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headshot short hair jill tarabar for jistdesignsLearn more about Jill Tarabar and JiSTdesigns:

A self-taught artist and native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jill Tarabar’s fascination with the art of stained glass creation begin in the early 1980’s. She continued honing her skills as she participated in regional juried art fairs and developed wholesale connections along the east coast.

Jill taught a beginner adult ed class in the 1990’s through the Central Bucks Community School. A twenty-year long “break” allowed her to develop graphic design and marketing skills while working full time in marketing for first, a regional Bucks County destination and then a local nonprofit.

For the past two years, she has been able to focus on stained glass almost exclusively, participating in regional fine arts and craft festivals. She currently teaches evening stained glass classes through the Art Center at Ambler.

Jill often pushes the boundaries & ignores the “rules.” Mixing a variety of clear textured glass with bevels and found objects, she’s inspired by nature, spirituality and Judaica. Much of her work consists of functional gift items such as jewelry boxes, picture frames, Menorahs & Mezuzot.

Also an avid knitter, she discovered the art of knitting with wire and is exploring the medium as a way to combine knitting with stained glass.

A juried and board member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and award winning artist, Jill is proud to present a one woman display of Chanukah Menorahs at Visit Bucks County this past holiday season (2019). Jill’s artwork can be found here on her website www.jistdesigns.com, or on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JiSTglass. Follow her as JiSTdesigns on Instagram and JiSTglass on Facebook.

 

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4 Comments

  1. eve berger
    February 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am

    Hi Jill,
    I received your name from Alan Sheinberg, we both work with the Bucks County Jewish Coalition and will be having a Jewish-Israel festival on June 4th at BCCC
    would love to invite you to be a vendor and come sell your wares

    I do have your email and will send you some addiitonal information

    looking forward to hearing from you

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    • Jill
      February 9, 2017 @ 9:10 am

      Hi Eve, thank you! I have to check the date but would love to learn more. Please email that to jill@jistdesigns.com. And thank Alan for me! Jill

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  2. Lena Parnell
    May 1, 2017 @ 2:02 am

    Hi. Could you give me the pattern for the nubby green cotton Simple Knit Triangle Shawl with the traveling leaf design? Thank you.

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    • Jill
      July 29, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you but I will be working on that pattern next. My *pesky* day job has ended and now I’ll have time to devote to writing patterns plus creating stained glass and wire knit jewelry for my etsy shops! Stay tuned! Jill

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