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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 00:00

Press Room

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The September/October 2015 issue of Glass Art provides information for glass enthusiasts on hot, warm, and cold glass. Look for profiles on Paul Marioni, a pioneer of the beginning Studio Glass Movement; Andrea Spencer, flameworking artist who works with patients and staff at Belfast Hospital as a glass art therapist; Angus Powers, who has resurrected the making of Roman glassblowing furnaces; and Mary Van Cline, glass artist and photographic sculptor who combines black-and-white images with pâte de verre elements. The annual Directory of Industry Supplies, techniques from Peter McGrain for full-color painting techniques using traditional glass stainer colors, information on educational opportunities, and glass industry news round out this fabulous issue.



The July/August 2015 issue of Glass Art provides the latest information for glass enthusiasts.  You’ll find profiles on Amy West, Brice Turnbull, Robair Bern Devine, ichard Prigg, and twin artists Melanie Rowe and Leslie Rowe-Israelson. Also check out a tutorial to help you create your own original glass molds using the sand casting technique. A look at how Durk Valkema uses ecologically sound technology to increase efficiency and artistic freedom plus information on educational opportunities and glass industry news round out this exciting issue.

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Contacts and Suppliers

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New Products


Skutt introduces the new Micro Scarab for the flameworking artist who needs a compact desktop model that can run on household voltage. Just take it out of the box and plug it into any standard 120-volt outlet in your home or business. The interior chamber is an ample 12" wide, 7‑1/2" tall, and 9‑1/4" deep. Like all of the Scarab models, the kiln comes standard with the GlassMaster33 controller, which was designed by flameworking artist Marcel Braun to be simple to use yet completely customizable. 503‑774‑6000   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Coatings By Sandberg presents the Mini Double Coated Splatter Pattern that is now coated on black glass in 4" x 4" squares in random colors. Because the glass is black, it’s coated twice on one side to give it depth and variety. They are available now in 90 and 96 COE. 714‑538‑0888



Ed Hoy’s International introduces the new Buddha Faces Mold from Colour de Verre. Serene and contemplative, these faces seem to radiate calm. The molds are easy to use and make two faces at one time. The finished pieces are 3-1/2" to 4" tall and can be made to almost glow by fusing a piece of dichroic sheet glass to the back surface. For more information, visit the company’s website.  800‑323‑5668 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



WOLFS Art Dealers and Appraisers will be auctioning the remarkable contemporary glass collection of Robert and Ann Friedman beginning at 11 a.m. on September 26, 2015. Artists in this collection represent a roster of the best and most exciting artists working in contemporary glass. An online catalog will be posted by August 7 on the gallery’s website. A live gallery preview will also be held at WOLFS in Cleveland, Ohio, September 22–25 beginning at 11 a.m. each day and ending at 6 p.m. on the 22nd and 23rd, 8 p.m. on the 24th, and 5 p.m. on the 25th. Visit for the online catalog and bidding. Please contact the gallery for more information.  216-721-6945   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Jubilee Creative has new holiday products including High Fire Glass Decals available in black and white lead free enamel. Precut fusible glass shapes include a 2-7/8" x 2" witch's hat for Halloween. Just in time for Christmas is a 3-7/8" x 4-3/4" red poinsettia flower with yellow center perfect for fused plates, a 2-1/2" x 1-11/16"  green elf boot with a red or white top, 3" x 1-3/8" twisty ornaments in a variety of colors, and unique 1" jingle bells in green or amber iridized glass. They all make great additions to your holiday glass art projects.877-845-6300  314-296-3225



Timeless Tiffany offers a full line of Spectrum 96® fusing glass and supplies. There are many fusing packs available, all at the best prices. For more information, call 410‑287‑3900 or visit the company’s websites.



Creative Paradise Inc. has discovered that it’s possible to add frit to the bottom of textured slump mold GM124 and use a unique firing schedule to slump/texture/fuse double-thick clear onto the frit and the texture in the bottom of the mold. The company is adding a GM167 Snowman Platter and GM168 Harvest Platter to its collection to provide artists with more design options. Future additions will include a 13" round Harvest Platter and a 7" x 7" tile to match the GM168 design for a lovely set of harvest dishes.  316‑794‑8621   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



D&L Art Glass Supply is proud to announce a new updated website. Building on a highly detailed, product-driven website, the company has added even more ways to find products and product information. Navigate the 17,000 products using the existing catalog organization or find products by areas of interest, including stained glass, kiln forming, torchwork, and more. You can also refine your search by mold dimensions, bevel dimensions, and other criteria. This new site is also optimized for your tablet and features new larger product images.  800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



Paragon Industries, L.P., is pleased to announce the addition of Maria Garcia as plant manager at the company’s kiln factory in Mesquite, Texas. Maria is a specialist in lean manufacturing (the art of eliminating waste) as well as 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize, and sustain). Her plans for Paragon include strengthening a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and communication among employees.  800‑876‑4328   972‑288‑7557



Glass Art Society (GAS) is currently accepting conference site proposals for 2018 and beyond. GAS produces an exciting conference each year that unites hundreds of glass enthusiasts and artists from around the world in all disciplines of glass. The conference is held in cities that boast a vibrant glass community and top-notch facilities that can accommodate these presentations and other conference-related events. The deadline for submitting site proposals is September 1, 2015. For a complete list of guidelines, go to the “Apply to Host Future Conferences” link under the “Events” dropdown on the GAS home page or e-mail Executive Director Pamela Figenshow Koss.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



1 Glass Impressions now has Stays Black™ Patina for Zinc. This black patina for zinc channel will not wash off after applying by dipping, flooding, submerging, or brushing on for at least 40 seconds. Next wash in cold water and continue to use your regular patina for lead or solder and wash, then dry and wax. Now all will match when you patina the zinc channel and solder/lead instead of having an uneven color.  920‑382‑1807   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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CGBeads has rolled out the first in a new series of CGBeadrollers—cabochon molds featuring three sizes each of star, pyramid, pentagon, and classic gem shapes. There are lots of choices for cuff link and earring post cabochons, mini ring toppers, pendant mountings, or your own unique, original designs. These can also add a 3-D end when used with the CGBeadroller Ear Gauges.  940‑458‑8322   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



MK Diamond Products, Inc., presents the Barranca Diamond BD7 Trim Saw that provides smooth cutting for glass and lapidary materials. This saw has a 1/3 horsepower, direct-drive motor and 7" blade capacity that provides a 1‑3/16" depth of cut. The cast aluminum tank, table, carriage, vise, and blade guard makes the BD7 durable and rust resistant. The 14" x 14" cutting table tilts up and out of the way for blade changes, adding fluid, or cleaning. A fluid drain hose and removable tank plug allow for easy draining. Mounted on a 1/2" polypropylene base, it makes the BD7 lightweight and easy to transport. The saw comes with a one-year limited warranty.  800-630‑7682  310‑523‑5867



Gemini Saw Co. presents the Revolution XT Ring Saw that is designed to accurately cut straight and curved paths in a full variety of materials. It is delicate enough to cut stained glass but tough enough to cut 4"-thick fused glass, leaving an edge that is close to polished. Designed as a hybrid cross between a band saw and a tile saw, the Revolution XT easily cuts radius curves and has a unique slide tray that allows for precise parallel cuts. Four sintered diamond blades are available in double- and single-sided versions that each come in standard and fine grit. A one-horse-power, direct-drive, DC motor runs a cogged belt for excellent cutting performance.  310‑891‑0288  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Coatings By Sandberg  (CBS) is proud to announce five new incredible patterns created and designed exclusively for CBS by artist Chris Stell. These patterns are an amazing blend of art, technology,  imagination, and unique beauty. All of her patterns are hand drawn, one-of-a-kind, and frequently reversible. Available immediately, these five patterns come on clear or black in 90 or 96 COE  714‑538‑0888



Glasscraft is helping glass ebthusiasts connect with world-class artists and learn some of the techniques for which they are known the best with Glasscraft Webinars. The company’s unique digital format lets you watch the webinars live with the artist or via pay-per-view recordings anytime. Visit the website for more details and to sign up for Glasscraft’s newsletter.  888‑272‑3830  877‑893‑9386



The Glass Craft & Bead Expo concluded its 21st Annual show on April 12, 2015, at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 900 students took 244 classes, with attendees hailing from 44 states and six Canadian provinces, as well as Australia, Chile, Columbia, El Salvador, Israel, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The trade show had 101 exhibiting companies, with a three-day attendance of over 7,800 viewing the latest in glass technology, equipment, and techniques, plus the offerings of many artists selling their work to the public. The 2016 Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be held once again at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa from March 30 through April 3, with April 1–3 set for the trade show. 800‑217‑4527  702‑734‑0070



Uroboros Glass has just launched its new line of System 96® Dots. The new fusible Dots are nipped from the company’s 6 mm rods in a Mardi Gras range of colors, saving consumers the cost of purchasing a full rod when they only need dots of color. Dots are the perfect way to add texture with tack fusing or spots of color in a full fuse for that added embellishment to your glass projects. They come in boxes of 12 six-ounce jars. 503‑284‑4900


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MK Diamond Products, Inc. introduces the MK‑101 Wet Cutting Saw, a versatile tool that opens up many possibilities for glass artists. This 10" saw is perfect for trimming, cutting, and sizing glass. The MK‑101 has the strength and precision to cut thick fused glass or textured glass up to 3" thick, which makes it perfect for cutting pattern bar slices, leaving a clean edge on each slice. The saw includes a submersible water pump so the glass doesn’t overheat and crack, and the blade guard has been engineered to provide optimal water flow to both sides of the blade. A removable water tray makes cleanup easy. Use the saw with the MK‑215GL‑XL Supreme Grade Sintered Diamond Blade for straight, true cuts of glass. Engineered for fine glass cutting, it has a combination of fine, evenly spaced diamond and sintered bonding that provides a remarkably smooth finish.  800‑421‑5830   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Northwest Art Glass continues to expand itsAffordable Fusing Glass and now has a range of 50 choices in Spectrum 96 nonstandard colors. Featuring a sheet size as large as 24" x 48" and a 25% discount, this glass truly makes glass fusing affordable. Order a range of colors today in one of our 12x12 Small Sheet Boxes or place a larger order for larger sheets. This glass is great for mosaic and stained glass projects as well. Ask for a stock report today.  800‑888‑9444  425‑861‑9600



