Letter from the Editor

The Season of Gratitude

New headshot for ShawCrop

   The November/December 2017 issue of Glass Art magazine begins with our Hot Glass Studio Profile on Shelley Muzylowski Allen, who reminds us that nature is precious and in many ways fleeting. Whether the beloved and revered horse or the magic and mythological unicorn, Muzylowski Allen’s creatures are transitory, by their choice or by ours.

   In a world where nearly34,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution, Susan Cox makes a poignant statement about the importance of home and the heartbreak of losing our place in the world. This Warm Glass Studio Profile reveals the ways in which Cox’s cast glass defines the concept of “home” through evanescent qualities of childhood memories and lifelong moments of past and present.

   Backed by a successful $92 thousand Kickstarter campaign, functional glass artist Jeremy Grant-Levine, aka Germ, will flamework 1,000 glass cranes in a year’s time. The artist was inspired by Japanese tradition that states anyone with the patience and commitment to fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted their most desired wish, because they have exhibited the crane’s loyalty and recreated its beauty.

   These articles remind us to recognize and embrace this season of gratitude. Glass Art magazine would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of our subscribers and advertisers who are essential to keeping our publication thriving. Though the print version of Glass Art is still by far the most popular, we are pleased to also offer it in digital form.

   We appreciate both guests and subscribers who have been integral in making our Talking Out Your Glass podcast a great success in its first year, with over 30,000 downloads and growing. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher to hear fascinating interviews with glass artists worldwide by visiting the “Talking Out Your Glass Podcast” link under “What’s New” at  www.glassartmagazine.com.

   Hundreds of students and instructors have put our Glass Expert™ Webinars on the map, for which we are very grateful. Upcoming Webinars include Fusing with Frit with Lisa Vogt, Verre Églomisé with Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, Fused Glass Breakthroughs with Gil Reynolds, a brand new Webinar How to Make a Bonsai Tree Glass Sculpture with Craig Mitchell Smith, and more! Look for one new Webinar each month starting in November by visiting our website, where you can see the complete list of exciting online workshops for growing your glass skills without ever leaving home.

 

Thanking you for your generous and continued support, 

Shawn Waggoner

Editor

               

Germ and Vorhees collab, ill’uminati, 2015.

Photography by Jeff DiMarco.

 

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Deadlines for Advertising 

Jaanuary/February 2018
Ad Closing      October 20, 2017 
Ad Materials    November 30, 2017
Issue Mails      December 22, 2017

March/April 2018
Ad Closing       January 20, 2018 
Ad Materials    January 30, 2018
Issue Mails      February 21, 2018