Profitable Glass Quarterly Summer 2009
Letter from the Editor
Enthusiasm Can Be Addictive
Classes and demos at the recent Glass Craft & Bead Expo plus the exciting competition at the first-ever International Hot Glass Invitational stirred up a new enthusiasm for glass art among the participants, many of whom were first-time attendees.
by Maureen James
Have Torch—Will Travel
Lampworking artist, Susan Hood, travels the Atlantic provinces of Canada, sharing her love of glass art and carrying workshops, including equipment, to Cranberry Stained Glass in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
by Susan Hood
Hot Glass Studio Profile
William Morris—On the Other Side of Making
Although the William Morris Studio is still working to stage museum shows and exhibitions, the artist himself decided to step away from actively creating glass art, a place where he has found a simpler and quieter yet still fulfilling life.
by Colleen Bryan
In the midst of an uncertain economy, Barbara Jack and her sister Nancy Goodspeed continue to share their passion for glass with their customers, continually discovering ways to attract new hobbyists to their store and to keep the established customers returning.
by Colleen Bryan
Art Glass Studio Profile
Desert Glasshopper Studio
Peggy Pettigrew Stewart found a respite in glass art while she was battling cancer and now shares her striking personal artwork and techniques for working in glass with resort visitors at the Carefree Resort Glass Café in Arizona.
by Colleen Bryan
The Corning Museum of Glass—Combining Glass Art, Education, and Entertainment
Known the world over for its excellent glass art resources and The Studio educational program, The Corning Museum of Glass is now partnering with the Celebrity Cruise Line to present hot glass demonstrations on the high seas.
Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Dr. Wayne Strattman—Bringing Art to Light
Glassblowing artist, Dr. Wayne Strattman, shares his techniques for creating illuminated glass art as well as some of the history of this fascinating medium.
Your Slides and the Jury—Making the Most of Selection and Layout
Knowing how to arrange the slides that are submitted for consideration by a jury is one of the most important things an artist can learn to increase the chances of being selected for inclusion in a juried show.
by Bruce Baker
The Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship Program
The scholarship program that was started three years ago by the Society of American Mosaic Artists pays tribute to Robin Brett, who served as a driving force behind SAMA’s early growth and development.
by Susannah Dryden
Free Promotions for Your Art Glass Business—With a Little Help from Your Friends
The Art Glass Association now has a free promotional program available to its members to help them create attractive and effective press releases.
by Randy Wardell
This history of the development of the bead from The International Society of Glass Beadmakers traces its uses as jewelry, money, and more currently, use with unique findings for such pieces as bead pens and dining accessories.
by Diana Dugina Riebling
The International Guild of Glass Artists presents profiles for two of its members, Robert Quarrick and Margret Billings.
by John Emery
Changes at the Glass Art Society
The Glass Art Society now offers an updated and expanded website that provides access to the Membership Directory, a GAS blog, Journal archives, online registration for upcoming conferences, and many more enhanced member features.
A Year of Changes
Members of the Retailers of Art Glass and Supplies have found an increased interest in classes and workshops over the past year and are looking forward to the organization’s upcoming RAGSfest.
by Denny Berkery
The SGAA Insurance Program
The Stained Glass Association of America now offers a comprehensive insurance program for health, long-term care, and business-related insurance to its Affiliates and Members.
Summer 2009 AGG Conference
The American Glass Guild is eagerly awaiting its upcoming conference in Buffalo, New York, which will feature a morning walking tour of three public buildings and two older churches that contain historically significant stained glass art.
by Barbara Krueger
News and New Products
New Books and Patterns