Profitable Glass Quarterly Fall 2004
Hot Glass Studio
Gleaming Gardens—Growing Patrons and Profits at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
Each fall, the Bay Area Glass Institute welcomes patrons to sample its vast harvest of glass pumpkins, gourds, fruits, and vegetables created by local artists, who harvest a share of the profits in this art glass community venture.
by Gregory M. Vogel
Mark Liebowitz has discovered artist fulfillment in helping congregations select just the right ecclesiastical art, as well as assisting other glass artists in realizing their own stained glass dreams.
by Colleen Bryan
Art Glass Emporium
Ray and Fran Beaupré have found success in providing their customers with an extensive glass inventory and the kind of service and instruction they could never find at large, chain craft stores or on the Internet.
by Colleen Bryan
Glass Talk with Dale Smeltzer
Henry Grimmett of Glass Alchemy, Ltd., shares insights on differences in natural, propane, and methane gases for use in torchwork.
Finders, Keepers: How to Hunt Down and Hold On to Good Help
The challenges inherent in finding and keeping good employees can be met by knowing the right techniques for locating, interviewing, and encouraging your staff members.
by Claire Sykes
The Fish Stinks from the Head Down
Successful art glass entrepreneurs realize that they are an integral part of the tragedies as well as the triumphs of their enterprise and that they must keep their managerial skills fresh and up-to-date.
by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.
Will the Internet Replace Your Filing Cabinet
Learning a few simple criteria for knowing which records to keep will help you avoid being buried in obsolete paperwork.
by Barbara Hemphill
New Books and Patterns