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March/April 2018 **Print**

March/April 2018 **Print**
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Glass Art

March/April 2018
Volume 33
Number 2

Letter from the Editor
Pino Signoretto: Amore, Vita e Vetro
Love, Life, and Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner offers a tribute to glass Maestro Pino Signoretto, who died suddenly on December 30, 2017, in Murano, Italy. The glass community mourns his passing but is eternally grateful for the art and legacy that he leaves behind. The issue also shares the work of several artists who carry on his legacy.

Hot Glass Studio Profile
Joe Peters
A Wide Skill Set Serving Diverse Subjects
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Toto
Whether a coral reef teeming with vividly colored sea life or a honeycomb dripping with golden ambrosia, Joe Peters’ flameworked glass is highly recognizable. The artist has somehow avoided predictability, however, by pushing boundaries and welcoming subjects as diverse as robots, dragons, and honeybees. Collectors delight at the release of each new work.

Independent Artist
Sandra Fuchs
Reinventing Murrine from Austria to Italy
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Günther Egger
Since 2014, Sandra Fuchs has worked exclusively as an independent glass artist creating objects that combine her kiln formed murrine with the centuries old tradition of Muranese glassblowing. The artists has explored a vast range of techniques including cold working, fusing, flameworking, and glassblowing. In her experience, one body of work inspires the next.

Personal Development
Creativity—Writing Down Ideas to Capture Success
by Milon Townsend
The art of writing down an idea is an earthshaking event. It provides the wedge that opens the door to the world of the unconscious. Through this remarkable process, people are able to firmly grab an idea and capture it, thus making it available to others.

Winning Glass
Ginny Ruffner
Reforestation of the Imagination
A Glass and Augmented Reality Exhibition
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Mary Van Cline
Glass artist Ginny Ruffner and digital artist Grant Kirkpatrick have created an exhibition that combines glass art in the actual presence of the viewer with colorful additions that are viewed by way of an app downloaded on the viewer’s cellphone. Conceived by Ruffner, the exhibition engages viewers’ curiosity as they navigate the displays.

GAS News
The Glass Art Society 2018 Award Recipients
by Tess McShane
Each year the Glass Art Society (GAS) acknowledges individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of the glass arts worldwide. The 2018 Awards will be presented at the organization’s May conference in Murano, Italy to Livio Seguso, Benjamin P. Moore, and Durk Valkema. Pino Signoretto will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously.

Historical Glass
GlassBarge Mobile Glassblowing Studio
Celebrating 150 Years of Glassmaking in Corning
by The Staff of The Corning Museum of Glass
Photography Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass
In May 2018, The Corning Museum of Glass will launch GlassBarge, a floating mobile glassblowing studio, along New York State waterways. Generous funding from several New York State organizations will support the launch of GlassBarge in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the canal journey to bring glassmaking to Corning.

The 2018 ISGB Gathering
Building on Past Success
In April 2018, the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) will hold its annual conference, The Gathering, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Building on the overwhelming success of the 2017 Gathering, the ISGB will again partner with the Glass Craft & Bead Expo to provide attendees with an extraordinary glass experience.

CGS News
Glorious Glass
Twenty Years of the Contemporary Glass Society
by Pam Reekie
In 2017, the Contemporary Glass Society celebrated 20 years since its foundation as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the United Kingdom. The celebrations will continue over the next three years around Great Britain to explore the magic of contemporary glass art.

Pioneers in Glass
Gil Reynolds
At the Forefront of Fusing
by Shawn Waggoner
Gil Reynolds has built his reputation as a leading innovator of glass fusing and kiln forming techniques through his studio, Fusion Glassworks. Father of today’s Kiln Formed Glass movement, he has educated others through his books, innumerable magazine articles, and his online YouTube and Glass Art magazine’s Glass Expert Webinars™.

Low Cost Marketing Ideas for Small Glass Businesses
by Mark Veit
Successful techniques for marketing a small glass business through social media are constantly changing. Making sure that websites provide useful content, building a targeted e-mail list of current and potential clients, and using high-quality graphics are ways to ensure that social media resources are used to their best advantage.

Skills and Techniques
Taking the Shock Out of the Brittle Zone
Text, Photography, and Diagrams by Bob Leatherbarrow
Most fused glass breaks that occur during firing are the result of thermal shock while the glass is initially heating through the brittle zone between room temperature and about 1000°F. Glass artist Bob Leatherbarrow offers several suggestions for helping glass past get past the brittle zone when fusing glass.

Hidden Treasures within The Neustadt’s Tiffany Glass Archive
by The Staff of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass is the proud custodian of more than a quarter of a million pieces of glass once owned by Louis C. Tiffany. Early Tiffany collector and museum founder Dr. Egon Neustadt purchased the glass and created an archive that offers invaluable insights into Tiffany’s artistic glass legacy.

Art Glass Studio Profile
Joseph Cavalieri
Translating Modern Fables into Stained Glass
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Cavaglass
Joseph Cavalieri’s merging of contemporary imagery with the traditional processes of painted stained glass has resulted in a highly recognizable and unforgettable body of work. The artist pays homage to historic fables and contemporary pop art plus human and architectural icons in autonomous panels that often combine detailed narrative and humor.

AGG News
The American Glass Guild to Rock Cleveland
Text and Photography by Tony Glander
The American Glass Guild is planning an outstanding conference for June 2018 to support its mission to encourage and promote the creation, conservation, and history of stained, leaded, and decorative glass art. The conference will include educational opportunities and tours of historical glass venues in Cleveland, Ohio.

SGAA Welcomes a New Headquarters in Buffalo
by The Executive Staff of SGAA and the Stained Glass School
The Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) is celebrating the move from its former location in Raytown Missouri, to Buffalo, New York. The SGAA is also preparing for its 2018 Conference that will take place in Long Beach, California, with a myriad of educational opportunities for attendees featuring renowned glass artists.

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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