Reflections of Hawai’i by Big Island Glass:
Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross
Artists Hugh Jenkins and Stephanie Ross live on an island of diverse environments that provide inspiration for the traditional and non-traditional hot glass forms of Big Island Glass. Vases, bowls and calabash shapes reflect and express the passion Jenkins and Ross feel for the beauty and variety of natural life on Hawai’i. From their studio on the Hamakua Coast, Jenkins spoke with “Glass Art” magazine about his collaboration with Ross, their latest work, and the newest developments in fueling Big Island Glass more efficiently using recuperators and vegetable oil.
Social Media Security
Using a little common sense can go a long way in making your social media activities safer. Ann Sanborn reveals how to avoid security issues, including refraining from clicking on links and creating more secure passwords.
Casting Article Part XXIV
Milon Townsend demonstrates the process of taking silicone rubber molds created from original clay artwork, to a refractory investment panel ready to receive frit and be fired.
Turn Glass Scrap into Something Beautiful with Pot Melts
Slumpy’s has developed a new, efficient way to utilize all of your glass scrap to create beautiful pieces of art. Pot Melt is a technique that allows you to combine various hues of compatible glass (same COE) in a bowl and heat it to a very high temperature. As the glass becomes liquid, it oozes like honey from the openings in the bottom of your pot. The resulting thick drip forms a radial pattern that spirals outward onto a prepared kiln shelf or casting frame.
Artistic Grace in the Classroom: Work by Peter McGrain’s
“You can’t get lost if you don’t know where you are going!” – Jack Kerouac.
Not only is this a classic mantra left over from Beatnik days, but it is also a totally relevant philosophy Peter McGrain likes his students to adopt when they attend his glass painting workshops. The idea is to remind everyone they are embarking on a journey that is more about learning new techniques than arriving at some perceived creative destination. See samples of the best of McGrain’s students’ workshop artwork.
Circle of Serenity
Peggy Dee and John Emery, Preston Studios, Florida, review and critique several of Dee's residential stained glass windows.