Creative Paradise Inc. has six new molds for jewelry artists. Quad molds featuring four pieces per mold include the LF132 Holey Tears Quad, LF133 Quad Heart Holey, and LF134 Quad Star Holey that form shapes with holes included for hanging. The organic shape molds include LF135 Organic Hoops, LF136 Organic Drops, and LF137 Small Organic Hoops, each with three pieces per mold. Visit the company’s website for more details on these new molds.  316‑794‑8621  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) invites you to take advantage of the 2015 Fuse-a-Palooza classes at CBS. Patty Gray will present “New Heights in Glass Fusing” on October 15–16 or October 17–18 on many new techniques, combing, pattern bars, powders and frit, dichroic layering, hot working, cold working, and much more. This is an intermediate-to-advanced level class. Tanya Veit will also be teaching two classes for “Dichroic Jewelry, Fusing, and Etching.” The beginners-to-intermediates level sessions will be held on October 15–16. This class will include the use of dichroic engraving and etching to personalize fused dichroic jewelry. Tanya’s second class on October 17–18 will teach advanced students how to create their own patterns to etch and fuse, as well as many of her popular techniques on how to combine dichroic glass. Visit the company’s website for complete class descriptions and instructor bios.  714‑538‑0888



The KBW Educational Foundation will be sailing from Boston, Massachusetts, on October 11, 2015, for its upcoming cruise to New England and Canada on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. There will be a great selection of all new and exciting lectures and workshops lead by a professional team of renowned instructors. You don’t have to be a glass artist to enjoy these workshops, which will include classes for those interested in jewelry making, copper foil techniques, photography, and many more topics. Space for all of the workshops is limited, so register soon for the best selection and availability. Visit the foundation’s website for more details about each workshop and instructor.  760‑603‑8646



Denver Glass Machinery has redesigned its glass melting furnaces. With a new door design, the blowing artist no longer has to have the door fully open to get a gather. Not only are artists not blasted with heat every time they open the door, but full-time blowing artists who have tested the prototypes for Denver have discovered that the furnaces also have improved element life. With the new design, when the door casting needs to be replaced, you simply lift it out and slide in a new one, and the entire furnace is still rebuildable just like the old design. The average life span of the crucible is seven years. These furnaces are available in 60-, 135-, and 200-pound capacities. The experienced sales staff at Denver will be happy to assist you with your buying decision. Visit the company’s website for more cold, warm, and hot glass tools and machinery.  303‑781‑0980   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Uroboros Glass has had its popular line of FX90 Fire Ups for quite a while. The company now has a similar product, its new line of System 96® Fire Ups, with twenty sheets of bright Opals, Tints, Textures, and Irids. The glass comes in 40-pound boxes of precut 12" x 12" pieces.  503‑284‑4900



The Paul Wissmach Glass Co., known for its great color mixes, presents its new line of Prisma™ glass that is made for kiln forming. Prisma glass is available in both 90 COE and 96 COE. Color combinations come in a variety of color densities, with the main color prominent mixed with white, white prominent mixed with the main color, or the main color with streaks of crystal. The first name in the color combinations indicates which color is the more dominant. Visit the company’s website for updates on the colors that have been added to the Prisma line as well as other kiln glass colors.304‑337‑2253   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Glass Patterns Quarterly invites you to join the glass industry’s best instructors for the upcoming Glass Expert Webinars, a great way to learn new skills and techniques without leaving home. These live, two-hour seminars include teacher demonstrations and technical videos and slide shows, plus the opportunity to ask questions via “live chat.” Webinars slated for July 2015 include Bring Your Flameworked Floral Beads to Life with Fun, Fancy Stamens with Corina Tettinger (July 21), Creating Accents and Artisans with Clark and Jankauskas (July 23), The Pebble Experience with Tanya Veit (July 25), and Glass Casting with Dennis Brady (July 30). August Webinars include Glass Weaving with Dennis Brady (August 18), Faceted Dichroic Glass with Kent Lauer (August 20), Screen Printing with Tony Glander (August 25), and Making Hollow Flameworked Beads with Barbara Becker Simon (August 27). Visit the Store on GPQ’s website to find a complete listing and more details for these upcoming Webinars or to purchase DVDs of previous Webinars.  800-719-0769  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Wissmach Glass Co. makes it possible to get a beautiful shine from the firing process with its 96 COE Opaque Sheet Glass from the company’s Wissmach 96™ line. The sheets are available in Black, White, Classic Violet, Superior Blue, Pale Green, Olive Green, String of Pearls, Oyster Pearl, Gold Tone, and Reactive Blue. These colors can strike a darker hue when they are fired. All of the Wissmach glass is available with Luminescent coating and comes in five different thicknesses and two sheet sizes, as well as custom sizes and any circle size. Visit the website for more details.  304‑337‑2253   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Aanraku Glass Studios introduces Smart Pulls, zipper pull tabs that offer a great way to personalize zippers on jackets, suitcases, backpacks, or any place you find a zipper. These recessed pulls are made to fit a 1" round glass cabochon and come in a flat black or nickel-free plated finish. Each package contains two tabs and three connecting wires. Cabochons are not included.  650‑372‑0527   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Victorian Art Glass now has Peas, Peblz & Pux premade rounds for use in creating fun projects. These System 96® rounds come in a huge assortment of colors in three sizes—12 mm Peas (100 per bag), 15 mm Peblz (50 per bag), or 28 mm Pux (12 per bag.)  250‑382‑9554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Evenheat is happy to announce the addition of preset programs to the Kingpin 88 metal clay kiln for Metal Adventures BRONZclay, COPPRclay, and WHITE COPPRclay, plus Burnout Stage for WHITE COPPRclay. Programming is simple. Just choose the metal clay style you’re working with, and the Kingpin 88 takes care of the rest. These metal clays are very popular, easy to work with, and give fantastic results. The addition of these preset programs to the kiln makes working with these metal clays even easier and more enjoyable. The kiln also includes preset firing programs for Art Clay, PMC, and Prometheus, as well as allowing for custom programming. Visit the company’s website for more details.  989‑856‑2281



Coatings By Sandberg presents Frit Flakes on Black Glass Substrate. In stock now, this product is tubed just like Frit Flakes on Clear Glass and is priced the same as well. One-ounce tubes of Dichroic-coated medium size frit is available in 90 or 96 COE, Rainbow color only.  714‑538‑0888



Fusion Headquarters presents Flow Bar Kits, an easy way to make your own intricate flow bars. Just coat the interior with Fuse Master shelf primer, stack some strips of glass on the stainless steel rods, and fire in the kiln. As the glass softens and flows over the rods into the container below, the pattern swirls and moves, creating unique designs that are consistent throughout the length of the finished glass bar. The results are beautiful glass bars that can be sliced on a diamond saw to reveal their inner design. The Basic kits come in two sizes—12" long for smaller kilns and 24" for larger kilns—and contain two each of predrilled soft brick end pieces, stainless steel rods, and fiberboard walls plus instructions and firing schedules. Visit the company’s website for more details.  503‑538‑5281   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Glasscraft is excited to carry some of the newest and hottest colors in the boro market. The company has a great selection of colored tubing from Greasy Glass, including the very popular Ambrosia and Blue Cheese colors. They also stock the newest colors from Rob Davis. His color line-up includes the UV reactive Orange and Lemon Crush colors. Check the company’s website for more new colors.  888‑272‑3830   877‑893‑9386



D&L Art Glass Supply classroom is the place to be to expand your art glass skills while gaining fresh ideas and inspiration. Whether you are looking to polish a specific skill or explore a new technique, D&L has a workshop for every glass artist. The company’s state-of-the-art classroom is chock-full of the latest equipment with an open floor plan allowing for plenty of table and work space. Instructors for 2015 include Lisa Becker, Kate MacLeod, Paul Messink, Meredith Gill, and many others.   800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



AAE Glass presents new silver-plated adjustable rings with settings in a supreme quality silver-plated coating over a copper metal setting. These fashionable, adjustable band styles are lead and nickel free. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from that include long or wide oval shapes, a cluster of smaller circles, and contemporary settings. Visit the company’s website for more details.  239‑471‑7724   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Wissmach Glass Co. has many beautiful shades in its Wissmach 96™ Sheet Glass line. Artists will appreciate a palette that includes Honey, Cinnamon, Deep Sky Blue, Cornflower Blue, Sapphire Blue, Garden Green, Emerald Coast, Peacock Feather, and Midnight Blue, as well as Clear. All of the company’s glass is available with Luminescent coating and comes in five different thicknesses and two sheet sizes, as well as custom sizes and any circle size. Visit the website for more details.  304‑337‑2253   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Coatings By Sandberg has Crinklized Comet Trail 4x4s in 90 or 96 COE in stock now. These beautiful Rainbow-colored squares are now available in Crinklized Dichroic.  714‑538‑0888



Master Artisan Products has a heavy-duty steel screen with 12" x 12" 16-gauge stainless steel mesh welded to a 1/8" steel rod frame. This screen is strong enough to carry heavy loads of glass and is great for screen melts or for making “bumple” glass.  250‑382‑9554



D&L Art Glass Supply presents the Studio Pro 17, the industry’s largest 120V glass firing kiln. The 17" 17" x 6.5" size is ideal for home studios. The Studio Pro 17 features a lightweight and efficient wool fiber lid to maximize firing speed, reaching full fuse in about one hour, and is both top and front loading. The company stocks the kiln with the 3-Key Set-Pro controller as well as the full 12-key Rampmaster 3. This fine kiln from Evenheat joins D&L’s extensive selection that includes kilns from Denver Glass Machinery, Jen‑Ken, Olympic, Paragon, Skutt, and more.  800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



