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Letter from the Editor
Collaboration and Cultural Combinations
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner shares an overview of the features that can be found in this issue, including a look into the art of Hiroshi Yamano and Patrick Reyntiens and the collaborative art of Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni. She also announces the participation of the magazine with the Art Glass Association in the organization’s Art Glass in Art Class 2011 program to share the magic of glass with teachers throughout the United States.
Hot Glass Studio Profile
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Hiroshi Yamano
Hiroshi Yamano uses his understanding of how perspective shapes his or her perception to create glass sculptures that offer fluid movement, dramatic confrontation, or frozen still life. He draws richly from his studies of ancient Japanese paintings and motifs and makes extensive use of silver leaf engraving and copper electroplating.
American Studio Glass Celebrates 50 Years
by the Staff of Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
Photography by Robert C. Florian, Provided Courtesy of Maureen Littleton
The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of studio glass art in America, which will be celebrated by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) with more than 100 glass demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions. This golden anniversary will provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the artists nationwide and showcase exquisite glass collections.
Art Glass Profile
A Reappraisal of Expression: Patrick Reyntiens’ Free-Spirited Glass Panels
by Shawn Waggoner
Patrick Reyntiens is the creator of many free-spirited, noncommissioned stained glass panels that cover themes for everything from landscapes, animals, nudes, and urban scenes to dreams, surreal skyscapes, and subconscious thought. He is known as an innovator, practitioner, and teacher.
American Glass Guild Asheville Conference 2011
by Nonnie Lyketsos
Photography by Judy Killian
The American Glass Guild’s 2011 Asheville Conference provided its members with great pre-conference workshops, a fundraising auction, and the wisdom of keynote speaker CZ Lawrence. The three-day conference covered all aspects of stained glass, including marketing, enamels, conservation, restoration, and Tiffany lamps.
The Gamble House—Exploring the Glass Designs of Charles and Henry Greene
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Tim Street-Porter and Alexander Vertikoff
Photos of Charles and Henry Greene courtesy of The Gamble House
Fire and Light, a new two-hour, in-depth tour, will explore the leaded art glass in The Gamble House, the American Arts and Crafts landmark designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene. The tour will give participants insight into how the two created some of the most celebrated art glass produced in an architectural setting.
Primitive – Elegant: Celebrating the Art and Friendship of Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Russell Johnson
The work of Preston Singletary and Dante Marioni is a marriage of aesthetic signatures and skill sets. Their individual work embraces a loyal, international following and a reputation for excellence in design and execution. Their challenge is to bring together the disparate elements of their work, which they do beautifully.
Artist-Produced Educational Videos—Disk Production
by Milon Townsend
Featuring Kiln-Combed Glass Art by Kevin Tappin
Photography by Robert Lowery
Artists who are involved in the production of educational DVDs need to be sure that attempts to keep down costs don’t sabotage the quality of the product. One important aspect includes the question of whether to perform all of the details personally or to work through video professionals.
Reflection of the 2011 Gathering
by Marjorie Langston
The 2011 Gathering of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) in Louisville, Kentucky, provided a chance for members to share their art with each other and the public. One seasoned attendee and another who just discovered the Gathering compare notes on their experiences.
Mosaic Arts—Collaboration across Continents
by Gwyn Kaitis
The Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) recently developed an important relationship with the Mosaic Art Association of New Zealand (MAANZ). The interconnectivity of the two organizations that exists worldwide to support mosaic as an art form has led to better accessibility to knowledge of various styles and techniques for mosaic art.
Booth Design and Merchandising—Choosing the Right Lighting
by Bruce Baker
Use of the correct lighting can make or break the success of artists in their trade show booths. Portability is a primary consideration along with using the right bulbs to complement the type of merchandise that is being showcased in the booth.
Presenting the latest in books and products for the glass art enthusiast
by Darlene Welch
Information on the latest in new glass types and colors, supplies and tools, kilns, books and patterns, and anything else that glass artists and enthusiasts need for working in hot, warm, and cold glass can be found in the What’s New section of Glass Art.
The AGA Awards Celebration—An Evening to Remember
by Bill Bird
The Art Glass Association (AGA) presented its annual awards to Leslie Silverman, the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and to Yoli Cantu, Retailer of the Year and owner of McAllen Stained Glass. Following the awards dinner, Steve Shupper shared AGA’s vision for growing the glass art industry by helping to promote glass art education and continuing to recognize industry leaders.
Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Kimberly Affleck—Exploring the World of the Sea Horse
by Marcie Davis
Flameworking artist, Kimberly Affleck, shares how she discovered her love of working in the flame while watching a demonstration by Larry Brickman. She also shares tips for successfully working with silver colors.
Introducing the Glass Art Society Board
by Rosie Gaynor
Photography Courtesy of the Artists
The Glass Art Society was sad to see the end of service for several of its well-loved board members, but gladly welcomed two seasoned artists plus a student representative to the board for their upcoming terms. The new members include Chris Clarke, Cappy Thompson, and Jessi Moore.
Using Social Media to Sell Your Dichroic Glass Jewelry
by Mark Veit
One of the most cost-effective forms of advertising is the use of social media sites to get the word out about new companies or products. The etiquette of social media, however, demands that something of value must be offered for this approach to be successful.
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass—Winner of the NICHE 2011 Top Retailer Award
by The Staff of the Rosen Group
Photography Courtesy of Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass of Dallas, Texas, was recently named the winner of the NICHE 2011 Top Retailer Award. This program recognizes craft retailers who are committed to fair business practices and to growing and strengthening the North American craft community.