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Spring 2009 **PRINT**

PGQSpring2009

Profitable Glass Quarterly Spring 2009

Letter from the Editor
New Year’s Resolutions
Finding ways to improve relationships with family and friends, doing things to stay healthy, and making the time to pursue activities that enrich our lives will also enrich our business ventures.
by Maureen James

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Janis Miltenberger Studio
Janis Miltenberger’s lifestyle expresses itself as part of the story she chooses to tell in her work, which is communicated through the images she chooses to use and the superior construction of her glass art.
by Colleen Bryan

Retailer Profile
Stained Glass of McKinney
Jacqui Bush has discovered that networking throughout the glass art industry and making a special effort to share her techniques and knowledge with art teachers in her area have helped her to develop a thriving business.
by Colleen Bryan

Educational Profile
Glass Craft & Bead Expo
A sterling educational opportunity awaits glass enthusiasts each spring when the Glass Craft & Bead Expo gathers a wide assortment of glass offerings, products, and classes under one roof.
by Colleen Bryan

Art Glass Studio Profile
Kaiser-Lee, LLC
Petra Kaiser creates fused glass art in an unambiguously modern, minimalist style that stems from her exposure to many early influences in her native Germany.
by Colleen Bryan

Tech Talk
Winds of Life
Located near the entrance to a skyscraper in Los Angeles, California, the sculptural fountain created by John Luebtow combines glass, movement, sound, light, and water to speak to those who pass by on multiple aesthetic levels.
by John Gilbert Luebtow

Show Talk
Your Slides and the Jury—A Strategy for Getting into Better Shows
When artists learn how to select good slides of their work as well as how to arrange them in order to gain an advantage over the other applicants for juried shows, they will find their glass art being chosen more frequently.
by Bruce Baker

Independent Artist
The Write Stuff—A Guide to Writing a Meaningful Artist Statement
A good artist statement is a sincere and honest assessment of an artist’s background, work, and inspirational sources that gives others a peek at the creative forces within.
by Susan Parry

Glasscaster with Marcie Davis
Lisa St. Martin
Flameworking artist, Lisa St. Martin, shares her techniques for using gold fuming to decorate glass beads.

Management
A Class Act—Coax Customer Loyalty with In-Store Classes
Customers will develop a relationship with retailers who teach them how to enjoy glass art and will return to purchase their supplies again and again.
by Claire Sykes

Marketing
Ten Trends in Trade Show Exhibiting Design for 2009
The power of eye-catching graphics and the general appeal of a well-planned booth space can never be underestimated when planning for a successful trade show experience.
by Skyline Exhibits

Personal Development
Nonverbal Communication
Since almost 50 percent of what people communicate to one another is nonverbal, it is important to know how to avoid sending the wrong message to those with whom we interact.
by Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D.


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