Letter from the Editor
Mapping Your Glass Destination
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers that the annual Directory of Industry Supplies is an indispensible tool for bringing artists and suppliers together. She also introduces the new Master Glass Artisan Lecture Series™ from Glass Art and sister publication, Glass Patterns Quarterly.
Why Copper Foil?
by John C. Emery, Sr., Preston Studios
Photography by Bill Kilborn
Preston Studios began creating Tiffany-style lamps done in copper foil, and continue the tradition in all of their current work. Their most recent commission featured stained glass copper foiled panels and windows for a private residence that feature scenes from the beginnings of the printed word.
Expressing Oneself in Mosaics
by Gwyn Kaitis
Photos Courtesy of the Society of American Mosaic Artists
Several members of the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) shared why they are drawn to the mosaic arts. For many, the appeal of the textures and colors of the materials used to create them provide the challenge of combining the colored tesserae in a way that produces an entirely different color.
Art Glass Studio Profile
Messages from the Natural World Conveyed through Painted Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Hallie Monroe has worked in ceramics, photography, and silk screening. She founded Clear View Stained Glass Works in 1989, and as its sole proprietor, has completed many commissions for businesses and residences, as well as restoration work for churches and public spaces.
2014 American Glass Guild Awards
by Tony Glander, Patrice Schelkun, and Nancy Gong
Photography by Joan Myerson Shrager, and Tony Glander
American Glass Guild (AGG) presented three 2014 awards to leaders in the glass community: the Joe Barnes Lifetime Achievement Award to Peter McGrain; the AGG Inspiration Award for their work with children to Paula Mandel and Joan Myerson Shrager; and received, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Design to Narcissus Quagliata.
A Curious and Generous Glass Educator
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Jason Brady
Dennis Brady and sons operate four family-owned businesses. DeBrady Glassworks, the main enterprise, builds intricate stained glass model ships for sale through galleries, while Master Artisan develops steel molds and tools, Victorian Art Glass sells tools and supplies, and Glass Campus offers free educational resources for aspiring glass artists.
The 2014–2015 Directory of Industry Supplies
This comprehensive annual Directory of Industry Supplies from Glass Art lists artists, suppliers, and glass manufacturers. 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.
SGAA Artists' Retreat at The Elms
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) took a break from its usual conference format to offer its members an Artists' Retreat at The Elms resort. Six different classes for certification were offered during the morning, with afternoons and evenings filled with many different interactive programs.
Warm Glass Studio Profile
The Art of Commissions
by Gil Reynolds
Gil Reynolds's recent commission to create a residential commission to decorate a large blank wall of a couple's home required detailed planning to guarantee success. The finished project included fused panels, metal art, and designs inspired by the home's surrounding Central Oregon mountain landscape.
Pioneers in Glass
Charles Correll, King of Recuperation
by Shawn Wagoner
Charles Correll's career as a hot glass artist helps him know what artisans require of their furnaces. Adapting industrial techniques to the small-scale studio, he designed and built his first recuperative glass furnace in 1980. When not working on efficient hot shop equipment, he continues to create goblets and private commissions.
The Importance of Relevant Keywords
by Mark Veit
Using relevant keywords to describe a business on a website helps to increase online search engine rankings. It is important to include words that identify the owner and the business in a personal way and to research which keywords are important by poling new and current customers.
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.