Letter from the Editor
A Powerful One-Two Punch
The Benefits of Two-Tiered Dissemination
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers of the comprehensive coverage of hot, warm, and cold glass that can be found in the September/October 2013 issue of Glass Art. Profiles include a look at the work of Dan Dailey, partners Eric Markow and Thom Norris, and stained glass artist, Ed Gilbertson. She also extends an invitation to participate in the Glass Expert Webinars™ sponsored by sister publication, Glass Patterns Quarterly.
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Dan Dailey’s Ancient Cultures and Classic Forms
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Bill Truslow
The thread that ties the diverse work of glassblowing artist Dan Dailey together is that he develops the ideas for his work in a series of increasingly detailed drawings. Those drawings plus watercolors are used to refine those ideas but are also used to direct his team of glassblowers, sandblasting and acid polishers, and water jet cutters, plus cutting, grinding, metalworking, and assembling assistants at his studio.
Contemporary Glass Society
Exploring the Fusion of Art and Technique
The Contemporary Glass Society Fires Up the Debate on Skill Versus Art
by Rebecca Dearden
Photography by Pete Chambers
In difficult economic times, keeping skills and the art form alive lets glassmakers play a key role in the cultural landscape. In parallel with recession and the scarcity of opportunities for training and developing skills, there is a renaissance in the value of making and an upsurge in the interest of artists in being makers as well as thinkers.
Catch More Flies with Honey
by Mark Veit
Photography by Victor Janczar
People like to surround themselves with others who have a positive attitude. When business owners give each of their customers a warm and informative buying experience, they are likely to return and bring others with them.
Art Glass Studio Profile
Gilbertson’s Stained Glass Studio
by Colleen Bryan
Ed Gilbertson’s artistry developed through an apprenticeship to an artist father while restoring the works of masters. That development continued while collaborating with fellow artists and experiencing their unique array of talents and insights. Many of his clients have traditional Midwestern sensibilities, but Gilbertson himself gravitates toward abstract designs.
Indy 2013 and Beyond
More than 100 attendees enjoyed a very full conference schedule at the 104th Annual Summer Conference of the Stained Glass Association of America held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group spent a good part of one day of the conference at the Kokomo Opalescent Glass factory helping the company celebrate its 125th anniversary with tours, great food, and glass purchases.
The 2013–2014 Directory of Industry Supplies
This comprehensive annual Directory of Industry Supplies from Glass Art provides a list of artists, suppliers, and manufacturing companies that are involved in the business of glass art. A listing a Products and Services is arranged in alphabetical order by state to help readers find the best places to purchase materials to help them in the creation of their glass artwork.
Creating a Mosaic Mural for the Tacoma Boys & Girls Clubs
by Gwyn Kaitis
Photography by Lynn Adamo
Volunteer artists offered their time and talents to create a beautiful mosaic mural for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Tacoma, Washington, during the Society of American Mosaic Artists annual conference. Members create a large mural each year during the conferences to donate to a local nonprofit that is part of the host city as a gesture of goodwill and to give back to that community.
From Sand to Poetry
The Artwork of Eric Markow and Thom Norris
by Arnold Howard
Photography by Michael Thad Carter, Marni Harker, and Javier Agostinelli
Eric Markow and Thom Norris originally wanted to be scientists in chemical engineering and biology, respectively. As glass artists, they bring the discipline of laboratory science to their work creating large sculptures made from strips of woven and fused glass. Their techniques continue to be a closely guarded secret.
Readers share their thoughts on profiles and articles featured in recent issues of Glass Art.
Featuring the latest in books and products for the glass enthusiast
by Darlene Welch
What’s New offers Information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.
Skills and Techniques
Using the B300 Ceramic Mold Bundle to Create a Drop-Thru Vase with a Wineglass-Style Foot
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Randy and Carole Wardell
Randy and Carole Wardell demonstrate their new mold bundles that allow fused glass artists to create a vase with attached foot using a drop-thru mold. The new molds eliminate the need to delicately balance the drop ring on kiln posts and provide an option for three different heights by simply twisting the mold to one of three positions.
American Glass Guild 2013
Save the Date for Glasstopia
by Tony Glander
Members of the American Glass Guild will be traveling to Bryn Athyn College in northern Philadelphia for their annual conference. The setting is perfect for experiencing the historic, handblown stained glass windows that highlight the Bryn Athyn Cathedral as well as the renowned, architecturally distinct structures of the Cathedral, Cairnwood Estate, and Glencairn Museum.