Jubilee Creative has added to its line of summer-themed fusible precut glass shapes and designs. Included are a palm tree, tropical leaf, and pirate hat plus anchors, sunglasses, umbrellas, flip-flops, and tropical fish. The company has also teamed up with a designer to create fusible glass decals to match the tropical fish, flip-flops, and sea shells. All of these shapes and designs are available in 90 and 96 COE fusible glass. The designs and decals are wonderful for children’s summer workshops. Visit the company’s website for more creative ideas.  877‑845‑6300   314‑296‑3225



Ed Hoy’s International now has more new Creation is Messy (CiM) Rods. The year 2015 has brought over 25 new CIM rods with unique limited edition colors. This ever expanding line of offerings includes tools, torches, and a growing line of hot glass products. Visit the company’s website for more details.  800‑323­5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is now stocking Wissmach 96 COE glass, including 96 COE Wissmach Textures for coating. These are the same Textures that the company carries in Wissmach 90 COE. Visit the CBS website for additional details.  714‑538‑0888



Ed Hoy’s International introduces the new Colour de Verre Bamboo Mold. The varying lengths of the bamboo segments and the deep texture creates cast panels with real dynamics and visual interest. A second firing turns the cast panels into elegant service and decorative pieces. Choose colors that mimic nature such as ambers, yellows, or greens, or classic colors like black and lacquer red. For more information, visit the company’s website.  800‑323­5668   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



CGBeads has added to itsline of graphite marvers for making ear plugs. Now not only can you make ear plugs in identical gauges, but you can shape identical size ends that match perfectly in gauge and appearance. CGBeadrollers are made in the USA with a superior, high-grade graphite for reduced drag while working your glass.  940‑458‑8322   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Lisa Vogt introduces her new how-to DVD, Fused Vessel Sinks with Lisa Vogt. Distributed by Originals in Glass, this comprehensive 75-minute video shows the various advanced fusing techniques Lisa uses to create lavish, functional basins as she guides viewers step by step from design to drilling the drain holes. Three different sinks are covered—two utilizing the popular cast method of assembly and one using the time-tested layered method. Lisa will also demonstrate how to level, grind, and polish cast glass sinks to a professional quality shine. The bonus insert includes firing guides, supply lists, kiln specs, slumping mold and drilling kit source info, and helpful installation tips.  813‑220‑4987   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Armour Products has released a host of new and exciting Over N Over stencils. These reusable, self-stick glass etching stencils are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Glass artists can mix, match, or repeat these designs on the same project to create one-of-a-kind usable art for home decor, holiday, and special occasions. They’re also great for personalized gift giving.  937‑427‑8787



Wissmach Glass Co. offers many options for the glass artist. When artists order sheet glass, they can choose from different sizes and thicknesses or select from any one of eleven textures. The 90 and 96 COE sheet glass comes in 32" x 42" or 32" x 84" sizes. Besides standard sizes, you can order custom sizes or any size circle. Thicknesses range from 2 mm to 6 mm. Also ask your glass supplier for dichroic coated Wissmach glass, which is easy to cut and fires beautifully.  304‑337‑2253   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ed Hoy’s International now has the new LED Night Light. Exclusively available from Ed Hoy, these night-lights are built with an efficient, long-life LED light to replace the traditional style bulb. A daylight sensor automatically turns the warm, white LED light on and off, allowing it to operate from dusk to dawn. Visit the company’s website for more information.  800‑323-5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Aanraku Glass Studios offers the perfect tools for glass artists who prefer making their own frit. The Aanraku Frit Piston, a welded steel chamber and plunger, turns compatible scrap glass and rods into custom frit by placing the upper plunger into the tube and using it to crush the glass. The perfect companion tool is the Aanraku Frit Sifter, which comes with 3‑3/4" tall cups. The 4‑1/2" bottom screens come in four different mesh sizes that allow the glass to be separated into powder, fine, medium, and coarse size frit.  650‑372‑0527   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to expand its Scrap Master and Cast-a-cab mold line from Creative Paradise. The Scrap Master is a mini pot melt system that pours the glass directly into cabochon-shaped molds to create gorgeous pendants and ornaments. Now available are the Holey Cast-a-cabs, which create ready-to-hang pendants available in Teardrop, Trillants, and Circles. Solid designs are also available in Teardrop, Square, Circle, and Heart shapes. The pendants have that swirled “hot glass look” not normally achieved in kiln work. Visit the company’s website to see these and other new fusing molds.  800‑525‑0940   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Evenheat introduces the Studio Pro 17 kiln. Measuring in at 17" x 6‑1/2", this new kiln features surface-mounted heating elements for maximum heat transfer plus a Superwool fiber lid for efficiency and increased firing speed. As part of the Studio Pro kiln line, it offers the Dual Access Design, which provides for precision placement, and is available with either the three-button Set-Pro or full-featured Rampmaster controls. The kiln is constructed with a combination of fiber and firebrick, which realizes the best of both worlds. Fiber blocks offer a quick heat-up while the firebrick acts somewhat as a brake to minimize temperature swings, which makes performance smooth and tight. Visit the company’s website for all of the details on this new kiln.  989‑856‑2281



Victorian Art Glass presents Critter Collection. This 36-page e-book includes an  assortment of 12 different cartoon-style animal patterns to provide loads of fun while building these critters. Detailed construction directions are included along with full-size assembly diagrams and cutting patterns.  250‑382‑9554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Kaiser Lee LLC has just added a full line of Wissmach Glass Cullet. Cullet is generated when pieces of sheet glass need to be cut to size in order to box it for distribution. The edge “cut-offs” are thrown into a barrel, thus breaking the glass into smaller pieces. Some of the cullet is used as an ingredient in the new mixture for the next furnace load. There is more cullet left, however, than Wissmach can use for the glassmaking process. Since the cullet comes from already tested fusing glass, it provides an affordable way for glass artists to obtain perfect compatible glass for castings, pot melts, vitrigraph stringers, frit making, and many other applications. The cullet is available in all of Wissmach’s 90 and 96 COE colors and comes in convenient five-pound containers. Visit the Kaiser Lee website for cullet videos and free tutorials.  239‑540‑1137   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Bear Paw Studios offers a wide array of classes, tools, and supplies for the glass enthusiast. Studio rental time, world-renowned guest instructors, premium quality supplies and tools for use and sale, and finished products for home and business decor or gifting needs are all available in their beautiful facility. The central showroom also features a wide array of the staff’s own beautiful creations, as well as a few examples from other esteemed artists. The company sets high standards in cold working, kiln working, and torchworking.   862‑803‑9033   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Spectrum Glass Company presents the System 96® Explorer Pack, a medium-size starter pack that contains six 6" x 6" and six 4" x 4" Clear bases, a 12" x 12" sheet of Clear, White, and Black, fourteen 6" x 12" sheets of assorted Opal and Transparent colors, and lots of other colorful glass in different styles, shapes, and sizes, including specialty glasses. The pack also includes an instruction booklet, step-by-step project guides, and PAPYROS® Kiln Shelf Paper.  425‑483‑6699   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Bullseye Glass Co. introduces three new versions of SizzleStix, now available in Clear Mixed Pattern, Black Mixed Pattern, and Clear, Black, and Rainbow. These 16"-long strips of dichroic glass are cut from thin 2 mm Bullseye Compatible clear and black glass and pre-fired to round the edges and minimize thermal shock in the flame. Wide 1/4" strips are sold in tubes of 12, and narrow 1/8" strips come in tubes of 18. Visit the company’s website for more details.  888‑220‑3002   503‑232‑9997



1Glass Impressions™ now has a LED Grinder Tray Set. The Grinder Tray comes with a Diamond Max Grinder, two grinding bits, with a six-year warranty. The Grinding Station can also be purchased separately. It comes in large and small for standard glass grinders and is made from 100 percent hand-machined, welded polypropylene in the state of Wisconsin in the USA.   920‑382‑1807




Jen-Ken Kilns, a continuing source for innovative kiln working resources, presents the ProFusion Gold 26. This quick-firing kiln uses a 12-button controller and has nine user programs. With this kiln, artists will experience shorter firing times, a lighter weight of less than 200 pounds, and a counter-height stand for no-bend loading. The quartz-encased heating elements will fire to a maximum of 1700°F. With a huge 26" x 26" opening and 24" x 24" shelf, this all-fiber, energy efficient kiln will make the perfect addition to your kiln working arsenal. Visit the company’s website for more details.  800‑329‑KILN   863‑648‑0585



Spectrum Glass Company has created new System 96® Starter Packs to introduce newcomers to fusing with System 96®. They contain enough glass to create multiple projects and provide a fun and satisfying trial experience. The Discovery Pack includes Opal and Transparent colors plus other colorful glass in different styles, shapes, and sizes, including specialty glasses. An introduction booklet, a step-by-step Project Guide, and PAPYROS® Kiln Shelf Paper are also included.  425‑483‑6699   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Wissmach Glass Co. makes all of its colors available with the company’s Luminescent coating, which is similar to iridescent coatings, but not quite the same. Artists can fire with the coated side up or down to achieve different effects. It is ideal for reversed fusing projects and sculptures to make them look their best from both sides. Working with all of these options offers a wonderful new palette of design possibilities.  304‑337‑2253   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Glasscraft has a new studio in the works. At the Eugene location, right across the street from the warehouse, you can now rent studio space. In addition to monthly studio rentals, Glasscraft will eventually also host classes. E-mail the company for further info and to inquire about renting.  877‑893‑9386   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Franklin Art Glass Studios, Inc. is proud to present two new Pearl Opals from Spectrum Glass Company, Golden Honey and Autumn Flame. Both are in stock just in time for creating a perfect fall color palette. Also new to Franklin’s Spectrum product line are Palest Amber Rough Rolled and Palest Amber Artique®. Sometimes a subtle hint of color is all you need, and these warm, earthy ambers are an ideal fit. Call or visit the company’s website for more information on these beautiful new glasses and more.  800‑848‑7683   614‑221‑2972



