 1985
New Glass Review 6, Corning Museum of Glass, 1985


Studio, "Glass South," Summer, 1981
New Glass Review 2, Corning Museum of Glass, 1981