The New Year Fosters New Opportunites
This issue of Glass Art includes a special look into the lives and work of three artists who have made stunning contributions to the glass art world. Ruth Brockmann was one of the pioneers of kiln formed glass and the Bullseye fusing movement. A disciple of Boyce Lundstrom’s, Brockmann put fused glass on the map with her groundbreaking masks and large public commissions. Copper wheel engraving artist, Alison Kinnaird, combines thought-provoking content, modern imagery, and hi-tech lighting to tell her luminous stories about mankind and its struggles. Kathy Barnard creates deeply carved and etched glass, stained glass pieces, and carved granite-and-tile murals for site-specific commissions.
All three were self taught, relying upon mentors and a shared pool of knowledge to advance their art. All three achieved their aesthetic and technical goals through experimentation and discovery, adding their own knowledge to the pool in the great circle of community sponsored learning. Barnard reflects: “I didn’t know the rules, but I also didn’t know the limitations.”
The glass art industry is unique. Artists in this tight-knit community have been able to advance and prosper due to the experimental nature of pioneers and visionaries who came before. Their willingness to share information is the cornerstone of our success. In keeping with that tradition, Glass Art announces upcoming Glass Expert Webinars for 2014. These live, two-hour interactive Web workshops with renowned glass artists require no traveling and provide the opportunity to expand your skills. Visit the Glass Expert Webinars™ link under “What’s New” at www.glasspatterns.com for more details and local times.
Glass Art magazine and its sister publications, Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow, are also proud to sponsor the Gallery of Excellence and the Demo Stage at the 2014 Glass Craft & Bead Expo, held March 26–30 at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Expo offers 250 classes in hot, warm, and cold glass with nationally acclaimed instructors. The exhibit hall will be open to wholesale and retailer buyers and feature beautiful glass art and beads. We hope to see you there.
Wishing you a year of discovery, exploration, and ignoring limitations,
Editor Detail of etched panel by Kathy Barnard
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