Letter from the Editor

The Season to Broaden Your Glass Horizons

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  The September/October 2016 issue of Glass Art continues the magazine’s comprehensive coverage of hot, warm, and cold glass beginning with up-and-coming artist Grant Garmezy’s high-end, realistic glass sculpture honoring the natural world of the South. International glass is represented in articles featuring the stained glass of Barcelona’s Palau de la Música and the electronic resource, The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by artist and scholar William Gudenrath, released by the Corning Museum of Glass. Bild-Werk Frauenau’s Perspectives of Graal Glass, a symposium and master class, is also showcased.

  In addition to reporting on the many glass organizations and their activities, Glass Art presents its annual Directory of Industry Supplies. This indispensable tool—available in print and online—provides the perfect way for artists, retailers, and suppliers to connect to make the buying and selling process mutually beneficial. These comprehensive, alphabetical listings provide addresses, phone and fax numbers, contact names, and products and services available, plus brief comments from each glass art supplier.

  Listen while you work! Subscribe to Glass Art magazine’s Talking Out Your Glass podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. Episodes include Richard Marquis, pioneer of murine making and glassblowing; Narcissus Quagliata’s groundbreaking personal and public work in stained and fused glass; and Dr. Laura Schlessinger, radio personality and philanthropic fused glass artist. You’ll also find a conversation with Tina Oldknow, former curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning Museum of Glass; how Ben Belgrad gives back through his borosilicate glass art; the early life and times of glassblowing pioneer Dante Marioni; and a tribute to beloved stained glass artist and owner of Hunt Studio, the late Nicholas Parrendo. Contact us for sponsorship opportunities for this growing bimonthly podcast.

  Fall is a great time to learn a new skill, and our expert Webinars provide the perfect way to add to your technical repertoire without ever leaving home. We have nearly 40 Webinars listed in all types of glass techniques, some brand new to our program. Included are warm glass classes with Lisa Vogt and Barry Kaiser, copper foil overlay with Cathy Claycomb, boro pendants with Brent Graber, fusing with Randy Wardell, sandblasting and cold working with Dennis Brady, and many more. For the complete Webinar schedule, visit www.glassartmagazine.com.

Helping subscribers to never stop learning, in print and online,

Shawn Waggoner


                McMow Art Glass, Mermaid and Turtle stained glass panel (detail).                                                                                                                                                                                      TurtleLetter                                                                     


Deadlines for Advertising 

November/December 2016
Ad Closing       September 20, 2016 
Ad Materials    September 30, 2016
Issue Mails      October 24, 2016

January/February 2017
Ad Closing       October 20, 2016 
Ad Materials    November 30, 2016
Issue Mails      December 26, 2016