Recreation of Ruffner’s Garden in Seatle
Ginny Ruffner’s career was interrupted by a car accident that left her seriously impaired; yet, she has managed to continue creating both in her studio and in her garden.
Ginny Ruffner is a glass artist in Seattle, Washington. She primarily uses the technique of lampworking. As of 2012, she has had 40 solo shows, several hundred group shows, and her work is in 42 permanent collections in museums around the world.
In 1991, Ruffner was involved in a three-car collision that almost took her life. She was in a coma for five weeks. Doctors thought she would never walk or talk again. The artist was in the hospital for five months and in a wheelchair for five years. The accident has left her with speech and walking problems. Wikipedia
The Garden of Artful Delights, a collaboration between the Arboretum Foundation and Museum of Glass, as a tribute to the artist Ginny Ruffner