Letter from the Editor
The Season to Broaden Your Glass Horizons
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers that the annual Directory of Industry Supplies issue is here once again. This comprehensive listing, available in print and online, provides a way for artists, retailers, and suppliers to connect with one another and make the buying and selling process mutually beneficial.
Hot Glass Studio Profile
A Young Artist Finding His Way to Glass
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Brian Cannizzaro
Grant Garmezy blows high-end realistic glass sculpture with distinctly Southern imagery. His story is one of a young artist making his way through various mediums and recounting the challenges he navigated to establish himself as a professional artist. He emphasizes the fact that artistic success doesn’t happen overnight.
Scholarly Electronic Resources at Corning
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking
by The Staff of The Corning Museum of Glass
Photography Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass
On February 1, 2016, The Corning Museum released its first-ever scholarly electronic resource, The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by artist and scholar, William Gudenrath. The culmination of a lifetime of research, this digital resource details the techniques used to make glass on the Italian island of Murano.
The 2016 Contemporary Glass Society Exhibition
by Pam Reekie
Photography by Ester Segarra and ESP Photography
London Glassblowing, a leading hot glass studio and gallery, was excited to host the 2016 Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) exhibition, Black to White & Back Again. For this exhibition, CGS members were challenged to strip away all color and work in monotones in response to this unusual exhibition.
The 2016 Glass Craft & Bead Expo Gallery of Excellence
The Gallery of Excellence at the 22nd Annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo was once again co-sponsored by Glass Art and sister publications, Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow. Entries for the professional and amateur categories, and those from local high schools, astounded viewers with the beauty and skills demonstrated by the artwork.
Time to Get Creative
by Mark Veit
The glass community has been shaken by news that manufacturers are being severely limited by new government regulations. An agreement has been reached, however, to allow them to slowly get back to business. In the meantime, artists, who are known to be resilient and resourceful, are finding ways to adapt.
The 2016–2017 Directory of Industry Supplies
Glass Art’s annual Directory of Industry Supplies is dedicated to making the buying and selling process between artists, retailers, and suppliers mutually beneficial. Alphabetical listings of companies as well as for products and services provide glass artists with new sources for the materials they need in their creative pursuits.
McMow Art Glass
Reinvigorating an Intergenerational Legacy Business Using a Millennial’s Perspective
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Sargent Architectural Photography
Taylor Materio learned a solid work ethic helping in the art glass retail business operated by her parents, Shannon and Phil Materio. This millennial is now carrying on the family business and rethinking retail methods and glass classes that will draw potential clients among her own generation to the business.
Perspectives of Graal Glass
A Symposium and Master Classes at Bild-Werk Frauenau
by Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany/Bavaria
Photography by Vic Bamforth, Lisa Moser, Sue Woolhouse, and Bild-Werk Frauenau
Graal is understood as a technique of interlayer decoration. On October 30, 2016, international glass historians and experts will meet during a one-day colloquium to pursue Graal glass and its variants to discuss the interface of design, glass art, industry, and craft. All of the courses will be led by experienced glass artists.
Listening to Art
The Palau de la Música Catalana
by Leslie Gibbs
Photography by Lorenzo di Nozzi
The northeast corner of Spain, known as Catalonia, looms large in the worlds of art and architecture. Its Palau de la Música is anything but your average concert hall and is filled with wondrous works of stained glass, including the concert hall skylight, fabulous windows, stage decoration, and stairway details.
SAMA Leaves a Mosaic Legacy in El Cajon
by Shawn Newton
Photography by Dawn Mendelsohn
The Mosaic Marathon, an integral part of the annual conference of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, creates a finished mosaic each year to be donated to a local charity or needy establishment in its host conference city. The 2016 recipient was the St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center in El Cajon, Calofornia.
Readers share their thoughts on profiles and articles featured in recent issues of Glass Art.
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.