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Celebrating Life to the Hilt: Laura Donefer
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass artist Laura Donefer discusses with "Glass Art" magazine the effects of her unique upbringing and exposure to varied cultures on her art, her latest installation - one of the most aesthetically and technically challenging works of her career - "Shields to Ward off Madness," and the serious nature of the work produced by the artist perceived by many as "the zany red-head."
Reflections on the 3rd Annual
AGG (American Glass Guild) Summer Conference
by Troy Moody
Troy Moody reviews the third AGG conference held just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in August 2008. As with the first two, this year's event was a rapid-fire succession of presentations, workshops and lectures of the highest caliber.
Killing the Kiln Myths: What Do Digital Kiln Controllers
by John S. Hohenshelt
John S. Hohenshelt discusses the perception that the digital controller causes most firing problems. Many customers jump to the conclusion that the digital controller must be malfunctioning when the glass does not appear as they perceive it should or when there is an error message on the controller's display.
Casting Article: Part X
Color Casting with a Crucible
by Milon Townsend
There are distinct advantages and disadvantages to casting with a crucible. Milon Townsend demonstrates the process - and results.
“Pay-Per-Click Advertising” (PPC)
How To Obtain Maximum Potential: Part I
by Ann Sanborn
PPC advertising is the placement of a small ad on the search results page for a specific keyword(s) in return for a specified payment when a visitor actually clicks on the ad. Ann Sanborn reports on this promotional option and how to use it to your best advantage.
by Butch Young
Since the beginning of the year, Butch Young has been showered with questions about residential and commercial blasting. In this article, she answers important questions asked by readers, and continues her journey with student Bob Hernandez, who sadly passed away this summer.