Glass Art May/June 2008 issue
Carmen Lozar’s Flameworked
Celebrations of the Everyday
by Shawn Waggoner
Taking a hot bath. Eating voraciously out of the garden. Sleeping with someone you love. Carmen Lozar's flameworked sculpture reveals diminutive celebrations of the everyday, small pieces that venerate daily life. In this conversation with "Glass Art" magazine, Lozar discusses the evolution of her career in glass and the key to successful narrative flameworking.
Real Stained Glass, Real Profits
by Del Williams
A number of top-notch, production-oriented stained glass purists are bringing the art of real stained glass to the public today. Author Del Williams writes, while stained glass treasures such as cathedral windows, Tiffany lamps and the homes of architect Frank Lloyd Wright are out of reach to most consumers, now a range of elegant and affordable stained glass works of art are available.
Casting: Part VII
Making a Silicone Rubber Mold with a Mother Mold
by Milon Townsend
The next two articles in Milon Townsend's series on kiln casting glass will focus on the creation of a large scale work made using 30 pounds of glass. The first article illustrated the making of a mother mold, and this article demonstrates how to make the glass casting itself.
Important Domain Name Strategies
by Ann Sanborn
A domain name is an Internet address given to identify and to locate a specific Web page. Your domain name affects how people perceive your company, how they find you and how they ultimately do business with you. A successful domain name gives people an intuitive sense of what kind of business you operate. Ann Sanborn reports.
Relays: Mechanical Vs. Mercury Displacement
by John S. Hohenshelt
John S. Hohenshelt, President, Paragon Industries, L.P., presents the second in his series of articles on "Killing the Kiln Myths." This summary explains the different types of relays available along with their benefits and detractions.
Faux Wrought Iron
by John C. Emery, Sr.
This article, by John C. Emery, Sr., was inspired by Wardell Publications' second book of Preston Studios' work, "Windows of Enduring Color," to be released in June 2008. Imported wrought iron entrances are both well designed and quite handsome, as well as plentiful from at least three major sources. How can you answer this onslaught of new and direct competition in residential entrances?
R.I.P? Over My Dead Body!
by Butch Young
Butch Young reviews the Awards and Recognition show in Vegas - and reveals her resulting epiphany.
Max Roland Erlacher: Masterfully Engraving a Lifetime of Art
by Debbie Tarsitano
When Debbie Tarsitano first met glass engraver Max Roland Erlacher, in Corning, New York, in May of 1976, he was engraving a "Minuteman" before a captivated audience attending a Boston glass convention. Erlacher continues to impress the glass art community with his elegant and detailed style of engraving. He has created countless true to life engravings now in prestigious public and private collections.