Artists today face challenges and difficulties, and in order for them to survive they must become more experimental, imaginative, and collaborative in their art work. The sluggish economy and the introduction of cheaply produced glasswork from China into the world market are profoundly affecting glass artists worldwide. And the rising cost of fossil fuels is expediting the closure of hot glass studios around the globe, a crisis that could lead to the extinction of glassmaking worldwide.
BioGlass is a global organization that develops and presents solutions, educational opportunities, research and development for sustainable glassmaking, and information about eco-efficient glass studio practices. Its interactive, international website, BioGlass.org, provides information to assist glass artists in improving their economic stability while lowering fuel costs and reducing their carbon footprint.
In the March/April 2012 issue you'll find helpful articles for your business or studio covering Management, a Retailer Profile, Independent Artist,Tech Talk, Marketing, Show Talk, and more. Glass Art's goal is to assist, artists, studios, and retailers in making the times in which we live survivable and the impact of these hard times invisible.
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