Profitable Glass Quarterly Spring 2010
Letter from the Editor
Glass Art on the High Seas
A recent week-long KBW Foundation Conference was held during a cruise on the Celebrity Solstice, with great service and amenities from the staff and crew plus fantastic glass demonstrations from artists affiliated with The Corning Museum of Glass.
by Maureen James
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Chris Buzzini Studio
Chris Buzzini is one of the members of the paperweight community that is full of amazing people dedicated to collecting miniature forms within a form, which in Chris’s case include beautiful flameworked floral miniatures captured in clear crystal.
by Colleen Bryan
Art Glass Studio Profile
Dinah Ihle Studio
Dinah Ihle sells her unique series of woven glass wall art by developing relationships with various galleries throughout the country as she seeks galleries that have been in business for a long time, get a high rating from fellow artists, and have a solid reputation for honest dealing.
by Colleen Bryan
Covenant Art Glass
Colleen and Stan Price serve their customers, who come from a seventy-five-mile radius, within a custom-built glass shop that provides great natural lighting from large windows, ample retail space, loads of parking, and a location that is on the busiest street in town.
by Colleen Bryan
Elementary Art—Learning to Share with the Community
Kristen Rice found a way to share her love of public art with her art students at K.B. Polk Elementary in Dallas, Texas, by planning and implementing large mosaic columns to spruce up a local community garden space near the school.
by Kristen Rice
Teaching for the Working Artist—Working with Teaching Assistants and Students
Successful teaching artists are those who learn to work efficiently with the help of teaching assistants as well as those who learn to read and deal with different student personalities within the context of the classroom setting.
by Milon Townsend
Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Flameworking artist, Shane Fero, shares how his glass art has been influenced by his love of nature, his early experiences with Jerry and Lee Cocker, and his exposure to various periods of art including surrealism.
Designing for Large-Scale Projects
Angelique Jackson and JoAnn Jancik of Jancik Arts International work together to design and implement large public glass art, including the leaded-glass dome in the Latter-Day Saints Temple in Orlando, Florida.
by Angelique Jackson
Your Slides and the Jury—Understanding the Jury Process
Providing the right amount of information to a jury in just the right way and understanding how difficult it is for jury members to view hundreds of slides during the process of elimination is essential if artists expect to be able to get the slides of their own work to stand out.
by Bruce Baker
Beads Glass Craft Festival Down Under
An exciting new show will be inaugurated in 2010 in Townsville, Australia, that will feature a trade show with exhibitors and manufacturers, a large area for artists selling their work, and at least twenty teachers who will share a wide variety of classes in glass and other crafts as well.
by Kent Lauer
Art Education Association—Art Glass in Art Class
The Art Glass Association is building on its success of 2008 in introducing art glass to art teachers in California by visiting the Art Education Association to expand the program to five states that included Nebraska, Oregon, Ohio, California, and Texas.
by Steve Shupper
2009 GAS Annual Board Elections
The Glass Art Society held its annual elections for board members and shares the backgrounds of the seven people who were selected to fill those positions including Jeremy Lepisto, Pamina Traylor, Rik Allen, Frederick Heath, Geoff Isles, Jiyong Lee, and Wayne Strattman.
Kansas City 2010 Exhibition
The 2010 Stained Glass Association of America is looking forward to exhibiting a wide variety of stained and decorative glass art at its upcoming Conference that will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.
DIY—Creating Opportunities for Selling Art
The International Society of Glass Beadmakers shares tips for planning, organizing, implementing, and advertising bead shows to help bead artists introduce and sell their work.
by Nancy Sells Puffer
Mosaic Arts International 2010 Celebrates the Year’s Best
The members of the Society of American Mosaic Artists are looking forward to the 2010 American Mosaic Summit and Mosaic Arts International, to be held in Chicago, Illinois, which will include a host of great speakers, dozens of workshops and seminars, and mosaic tours of Chicago.
by Rhonda Heisler
Great Changes for IGGA
The International Guild of Glass Artists is proud to introduce the changes that are being made on the organization’s website that are designed to make it more timely, easier to navigate, and beneficial to IGGA members.
by Ann Baxter
American Glass Guild 2010 Conference in Detroit
AGG 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 preconference workshops, learn from stellar speakers, meet up with old friends, and discover who will be receiving the most recent Whitney Scholarships.
by Tom Krepcio
Whether dealing with coworkers or friends, there are sound ways to handle difficult topics including discovering ways to work out a compromise, understanding the emotional component of the problem, and considering any expert advice that might present itself.
by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.
The Un-comfort Zone—Defeating the Demotivator
One of the best ways to ensure success in life and fight the doubt that can keep people from doing their best is to learn to center on accomplishments, both large and small, to help eliminate the doubt.
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