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March/April 2015 **CD**

March/April 2015 **CD**
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Letter from the Editor
Fighting Fire with Information
by Shawn Waggoner
Glass Art editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers that the 2015 glass industry shows begin in April and continue through July providing opportunities to learn or improve skills. Those who aren’t able to attend in person can be involved in Glass Art’s Glass Expert Webinars™ throughout the year with no traveling required.

Pioneers in Glass
Leslie Silverman
Evolution of an Industry through the Eyes of a Distributor
by Colleen Bryan
Photos Courtesy of D&L Art Glass Supply
Leslie Silverman started D&L Stained Glass Supply in 1974, finding a strong market for glass restoration along Colorado's Front Range. The business continued to expand its inventory and client base, later purchasing competitor Artisans Wholesale and becoming D&L Art Glass Supply. Silverman continues to expand the company’s offerings.

Winning Glass
Coatings By Sandberg 2014 Dichroic By Design Contest
by Dana S. Baldwin
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has completed its 9th annual Dichroic By Design art glass contest for 2014. The contest showcases unique dichroic glass artwork created by various artists worldwide. Each year CBS receives many submissions from around the globe and is amazed by the creativity and skill of all the artists.

AGASC 33rd Annual Members’ Exhibition
by Leslie Perlis
During October 2014, the Art Glass Association of Southern California presented its 33rd Annual Glass Exhibition. A wide variety of techniques were demonstrated including fusing, blowing, lampworking, mixed media, and casting. Recent exhibitions provide a huge contrast to the group’s first shows of the 1980s, which featured only stained glass artwork.

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail
by Mark Veit
Artists often wonder which social media sites offer the best outlet to use when sharing their work. Art glass business owners who experience the most success learn to not be afraid to try various approaches and venues as they seek new clients who will, in turn, spread the word about their work.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Mel Munsen-Evolution of an Industry through the Eyes of a Distributor
by Colleen Bryan
Mel Munsen is once again making glass art, using a perfected style of exquisitely thin polished murine vessels, fused, slumped, and worked entirely in the kiln. Munsen’s engagement in glass is driven and deliberate, and he is determined to spend the coming years making significant expressions in glass.

Skills and Techniques
Traditional Glass Painting
Adding Color, Shading, and Texture to Your Imagery with the Matting Technique
by Peter McGrain
Thin, uniform washes of paint known as matts are spread evenly over the surface of glass to catch and modulate the brightness and color of light after it passes through clear or colored cathedral base glass. Learning proper blending techniques is one of the most an important aspects for successful application.

Retailer Profile
Sarasota School of Glass and Firelite Forms
Expanding Glass Retail across Generations in West Central Florida
by Colleen Bryan
Irv and Sue Kutno opened Sarasota School of Glass, offering fusing and jewelry classes, and later established Future Forms to make their own molds. Five years ago the Kutno’s daughter Jini Prusinski, with the help of husband Gary, took control of the mold company, changing the name to Firelite Forms.

Art Glass Studio Profile
Daniel Maher-It’s All about the Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Daniel Maher’s work serves as a testament to both his diverse aesthetic interests and his firm roots in the traditions of the stained glass craft. His goal is to accelerate his evolution as an artist and extinguish the notion of stained glass as just a traditional art form.

AGG News
AGG Goes to Washington
Text and Photography by Tony Glander
The 10th anniversary of the American Glass Guild (AGG) will take place in and around Washington, D.C., in June 2015. The AGG will provide great speakers, an exciting auction, a professional exhibition, and a look into one of the nation’s premier collections of stained glass windows at the Washington National Cathedral.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Rick Strini-Adventures in Paradise
by Colleen Bryan
Rick Strini took up glassmaking as one of the many young artisan explorers of the 1960s backyard studio movement. Erwin Eisch helped him transition the furnace to glass and the artist from pottery to glassmaking. Strini’s work is recognizable for its bright opaque and cathedral colors plus his unique color palettes.

International Glass
Sini Majuri and Ella Varvio
Combining Comic Book Art with Graal Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Veera Konsti and Heidi-Hanna Karhu
Scandinavian glass artists Sini Majurio and Ella Varvio combine their comic book aesthetic with traditional graal engraving on glass. Inspired by the Slavic folktale, The Firebird, their recent work portrays intricate fairy tale scenes carved and layered in glass. Their goal is to introduce a modern, rebellious approach to glass art.

Independent Artist
Leo Tecosky-Abstracting the Symbols of Communication
by Shawn Waggoner
Leo Tecosky, who was drawn to graffiti at an early age, began abstracting letters and words in glass to the point of nonrecognition over time, creating a beautiful visual stimulus that investigates lettering, typography, and calligraphy. His work encompasses traditional glassblowing, neon bending, screen printing, and found art sculptural installations.

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

Historical Perspectives
Exploring the Mold-Blown Glass of Ancient Rome
by The Staff of the Corning Museum of Glass
Photos Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass
Beginning in May 2015, The Corning Museum of Glass will present Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome. The 129 works in the exhibition include glass vessels from the ancient Roman provinces that provide a glimpse into the richness of life during Roman times.

What’s New
Featuring the latest in books and products for the glass enthusiast
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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