Olympic Kilns presents the Olympic Quatro 16, a square glass fusing kiln for individuals who need a larger kiln for firing on 120 volts. The inside dimensions are 16.5" x 16.5" x 6" deep with a total of 95 cubic feet. The company’s 120 volt glass fusing and precious metal clay models are equipped with a lid element for the fusing segment of the glass firing plus a body element for ramping up, down, and annealing segments of the firing. Only one of the elements can be used at a time due to the limited power of 120 volts. The kiln’s RTC-1000 controller provides six ramp-hold user programs with eight segments that stay in the computer memory until overridden with new data. It has multiple features including delay start, preheat, skip step, and many more for precision firing every time. Messages and information are also available for reviewing a firing profile before or during the firing, as well as for viewing the current firing segment. The Quatro 16 is available in three models—top loading, clamshell loading, or top and clamshell loading. Choose the one that suits your firing style and get ready for some amazing results.  800‑241‑4400   770‑967‑4009



D&L Art Glass Supply is proud to offer Color Line Paints from Bullseye Glass. This innovative paint line provides a ready-to-use solution for multiple fusing techniques with a firing range of 1300°F–1510°F. Color Line Paints are a lead free, water based enamel paint that can be applied in painting, airbrushing, dip pen applications, fine line drawing, stamping, and more. With an array of 26 vibrant colors available, they can be used directly out of the container or mixed to obtain unique color values and hues that artists are looking for. These paints are a perfect complement to D&L’s existing selection of paints and enamels, which includes Glassline, Reusche, Thompson, and more.  800‑525‑0940   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Spectrum Glass Company has two new catalogs—one for System 96® glasses as well as the first Spectrum® Stained Glass catalog that the company has printed in several years. Look for them at your favorite supplier or download them from the company’s website.  425‑483‑6699   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Bullseye Glass Co. presents GlasTac Gel, the new go-to holding agent that is a thicker version of the company’s regular GlasTac. It has a more tacky feel but still burns out cleanly. The gel holds its applied shape, makes calligraphic powder lines easy, and stays sticky longer for more working time. It also tacks sheet to sheet with great holding power to allow for moving projects sooner and is great for children’s projects. The 4 oz. and 32 oz. bottles are available from Bullseye dealers, Resource Centers, and the company’s online store. Visit the company’s website for more details.  888‑220‑3002   503‑232‑9997



1Glass Impressions™ now has an LED Lighted Face Shield with Daylight White LED in high intensity. This grinder tray is self-draining with a hose. There is also a three-sided splash guard with a built-in face shield. It comes in large and small for standard glass grinders and is made from 100 percent hand-machined, welded polypropylene in the state of Wisconsin in the USA. Custom sizes are also available.  920‑382‑1807



Master Artisan Products announces its Say Peas Please packs of 12 mm-diameter System 96® glass peas. They come 101 peas per pack and are available in 20 different colors.  250-382-9554



His Glassworks is now carrying the S. Atlantic Street work aprons from Diamond Life Studio. Available in three sizes and eleven different colors, including sparkle colors, these aprons have comfortable shoulder strap attachments with interior pockets for your phone or music player and are great for working long hours and staying dry. Visit the company’s website or call to order.  800‑914‑7463   828‑254‑2559



Wardell Products presents the new S205 BinaSphere Cast-Slump Mold. One side of the two-in-one BinaSphere mold produces a true spherical-shaped bowl with a cookie-style foot that is remarkably similar to vessels made by master glassblowers. The opposite side of the mold produces a flat serving platter that is elevated 5/8" on a cast glass foot. The mold package contains the S205 BinaSphere Cast-Slump Mold, a four-page instruction booklet, and a Web link to access two eProjects. Visit the Joy of Fusing website for more details.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces Pendant and Drop Sets. These beautifully detailed  three-piece drop sets include two smaller drops with a matching larger drop. Made exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, they are created using molds from vintage Czech buttons. The sets are constructed of pewter and are finished with antiqued silver or gold. Visit the company’s website for a free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker’s Catalog with these and many more products available from Fire Mountain. 800‑355‑2137  541‑956‑7890 



Wissmach Glass Co. presents Wissmach 90™ transparent sheet glass. Colors range from Clear, Light or Bright Blue, Light or Bright Green, and Violet, to Light Amber, Orange/Reds, and Dark Reds. This line also includes Coral and Champagne striking colors. Different shade variations and color intensity can be obtained when the glass is layered on clear glass or on the color itself. The 90 COE line also has opaque sheet glass in Black, White, Orange/Red, and Yellow. 304‑337‑2253  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Northwest Art Glass has increased its selection of affordable fusing glass to thirty colors. Available as large as 24" x 48" sheets, this nonstandard System 96® glass from Spectrum features a 25 percent discount with a minimum purchase of four square feet per color. Visit the company’s website to ask for a stock report and fill a Small Sheet Box.  800‑888‑9444  425‑861‑9600



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is pleased to announce its newest 4" x 4" pattern, Comet Trail, just in time for your upcoming holiday projects. This beautiful Rainbow square has both a colorful blaze down the middle and a unique combination of Rainbow Dichroic in each piece. Available immediately, it can be purchased individually sealed and packaged in either 90 or 96 COE in clear or black glass. Visit the company’s website for more details. 714‑538‑0888



Ed Hoy’s International now has the new Icicle mold from Colour de Verre. Create sparkling icicles for Christmas trees and holiday windows with this design. They are extremely easy to make. Just fill the body with coarse frit and the ring with medium frit, then fire. Three or four make a perfect holiday project for instructors and students or as a small gift for friends and colleagues. The finished icicles range from 4‑1/4" to 5" long. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The KBW Foundation Conference will be sponsoring its sixth annual cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas on October 11, 2015. This seven-day round-trip adventure will leave Boston, Massachusetts, and sail to New England and Canada. This popular destination is renowned for its dazzling fall foliage and spectacular coastal views. Glass enthusiasts can enjoy all-new lectures and workshops that cover innovative fusing techniques, kiln firing, working with copper, stained glass design software, jewelry, photography, glass enameling, screen printing, Verre Églomisé™ glass, lead came techniques, and more. A vibrant team of accomplished instructors includes Cathy Claycomb, Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, Lisa Richardson Bach, Kay Bain Weiner, and Ann Sanborn. Funds realized from this event will help support the Foundation’s goal of stimulating interest and growth in the glass art industry through educational projects, scholarships, grants, and donations of glass art books and supplies to public schools. Contact Kay or Herb Weiner for a special group rate and limited-time shipboard credit offer. 760‑603‑8646



AAE Glass presents a new DVD, Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry Volume III: Scenic Layering. Tanya Veit shares techniques that are a large part of the reason why her fused glass jewelry is some of the most sought-after in the world. This video teaches glass artists the process and thought behind these magnificent pieces in true Tanya fashion. Discover how Tanya creates the scenes and backgrounds that she uses in her glass art in this full-length instructional DVD.  239‑471‑7714   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



D&L Art Glass Supply is proud to present new 90 and 96 COE variety boxes from Wissmach Glass. Each box contains ten sheets of 11" or 16" squares that include a mixture of transparent, opal, and luminescent styles. These convenient packs make a great addition to your studio or store. Learn more about these boxes as well as packs from Bullseye, Spectrum, Uroboros, and more on the company’s website.  800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



Paragon Industries has just added new features to its F-130, F-240, and F-500 lampworking glass kilns, which now have 3"-thick firebrick walls. Features that originally came standard only on the F-500 are now standard on the F-130 and F-240 as well. They include a mercury relay to control the cycling of the heating elements and a slide-out mandrel holder that can be adjusted horizontally and vertically without tools. These kilns also now come with sidewall elements that heat from the sides and back, but they be still be ordered with top elements, if preferred, for the same price.  800‑876‑4328   972‑288‑7557



Olympic Color Rods introduces 24" Elecroplated Diamond Discs from Molly Supply. These discs have been tested by some of the most respected cold workers in the Seattle area, and the feedback has been consistently positive. They have a magnetic backing and are available in a variety of grits from 40 to 400. All discs have an arbor hole of 1.25", but larger holes may be cut at an additional cost. Please visit the website for additional information.  800‑445‑7742   206‑343‑7336



Denver Glass Machinery, along with its already extensive line of cold working tools, stocks Diamond Impregnated Felt Bobs. Use these little gems to remove small imperfections in glass pieces. Great for the casting artist, they are available in 200, 400, and 800 grit sizes. Areas can be given a final polish with the same profile felt bob and cerium oxide. Any Dremel tool or Flex Shaft can be used. Call to speak to an experienced sales staff member for help with your buying decision or visit Denver’s website for more on all of the company’s glass tools and machinery.  303‑781‑0980   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Master Artisan Products now has 2"-deep Steel Ring Molds. These molds are extra-deep for extra-deep castings and are available in 8"-, 12"-, and 16" diameters. 250-382-9554



1 Glass Impressions now offers Mission Lighted Bases in satin-finished African mahogany. The base is 8‑1/4" x 8‑1/4" x 1" high and is routed out with a 1/8"-wide groove in the top of the base to accommodate glass. The center opening between the grooves is 6" x 6", and there is an inset in the center of the base that serves as a votive candleholder. An electrical cord with inline switch and light socket (bulb included) plugs into the bottom of the wood base.  920‑382‑1807



His Glassworks provides better work lighting with the 24" Flexible Arm Work Lights from Moffatt Lighting. Available as direct mounts with accessories for magnetic mounts and C-clamp mounts, Moffatt Lighting is easy to use, versatile, and long-lasting. These lights are a perfect complement to your work area. Visit the company’s website or call to order.  800‑914‑7463   828‑254‑2559 



Glass Accessories International (GAI) now has a Dealer Locator on its website as a service to customers. Wholesale and retail dealers are encouraged to register as an Authorized Toyo Dealer on the website. Qualified registrants will be listed in the locator and receive a free gift from GAI. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fire Mountain Gems now has an extensive line of Brass Earwires and Beads in gold-plated and silver-finished brass and steel. Included are handcrafted earwires, beads, clasps, and hair clips in lightweight findings for durability and tremendous value, plus a variety of textures and finishes to add depth and light to jewelry designs. Versatile rondelle beads feature a radiant corrugated texture. Use the bobby pins with closed loops to add charms, beads, and other ornaments, and the hairpins with a flat, round pad to mount cabochons or other flat-backed components. 800‑355‑2137   541‑956‑7890



