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November/December 2017 **Print**

November/December 2017 **Print**
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Glass Art

November/December 2017
Volume 32
Number 6

Letter from the Editor
The Season of Gratitude
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner provides an overview of Shelley Muzylowski Allen’s beautiful homage to nature through her animal sculptures, Susan Cox’s cast glass tributes to the importance of home, and Jeremy Grant-Levine’s most current project creating 1,000 cranes from flameworked glass. She also reminds readers to embrace the upcoming holiday season with gratitude.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Archetypal Animals
Shelley Muzylowski Allen
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Russell Johnson and Acme Creative
By suspending creatures in moments of tension and recalling the myths and legends with which they are associated, Shelley Muzylowski Allen reminds us that nature is precious and in many ways fleeting. Relying on her background as a painter and her understanding of anatomy, she creates impressionistic expressions and vignettes.

Glass Talk
Creating Magic
The MIT Glass Band
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Gabe Gomez, Peter Houk, Peter MacMurray, and Lisa Abitbol
Many people love glass for its visual beauty, but there are also a few who are drawn by the possibilities of the sounds that can be made with it. The faculty and students at MIT have explored those possibilities by forming a band that makes and plays instruments fashioned from glass.

Working Greener
Amber O’Brien
Harnessing the Internet for a Sustainable Glass Industry
by Colleen Bryan
Amber O’Brien’s aim is to archive the knowledge of the generation that founded the Studio Glass movement in a way that informs current artists on sustainable practice. Her plan is to communicate that knowledge in a forum that is easily retrievable and globally accessible while addressing the fundamental problems of future glass artists.

GAS News
Glass Art Society’s 46th Annual Conference
by Kristin Solomon
In June 2017, glass artists, collectors, students, and other industry professionals from around the world met in Norfolk, Virginia, for the annual Glass Art Society (GAS) conference to celebrate glass artwork. The site was selected for the strengths of its renowned glass collections and its state-of-the-art, nationally recognized Perry Glass Studio.

Historical Glass
Thirty Years at Bild-Werk Frauenau
The International Summer Academy for Glass and Arts
by Sarah Höchstetter
Photography Thomas Ackermann, Michal Poustka, and Sarah Höchstetter
The Summer Academy at Bild-Werk Frauenau meets each year from May to September in a small town located in the Bavarian Forest in Southeastern Germany. There artists and art enthusiasts come from all over the world to work with glass, paint, sculpt, and be more creative in many other ways.

Independent Artist
Jeremy Grant-Levine
Germ’s 1,000 Cranes Project
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Jeff DiMarco
According to Japanese tradition, those with fold 1,000 paper cranes in one year will be granted their most desired wish, since they have demonstrated the crane’s loyalty and beauty. Functional artist Jeremy Grant-Levine, aka Germ, is testing the truth of this legend by making 1,000 flameworked cranes in a year’s time.

Architectural Glass
Amy Baur and Brian Boldon
Digital Glaze Printing in Public Art
by Colleen Bryan
The enterprise inplainsight art studio is the collaborative venture of artists Amy Baur and Brian Boldon. Since 2004, the two have jointly explored digital glaze printing, first on ceramics and more recently on glass and multimedia public art projects. The work produced by the studio features emerging digital technologies applied to traditional architectural materials.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Susan Cox
Examining the Home Within Us
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Jeremy Saladyga
The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of the displacement of people on record. Inspired and informed by her background in architecture, the cast glass forms created by Susan Cox representing the concept of home reveal her unique understanding of the correlation between light and space.

Skills and Techniques
Ending Bubble Trouble
Avoiding Bubbles Between Layers of Fused Glass
by Paul Tarlow
Things that encourage the formation of bubbles in fused glass include side heat, texture between layers, and large size. Techniques that can help remedy the problem include stacking the smooth side to the textured side of the glass, prefiring layers to smooth the surface, and creating glass powder sandwiches between layers.

Your Online Identity
Creating an Attractive and User-Friendly Website
by Mark Veit
The look and organization of your company’s website can mean the difference between visitors staying around to see what you have to offer or moving on quickly to someone else’s site. Two characteristics that most successful page setups seem to share are easy to accomplish—being well organized and simple to navigate.

The CGS Glass Prize and Graduate Review 2017
by Pam Reekie
Photography by Phöebe Tan, Parr Photographic, and Jahday Ford
The Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) announced the winners of the CGS 2017 Glass Review and the graduates who will be included in the publication. Nearly 50 graduates from 16 colleges entered their glass art.This 16-page publication will be circulated to all of the CGS members and associates as well as through various publications.

Educational Glass
The Fusion of Elements
Exploring the World of Fused Glass
by Denny Berkery
Photography by Mel Burton
Artist Denny Berkery, owner of The Vinery, helped students from Waunakee Intermediate School fulfill the artistic vision of teacher Melanie Burton. Tiles representing the four classic elements were created in Berkery’s studio. When completed, they were installed in four large panels to form A Fusion of Elements in the school’s lobby.

AGG News
The AGG James C. Whitney Memorial Scholarship
Helping Stained Glass Artists Grow
by Tony Glander, President AGG
Photography by Kathy Jordan and Tony Glander
The American Glass Guild (AGG) began the James C. Whitney Memorial Scholarship to help stained glass artists continue their education in glass. The scholarships have been used for a variety of opportunities and have provided hands-on training by highly accomplished artists in the areas of glass painting, glazing, etching, and many other techniques.

The Stained Glass School
Reaching Out to Include Regional Classes
Photography by Kathy Jordan
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) continually seeks to maintain the highest possible standards and provide facilities offering extensive training in the stained glass arts. To help with that goal, SGAA’s Stained Glass School has begun reinstating hands-on instruction, offering classes and workshops on a regional basis.

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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