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January/February 2018 **CD**

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January/February 2018
Volume 33
Number 1

Letter from the Editor
Endless Possibilities
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner provides an overview of profiles on hot glass collaborators Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, independent artists Peter Houk and Shaun Conroy, warm glass artist Susan Hirsch, stained glass artist Nancy Gong, and glass pioneer Milon Townsend. She also reminds readers that there are endless possibilities in the way we make art.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles
Reflecting Our Common Humanity
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Russell Johnson
While their sculptured forms evoke the sensuous curves of the feminine, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles provide a narrative that embraces our common humanity. Drawing on inspiration from day-to-day life, travel, and studies of ancient and contemporary cultures, the artists have blazed a trail as women working in hot glass through their cutting-edge artwork.

Educational Glass
The National Endowment for the Arts
Sharing Grants for Arts Projects Nationwide
by Karina San Juan
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has approved a grant of $15,000 to Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Washington, to support the center’s Master Artist and Artist in Residence programs. Pratt honors the memory of its founder by making art education accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.

Glass Talk
The New Corning Museum of Glass
David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research
by The Staff of The Corning Museum of Glass
A new research residency program for artists will allow them to have access to the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library. Named for Corning’s former executive director, the David Whitehouse Artist Residency for Research will enable artists to be in residence to explore these materials.

GAS News
Il Percorso di Vetro—The Glass Path
by Pamela Figenshow Koss
The island of Murano will host the 47th annual Glass Art Society (GAS) conference. This location will provide members with exposure to the island’s remarkable history while exploring the future of glass and discovering hidden routes connecting the conference venues. The heart of the conference will be the historic Santa Pietro Church.

Personal Development
Creativity—An Introduction
by Milon Townsend
Creativity is a restless seeking to discover, explore, solve, and uncover the new. It is also the ability of humans to come up with new ways of solving vexing problems and provides all of us a set of tools that we can access to find inspiration as we give birth to new ideas.

Pioneers in Glass
Milon Townsend
Pioneering, Flameworking, Casting, and Education
by Shawn Waggoner
Through the course of over 45 years, Milon Townsend has produced a vast body of work, from perfumes and paperweights to one-of-a-kind sculpture. Whether his current flameworked glass art or a narrative piece from his Body Language series, Townsend’s objects pay homage to form, balance, and harmony.

CGS News
New Online Courses for Glass Artists from the Contemporary Glass Society
by Pam Reekie
Photography by Tim Spriddle and Sue Sinclair
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) is launching new online courses for glass artists that can be accessed worldwide. These professional development programs were specifically aimed at both new and more established glass artists who want to develop their businesses and marketing skills, make more sales, and upgrade their level of professionalism.

Independent Artist
Peter Houk and Shaun Conroy
The Glassmen behind the MIT Glass Band
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Jeff Hewitt and Glass Wheel Studio
Peter Houk and Shaun Conroy explore ways that glass stimulates the senses through sound and light in their work with the MIT Glass Band. Houk, serves as glass artist and director of the MIT Glass Lab, and Conroy, glass artist and scientific glassmaker, uses his expertise to create musical instruments for the band.

Winning Glass
Fired Up—Contemporary Glass by Women Artists
Focusing on Women in Glass at the Toledo Museum of Art
Photography by Karen LaMonte, Tim Thayer, and Richard Goodbody Inc.
The Toledo Museum of Art launched a celebration of the critical contributions made by generations of female glass artists. More than 50 stunning objects by women who now rank among the most innovative and celebrated glass artists in the world are featured. These objects bridge the fields of art, craft, design, and sculpture.

International Glass
Glass Jewelry by Magdalena Paukner
Text and Photography by Jörg M. Unger
Coming from a family of glassmakers and being the daughter of a glass grinder, Magdalena Paukner knew that she would work in glass when she stood in front of a glass furnace for the first time. A member of the Professional Association of Artists of Lower Bavaria, she works as an independent glass artist.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Susan Hirsch
Seeing and Standing into Business Opportunity
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Russell Johnson
Susan Hirsch came to glass art from a fine arts education and a 30-year career in advertising and design. She has operated her 1,800-square-foot studio for eight years and says that diversification is key to financial viability. Her business model incorporates the lessons she learned during the economic downturn and recovery.

Small Art Business Marketing Ideas
by Mark Veit
Sometimes business owners try what they think is every trick in the book to develop better marketing tactics that don’t seem to work. There are some inexpensive marketing ideas for small glass businesses, however, that might give glass art entrepreneurs a jump start on improving their businesses.

Skills and Techniques
The Benefits of Redrawing Designs Digitally
by Joseph Cavalieri
Redrawing designs digitally gives artists a chance to enhance their designs and make any corrections needed before an actual piece is created for a client. Helpful steps include making a sketch of the design, putting the various parts of the design in a digital version, and making color printouts of the assembled parts.

Philanthropic Glass
by Steve Shupper and Denny Berkery, Co-Directors, KBW Foundation
Photography by Steve Shupper and Denny Berkery
The Kay Bain Weiner Glass Art Educational Foundation (KBW Foundation) held its second annual Glass Experience Madison (GEM) event at the world-famous Vinery Stained Glass Studio in Madison, Wisconsin. A star-studded lineup of instructors, incredible staff, and generous volunteers worked together to make the event a huge success.

Architectural Glass
Nancy Gong
Exploring Emerging Technologies in an Artistic Environment
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Nancy Gong and Christopher Maggio
Nancy Gong is an artist whose endless curiosity makes her yearn to test boundaries in order to move each project beyond what she knows well or has done before. For Gong, the creative process involves identifying an artistic problem and choosing an approach and medium to best advance its solution.

Embracing Our “Fellows”
SGAA Marks Its 108th Summer Conference
Photography Courtesy of Shawn Waggoner, Peter McGrain, and Geoffrey Wallace
The 2017 Stained Glass Association of America Summer Conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, marking its 108th meeting. The focus, Conversations and Education with Out Fellows, witnessed a record number who signed up for classes and stepped up to throw themselves into learning and bettering their process of working in glass.

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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