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May/June 2018 **Digital**

May/June 2018 **Digital**
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May/June 2018
Volume 33
Number 3

Letter from the Editor
A Guidepost to Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers that the 2018 Glass Art Society will be in Murano, Italy. Attendees will be able to explore the remarkable history of the island while looking into the future of glass. Many of the prestigious GAS conference presenters can also be heard on Glass Art magazine’s Talking Out Your Glass podcasts.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Raven Skyriver
Creatures of the Tides
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Phil Kuhnlein/ACME Creative
The ecological status of the world’s seas and rivers leaves Raven Skyriver heartsick, but he is determined to resurrect their health through education. The marine creatures that Skyriver creates lend themselves to the fluidity of glass and help viewers gain knowledge about and respect for these amazing animals.

International Glass
Exploring Developments in Modern Austrian Glass Design
Iconic Glass Objects Produced Between 1900 and 1937
by The Staff of The Corning Museum of Glass
Photos Courtesy of the Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will present Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 in cooperation with the MAK Austrian Museum of Fine Arts and LE STANZA DEL VETRO. This June 2018 through January 2019 exhibition will include a total of 172 works, 50 of which are from CMoG’s permanent collection.

Independent Artist
Jen Violette
Fruition of Form
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Jeff Baird, John Polak, and Jen Violette
Jen Violette is known for her colorful, garden inspired glass sculptures that often incorporate metal and wood. Her cornucopia of glass fruits and vegetables renews in viewers a connection with the ground they walk on and the faith that they remain part of a plan that makes life on earth sustainable.

Philanthropic Glass
The Michigan Glass Project
Enriching Local Communities through Art
by The Staff of Glass Art
Photos by Pyroscopic and ARey Photography
Each year since 2012, The Michigan Glass Project has held a three-day event that includes flameworking demonstrations, a full hot shop, and various cold working, electroforming, graffiti, and painting stations. Funds raised during the event are donated to help Art Road provide art education to students in the Detroit, Michigan, area.

Personal Development
Creativity—Revisit the Past to Redirect Existing Skills
by Milon Townsend
Art making tends to be a restless endeavor. If artists allow themselves to become too settled, their work tends to lose its internal spark. Once an artist’s enthusiasm and inspiration are lost, making art becomes just another job. Looking back over earlier work, however, can get things moving in a new direction.

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

New Additions to the ISGB Presidents Collection at Corning
The International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) has announced the newest additions to its Presidents Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass. This year’s selections recognize and acknowledge the roots of modern bead making, the important role played by glass educators, and the astonishing new work of emerging glass artists.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
CR & SH Studio Art
Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Dan Kvita, Lynn Donovan, and Crystal Schenk
Husband and wife team, Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis, maintain strong individual studios while also working together as CR & SH Studio Art. Their joint creative ventures center around public art installations that reveal and transform their influence in exciting and unexpected ways. As artists, they respond to the environments where their work will reside.

Engaging Your Social Media Audience
by Mark Veit
Asking open-ended questions on a social media site can increase engagement with customers. Finding ways to connect with social media followers on a regular basis is important, since the bigger and broader a media base is, the more important it becomes to a business. Consistency in maintaining this contact is key to success.

Skills and Techniques
Understanding and Overcoming Devitrification
Text, Photography, and Diagrams by Paul Tarlow
Devitrification, a form of crystallization in fused glass projects, can be one of the most frustrating things that can happen when a glass project comes out of the kiln. Manufacturers of fusible glass work hard to minimize this tendency, but there are also techniques that artists can use to keep that from happening.

Art Glass Studio Profile
Nancy Nicholson
The Artist in Transition
by Colleen Bryan
In contrast to a youth-centric culture that tries to deny or disguise the effects of aging, stained glass artist Nancy Nicholson bravely explores its existential questions to fuel her work. A series of figurative nudes and focused studies of her own body provides her context for examining the subject of aging.

Winning Glass
Coatings By Sandberg 2017 Dichroic By Design Contest
by Dana S. Baldwin
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) sponsors the company’s Dichroic By Design contest each year to provide a glass showcase for unique dichroic glass designs. Artists from around the world submitted work to be considered for inclusion in this magnificent 2017 event. The company awarded over $2,500 worth of gift certificates for CBS products.

AGG News
The Sum of the Whole
AGG’s Annual Conference 2018
by Tony Glander
Photography Courtesy of Tony Glander, Charles Deviller, and Whitney Stained Glass
The American Glass Guild (AGG) has assembled another incredible conference to take place in Cleveland, Ohio in June 2018. Several workshops will take place throughout the weekend along with demonstrations, tours of local studios and stained glass artwork, and a look at modern technology for digital designs.

Glass Talk
Bringing the Tiffany Tradition into the 21st Century
by John C. Emery, Sr.
An awareness of the aesthetics of various cultures comes from a lifetime of travel, exploration, and various Internet and print materials. Preston Studios uses these resources to help integrate their commissions into the look of various styles, which helps interior designers, builders, and architects create impressive projects.

Gearing Up for Conference 2018
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) will be holding its 109th conference in June 2018 in Long Beach, California. A large group of renowned stained glass artists, including Judith Schaechter, J. Kenneth Leap, and James Galbraith, will be offering lectures and demonstrations to share their techniques with attendees.

What’s New
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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