Profitable Glass Quarterly Fall 2010
Letter from the Editor
A Few New Tricks
The small business sector can find many ways to keep in contact with its clients through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Benefits include connecting Twitter messages to Facebook, maintaining immediate contact with clients, and taking advantage of the business exposure that these sites provide.
by Maureen James
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Karl Taylor’s almost scientific curiosity and observation skills allow him to question widely and experiment broadly within the medium of glass.
by Colleen Bryan
Art Glass Studio Profile
Richard La Londe
Richard La Londe’s glass art encompasses three major facets—public commissions and gallery art, teaching, and publishing—which are all interwoven across three decades of a stellar career.
by Colleen Bryan
Suevel Studios, Inc.
Besides working together to operate their retail glass art store, Markay Suevel takes the lead in teaching fusing and glaskolben (ornaments) while husband Eric shares lead came and traditional flat glass techniques.
by Colleen Bryan
Providing Educational Experiences through Visiting Instructors
Bringing in a visiting instructor can provide ways to share new techniques, bring enthusiasm to glass artists and hobbyists, and draw new clients into glass art retail businesses.
by Kevin Tappin
Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Paul Stankard—Recalling the Past and Looking to the Future
Paul Stankard, renowned paperweight artist and teacher at the Salem Community College in Carneys Point, New Jersey, shares some of the history of his glass art and his desire to leave a legacy of his best work for his family.
by Marcie Davis
Designed in Italy—Made in America
Gemmiti Model Art® creates meticulous and very accurate models that help glass artists who work in large architectural applications to gain a better vision for upcoming projects.
by Ian Page
Your Slides and the Jury—Working with Models
When models are used in images that are submitted for consideration by a jury, careful attention must be paid to giving more exposure to the glass wearables than to the model.
by Bruce Baker
Modern Interpretations and the Importance of Our Past
Studying glass art from the past can often give artists an insight to re-creating this work using modern techniques.
by Eric Goldschmidt
Artist-Produced Educational Videos—Building on the Basics
Before any artist attempts to produce an educational video, many questions must be answered to determine the precise goals of the project and ways in which those goals can be attained.
by Milon Townsend
2010 Art Glass Association Awards
Each year the Art Glass Association presents its Lifetime Achievement and Retailer of the Year Awards, which in 2010 went to Boyce Lundstrom and Jacqui and Reed Bush, respectively.
by Steve Shupper
GAS Conference 2010—A View from the Peanut Gallery
A first-time attendee to the GAS Conference shares impressions and highlights of the 2010 Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
by Darlene Welch
Adding Excitement to Fine-Art Stained Glass Mosaics with Dimension and Texture
The mosaic work of Yulia Hanansen and Kelley Knickerbocker demonstrate the interesting techniques that go into building glass mosaics, sometimes even mounting the glass on its side using unique substrates.
by Rhonda Heisler
Many ideas for creating new glass art can be found throughout the world, especially in nature.
by Margie Shanahan
IGGA—Improving Member Benefits
The International Guild of Glass Artists has been working hard to improve the organization’s website, making it more user friendly and providing more member control and input.
by Ann W. Baxter
Benefits of the Annual AGG Auction
The proceeds from the annual American Glass Guild auction make it possible to offer members, conference attendees, and the public the opportunity to support this not-for-profit organization.
by Tom Krepcio
Revitalizing a Web Presence to Better Serve the Art Glass Community
The Stained Glass Association of America has recently completely revitalized its Internet resources, which are now comprised of several separate but interconnected websites.
by Richard Gross
Maintaining the Three-Tier Marketing System
Retailers need to take a careful look at some of the ways in which the traditional three-tier marketing system has broken down and the impact that this has had on how glass art retailers conduct their business.
by Denny Berkery
New Books and Patterns
News and New Products