Ed Hoy’s International extensive line of glass rods continues to grow! New Twisted Cane is now available in both 90 & 96 COE. Twisted Cane comes in bundles that cover a creative range and variation. Each piece of cane is unique and one of a kind! Check the website for more details. 800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Evenheat Kiln introduces the new Load-n-Go Bead Annealing Process, now featured on the Fishbone Bead Annealer, that allows artists to make glass beads at their own pace. A “load” portion has been added to the program that holds the annealing temperature for up to two hours. Only when you have created all of your beads and placed them into the Fishbone does the Load-n-Go run the actual glass bead annealing process using the company’s professionally developed anneal settings. Load-n-Go guarantees that all of your glass beads will be perfectly annealed every time. 989‑856‑2281



Glasscraft has new American-made lined tubing by Rick Zimmerman to provide a quick way to bring original color combinations to your work. The company’s original goal in 1970 was to share essential tools, techniques, and information with a glowing community of glassworkers continues, and that goal continues to grow.  877‑893‑9386   888‑272‑3830



D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present Satin Shimmers, easy-to-apply dichroic mica decal sheets that will bring an entirely new look to your glasswork. Available in translucent and black-backed versions, the seven different hues will bring a satin-like luster to your pieces. For powdered mica embellishment, the company offers a new Mica Powder set with 12 colors in 10-gram jars for easy use and storage. Each color has been extensively tested to ensure they produce a strong, solid color when fired to either a tack or full fuse.  800‑525‑0940  303‑449‑8737




CGBeads now has a line of CGBeadroller tools for making ear gauges that make the job easy. Tunnels and Plugs can now be made in a fraction of the time with perfect gauge precision in sizes graduated from 3 mm to 20 mm. The company’s tools are made from high-quality graphite in over 150 versions designed and produced by Donna Felkner of CGBeads.  940‑458‑8322   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Master Artisan Products presents MICA for the serious mica user. The product comes in four-ounce jars that are available in each of the 12 pretested Master Artisan colors, including Bronze, Aqua, Green, Chocolate, Purple, Pink, Copper, Pale Gold, Medium Gold, Deep Gold, Russet, and Silver. 250-382-9554



Jen-Ken Kilns has added the Bonnie Glo with a pre-programmed controller to its line of kilns. This lightweight, 120v/13 amp kiln is a fast-firing, all fiberglass kiln that can fuse glass in about an hour, allowing for several firings a day.  800‑329‑5456   863‑648‑0585




Northwest Art Glass continues the trend of supplying affordable glass options with the pending arrival of PFG Building Glass patterns. These architectural clear patterns in the design of the most popular styles on the market today feature the same oversize dimensions that artists need at a price they can afford. Contact the company for more details.  800‑888‑9444   425‑861‑9600



AAE Glass now has a new line of decals created by artist Tanya Veit. These High-Fire Decals fire between 1300ºF and 1425ºF and can be used while fire-polishing or slumping at the same time. Two color decals are black with metallic high-fire gold or silver lining. Ventilation is key to a perfect gold or silver finish.  239‑471‑7724




Ed Hoy’s International presents new Profusion Satin Shimmers Decals. These black and translucent decals are available in a variety of metallic colors including Lilac, Mint, and Rose. Visit the company’s website for more details.  800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is very pleased to announce the release of a brand new product, CBS Wavy Firestrips. These are available in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and many glass textures. Wavy Firestrips are water jet cut to 16" and feature the highest quality CBS Dichroic coatings. Wavy Firestrips come in two sizes, 6 mm and 3 mm, are available in clear or black 90 and 96 COE, and come prefired for the artist’s convenience. Individual CBS Wavy Firestrips are available from authorized CBS distributors, or they may be purchased by the tube (ten pieces to the tube) in either Texture, Patterns, or Primary Colors.  714‑538‑0888  



Master Artisan Products is offering three different screen printed T-shirts for glass artists. Slogans include “Anneal before me,” “Happiness is a good piece of glass,” and “Kiss My Glass,” perfect for giving to your favorite glass artisans or for adding to your own T-shirt collection.  250‑382‑9554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Fusion Headquarters is pleased to announce the company’s new Frequent Fuser Rewards (FFR) program. Now every time artists shop, they will be earning one FFR point for every dollar spent on merchandise. Earned points can be redeemed for free products and huge savings on future purchases. As the company’s way of thanking its FFR customers, they will also be earning points toward exclusive classes, how-to videos, and other special offers. Earn points with every purchase.  503‑538‑5281



Northwest Art Glass announces affordable fusing glass. The company stocks a large selection of Spectrum System 96® nonstandard colors in 24" x 48" size sheets. Artists can now buy affordable fusible glass in large sheets that feature a 25 percent discount. Northwest can cut to 12" x 12" sizes to ship in a Small Sheet box, send them full size, or offer them in a variety of sizes in between. There is a four-square-foot minimum per color, limited to stock on hand. Ask for a stock report today.  800‑888‑9444   425‑861‑9600 



1 Glass Impressions now has a twelve-piece drilling set with a powerful suction cup guide to prevent drifting. Included are diamond-coated core drill bits in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4" sizes.  These core drills can be used with a handheld drill and come with a compact case. The set is ideal for drilling non-tempered glass, mirror, ceramics, porcelain, marble, granite, and limestone.  920‑382‑1807



Fire Mountain Gems introduces Neon Preciosa® Czech Glass Fire-Polished Beads. These eye-catching beads look nearly round from a step or two away, but a closer inspection reveals that their surfaces are covered with light-enhancing facets. The beads are painted in durable, slightly textured color coatings featuring neon shades that are absolutely impossible to miss, making these new beads ideal for so many of today’s color-centric jewelry designs. Made by Preciosa®, one of the foremost producers of high-quality Czech glass, their round shape and range of sizes allow these new beads to refresh glass artists’ favorite designs with flashes of modern color.  800‑355‑2137   541‑956‑7890



Glasscraft is now carrying Diffusion Disks, which come in 32 mm, 38 mm, 44 mm, and 50 mm sizes. They are available in clear, cobalt, green, black, and white. Diffusion Disks are a great way to stack bubbles on bubbles. You can also put a unique spin on your next tube with a Tornado Disk.  877‑893‑9386   541‑684‑6808



Franklin Art Glass is pleased to announce a celebration of nine decades in the stained glass industry. As part of the ninety-year celebration, Franklin Art Glass will be running monthly e-mail blowout specials throughout 2014. Visit the company’s website to learn more about these deals and click on the “Join our mailing list” button to sign up.  614‑221‑2972



Glass Patterns Quarterly is pleased to announce its new Master Artisan Lecture Series. These lectures will feature a different master artist each month and include professional PowerPoint demonstrations similar to those seen at glass conferences. They can be attended by groups or individuals in stores, gatherings, clubs, schools, associations, and even in the privacy of your own home.   800‑719‑0769   502‑222‑5631



Fusion Headquarters has just added a new how-to video on YouTube showing some very cool tricks for artists to use with the Infinity Mold series. Learn how to create perfect bubble patterns and get unique oversized platters, all with these simple molds. Links to the video can be found on the company’s website.  503‑538‑5281



Ed Hoy’s International now has fusible precut shapes. They are available in fruit slices, butterflies, and cupcakes. The shapes come in both 90 and 96 COE in a variety of styles and colors. Check out the company’s website for more information on this new product.  800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



1 Glass Impressions now offers Mission Lighted Bases in satin-finished African mahogany. The base is 8‑1/4" x 8‑1/4" x 1" high and is routed out with a 1/8"-wide groove in the top of the base to accommodate glass. The center opening between the grooves is 6" x 6", and there is an inset in the center of the base that serves as a candleholder. An electrical cord with inline switch and light socket (bulb included) plugs into the bottom of the wood base.  920‑382‑1807



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has a new, improved pattern, re-released as Tropical Rays, formerly known as Mixture Rainbow A, B, C, and D. The new name, inspired by artist Tanya Veit, typifies the beautiful pastel bands in each piece. Tropical Rays come in 19" rounds, has three different width sizes, and comes in an array of glass types, including boro. Available are Tropical Rays 3/4", 1‑1/2", and 2" rainbow bands. Rainbow D has been renamed Sunset Blend and has 6" rainbow bands. All four of these re-released products are available on the company’s website and most CBS distributors.  714‑538‑0888




Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents Rainbow 2 Sample Sets. Dichroic Extract is a pure form of the company’s high-quality coatings literally extracted off of the glass and preserved in a glass container. Rainbow 2 sheets will be sold only by the full sheet and will be broken down into eight separate containers of colors. Artist Brian Serck recommended that CBS add this sample set to its Dichroic Extract line, since it’s a blend of Premium Dichroic colors and contains both “powdered” and “large grain” Extract with the additional colors created in the Rainbow 2 sheets. Visit the CBS website for more information. 714‑538‑0888




Ed Hoy’s International continues to grow its line of Messy Rods from Creation is Messy (CiM). Several new Limited Edition colors are available. Artists can choose from over eighty in-stock colors. Visit the company’s website for more information.800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Fire Mountain Gems introduces new colors and special metallic finishes for Celestial Crystal® beads. Exclusive to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, these new faceted rondelle beads are available on 16" strands in 10 mm x 8 mm and 6 mm x 4 mm. Choose from white beads with either half-coat metallic green or orange AB, clear beads with a vitrail finish, orange beads with half-coat smoky AB, translucent light pink beads with half-coat light citrine, or metallic cobalt or purple beads. The design possibilities are plentiful with this selection of new rondelles.800‑423‑2319     541‑956‑7890




Master Artisan Products presents Steel Sconce Molds. These molds are made from heavy duty stainless steel to withstand multiple firings and are available in three sizes: 9" x 12", 12" x 18", and 12" x 24". Check the company’s website for more details on this and many other great products available from Master Artisan Products. 250‑382‑9554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Glasscraft, Inc. carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. In Spring 2014, the company has even sourced a stock of uranium tubing for its more adventurous customers. Lenz ground joints have been added to the product lineup at competitive prices, and there are also 10 mm ground joints in males, females, 10 mm–14 mm transitional pieces, and Dewars.888‑272‑3830   877‑893‑9386




