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May/June 2017 **Print**

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Glass Art

May/June 2017

Volume 32

Number 3

Letter from the Editor
A Second Wind for Studio Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers that every issue of Glass Art celebrates hot, warm, and cold glass through comprehensive and wide-ranging articles. This issue shares the work of Lino Tagliapietra, Preston Singletary, and Banjo, and discusses the many innovative ways in which glass art continues to develop.

Pioneers in Glass
Lino Tagliapietra
The Maestro of Murano’s Impact on Studio Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Russell Johnson, Courtesy of Lino Tagliapietra Inc.
Lino Tagliapietra’s artistic mastery and vision continue to amaze and influence studio glass worldwide. His willingness to share techniques regarded as Muranese secrets with American artists hungry for knowledge was one of the most important seeds planted during the beginnings of the Studio Glass movement.

Independent Artist
Preston Singletary
Influencing Contemporary Indigenous Art
by Shawn Waggoner
Photo of the Artist by Julian Capmeil
When Preston Singletary began incorporating Tlingit designs into his glass art, he found a new artistic direction and glass that reflects the stories and symbols of his Native American tribe. The evolution of his work and subsequent commercial success have positioned him as a primary influence on contemporary indigenous art.

GAS News
GAS Presents the 2017 Saxe Emerging Artist Winners
by Erika Enomoto
The Glass Art Society announced Rebecca Arday, Julia Chamberlain, and Gina Zetts as the 2017 Saxe Emerging Artists. These three talented artists, who were nominated by professionals and curators, will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work to a large audience of artists, academics, educators, collectors, critics, and peers.

Soneva Glass
Waste to Wealth Upcycling in the Maldives
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Martin Whitely and Mohamed Hanee
The Soneva Glass program was conceived as a way to deal with waste glass accumulations at Soneva Fushi Resort by creating souvenirs for and offering glassblowing classes to resort guests. The studio occupies a 5,500-square-foot compound on the island where the jungle meets the main common guest area.

CGS News
A Salute to Vessels at Vessel Gallery in London
by Pam Reekie
Photography by Maxi Oviedo and David Lawson
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) challenged its members to create an exciting variation on vessels using their imaginations to produce a fantastic vessel. The Vessels exhibition will run from July 9 through August 19, 2017, and will feature the artwork of 136 members who have agreed to take part in this amazing event.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Elevating Functional Glass to Fine Art
An Interview with Banjo
by Shawn Waggoner
Widely regarded as one of the godfathers of the functional glass community, Banjo works glass in a torch to create mind-blowing psychedelic sculpture that transcends it functionality. The artist has attracted a legion of faithful fans and collectors. His work pays homage to pop culture, crafting thousand-plus-piece Transformer robots, motorcycles, and more.

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.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Paul Messink’s Road Less Taken
Seeking Answers through Kiln Formed Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Eric Bladholm and Paul Messink
Paul Messink’s multilayered kiln formed glass panels draw the viewer into an ethereal landscape that represents the uncertainty of life and its myriad directions. He transforms paintings, historically a two-dimensional art form, into a three-dimensional scene by fusing together nine or more sheets of glass for a feeling of depth and dimension.

Marketing
Social Media Etiquette
by Mark Veit
It’s important for business owners to monitor and communicate with clients using various social media outlets. Being creative is just as important in selling glass art as it is in creating it. Complete personal profiles for each social media site, well-proofed content, and lots of sharp graphics are all important to success.

Skills and Techniques
Ending Bubble Trouble
Avoiding Trapped Air between Your Project and the Kiln Shelf
by Paul Tarlow
Excessive trapped air can ruin a fused glass project. Paul Tarlow shares tips and techniques for eliminating bubbles by using careful positioning of pieces in the kiln, using top heat instead of side heat when possible, and providing a path for the air to escape.

AGG News
American Glass Guild Rochester 2017
The American Glass Guild 2017 annual conference will hold various workshops by renowned artists including Chas Davis, Joseph Cavalieri, Tim Carey, Judith Schaechter, and Troy Moody. Keynote speaker Albert Paley will explore the collaborative process of art and how his amazing artwork responds to architecture and the environment surrounding it.

Historical Glass
The Glass Mosaics of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Extraordinary Aspects of Tiffany’s Artistry and Innovation
by The Staff of The Corning Museum of Glass
Photography Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass
The first exhibition to explore Louis C. Tiffany’s glass mosaics, an extraordinary but little know aspect of his artistic production, will be presented by The Corning Museum of Glass from May 20, 2017, through January 7, 2018. The exhibition is organized jointly by CMOG and The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.

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

SGAA News
The Stained Glass Association of America
A Little History—A Lot of Future
Photography Courtesy of Judson Studios/Kyle Mickelson
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) has remained strong through tradition but has survived through innovation. The organization welcomes artists who push the boundaries of the glass arts with new concepts and intermingle the various glass arts to create something unique.

SAMA News
Bridging Cultures through Mosaic Art
Laurel True Creating Participatory Projects with Communities in Turkey
by Shawn Newton
Photography by Laurel True
The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and promoting excellence in the mosaic arts. SAMA member, Laurel True, was recently chosen in a competitive process to be an arts ambassador to Turkey through the International Community Mural Arts Program to foster artistic cultural diplomacy through cross-cultural community engagement.

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