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July/August 2020 **Print**
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Lee Harris, Glass Sculptor
Loving the Spirit of the Glass
by Vicki Schneider
Graphic Design by Triple Graphics
Photography by Bart Harris and ImagineLIKE
For sculptor Lee Harris, glass is his best friend. He thinks about it throughout the day, making notes on how he is going to approach his next piece. The people he has met inspire him, especially well-known glass maestros, but Harris feels that his real teacher is the spirit of the glass itself.
Collaborative Glass Studio Profile
Karina Guevin and Cédric Ginart
Capturing Fairy Tales in Classic Venetian Goblet Forms
by Sara Sally LaGrand
The ability to bring creativity and inspiration to fruition provides an easy kind of flow for artistic partners Karina Guevin and Cédric Ginart. This creative couple have discovered ways to create together, completing each other’s work. They have also found ways to combine their forces to generate a common aesthetic that is fun, interesting, and challenging.
Art in Search of a Sustainable Future
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Shannon Tofts, Colin Hattersley, and Amanda Simmons
Amanda Simmons came to glass after careers as an engineer for British Telecom and an operator for heart/lung machines for cardiac operations. With that background, she was drawn to kiln forming with its many variables that need to be controlled. The principle focus of her practice has shifted toward a greater emphasis on narrative.
Recognizing an Unanticipated Result as Desirable
by Milon Townsend
When artwork don’t turn out as the artist had planned and expected, there is a need to be unattached to the initial idea of what encompasses success. The freedom to recognize an unanticipated result as desirable can often lead to something that’s even better than the original intent.
Glass Art Evoking Images of Fragile Strength
by Sara Sally LaGrand
Photography by Elizabeth Torgerson-Lamark
Eunsuh Choi came from Korea to the epicenter of glass in the New York area of the United States seeking a greater depth of knowledge in glass. Choi creates her art with a technique that uses 2 mm to 10 mm boro rods melted together to make strong images of ladders, stairs, and buildings utilizing a latticework structure.
Teaching and Discovery with Fused Glass Painting
by Colleen Bryan
Mark Hufford has practiced in several fine art mediums over the years, but at his core he is a teacher. In support of teaching, he enjoys experimenting as he tests materials then recommends combinations and alternate uses regardless of branding. Hufford also helps his students overcome their fear of using new materials and encourages them to push boundaries.
Journeying to Light—The Essential Nature of the Mosaic Medium
Elaine M Goodwin Shines in Her Retrospective
Article Shared with Permission of the Society of American Mosaic Artists
Photography by M. Tomkinson and Sonja van Driel
Elaine M Goodwin recently celebrated her 40-year career in art in Spring 2019 with a Retrospective Exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter, England. The artist shares her fascination with light in mosaics through the use of gold leaf glass and glass smalti, mirrored glass, and other reflective tesserae.
Skills and Techniques
A Self-Imposed Residency
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
by Bob Leatherbarrow
Artists can benefit from taking some time aside to develop and asses ideas that will help them explore their visions and values. Finding ways to think outside the comfort zone can help provide the beginnings of a preliminary artist statement and encourage the realization of creative goals.
Fallbrook Art Center
Galaxy of Glass Exhibition
A Hidden Jewel in California
by Mary Perhacs
For the past 23 years, Fallbrook Arts Center has hosted an annual glass exhibition and sale, Galaxy of Glass. The show has grown from a weekend event to a six-week major show in the Center’s annual lineup. Each year the show continues to attract new artists and collectors, both those who are established as well as just beginning.
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