Wissmach Glass Company announces its new online fusing catalog that includes 17 new Wissmach 96 colors. All of the Wissmach 90 and 96 glass can also be included with the company’s new Luminescent™ coating. Artists may want to bookmark the new catalog, since it will be updated periodically.304‑337‑2253     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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CGBeads has a new frit holder marver. The 2" x 6" graphite marver has a shallow tray for holding frit, powdered enamels, murrine, silver leaf, or whatever an artist can dream up. This perfect holder allows artists to pick up the contents without spilling it all over the work space. Made from the high-quality graphite for which CGBeads has become known, the flip side doubles as a superior, long graphite marver when the tray is not in use. The frit holder also comes in a shorter 2" x 3" open-ended version. 940‑458‑8322   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is pleased to announce the release of a brand-new product, Wavy Firestrips. They are available in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and many glass textures. Wavy Firestrips are water jet cut to 16" and feature the highest-quality CBS Dichroic coatings. They come in two sizes, 6 mm and 3 mm, are available in clear or black 90 or 96 COE, and are preferred for the artist’s convenience. Individual Wavy Firestrips are available only at an authorized CBS distributor or may be purchased on the company’s website by the tube, with ten pieces per tube, in either texture, patterns, or primary colors.  714‑538‑0888




Northwest Art Glass introduces the Small Sheet Box, which can hold up to twenty 12" x 12" squares and can safely ship anywhere on the North American continent. For kiln working, the company offers Spectrum and Uroboros System 96®, Wissmach 90 and 96, Bullseye Compatible, and Uroboros Fusion FX 90. For traditional glasswork, all of the domestic glass brands are offered plus Fremont Antique, Saint-Just, and a variety of imported architectural patterns. The Small Sheet Box offers a safe and affordable way to buy a variety of glass for your next project, for the classes you teach, or just to try something new. 800‑888‑9444   425‑861‑9600






Ed Hoy’s International presents the Gallery Pendant, a no-glue option for jewelry that is interchangeable. The open-topped frame allows artists to change their fused glass in seconds, creating glass pieces and switching them on a whim. Insert the glass, attach a cord or chain, and you’re done. The sterling silver–plated face provides an elegant border for your glass. The cavity for the square and circular styles is 1" x 1" x  5/16", while the cavity for the rectangular and oval styles is 1" x 1‑1/2" x 1/4". The square and circular faces are interchangeable, so if you want a deeper cavity with a circle frame, just switch the faces. Each pendant features three holes in the bottom for optimal dangling embellishments. Visit Ed Hoy’s website for more information. 800‑323‑5668






D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present 4" square pieces of Profusion Patterned Dichroic Glass. Artists can choose from a myriad of color and pattern combinations that are available in both 90 and 96 COEs. These great new offerings from D&L are perfect for those wanting to work with this fun accessory glass while staying within a budget. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737





Master Artisan Products introduces the Big Fella Sifter/Sorter for the serious glass artisan who wants to make frit in serious quantities. This big brother to the company’s regular sorter/sifter has five tiers of 12" x 12" x 12" metal trays with varying sizes of mesh to sort frit into mosaic, coarse, medium, fine, and powder.250‑382‑9554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces the new Mini-Double Splatter Pattern. This phenomenal new pattern fulfills requests from clients for Dichroic patterns that are tighter and smaller. It comes in a variety of exotic colors and is further amplified by double coating the splatter patterns. The result is many beautiful color shifts and layered color combinations that are not found in any other type of patterns. Because the glass is coated on both sides, this pattern is available in clear only. In addition, the color combinations vary greatly and will come in a medley of random compositions. CBS is currently offering this pattern in both 90 and 96 COE in 4" x 4" squares only. Side-by-side comparison photos of the original Splatter Pattern and the new Mini-Double Splatter are on the company’s website for easy reference. 714‑538‑0888





Professional Glass Consultants and EtchMaster are excited to announce the launch of their new website, After twenty years, the companies’ entire stencil collection is on one website, allowing etching artists to view the various designs and order stock sizes right online. Now anyone can order precut stencils even without being a Design System member. Members will eventually have special access to locked pages that will give them design updates and other special features. Call or visit the website for more details. 888-382‑4776   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




McMow Art Glass Inc. is excited to announce a recent partnership with Bullseye Glass Co. as of February 1, 2014. As a new Bullseye dealer, McMow will now be offering the full line of Bullseye glass and products at competitive prices. In addition, all Bullseye glass and products will be discounted up to 25 percent off year round. McMow’s newly renovated studio now consists of a 10,000-square-foot teaching facility, as well as full service retail and warehouse space. There are also three new certified glass teachers in the studio teaching kiln forming techniques for beginners to novices. The company will continue to expand its teaching capabilities to cater to those wishing to learn the glass arts or perfect their skills. 561‑585‑9011



Diamond Tech has expanded its manufacturing to include art glass chemicals. The new Studio Pro Finishing Compound, Copper and Black Patinas, and Stained Glass Cement are each specially formulated and designed for the glass artist. The Finishing Compound protects against tarnish and ensures a bright, even, durable finish on solder seams, even those treated with patina or electroplating. Formulas for the new copper and black patinas provide a nice finish to leaded solder or lead came and come premixed. The stained glass cement allows glass artists to secure glass tightly to lead with a fast-setting formula that hardens, strengthens, and waterproofs leaded glass panels. It’s special formula also has special polymers for pliability. Visit the company’s website to discover all of the features and benefits of these new products. 646‑351‑1591   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Ed Hoy’s International now has Edge Grip Stand-Offs that are great for flat glass and specially designed for standard thicknesses of glass art. These stylish stand-offs have openings in which the glass is cradled around the edges and have two options for background glass up to 1/4" and 1/2" thicknesses. No drilling or adhesive is required. These stand-offs are great for panels that are square or rectangular. The edge grips can be placed two on top and two on the bottom or on every side. They are easy to install with the template on the front of the packaging.  800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Master Artisan Products now has the Frit Monster for glass artisans who would like to make commercial volume frit. The Frit Monster features a monster-sized 6" x6” x 6" steel container with a chisel head that is fitted onto a heavy-duty smasher. This configuration allows for the use of a pneumatic air hammer to pound frit at turbo speed. 250‑382‑9554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Skutt Kilns introduces the FireBox 8x6 LT, a new kiln that gives the glass, ceramic, and metal clay artist plenty of options. There are built-in programs for glass, ceramics, and PMC, but users can also write their own programs with Ramp/Hold. The kiln plugs into standard household voltage, and it easily stores away in a closet when not in use. 503‑774‑6000





Paragon Industries L.P. announces that John Hohenshelt will be stepping down as president of Paragon Kilns. The Hohenshelts, who purchased Paragon Industries thirty-one years ago, will continue to own the company and look forward to building kilns well into the future. Todd Lokash, who brings a lot of  experience in manufacturing to the company, has been selected as the next president and is looking forward to maintaining the reputation for quality that Paragon enjoys while continuing to improve designs and services. 800‑876‑4328   972‑288‑7557



Uroboros Glass Studios has five new System 96® frit colors in shades of blue and one green to expand and enhance the company’s  existing frit palette. All five new colors are available in all five grain sizes and three package sizes. Colors include: Payne’s Gray Opal, a shadowy Gray-Blue; Chambray Opal, Blue-Gray complex tone; Hydrangea Opal, the lightest Cobalt Blue with a hint of Violet; Blue Topaz Transparent, a tropical-toned blue that falls between Sky Blue and Deep Aqua; and Apple Jade Green, a lush Green-Blue that bridges the gap between Turquoise Green and Turquoise Blue



Gryphon Corporation presents the Gryphon Zephyr Diamond Ring Saw that offers advantages not found in other glass saws. The round blade can cut in any direction, and operation is very smooth and quiet. The Zephyr has a large work surface that is free of obstructions and an overhead blade support that is slender, allowing artists to have a clear view of the material as it is cut. Critical moving parts are shielded for protection from glass dust, and the highest quality bearings and wheels are used to extend part life. The Gryphon Zephyr will cut glass, tile, rock, and all other similar hard materials and has a choice of blades that includes a separating blade to allow inside cuts requiring a lead-in spot. Visit the company’s website for more details. 818‑890‑7770   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Austin Thin Films now has Frit Sampler Sets available for DichroMagic® Color Frit. Each set contains one 0.5-ounce packet of each of the company’s new frit colors plus black and clear (coated RB). The sets are available in both 90 and 96 COE. 800‑268‑6163   512‑246‑1122 



Ed Hoy’s International now offers the Skutt Firebox 8x6 LT Kit that is perfect for glass projects, metal clay, or ceramics. It’s three kilns in one. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑323‑5668   iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





His Glassworks, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is now a full-line distributor for Suhner power and pneumatic grinding tools. The company will be stocking electric and pneumatic water-fed, right-angle grinders including the new LXB-10 2"-diameter water-fed grinder. Additional information on these products is available online.800‑914‑7463   828‑254‑2559



Hang Your Glass presents Edge Grip Stand-Offs, a product that is designed to grip around the edges of glass art. The stand-offs are great for flat glass and are especially designed for standard thicknesses of glass art. These stylish stand-offs have openings in which the glass is cradled around the edges and are available in two different options for background glass that is up to 1/4" and 1/2" thick. No drilling or adhesives are required for the stand-offs, which are available in polished, black, or white finishes. Visit the website for more details. 650‑353‑4642   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



D&L Art Glass Supply has always offered exciting and innovative workshops with renowned instructors, and 2014 will be no exception. Lisa Becker, Mark Abildgaard, and Richard La Londe are just a few of the glass artists who will be teaching intensive workshops in D&L’s state-of-the-art classroom during the upcoming year. Visit the company’s website to view the full workshop schedule. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



Uroboros Glass Studios, after launching five new System 96® products in October 2013, now has an additional seven exciting new products to join the company’s System 96® line. Gold-Pink Striker sheet glass, #60-105-96, is a lighter, brighter pink than Deep Gold-Pink and is correspondingly less expensive. It is 2.5 mm thick and comes in 24" x 15" sheets and four-packs of 12" x 12". Deep Gold-Pink Striker Noodles and Stringer (#N-103-96-5/#S-103-96-5) are a rich, deep pink like the sheet form. Special firing schedules available from Uroboros will allow users to attain Cerise/Fuchsia or Royal Purple from these products depending on the schedule chosen. The company also has Payne’s Gray Opal (#N-078-96-5/#S-078-96-5) and Apple Jade Opal (#N-726-96-5/#S-726-96-5) Noodles and Stringers in the blue-gray range. These classic colors add depth and complexity to the System 96® Opal palette. 503‑284‑4900 



