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July/August 2008 **DIGITAL**

July/August 2008 **DIGITAL**
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The Art of Sylvia Nicolas: A Family Legacy Continued
by Shawn Waggoner
One of the leading ecclesiastical artists in the United States, Sylvia Nicolas is a member of an illustrious and prolific stained glass family. She is the fourth of five generations specializing in the liturgical arts. In this conversation with “Glass Art” magazine, Sylvia discusses life as the daughter of Joep Nicolas, her glass painting process and a few of the many works that define her illustrious career.

How Duplicate Content Can Adversely Affect Your Web Site Rankings
by Ann Sanborn
When search engines index your Web site, they keep a score card. You earn good points and bad. Too many bad points, and your Web site could drop in rankings and even be banned and dropped from the search engines. Your site can be penalized if search engines detect duplicate content. Ann Sanborn reviews a few ways duplicate content may appear on your site and some strategies for avoiding search engine penalties.

Casting Article: Part VIII
Casting a Large Torso
by Milon Townsend
In this article on casting relatively large figures, Milon Townsend reveals a couple of convenient ways to measure volume, in order to provide an accurate idea of how much glass to use.

Sue and Irv Kutno:
Future Forms Molds, Sarasota School of Glass, Glasstudio-West, International Glass Art Gallery
by Shawn Waggoner
Sue and Irv Kutno have been involved in the glass industry since the 1970s. This glass-loving couple has been around long enough to see the industry changed by advancing new technologies. These changes are reflected in Sue’s glass art as well.

Killing the Kiln Myths: Firing Glass Kilns Is Very Expensive
by John S. Hohenshelt
Potential and current customers are concerned about the cost of firing their glass kilns. But the cost is lower than most customers might expect. John S. Hohenshelt provides the basic information needed to calculate the firing costs of a kiln and two examples applying this formula to typical kilns operated by artists.

Armstrong Float Fire 82™ 
by Janet Zambia
Janet Zambai experiments with Float Fire 82 TM Armstrong’s fusing glass that has a COE of 82+/-3 and can be fused with standard window glass – and shares her results.

Contemporary Colorado Glass Artists Featured in “Sand, Soda, and a Twist of Lime”
by Shawn Waggoner
Works by over 40 outstanding contemporary glass artists from Colorado are on display in the Canyon Gallery at the Boulder Public Library from May 9 to July 19, 2008, in a show which includes works representing virtually all types of contemporary art glass, as well as an educational exhibit sponsored by D&L Stained Glass.

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