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Pop-up Exhibition and Sale

Bud Bodley

May 5 - May 10

Main Gallery 


During the 1960's and into the 70's, Rollin "Bud" Bodley was one of the core students in the studio glass movement at the Toledo Museum of Art. Between 1965 and through the mid-1980s, he gave demonstrations at the TMA, constructed his own glass studio, assisted in the construction of four other working glass studios and was a consultant for the Toledo Area Glass Guild.  He also worked at Owens-Illinois during the 1960s,  where he helped to develop fiber optics, optical and laser glass.  In 1973, he was the co-founder/senior design engineer for Kigre Inc., a laser glass company. Following his passion for art glass, Bodley (as artist) along with his wife Sandy (as manager) purchased The Glass Apple, a Sylvania studio/gallery in 1977. His career in glass gained momentum as he continued to exhibit in shows, earning accolades and recognition for his art.


Unfortunately, Bodley's health took a downward turn in the mid-80's. Due to the demands of his illness, he was unable to keep up his creative pace resulting in the 1987 closure of The Glass Apple. 


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