KleenMaster Sinks presents the Ultra-2238 KleenMaster Wash & Rinse Sink. This 11‑5/8" deep by 22‑3/8" wide by 38" long sink comes in its natural color of white polypropylene and includes a stainless steel frame and pullout faucet. These sinks are all hand machined and welded together with a matching backsplash that attaches to the back and each end. Each leg is adjustable to accommodate uneven floors. All sinks come with an armrest on all sides, are made in Wisconsin in the USA, and will last a lifetime. The shelf is optional. These sinks are also available in Black with optional costs. Visit the company’s website for more details. 920‑382‑1807



Stanley Klopfenstein, who has been in the stained glass industry since 1964 and has been classically trained by old-world masters in the centuries-old skills of glass painting, has developed his own techniques over the years for painting glass without the use of gums or oils. Join Stanley in his educational video #SK-1, The Stanley K Way, where he shows his techniques for painting drapery, wood grain, a rose, and a butterfly using lining, shading, stick lighting, and more. Also ask about his new #SK-2 DVD, Painting Faces.321‑632‑6979 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Skutt is now offering its newly manufactured and much anticipated Mini Scarab kiln designed by Marcel Braun. This smaller version of the popular Scarab model has a 12" x 12" x 16"-tall chamber that is the perfect size for many studios. Features include a stainless steel main door that opens and closes to a tight seal with ease, vent holes to keep the electronics cool, and the Easy-Glide point rest with optional 4" rests for more loading flexibility. The new hinge design and the point rest system, also found on new Scarabs, are smooth and precise. Visit the Skutt website for more information on this new kiln. 503‑744‑6000



Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces a new selection of Swarovski crystal rivolis, custom-coated in fluorescent ultra AB colors and finished for creating on-trend jewelry styles. They are available in 12 mm, 14 mm, 16 mm, and 18 mm sizes in electric orange, red, blue, green, purple, and pink. Ultra AB rivolis are suitable to use as featured elements in Almost Instant Jewelry™ designs and are easily mounted in a range of rivoli settings using two-part epoxy. 800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890



Gemini Saw Co. has a newly designed stabilizing splash guard for the Apollo ring saw that incorporates three guide wheels and enables maximum blade stability when cutting glass, tile, rock, or other materials. The new guard can be used with Gemini Sintered Blades and Rigid Blades and will come standard with all Apollo saws manufactured after February 2013. The guard can also be used with all Apollo saws manufactured before that date. The Stabilizing Guard can be purchased from local suppliers or directly from Gemini. 310‑891‑0288   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has, for the first time anywhere, a brand new concept in dichroic coatings. CBS Dichroic Extract is a pure form of the company’s high-quality coatings literally extracted off of the glass and preserved in a glass container. This innovative method recently created by glassblowing artist, Brian Serck, give the user a stable, brilliantly colored dichroic effect. Available now, it comes in six solid colors, two types of Rainbow patterns, and a sample set. And because there is no COE associated with the Dichroic Extract, it can be used much like a gold-flake or powder. Amazing results have been attained when this new product is used with flameworking, glassblowing, fusing, stippling, painting, and various other artistic methods, including the newest Brian Serck Dichroic Extract “sparkling” technique. The extract is sold in sheet glass equivalencies
(1 sheet, 1/2 sheet, 1/4 sheet, and a sample set). Photos of art projects made with this product are available on the company’s website. 714‑538‑0888 



Ed Hoy’s International now offers the Sto-N-Go Strip Cutter, an extremely portable cutter that features a stainless steel rod to provide smooth cutting. It also has a durable rubber mat for easy storage and portability and is available in an 18"- or 24" version. 800‑323‑5668   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Bullseye Glass Co. allows its glass casters, who spend most of their time making specific sheets of glass for the product line, to experiment with colors, textures, and rolling techniques to invent new glass styles. These creations, called Saturday Glass, include 30820A-0030-F White/Gold Purple, 30821B-0030-F White/Steel Blue Infusion, and 30822B-0030-F White/Dark Amber Tint. All three glasses are double-rolled. Quantities are limited due to the nature of the products and are available online only. 888‑220‑3002  503‑232‑8887



Ed Hoy’s International has three new Colour de Verre Pattern Fusers—the Spiral, Botanical, and the Weave. The pattern fusers create deeply textured panels that can be slumped or left flat to create contemporary wall art. Visit the company’s website for more detailed product information. 800‑323‑5668  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Austin Thin Films, Inc. introduces DichroMagic® Color Frit in seven colors. Lemon Chiffon and Aqua Blue frit are available in 90 COE. Yellow and Sky Blue are available in 96 COE, and Light Cherry Red, Lime Green, and Cobalt Blue are available in 90 and 96 COE. Check the company’s website for more details on this new product. 800‑268‑6163   512‑246‑1122



Fusion Headquarters has Flexi-Glass, an exciting new product developed by glass artist David Alcala. It lets glass artists create fusible paper-like glass film that can be cut with scissors then fused. But there are some tricks to using it that are covered in two new free videos on using Flexi-Glass from the company to help master making the glass film while showing how to control imagery to get stellar results from this innovative product. The videos are available by clicking the Flexi-Glass  link at the company’s website or by searching YouTube for Flexi-Glass Fused Glass Medium. 503‑538‑5281




Franklin Art Glass Studios is expecting a huge colored bevel shipment at the beginning of October 2013. There are six colors—blue, brown, gray, green, peach, and turquoise—available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Blue and turquoise bevels are not arriving on this shipment, so their quantities are limited and may be permanently discontinued. Be sure to stock up on your favorite colors and sizes before they are gone for good. Contact the company for pricing and availability. 614‑221‑2972   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Victorian Art Glass offers a new Mica Powder Set that includes twelve different colors of powder in ten-gram jars for easy use and storage. Each color has been extensively tested to ensure that they produce a solid, strong color when fired to either a tack- or full-fuse. 250‑3829554   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Uroboros Glass presents its new System 96® “Metallic” Frit that provides the precious metal shimmer of the company’s popular sheet glass Gold and Silver Irids in a frit form. Medium Clear Metallic (F3-00-96 MIR), Coarse Clear Metallic (F5-00-96 MIR), and Mosaic Clear Metallic (F7-00-96 MIR), once fused, will stand out and add an unmistakable “lux” look to designs. A surprisingly different appearance than the company’s Rainbow Irid frit, these new frits can be fused over dark colors or black to achieve a dramatic, multilayered metallic shimmer. They are available in coarse, medium, and mosaic grain sizes. 503‑284‑4900



Paned Expressions Studios presents its 25th CD Pattern Collection, an exciting array of eye-catching cabinet door and lantern stained glass designs. Glass by Appointment Studio in South Africa has partnered with Paned Expressions again in creating delightful, elegant, timeless designs in traditional, Arts & Crafts, modern, contemporary, nature themes, and so much more. Now you can share the beauty of stained glass throughout your home in kitchen and bath cabinets, stereo cabinets, wine cellars, cabinet doors, lanterns, and beyond. Included are over 100 full-size black-and-white patterns in JPG, TIF, and GlassEYE formats. Glass color images are also included, making this collection super easy to resize, reshape, and print patterns on any computer. All 100 patterns from this CD can be viewed on the company’s website. 410‑676‑1248



Denver Glass Machinery announces its automatic venting system, which can be programmed to turn off or on for up to thirty-two segments. It can remove organic fumes, thermal steam, or heat at the top of the process and is great for casting artists. The automatic venting system comes on all casting kilns from Denver.
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Ed Hoy’s International now offers Starfire Foot Mold bundles to create a blown glass look in the kiln by adding a blown glass–style stemmed foot to a draped bowl. Use the Circle Foot Casting mold to create a 3‑1/4"-diameter cast glass disk. Then shape and fuse the foot to the base of a bowl during a standard drape firing schedule. The bundle includes everything needed for this unique Starfire bowl. 800‑323‑5668 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



D&L Art Glass Supply has a wide variety of casting molds, including the popular glass cabochon cameo molds from Creative Paradise, Inc. Designs vary from timeless classics such as the Woman Cameo mold to the fun, unique Skull & Crossbones and Dragonfly molds. Make the details of each figure in your cameo really stand out by using vastly different colored frits. Check the company’s website for D&L’s ever-expanding line of Creative Paradise molds, including new styles by Patty Gray plus a video tutorial with useful tips and tricks to help you create beautiful glass cameos. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces Sticky Bead Mats, rubber mats made of a special thermoplastic rubber material so that beads, findings, and small components will adhere to the surface, yet not attract a sticky residue. These no-slip mats can be used over and over, and they roll up easily to fit in a jewelry making tool box, drawer, or beading organizer for travel or storage. Should the stickiness of the beading surface fade, it can be rejuvenated by simply washing the mat with warm water. 800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890



Unique Glass Colors (USG) introduces its newest product line—Accents. These metallics can be applied directly to glass or over dried NT or Artisan colors. They can also be dropped into wet color and allowed to disperse into the color or mixed with NT colors to create unlimited metallic colors. Experiment with the application and use the Accent metallics to create new and “Unique” effects. Apply them with a liner brush, thinly for just a hint of sparkle or heavier for more solid coverage, or pour them on and let them run. Accents can be fused on top of glass or in between layers. They come in 1/2-ounce jars, premixed, in Gold, Brass, Copper, Platinum, and Crystal Ice. 407‑261‑0900 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ed Hoy’s International presents seventeen new Profusion dichroic patterns. The expanded line includes many new designs in both 90 and 96 COE. Visit the company’s website for detailed product information. 800‑323‑5668 iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




D&L Art Glass Supply now has several textured wine bottle slumping molds. Get the best of both worlds, since bottle molds and texture tiles have been combined to create these new fun molds. Choose textures from pineapples, branches, swirls, and more for your next project. These molds can slump both 750 milliliter and 1.5 liter bottles.800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737



