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Jan/Feb 2020 **Print**

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Glass Art

January/February 2020
Volume 35
Number 1

Art Glass Studio Profile
Juliet Forrest
Nurturing Stained Glass as Contemporary Fine Art
by Colleen Bryan
Juliet Forrest Stained Glass Studio deliberately nurtures architectural stained glass as a contemporary fine art while battling its common perception as historical restoration or craft. Her current body of work combines fused with traditional stained glass and glass painting in intricate and increasingly narrative designs.

Society of American Mosaic Artists
MAI 2019 International Exhibition
by Shawn Newton
Photos Shared with Permission from SAMA
Embodied, presented in partnership with the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, showcased the work of five internationally recognized artists—Lilian Broca, Shug Jones, Michael Kruzich, Atsuko Laskaris, and Carol Shelkun. The selected works survey contemporary figurative mosaic art and capture personal histories. Embodied is part of the 18th Annual Mosaic Arts International series.

The Stained Glass Association of America
Heading to Philadelphia in 2020
by Amy Moritz
Photography by Kyle J Mickelson
The 111th Annual Conference of the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) will head to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June 2020. Speakers will be presenting various topics of interest, followed by afternoon field sessions. Attendees will also have a chance to meet SGAA sponsors and glass manufacturers in person and offer feedback on their products.

Skills and Techniques
Fusing Separators
A Look at the Basics
by Paul Tarlow
One of the most important decisions an artist makes when kiln forming glass projects is the choice of separators. Basic separators include shelf primer, shelf paper, fiber paper, and boron nitride spray. When comparing ease of use, surface quality of the glass, cost, and air escape, each has its own strengths and drawbacks.

AGG News
The American Glass Guild Prepares for 2020
by Tony Glander and Kathy Jordan
Photography Kathy Jordan
The upcoming May 2020 Annual Conference for the American Glass Guild (AGG) will take place in Baltimore, Maryland. Plans for tours of historic stained glass art are already in progress as well as setting up speakers, workshops, and demonstrations. Artists can also apply for scholarships to help them attend the classes offered.

Winning Glass
Art Glass Association of Southern California 36th Annual Members’ Exhibition
by Leslie Perlis
Photography by Krista Heron
The Art Glass Association of Southern California (AGASC) 36th Annual Members’ Exhibition featured many fine examples of innovations in glass technology that have affected industrial glass as well as glass art. The exhibition provides a great opportunity for all of the AGASC members to show their talents and their love of art.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Lisa Stirrett
Emerging as an Artist
by Colleen Bryan
Public art became a strong element of Lisa Stirrett’s work when she won a competition for the Kitsap Transit ferry terminal. From there, the artist continued to receive commissions, including the library in Kingston, Washington. She is also involved in philanthropic pursuits that help women in West Africa develop and run their own sustainable businesses.

Functional Glass
War and Peace, a Cultural Inquiry
by Marcie Davis
Photography by Robert A. Mickelsen
Robert Mickelsen has spent the past seven years dedicating his artistic life to fabricating glass art as full-size borosilicate firearms. The Mickelsen Studio Crew joins with the Subliminal Glass Crew to create collaborative glass projects as part of their Weapons of Peace, The Art of War Series that currently includes Japanese, Egyptian, and Viking weapons.

Educational Glass
Everything Old Is New Again
Exploring the Glass Flowers Collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
by Sara Sally LaGrand
Photography by Natalja Kent and Jennifer Berglund, Courtesy of the Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Glass Flowers Collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History celebrates the stunning work of father and son glassworking team Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. The 135-year-old Ware Collection contains 4,300-plus unbelievably realistic flameworked glass art models of plant specimens created as a study aid for botanical studies.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Margaret Zinser Hunt
Creating Glass Butterflies and a Legacy
by Vicki Schneider
Margaret Zinser Hunt is best known for her stylized flameworked butterflies. Whether in a bead, pendant, necklace, or sculpture, her nonrepresentational insects communicate the creativity and joy she feels as she creates them. Margaret began her work in soda lime glass but has recently limited her work almost exclusively to borosilicate.

Personal Development
Looking at the Pros and Cons
by Milon Townsend
Accepting commissions can give artists an opportunity to learn something new while having someone else pay them to do it. Making new work for someone can open the way to developing an entirely self-sustaining direction. Talking with others about their personal interests can also open up a world of new perspectives.

CGS News
The CGS Glass Prize and New Graduate Review 2019
by Pam Reekie
Photography by Hannah Bloom, Colin Telford, and Jo Howell
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) was delighted to announce the winners of the CGS 2019 Glass Prize and graduates to be included in the New Graduate Review 2019. First Prize was awarded to Katie Spiers, Bethan Yates received Second Prize, and the Third Prize was presented to Calum Dawes.

Becoming an Art Show Professional
Creating a Memorable Exhibit
by Dennis Brady
Photography by Ben Ramsey, Janice Peacock, Katie Malone, and Wesley Fleming
When it comes to attracting art show attendees to a booth, the quality of the display can make or break an artist’s success. Sales at an art show booth will depend directly on how well the items in it are displayed and how that display reflects the artist’s work attitude, since first impressions are important.

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