Fighting Fire with Information
Organizers of American Craft Week, October 2â€“11, will mount a new campaign in 2015 to celebrate craftâ€”the jobs it creates, the vibrant communities it builds, and the beautiful places it enriches. As the global market and advanced technology has forced stronger than ever competition for the consumerâ€™s dollar, artists must stay informed of their markets and create new and exciting work that competes with current trends. The glass industry offers multiple events for networking, education, sales, and promotions this spring and summer.
Trade show season kicks off with the Glass Craft & Bead Expo, held at the South Point Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 8â€“12. The 44th Annual Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference, held June 5â€“7 in San Jose, California, addresses the topic Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology. The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) offers its 106th Annual Summer Conference, June 10â€“12, in Portland, Oregon. Next, the American Glass Guild (AGG) will be holding its 10th anniversary conference in Washington, D.C., June 18â€“21. RAGSfest, an annual gathering of art glass retailers, offers education, inspiration, and recreation June 24â€“30 in San Antonio, Texas, at Stained Glass Workbench. The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) will convene for its conference, Forging Connections: Celebrating Community, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 15â€“19.
If attending a show to learn new skills or improve upon existing ones is not possible for you, Glass Art magazine continues its ongoing series of Glass Expert Webinarsâ„˘, including two in March on making dichroic jewelry by Tanya Veit, followed by a Webinar on cutting glass by renowned lampshade designer and fabricator Joe Porcelli. Find more details at www.glassartmagazine.com. No travel required!
This issue of Glass Art features the work of hot glass artist Rick Strini, who relies upon fusing, slumping, and blowing as well as LEDs to create his series of glass lighting. Mel Munsenâ€™s fused and slumped kilnwork showcases sophisticated, intricate murrine and fused cane, ground and polished to remarkably thin, transparent planes. Stained glass artist Daniel Maher incorporates his handblown roundels, photo imaging, prisms, and found objects to create memorable work in stained glass panels. Diversity in design and technique allowed each of these artists to offer more of what his market demandsâ€”something truly unique.
Helping glass artists create a prolific market for their work,
Daniel Maher, the Gregg Project, installed in an Idaho residence.
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Ad Materials Marchr 30, 2015
Issue Mails Aprilr 24, 2015
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Issue Mails June 20, 2015