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Fall 2008 **PRINT**

PGQFall2008

Profitable Glass Quarterly Fall 2008

Letter from the Editor
How to Maintain Your Market Base during a Recession
Find innovative ways to help your customers weather the tough economic times, and you’ll be way ahead of the game when the good times return.
by Maureen James

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Chihuly Studio
Dale Chihuly is, by nature, a person who likes to collaborate with others, so one of the pivotal innovations that he brings to his glass art, working with creative teams, comes as no surprise.
by Colleen Bryan

Art Glass Studio Profile
Ellenburg & Shaffer Glass Art Studio
George Ellenburg and Avery Shaffer have developed a signature look in their glass art that uses wrought iron bands and clasps with textured and beveled glass and results in stunning architectural applications.
by Colleen Bryan

Retailer Profile
Stained Glass Connection
Success has come to Alan Toy as he studies his clients and structures his inventory, classes, and marketing to address their specific needs.
by Colleen Bryan

Educational Profile
Miami Mosaic Academy
Gina Hubler seeks to educate the public about design, styles, and techniques through the educational arm of her mosaic business, which maintains an international as well as a local presence.
by Colleen Bryan

Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Travels and Treasures—Finding Inspiration in the Adventure
Flameworking artist, Jared DeLong, shares the experiences that have brought him to his current work with borosilicate glass.

Independent Artist
Teaching for the Working Artist—Vocabulary, Voice, and Vision
It’s our responsibility to transform the ideas, concepts, and images that are given uniquely to each of us into tangible drawings or works of art before they evaporate from the conscious mind and are lost forever.
by Milon Townsend

Show Talk
Sales for the Independent Artist—Anatomy of a Sale
Knowing how to appeal to the senses of the customers in your booth or store will create an atmosphere that is conducive to selling your artwork.
by Bruce Baker

Marketing
Discovering Coverings—The Ultimate Tile, Stone, and Glass Experience
At the annual Coverings conventions, dealers from the world over meet under one roof to present the latest global trends in stone, ceramic, glass wall, and floor covering applications.
by Alan Toy

Studio Start-Up
Determining Product Viability—Finding Your Niche in the Marketplace
Getting a fresh perspective from others who are not personally involved with your artwork can go a long way toward keeping you from leaning your creative ladder against the wrong glass art wall.
by Brenda Griffith


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