Letter from the Editor

A Guidepost to Glass

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   We’ve waited patiently all winter and spring, and it’s finally here. The Glass Art Society’s 47th annual conference Il Percorso Di Vetro—The Glass Path will take place May 16–19, 2018. The island of Murano, Italy, will host the event that will lead attendees through the winding path of the island’s remarkable history while exploring the future of glass.

   Glass Art magazine’s Talking Out Your Glass podcast features some of the GAS conference’s most prestigious demonstrators and presenters including Lino Tagliapietra, Toots Zynsky, Richard Marquis, Dante Marioni, and more. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher to hear fascinating interviews with world-renowned glass artists by visiting the “Talking Out Your Glass Podcast” link under “What’s New” at www.glassartmagazine.com. The show has attracted more than 42,000 downloads!

   With 12.5 thousand Instagram followers and 5,000 Facebook followers, Glass Art proves that interest in the glass arts is ever present and growing. Because learning online is one of the most popular means of acquiring new skills and information, Glass Art offers its Glass Expert Webinars™. Visit our website to see the complete list of exciting online workshops and seminars for growing your glass skills without ever leaving home.

   The May/June 2018 issue of Glass Art celebrates hot, warm, and cold glass with features on Raven Skyriver, the young Maestro of glassblowing and hot sculpting who has mastered some of the most complex techniques to bring his creatures to life. Jen Violette’s innovative use of glass powders mimics the colors and textures found in plant structures. Warm glass is represented by Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis, a husband and wife team who collaborate on public art installations while revealing their individual influences in exciting and unexpected ways. Stained glass is lauded in a review of Nancy Nicholson’s work, dynamic renderings of cityscapes in leaded stained glass and her groundbreaking work with the human form.

   Wherever Il Percorso Di Vetro leads, Glass Art magazine will deliver to our readers, listeners, and online learners the education, information, and inspiration needed to flourish.


Accompanying you on your artistic journey,


Shawn Waggoner



East Village by Nancy Nicholson


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July/August 2018
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Ad Materials    May 30, 2018
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September/October 2018
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