Glass Art March/April 2005 issue
Robert Mickelsen: Origins, Organisms and Personas
by Shawn Waggoner
The Harley-Davidson motorcycle has an enigmatic, almost magical effect on many who gaze upon it. Though tiny and made of glass, the one Robert Mickelsen saw at a mall in Greeley, Colorado, in 1974 set him on a path to a successful career as a flameworker that continues to flourish into its fourth decade. In this conversation with Glass Art magazine, Mickelsen discusses the evolution of his work as well as the process that allows him to make it: flameworking.
Coldworking Glass: Part VI Continued
by Milon Townsend
In the last issue of Glass Art magazine, Milon Townsend demonstrated how to use ultraviolet (UV) adhesives. The quick setting time of UV adhesives allows the rapid assembly of objects with multiple joints within minutes or hours, instead of days. These additional projects further demonstrate the use of this remarkable bonding material.
Can Beads Save the World? The Birth of The Bead Project
by Annette Rose-Shapiro
Annette Rose-Shapiro approached UrbanGlass Executive Director John Perreault with an idea - a scholarship program for low-income women artists to learn glass beadmaking as a skill to supplement their incomes. The class would include 25 hours of instruction in beadmaking, and most importantly, cover the topics of costing their work, marketing, and selling it. Thanks to an anonymous group of women entrepreneurs and several other private and corporate donors, enough money was raised to launch The Bead Project, and the first session was held in the Spring of 1997.
Want a Great Website? Don’t be Guilty of the Top 10 Classic Website Problems
by Ann Sanborn
Considering how important a website is to any small business, it’s sometimes surprising to see how many badly designed websites there are. The good news is that if you’re thinking of setting up a website for your small business, you can learn a lot from the mistakes of others. Ann Sanborn reveals a few of the most common mistakes.
Problem Solving Guide for Kilnworking Glass: Part V
by Dan Fenton
Dan Fenton presents causes and solutions for the mystifying devitrification.
I Don’t Do Windows!! (Well, Hardly Ever)
by Butch Young
Butch Young reproduces a 50-year-old window without a pattern, and replaces non-tempered carved glass with tempered glass carved to match its 10 companion windows.
“Glass Jam”: A Community Celebration of Friendship and Glass
by Debbie Tarsitano
Debbie Tarsitano guides us on a “tour” of this informal, but steadily growing glass event.