Bullseye Glass Co. is pleased to announce another exciting addition to its product line, the Paragon BenchTop-16, a perfect size, side-fired kiln. It has walls and a lid that are constructed with 2" high-density fiber, a heavy-duty, 0.250" O.D. sheathed, type-K thermocouple; a wooden handle; and a built-in stand. Also available is the BenchTop-16 Kiln Kit, which has all of the basic tools, supplies, and educational resources you need to get started kiln forming at home, including glass for two complete “Make It” projects. 503‑232‑8887 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces the Dione™ Add a Bead System assorted lampworked beads with extra-large brass grommets. These beads are color coordinated with assorted designs that easily slide onto 4 mm stringing materials. The grommets come in gold-finish or imitation rhodium. Lampworked glass beads with flower, dot, and swirl designs are conveniently color matched in sets of six rondelle beads, and the extra-large grommets are ideal for use with caprice chain, braided fabric strips, and other materials with a wide diameter. Each set contains both opaque and transparent beads ranging in size from 12 mm x 8 mm to 16 mm x 9 mm. 800‑423‑2319 541‑956‑7744



Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has expanded its uncoated glass stock to include Wissmach 90 COE glass. This glass substrate is an affordable, unique addition to the company’s current 90 COE selection and is available in full sheets with your choice of pattern and color. Wissmach glass is sold as “thin” glass (approximately 2 mm thick). Standard glass is approximately 3 mm thick. 714‑538‑0888



Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces Silk-Screened Focals & Drops, a collection of shining steel drops and focals decorated with eye-catching geometric and nature patterns. These gleaming imitation rhodium-finished components combine streamlined shapes and artistic flourish and can be worn alone on a simple chain or cord, or designed with complementary elements. Each pattern is available in different sizes and shapes, which makes these components excellent for creating themed jewelry sets. 800‑423‑2319 541‑956‑7744



Ed Hoy’s International presents the Hotline Stress Tester, a new tool to help determine proper coefficient compatibility. In order to fuse pieces of glass together, they must have an equal coefficient of expansion (COE) to prevent breakage. When two different COEs are fused together, stress is added to the glass. Stress due to incompatibility will not allow glass to properly anneal, since one surface will be in compression and the other will be in tension. In time the glass will fracture. Use the Hotline Stress tester to ensure perfect results every time. Visit the company’s website for detailed product information. 
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Evenheat presents the Studio Pro 41 kiln designed with a large, wall-free floor and seamless shelf to allow artists to produce large and architectural pieces without reservation or restriction. The kiln enlarges and further develops the design concepts of the company’s Studio Pro program, which features both front and top access. Handles have been designed for actual use, with the lid handle being lowered and extended to offer an easy reach, and the main chamber handle properly anchored to the strong corners. Placing the kiln is also easy, since the floor and main chamber are independent of each other during set-up and may be moved through doorways as narrow as 28 inches. In addition, the available full, seamless firing shelf offers 6.14 square feet of firing surface. And the Studio Pro 41 is equipped with features you’ve come to expect from Evenheat such as the Rampmaster with Swing View pivoting control, laterally positioned lid heating elements, spring-assisted lifting, and construction details designed to promote easy use and long life. Quality and performance are what you expect from Evenheat, and the Studio Pro 41 delivers. 989‑856‑2281



D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new styles or murrine and cane to its 90 and 96 COE accessory glass lines. Known as a great addition to fused glass pieces, murrine instantly adds a bit of design and color to your latest creation. Choose from traditional millefiori floral designs, whimsical creatures, or wildlife and holiday themes. Use them in pendants, plates, earrings, and more to provide the perfect finishing touch. Check the company’s website to view the full selection. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737



Glasscraft carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. This fall the company is making its high-quality clear boro even more affordable by giving a minimum discount of 15 percent on all orders of Simax glass. Call the company or visit their website to see how they can help supply all of your glassblowing needs. 877‑893‑9386   877‑893‑9386



Franklin Art Glass has now, for a limited time, the Fusers’ Reserve Limited Edition Southwest Reaction glass. This glass features vast, sweeping arrays of the desert colors of the Southwest in a dynamic mix. The allure of this striking mix lies in how the molten colors react with one another during production, which results in finished sheets as intriguing as they are varied. The 24" x 24" sheets are available now for in-store pickup, or they can be shipped nationwide. This is a limited run product, so get them while they last. 
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His Glassworks Inc. is proud to be a new distributor for Hang Your Glass mounting hardware and adhesives. Hang Your Glass hardware makes it simple and convenient to wall mount your glass in various forms and gives artists more possibilities for displaying artwork. Orders can be taken by phone or on the company’s website. 800‑914‑7463  828‑254‑2559



Bullseye Glass Co. introduces eight new opalescent colors that are soft and natural and range from light to dark hues. Each is designed to combine harmoniously with the rest of the Bullseye palette and is available in standard 3 mm double-rolled sheet and Thin half sheets. New colors include: Artichoke, a pale, elegant green; Celedon Green, a sophisticated and warm gray-green jade; Cream, an even, warm-toned off-white; Dusty Blue, a muted and earthy comfortable fit with Bullseye opalescent grays; Elephant Gray, which fills the gap between Driftwood Gray and Deco Gray; Indigo Blue, very dark like black but vibrant and lively; Mink, a brownish mauve; and Warm White, still white but warmer. 503‑227‑2797



GlassCraft Supply has new 6"-long combo breaking/grozing pliers that are ideal for breaking out a score with precise control as well as for grozing or removing unwanted glass flares. These pliers represent excellent quality and are sold individually or in cartons of 100. 800‑231‑0148  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Uroboros Glass presents two new System 96® rod colors. Kicking off what the company expects to be an ongoing rollout of new rod colors this year are Lemongrass Opal (RO-2262-96) and Pewter Opal (RO-2802-96). Lemongrass provides a great contemporary statement when used with the company’s new Payne’s Gray, Chambray Gray, or Plum Opals. Pewter Opal comes in sheet or frit forms and can be partnered with just about any other color to soften transitions. It also richens and deepens colors around it and makes a great choice for rocks or animal hides. 503‑284‑4900



Hang Your Glass Inc is pleased to announce the latest addition to its novel product lines. The company now offers a drill-through Super-Duty Ceiling Stand-Off for suspending any medium of glass on the ceiling. This new system is perfect for hanging lights and includes a nonslip bracket compatible with any thickness of glass, adjustable lengths, and an antitheft/locking cap. Permanently attach glass with the Hang Your Glass adhesive to hide the caps and create more dimensions to your lighting. International as well as domestic orders are welcomed for this product that is made in the USA. 650‑353‑4642



Slumpy’s is proud to announce four new products. Slumpy’s Frit Stencils™ has over a dozen designs and lets artists create one-of-a-kind fused glass with frit. Slumpy’s EZ Drill Templates™ make is possible to drill holes in fused glass with ease and are perfect for creating lamps and pendant lights. Slumpy’s Tarheel Tools Designer Glass Cutter™ is adorned with crystals and is the perfect accessory for the stylish glass artist. Slumpy’s Mini Molds are the company’s most popular molds that have been shrunk down to a much smaller size that is great for smaller kilns. 866‑758‑6797   704‑829‑9293



D&L Art Glass Supply makes it possible to enjoy the freedom of crucible firing in a small space with the Darby Dipper Crucible Kiln. With easy access to the crucible, reliability during lengthy heat soaks, and the long-lasting mercury relay, the Darby Dipper is perfect for glass artists to use when creating stringers, blown vessels, paperweights, and more. For artists who need something bigger, the company also offers the Vulcan Crucible Kiln, which takes pots up to thirty pounds. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737








































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Letter from the Editor

The Definition of a Glass Artist




   The pages of the September/October 2015 issue of Glass Art are filled with talented individuals who define what it means to be a glass artist. Studio glass pioneer Paul Marioni has been pushing the limits of his medium for nearly five decades, redefining what is possible not only in process but content. At 73, he remains passionate about the “road show,” a grassroots effort started by artists like himself who wanted to spread knowledge and enthusiasm about glass to anyone who showed an interest.

   In philanthropic pursuit, flameworker Andrea Spencer works as an artist in residence in Ireland for Arts Care at Belfast City Hospital in an acute care setting. There she uses glass art to “bring more humanity into an environment that can be clinical and daunting.”

   As the investigation of renewable resources continues for hot glass studios everywhere, artist/educator Angus Powers built his first Roman or primitive daub furnace. This fully functional wood furnace with multiple pots of colored glass is capable of reaching contemporary temperatures and provides Powers with the opportunity to educate artists and students.

   Photographic sculptor Mary Van Cline’s inventive process often combines hot and cold glass techniques, cast elements, and photosensitized glass in one piece. Recently, the artist joined forces with DuPont to develop a method for infusing photographic images into safety glass expanding possibilities for outdoor and architectural applications.

   Inventive, ingenious, sharing. These qualities define glass artists around the globe.

   Each year in the September/October issue, Glass Art includes a Directory of Industry Supplies to help artists find the companies that provide the materials they need to create their art. In a world where the Internet seems to be king, you might see this printed directory as obsolete. The overwhelming listings found on the Internet, however, often provide little or no information about the company you are researching. It’s good to have a reliable listing of suppliers who have a proven track record of longevity in business and a solid reputation within the glass community right at your fingertips all year long—something you will find in every Directory of Industry Supplies from Glass Art.

   Retailers across the country are reporting a resurging interest in stained glass. Why not capitalize on that and start a “Come Back to Glass” campaign in your studio or store to show them what our industry has to offer. We’ll be doing the same with our Glass Expert Webinars™ during the week of September 15–17. In addition to the two stained glass sessions from Denny Berkery and Cathy Claycomb, we’ll be offering more advanced fusing, cold working, and business Webinars and Lectures. Visit and click on the Glass Expert Webinar™ link under “What’s New” for complete details on these and many more upcoming Webinars.


Promoting glass artists from cover to cover—in print and online,


Shawn Waggoner



Blown Glass by Angus M. Powers



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