Glass Art January/February 2007 issue
Glass City: April Surgent’s Fused and Cameo Engraved Pannels
by Shawn Waggoner
Like a photograph, April Surgent's cityscapes pack the same powerful punch, but with the added elements of dimension and texture. Her fused and cameo engraved glass panels put a grittier, modern spin on the ancient techniques used to create them. In this conversation with "Glass Art" magazine, Surgent discusses her budding career and the work that grabbed the attention of both Lani McGregor, Bullseye, and Tina Oldknow, the Corning Museum of Glass.
How to Obtain that Elusive Domain Name
by Ann Sanborn
Have you ever found yourself in the position of wanting to register a domain name owned by someone else? Ann Sanborn explains the domain expiration process and what you need to do to secure that elusive domain name you've always wanted.
Reflections of Mega Bucks Dance in Your Head
Or, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
by Butch Young
Butch Young discusses sandblasting on mirrors. Mirrors are a fixture in everyone's home and when turned into a piece of functional art, are in great demand.
Lampworking Enamels with 104 C.O.E. Glass
by Patricia Frantz
Patricia Frantz discusses using the much under-utilized enamels with 104 C.O.E. soft glass to produce beautiful and unique beads.
Kiln Casting with Kaiser Lee Board
by Petra Kaiser
"Fuse It - A Continuing Journey in Kiln Worked Glass," by Petra Kaiser, is a new book published by Wardell Publications Inc., and released in early January 2007. This article is one of the project lessons reprinted from "Fuse It." This project uses Kaiser Lee board for the casting mold, eliminating the common problems many fusers encounter when casting.
Kiln Corner with Marty Daily
The Art of Changing Elements: Part I
by Marty Daily
Changing kiln elements is a way of life for all electric kiln users. Many glass artists are concerned and afraid when it comes to the chore of changing their kiln's elements. In actuality, changing elements is relatively simple and straightforward. If one has minimal mechanical skills and can operate a screwdriver and pair of pliers, he or she can change their elements.
“The Big Spring Panel Project”
How Sculpture Steve Maeck Resurrected Edward J. Byrne’s
Dalle de Verre Panels
by Shawn Waggoner
When sculptor Steve Maeck discovered dalle de verre panels in a Florida junkyard, he immediately visualized a new artistic reality for them in rural Iowa. "The Big Spring Panel Project" can be found on a beautiful ridge and quarry on the outskirts of the small city of Decorah. The installation features 16 panels located at various points on a mile-long trail. Construction required the skills of local ironworkers, blacksmiths, riggers and laborers to erect the panels, originally created almost 40 years ago.