Letter from the Editor

Glass Art New Year, New Offerings


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Glass Art magazine’s first issue of 2019 blends hot, warm, and cold glass articles, offering information on historic glass as well as current trends and technical marvels. Reflecting our social and political times, the content of this issue reflects, in part, a celebration of The Year of the Woman.

Much of cover artist Claire Kelly’s recent work centers on elephants because of their unique role as a beloved childhood toy, a popular decorative figure with a strong history in glassmaking, and a perilously threatened species. Testing Effetre 104 COE glass in combination with cane and murrine processes, the artist discovered how to retool her approach and techniques to incorporate the Italian glass in her work.

The modern masterpieces of Lacey St. George-Walton, aka LaceFace, exemplify the power and spirit of woman while speaking volumes about the artist’s determination to succeed in the male dominated functional glass world. 

This inaugural issue of the new year also presents a feature on flameworking pioneer, Shane Fero, whose focus on bird imagery has sharpened in the last 16 years with his blown bird series based on German flameworking techniques. Though these processes were learned as a young apprentice, the artist brings them into contemporary context in his sculptures, vessel forms, and mixed media pieces. Stained and traditional glass coverage includes Mark Angus’ 80 Capriccios and the Turbulences of the Self, as well as a look at the Toledo Museum of Art’s celebration of 200 Years of Libbey Glass.

In addition to information in print, Glass Art now offers Webinars via recordings and forever links in addition to our live Glass Expert Webinars™ offerings. New classes include Ice Glass with Rick Silas, Vitrigraph with Dennis Brady, Liquid Glass Line with Richard La Londe, Screen Printing with Tony Glander, and more.

With more than 62,500 downloads, Talking Out Your Glass podcasts continue to provide information to glass enthusiasts in a fresh, new format that allows you to listen while you work. Last year’s most popular episodes included Peter Muller, Kelly O’Dell, Davide Penso, Marcel Braun, and Nancy Nicholson. Subscribe for free on iTunes or Stitcher by visiting the “Talking Out Your Glass Podcast” link under “What’s New” at www.glassartmagazine.com. Many thanks to the show’s sponsors without whom this offering would not be possible.

Looking forward to a prosperous and glassy 2019,


Shawn Waggoner



Primavera by Shane Fero.


Deadlines for Advertising 

March/April 2019
Ad Closing       January 20, 2019 
Ad Materials    January 30, 2019
Issue Mails       February 21, 2019

May/June 2019
Ad Closing       March 20, 2019 
Ad Materials    March 30, 2019
Issue Mails      April 20, 2019