Glass Art May/June 2009 issue
Kimiake and Shin-ichi Higuchi
The Nature of Pâte de Verre
by Shawn Waggoner
Many see Kimiake and Shin-ichi Higuchi as the King and Queen of pâte de verre. Their work in this medium possesses luster, translucency and shine that seems unfathomable. And they take technical risks, making glass sculpture that involves four-part molds, some with hanging cores. In this conversation with "Glass Art" magazine, the Higuchis discuss their initial experimentations in glass and the culmination of their aesthetic and technical goals into a body of historically and artistically important works.
And the Winner Is……
by Butch Young
Butch Young reviews the process of blasting work for the Templeton High School Performing Arts Center Donor Wall commission. She experimented with time and cost of using a plotter-cut stencil, a photo resist stencil and hand-cutting.
Adjusting your Marketing Techniques to the Current Economic Climate
by Ann Sanbourn
The cutting-edge Internet marketing methods gaining momentum are now based upon cultural trends like social networking, blogging or podcasting. Ann Sanborn provides essential tips for Permission Marketing.
2009 Annual Glass Art Society Conference in Corning
Corning Incorporated Foundation has signed on as a major sponsor of the Glass Art Society (GAS) in support of its 2009 annual conference, to be held in Corning, New York, June 11 - 13. The theme of the 2009 conference is "Local Inspiration, Global Innovation."
Casting Article Part XIII
Black and White Studies: Making Pattern Bars
by Milon Townsend
Using System 96 Spectrum sheet glass - black, white and clear for the greatest contrast and image clarity - Milon Townsend illustrates the process of producing figured pattern bar. By slicing and breaking it, he observes some of the effects possible when incorporating it into the casting process.
Green Glass “Solar Illumination I: Evolution of Language”
by Shawn Waggoner
With the opening of the Pearl Avenue Branch Library in San Jose, California, in August 2008, the City became the first municipality in the United States to install permanent public art that combines photovoltaic (PV) cells and art glass in an architectural application. Artist Lynn Goodpasture collaborated with Peters Glass Studios, Portland, Oregon, and Paderborn, Germany, in the creation of four art glass windows embedded with PV cells that in turn power a suspended glass LED-illuminated lamp.
Big Ideas/Small Packages: Magnificent Glass Under 20
by Jan Mirenda Smith
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum decided to launch its next 50 years with the exhibition, "Big Ideas/Small Packages: Magnificent Glass Under 20," curated by museum Executive Director and Curator, Jan Smith. This exhibition offered a perspective that reflects the evolution of the museum's direction in glass through its four glass collections by focusing on commonalities and the evolution of the art.