Glass Art July/August 2009 issue
“The Nature of Glass”
by Troy Moody
Troy Moody reflects on Dale Chihuly's exhibition at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, November 22, 2008 - May 31, 2009.
Jancik Arts International:
Cruising through Multi-faceted, High-end Commissions
by Shawn Waggoner
Last year Jancik Arts International (JAI) Ocala, Florida/Clayton, Georgia, created numerous glass windows, ceilings and domes for the cruise ship, The Ruby Princess: everything from sandblasted carved glass to vertical stained glass to overhead ceilings and chandeliers. This Princess Cruise ship is a floating tribute to the studio's versatility, knowledge of the craft and the hard work of two talented artists, Angelique Jackson, chief designer, and JoAnn Jancik, master craftsman.
Is Your ROI in a Recession?
by Ann Sanborn
Getting every penny out of your ROI (Return on Investment) is critical during a downturn in the economy, and it is no time to be faint of heart or to give up. It is time to get creative and spend time sprucing up your Web site and Internet marketing tactics. Ann Sanborn shows you how to retain or even gain on your ROI and do it with only a small financial investment.
Casting Article Part XIV:
Making a Secondary Mold
by Milon Townsend
Milon Townsend demonstrates this remarkably useful concept that can be used to greatly reduce the time spent in casting artwork. It will allow you to completely skip several steps: pouring the wax; letting it set; investing the wax; and steaming the wax out of the mold.
Killing the Kiln Myths:
“My Brick is Damaged, so I Cannot Fire the Kiln”
by Johh Hohenshelt
Insulated firebricks can withstand significant abuse and damage before they degrade sufficiently to cause kilns to become unusable. John Hohenshelt, president of Paragon Industries, discusses particular examples of brick damage and degradation along with which ones require the attention of the glass artist and how to repair.
Brian Kerkvliet’s Gossamer Glass and Inspiration Farm
by Shawn Waggoner
A glassblowing studio, an art gallery, an organic farm, a green house, a beautiful garden, guest cabins, a pond, a house and a family. It's any artist's wonderland all rolled into 12 acres of land called Inspiration Farm. Brian Kerkvliet is on a mission to measure his studio's carbon footprint and to make his glass art with as little environmental impact as possible.