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Nov/Dec 2015 **Print**

Nov/Dec 2015 **Print**
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Glass Art

November/December 2015

Volume 30

Number 6

Letter from the Editor
Reaping the Benefits of Shared Learning
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers of all the ways in which artists share their experiences in glass, making it possible to share established techniques and pass along new ones. An outstanding resource for sharing is found in the classes offered through the magazine’s Glass Expert Webinar™ programs.

Historical Perspectives
Tina Oldknow
A Curator’s Legacy
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass
Photo of Tina Oldknow by Matt Wittmeyer
Tina Oldknow, retiring senior curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, has played a key role in encouraging the redefining of glass craft as art. Her planning and hard work came together with the 2015 opening of the museum’s new Contemporary Art + Design Wing.

GAS News
GAS Announces Its 2016 Awards
by The Staff of the Glass Art Society
Photography by Brian Gulick and Joe Aker
The Glass Art Society (GAS) has announced the upcoming awards to be presented at its 2016 annual conference. Architectural stained glass artist and designer, James Carpenter, has been selected as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Respected author and museum curator, Jutta-Annette Page, will receive the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award.

Glass Talk
Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire Airs on PBS
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Gary Gibson and Alec Miller
A new PBS documentary, Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire, identifies the remarkable convergence of visionary individuals, regional culture, and fortunate timing responsible for the beginnings of Pilchuck and studio glass. Featured are interviews with key players including Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Lino Tagliapietra, Kiki Smith, and dozens of others.

Skills and Techniques
Making Cameo Paperweights
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Thor Walker
Thor Walker, French-American designer of luxury items, demonstrates the art of encasing a porcelain sulfide cameo within a lead crystal paperweight. This method builds on the historic full-lead crystal techniques of French fine art from the 18th century and combines the process with the innovative introduction of brilliant color.

Educational Glass
The Glass Workshop at ANU Canberra
Reciprocity of Ideas and Materials
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Richard Whiteley, Stuart Hay, and Greg Piper
Founded in 1982 as the last of four academic glass programs in Australia, the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University (ANU) at Canberra feeds visual artists into small private schools across the country. It has earned international respect for graduating glass artists with solid skills and an innovative bent.

RAGSfest 2015
by Stan Price
This year’s annual gathering of the Retailers of Art Glass Supplies (RAGS), RAGSfest 2015, offered members entertainment alongside traditional glass art classes, with members taking advantage of workshops presented by well-known instructors. At least three different classes were held daily, with tips for providing educational and inspirational workshops to encourage clientele.

Easy and Effective Ways to Participate in Social Media Groups
by Mark Veit
A big part of developing a successful business is having a social media presence. When used correctly in combination with a brick-and-mortar store, it is a surefire way to increase sales and grow a business with a solid foundation.

Winning Glass
The Glass Craft & Bead Expo Gallery of Excellence
Glass Art and sister publications, Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow, sponsored the Gallery of Excellence annual juried competition at the 2015 Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Professional and amateur level entries plus those from local high schools covered a complete range of glass art mediums.

Retailer Profile
Janet Parker
Business as a Creative Enterprise
by Colleen Bryan
Janet Parker, owner of Stained Glass Express, takes an inventive approach to art glass retail. In her hands, opportunities offer creative materials comparable to those found in the hands of an artisan as she develops new programs that make inspired use of available resources.

Verdant Beauty, Espresso, and Warm Glass
by Bryant J. Stanton, SGAA Editorial Committee Member
Photography by The Judson Studios and Bryant J. Stanton
Members of the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) celebrated their 106th conference with a visit to Savoy Studios and the Bullseye Project Gallery of fused, cast, and blown glass. A panel discussion with Narcissus Quagliata, Ted Sawyer, Andy Young, David Judson, and Tim Carey covered painting and fusing techniques.

Pioneers in Glass
Joseph Porcelli
Perfecting the Art of the Leaded Glass lamp
by Shawn Waggoner
Well-known nationwide as a contemporary maker of and expert on stained glass lamps, Joseph Porcelli has spent much of his mid career promoting, teaching, writing, and making videos about stained glass techniques. He has recently experienced new success selling his unique nonrepeating stained glass lamp shades via art auctions.

AGG News
The AGG Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary
by Patrice Schelkun
Photography by Vicki Ireland
The Art Glass Guild (AGG) marked its 10th anniversary with another successful conference that included a full day at the Washington National Cathedral. Mary Clerkin Higgins and Charles Z. Lawrence shared stories from the creation of the Cathedral’s windows. In keeping with AGG’s educational mission, many workshops were also presented.

Readers’ Forum
Readers share their thoughts on profiles and articles featured in recent issues of Glass Art.

What’s New
by Darlene Welch
What’s New offers information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.

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