Featured Artist


Zoya Gutina

Zoya Gutina
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Born and raised in the USSR, I’ve been crafting during all my life, but it’s beading that became my key to the secret garden, my way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass. From the beginning the process of designing a new piece of jewelry has struck me as magical. And, over the years, that magical process has had its way with me, leading me from hobby to art. Beading fills me with a sense of accomplishment and integrity, and has proven a most amenable vehicle for translating inner vision to outer reality. My passion to 3-dimensional shapes has fueled my creative spirit throughout my life. My choice of beadwork as a primary art medium has followed that same fascination. When evolving, my beadwork seems to always lean towards the building of shapes and forms that are functional and wearable. I graduated from the College of Art and Culture in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. In 2008 I was juried into the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association and since 2010I have been working in my Studio 318 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.

I was born and raised in the USSR and for more than 20 years have lived in the United States in NewYork City and now in Alexandria, VA. I hold a Diploma from the College of Culture in Leningrad (nowSaint Petersburg), Russia. Since 2008 I have been a proud member of the Torpedo Factory Artists’Association. Since 2010 I have been working in my Studio 318 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center inAlexandria, VA.

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