Profitable Glass Quarterly Summer 2010
Letter from the Editor
Discoveries at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo
Many well-known and respected glass artists served as tireless teachers and demonstrators at the recent Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, to introduce new glass art concepts and techniques to a large number of enthusiastic attendees.
by Maureen James
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Andrew Jackson Pollack Designs
Andy Pollack, whose artistic parents gave him an orientation to art and creating, has established a line of glass Judaica that includes practical glassware with designs that were inspired by the long history and traditions of Italian Jewish glassblowers.
by Colleen Bryan
Art Glass Studio Profile
Judith Schaechter has a career in glass art built on training and hard work in which she creates elaborate pictures from handblown antique flash glass imported from Germany, using layering techniques to add depth and shadow.
by Colleen Bryan
Blue Moon Glassworks
Jim and Rose Berry site a careful selection of the location for their retail glass business plus the time that they take to carefully train their employees to enhance their ability to wear many hats—from teaching and selling to producing custom glasswork—as a large part of their success.
by Colleen Bryan
Tiffany Design Drawings
An exhibition by The Corning Museum of Glass has been scheduled to share the beautiful, alluring watercolor sketches done by Alice C. Gouvy and Lillian A. Palmié, two artists known as the “Tiffany Girls,” who worked behind the scenes and made a valuable contribution to Tiffany’s creations.
by Nivedita Chatterjee
Producing Quality Educational Videos—The Advantages of Video
Artists work long and hard to develop interesting, unique, or breakthrough techniques, and an excellent way to preserve and share those techniques for posterity is through the production of quality educational videos.
by Milon Townsend
Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Tim Macfarlane—Restoring the Old and Creating the New in Glass
Engineer Tim Macfarlane shares his experiences working with architects to overcome the problems that are inherent in trying to create large public architectural installations in glass.
by Marcie Davis
Finding the Fun in Glass Art Education
A recent cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice sponsored by the KBW Foundation afforded vacationing glass enthusiasts the opportunity to attend glass art workshops, lectures, and demonstrations presented by nationally renowned glass artists.
by Mary Lou Anderson and Kay Bain Weiner
Wall of Glass at the Omni
Andy Gersh was put to the challenge by the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles, California, to create and safely install a decorative glass wall for the outdoor patio of its third-floor restaurant, Noe, that would provide an abstract representation of a bamboo forest.
by Andy Gersh
Your Slides and the Jury—Working with Photographers
Using a professional photographer is generally the best way to obtain the high-quality photos that are needed to represent an artist’s work to gain entrance into juried shows.
by Bruce Baker
Nani Croze, the Kenyan glass artist who started Kitengela Glass as a way to support her children, is a master at recycling bottles, old window glass, and broken household items into dalle de verre and works of art.
by Leigh Adams
Planning Ahead—Marketing Strategies for Fall 2010
The Art Glass Association has several events planned throughout the year to help members develop new strategies for drawing clientele into their stores including new classes, student contests and exhibits, and free press opportunities.
by Steve Shupper
2010 Conference Collector’s Tour
Attendees of the Glass Art Society 2010 Conference will have the opportunity to tour local and regional places of interest in and around Louisville, Kentucky, that include the Speed Art Museum, Shaker Village, and Centre College in Danville where glass master, Lino Tagliapietra, will be demonstrating with his team of artists.
Fine-Art Stained Glass Mosaics—Making the Cut
Members of the Society of American Mosaic Artists share the fine points of creating successful, painterly mosaic art including the importance of noticing the variations inherent in the glass itself and striving to capture the essence of the subjects used in the art.
by Rhonda Heisler
A Source of Inspiration—One Beadmaker’s Experience at the Gathering
The yearly Gathering of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers provides a chance for beadmakers to become a more integral part of a community of glass artists who share tips and techniques, helping each other learn and grow as artists.
by Lori Greenberg
Creating Glass from Redirected Sources
In the most recent online version of Common Ground: GLASS, The International Guild of Glass Artists featured member artist, John Bassett, who creates flat and three-dimensional glass sculptures from recycled glass.
by Ann W. Baxter
AGG Fifth Annual Meeting
American Glass Guild members are looking forward to experiencing all that Detroit, Michigan, has to offer when they attend the organization’s upcoming 2010 Conference, where they will participate in walking tours of local glass art installations, attend preconference workshops, and learn from outstanding presenters.
by Tom Krepcio
The Seal of the Stained Glass Association of America
Members of SGAA must earn the right to display the seal of the organization, which was created more than 100 years ago to signify that artists displaying the seal hold themselves to a high standard of excellence in the creation of their art and in how they conduct their businesses.
The Un-Comfort Zone—The Secret for People Who Don’t Believe in Voodoo
It’s easy to merely wish for success in life and in business to become a reality, but the only way to guarantee success is to search for the right personal goals, make a written plan to acquire those goals, and seek out people who can help make them a reality.
by Robert Evans Wilson, Jr.
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