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Sept/October 2018 **Digital**

Sept/October 2018 **Digital**
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Digital Version for download--Print Version and CD Version also available

September/October 2018
Volume 33
Number 5

Letter from the Editor
Suppling Our Industry with a Directory . . . and Direction
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner provides an overview of the work by profiled artists, Marguerite Beneke, a warm glass artist whose work is inspired by the Karoo region of South Africa, and Peter Muller, whose voodoo dolls and patchwork puppets push the boundaries of functional glass art.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Marguerite Beneke
Working Glass from the Far Ends of the Earth
by Colleen Bryan
Marguerite Beneke, an artist who works in the remote Karoo semidesert area of South Africa, likes to combine figurative and abstract images using collage techniques to construct bigger pieces from smaller ones. She fuses float glass and achieves color mainly with enamels with only a sparing use of stained glass.

Skills and Techniques
Grit Theory in Cold Working Glass
by Paul Tarlow
Photography by Karen Paquette
Paul Tarlow shares guidelines for selecting appropriate grit sizes and sequences for cold working glass artwork. Not jumping in grit size more than double the current size and using at least one size of a course shaping grit, a medium grit, and a fine finishing grit will help to ensure more efficient work.

The 109th Annual SGAA Conference
An Electric Experience in All Things Glass
by Megan McElf, SGAA Headquarters
During its 2018 annual conference, the Stained Glass Association of America celebrated the organization’s move to its new headquarters, an upgrade in computer and billing systems, and the installation of its new executive. The conference also included a wide range of classes and the presentation of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Andrew Moor.

CGS News
CGS at the Pyramid Gallery in York
by Pam Reekie
Photography by Chloe Ackers, Samantha Donaldson, and Rod Gonzalez, Optimo Photos
Terry Brett of the Pyramid Gallery in York, U.K., challenged members of the Contemporary Glass Society to create glass art with the atmosphere of winter. Judges narrowed the entries to a selection of 30. The winners’ creations will be on exhibit at the gallery from November 17, 2018, through January 14, 2019.

Working Greener
Phil Vinson
On the Move with Mobile Glassblowing Studios
by Vicki Schneider
Photography by Bobby Ellis, Grant Garmezy, Georgia Trend Magazine, and Justin Hodges
In 2015, Phil Vinson and Chuck Wells started Mobile Glassblowing Studios (MGBS) to produce economical portable glass furnaces for glassblowers of all levels. Since they introduced the first “Dragon” furnace, they have developed ways to retrofit the Dragon with veggie oil burners to make them more economical and environmentally friendly.

The 2018–2019 Directory of Industry Supplies
Glass Art’s annual Directory of Industry Supplies is dedicated to making the buying and selling process between artists, retailers, and suppliers mutually beneficial. Alphabetical listings of companies as well as for products and services provide glass artists with new sources for the materials they need in their creative pursuits.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
The Dark Genius of Peter Muller
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Jones E Designs, Jeff DiMarco, Victor Janczar, and Derek Whittington
In 2001, Peter Muller established Afternoon Glass Designs with a vision to create glass art that captures the whimsical essence of the animations, illustrations, and books that inspired his passion for art as a child. This vision and aesthetic continue to serve as the “North Star” for his functional work.

Personal Development
Creativity—Take Risks
by Milon Townsend
When they are creating their work, artists must take risks with expensive materials, their time, the possibility of failure, and ridicule from their peers. Self-doubt that comes with failure can also erode confidence. They must weigh these costs against the potential success that can take their art to a new level.

GAS News
Il Persico di Vetro, The Glass Path
The 47th Annual GAS Conference, Murano’s Gift to the World
by Tess McShane
Murano, an Italian island with a history of keeping its glass secrets well hidden, welcomed the 2018 Glass Art Society (GAS) conference. Highlights included the opening ceremonies and the GAS Lifetime Achievement Award given posthumously to Pino Signoretto plus tours of famous glass art venues and the San Pietro area.

Readers’ Forum

What’s New
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.

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