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September/October 2019 **Print**
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Figuring Out How It Works
An Interview with Beau Barrett
by Margaret Zinser Hunt
Beau Barrett is a borosilicate flameworking artist known for his diverse body of work that includes wearable beads and pendants, functional items, vessels, wine goblets, and sculpted glass. For Beau, understanding how working as a self-employed glass artist intersects with the rest of his life is as important as his finished art.
Pioneers in Glass
Franklin Art Glass
Four Generations and Ninety-Five Years in Stained Glass
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Eric Wagner Photography and Todd Yarrington Studio
In this 95th anniversary year of Franklin Art Glass, Gary Helf is celebrating the four generations of his family who have worked in the business and five generations who have worked in art glass. The glassmaker and his generational enterprise have witnessed and weathered many challenges and changes experienced by the glass art industry.
The 2019 Glass Craft & Bead Expo Gallery of Excellence
Photography by Doug Baldwin
In April 2019, attendees gathered from around the world in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 25th Annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo. A wide variety of classes were taught by renowned artists and instructors, while the show floor provided additional highlights for those interested in the latest glass art innovations.
The 2019–2020 Directory of Industry Supplies
Glass Art’s annual Directory of Industry Supplies is dedicated to making the buying and selling process between artists, retailers, and suppliers mutually beneficial. Alphabetical listings of companies as well as products and services provide glass artists with new sources for the materials they need in their creative pursuits.
Art Glass Studio Profile
A Glass Whisperer
by Vicki Schneider
Photography by Tom Krepcio and Vic Rothman
When consummate stained glass artist and conservationist Vic Rothman examines a distressed window he can determine exactly what should and shouldn’t be done to restore its original glory. He feels that one of his career’s best projects was his collaboration with painter Leon Golub on a series of windows for Temple Shalom in Chicago, Illinois.
Warm Glass Studio Profile
The Unsinkable Lisa Vogt
by Marcie Davis
Photography by Steven Widoff
Six months after signing up for a stained glass class at a little shop in Tampa, Florida, Lisa Vogt landed her first commission. Early on, she began to work in fused glass and eventually became known for her warm glass classes and creations, including her fused sinks and large public installations.
The Corning Museum of Glass
by The Corning Museum of Glass Staff
Photography by David Leyes, Couresy of marblemedia
The Corning Museum of Glass is a proud collaborator on an exciting new competition series, Blown Away, created by producers marblemedia in a co-production by Netflix and Blue Ant Media of Toronto, Canada. The 10-episode show, which brings glassblowing to a global audience through a streaming platform, launched on July 12, 2019.
Discovering Approaches to Digital Technology through Glass Art
by Pam Reekie
A new exhibition, Digital Distance—Approaches to Digital Technology, was launched by the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) on the organization’s website gallery on May 20, 2019. Selected CGS glass artists were invited to use new technologies that are within digital fields to propose exciting new work to challenge the parameters of digitally sensitive artistry.
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.
AGG San Antonio 2019
Celebrating the Wonder of American Stained Glass
by Tony Glander
During the 2019 Annual Conference of the American Glass Guild (AGG) held in San Antonio, Texas, attendees witnessed an incredible variety of workshops, amazing speakers, a silent auction, demonstrations, and a tour of local stained glass installation sites. Providing educational experiences for glass artists and enthusiasts was a major focus of the conference.
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