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educator , photographer , stained glass artisan

Linda Joy Abbott, American stained glass artisan, educator, photographer. Recipient Best in Show award California City Art Association, 1978, Glass Expo, Salt Lake City, 1982.


Abbott, Linda Joy was born on October 10, 1943 in Hempstead, New York, United States.


Associate of Applied Science in Design, State University of New York at Fashion Institute Of Technology, New York City, 1963. Certified paralegal, Tarrant County Community College, Fort Worth, Texas, 1983. Student, Disney Institute Wildlife Photograph, 2000.

Student, New York Institute Photography, 2001.


Fashion designer Alyssa/Little Craft, New York City, 1963-1965. Business owner Virgin Islands Diving School, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, 1972-1976. Stained glass artisan Creative Glass, Salt Lake City, 1978-1981, Linda Abbott Glass Art, Willow Park, Texas, 1981-1986.

Founder, stained glass artisan, instructor Crystal Rainbow Glass Studio, Dania, Florida, 1986-1999. Stained glass artisan Linda Abbott Glass Studio, since 1999. Freelance photographer.

Freelance calligrapher various colleges, Covina, California, 1968—1971. Freelance artist, Lancaster, 1976—1978. Consultant various stained glass companies, since 1989.

Product consultant various stained glass equipment manufacturers, since 1994. Seminary instructor International Art Glass Supplies Association, since 1994, coordinator seminars, chair, 1999. Member steering committee Art Glass American, Tampa, 1998.

Guest instructor MISC Studios nationwide, since 1999. Webmaster Certified Career Institute, Clearfield, Utah. Instructor in field.


  • book

    • Stargazing

      (Stargazing: Angels, Zodiac Signs, Stars and More (Stained...)


Member Southern Florida Ferret Club, International Art Glass Suppliers Association (committee chair since 1996), International Stained Glass Designers Association (president 1995-1999), Art Glass Guild Artisans (director since 1996), Art Glass American (founder), Educational Consumer Conference.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: scuba diving, white water rafting, animal welfare causes.


Daughter of Edward Morton Brandstatter and Evalyne Manchik. Divorced 1971; children: David Edward Black, Adam Michael Black.

Edward Morton Brandstatter

Evalyne Manchik

Adam Michael Black Abbott

David Edward Black Abbott