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Jan/Feb 2016 **Print**

Jan/Feb 2016 **Print**
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Glass Art

January/February 2016

Volume 31

Number 1

Letter from the Editor
2016: A Year to Expand skills and Artistic Vision
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner points out that a new year brings with it a fresh approach to both getting down to business and expanding creativity. She also reminds readers of the upcoming January and February 2016 Webinars with some of the industry’s greatest artist instructors.

Pioneers in Glass
Robert R Adamson
Pioneering Hot Glass in the Pacific Northwest
by Shawn Waggoner
Robert R Adamson has been pursuing his love of glass since 1969. After serving as Pilchuck’s first technical and assistant director for four years, he turned his glassmaking vision into Glass Eye Studio, a highly successful studio and training ground for artists. Island Art Glass is his current creative enterprise.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Davide Fuin
Italy’s Brightest, Best, and Last
by Shawn Waggoner
It would be challenging to find a master glassmaker who specializes in blowing goblets who is more respected and revered than Italy’s Davide Fuin. He was recently honored for excelling in his ability to make blown work according to Murano tradition, especially highlighting the techniques of reticello and retortoli filigree, incalmo, and aventurine.

GAS News
The 2017 Glass Art Soci4ty Conference
Reflections from the Edge: Glass, Art, and Performance
The Glass Art Society, which seeks to encourage excellence and promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, will hold its 2017 annual conference at The Chrysler Museum of Art. The museum was selected in part for its national reputation in the world of glass.

Glass Talk
Finishing Strong
by Stan Price
Photography by Rob Vinnedge and Colleen Price
Stan Price was intrigued as a budding artist by window displays in department stores—works of art that draw viewer’s attention into the store. He learned from that experience that the end display for artwork can be just as important as the work itself to pull people into the story of the piece.

Etsy Versus Handmade at Amazon
Weighing the Pros and Cons
by Mark Veit
Etsy, a website that was founded on allowing artists to sell handmade items, has long been a popular place to sell and shop for unique handmade products. It has since gone public and allows non-handmade items. Amazon has entered the picture with its own handmade marketplace. Each has its own pros and cons.

The 2016 Gathering of the ISGB
by Jeri Warhaftig
Photography by Tamara Benton and Kathryn Guler
In July 2016, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers will convene in New Orleans, Louisiana. There is a wide variety of events at the conference to satisfy many interests, including an opportunity for attendees to network with gallery owners, collectors, technical vendors, suppliers, and each other.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
From the Cosmic to the Cellular
Discovering Structures in Glass with Cast Glass Sculptor Livvy Fink
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Sylvain Deleu and Wilka Hudson
Cast glass sculptor Livvy Fink spends little time trying to impose a personal artistic vision on her glasswork. Instead she allows her strong sense of discovery to run and follows where it leads. Less than five years into working with glass, she is still surprised by what emerges from the kiln.

Art Glass Studio Profile
Mary Clerkin Higgins
Balancing Original Art and Conservation
by Colleen Bryan
The Mary Clerkin Higgins Stained Glass Studio stands in Brooklyn, New York. There this internationally renowned contemporary stained glass artist and conservator of historical glass art moves fluidly across centuries, in and out of roles, in an unceasing dance with stained glass.

Skills and Techniques
The Restoration of Dalle de Verre
by Ron Bearer Jr. and Rocio Bearer
Photography by Rocio Bearer
Artist Ron Bearer Jr. and wife Rocio Bearer share techniques for dismantling and repairing older dalle de verre panels that require replacing the cement used to hold the thick glass pieces in place. Techniques are shared for building molds, applying the resin cement, and creating new mounting systems.

The 34th Annual AGASC Members Exhibition 2015
by Leslie Perlis
Photography by Leslie Perlis, Alec Miller, David Harrison, and Lyn Feudner
The 2015 annual juried show of members of the Art Glass Association of Southern California was held at Spanish Village Art Center in San Diego, California. Judges selected the artists’ work to be displayed based on technical skill as well as an ability to convey clarity of concept.

Lighting the Way for the Next Generation
The 107th Annual Summer Conference
by Bryant J. Stanton
The SGAA 2016 Summer Conference will be held in Evanston, Illinois. Renowned Costa Rican glass artist, Sylvia Laks, will be teaching a post-conference painting class. There will also be additional post-conference classes and a stained glass walking tour featuring secular installations, historic churches, and a tour of the Tiffany Museum.

Independent Artist
Scott Ouderkirk
Expanding the Market for Autonomous Panels
by Shawn Waggoner
Scott Ouderkirk has spent the last 25 years refining his drawing skills on his glass art panels, including his signature snowmen, which he produces with kiln fired painting, quill pen drawings, and plated glass. The artist’s love of the rural life he leads also fills his art.

Philanthropic Glass
New Leadership for the Kay Bain Weiner Glass Art Educational Foundation
Kay Bain Weiner, founder and director of the Kay Bain Weiner Glass Art Educational Foundation, has turned over the organizational and operational reins of the Foundation to Denny Berkery of The Vinery and Steve Shupper of Glass Accessories International. Weiner will remain in the capacity of Chairman Emerita.

AGG News
Apply for an AGG Scholarship
by Patrice Schelkun
Each year the American Glass Guild makes scholarships available to individuals interested in pursuing educational glass art opportunities. The James C. Whitney Scholarship Fund provides opportunities to attend AGG conferences, various workshops, and classes in the United States and abroad.

Readers’ Forum
Readers share their thoughts on profiles and articles featured in recent issues of Glass Art.

What’s New
by Darlene Welch
What’s New offers information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.

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