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July/August 2018 **Digital**

July/August 2018 **Digital**
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Digital Version for download--Print Version and CD Version also available

July/August 2018
Volume 33
Number 4

Letter from the Editor
Finding Your Voice
by Shawn Waggoner
Editor Shawn Waggoner reminds readers that Glass Art remains committed to helping them make original art in their own voices. By sharing stories of artists who have already walked that path, the magazine continues to inspire and inform through print as well as podcast interviews and Glass Expert Webinar™ classes.

Functional Glass
Marble Slinger
Documenting Degenerate Glass Art
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Jeff DiMarco
Living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home to one of the nation’s most vibrant glass pipe making scenes, Aaron Golbert, aka Marble Slinger, developed a body of work that communicates complex themes through the use of graal techniques. His aesthetic signature includes myriad patterning techniques plus traditional shaping styles.

Pioneers in Glass
Toots Zynzky’s Filet-de-Verre Vessels
A Transition of Music into Color
by Shawn Waggoner
Toots Zynsky’s heat formed filet-de-verre vessels, acclaimed for their remarkable exploration of color and form, interweave the traditions of painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. By co-inventing a thread-pulling machine that uses electronic software to create glass thread, she made possible her rhythmic, gracefully spiraling shapes that defy their own fragility.

GAS News
Charting a Course: Visions in Glass
Exploring the New Energy of Glass in St. Petersburg
by Tess McShane
Photography Courtesy of Zen Glass, St. Pete Visitors Bureau, and Duncan McClellan Gallery
The 2019 Glass Art Society Conference, Charting a Course: Visions in Glass, will explore the new energy of St. Petersburg and the Florida Gulf Coast, offering a new perspective on future directions in glass. The conference will focus on career skills, new relationships with science and glass technology, and many more important topics.

Personal Development
Creativity—The Scientific Method
by Milon Townsend
Casting glass teaches artists many things and clarifies other. Using the five steps in the scientific method as artists work—Hypothesize, Test, Evaluate, Record, and Adjust—makes it possible for them to gain an understanding of how to make their artwork more consistent and successful.

CGS News
The Glorious Glass Tour Takes Off!
In 2017, the Contemporary Glass Society celebrated 20 years as the principle supporter and promoter of artists and collectors of contemporary glass in the United Kingdom. To continue the celebration and raise awareness among the general public, a series of linked exhibitions will be held around Great Britain over the next three years.

Warm Glass Studio Profile
Miriam Di Fiore
Illusions of Eternity
by Shawn Waggoner
Miriam Di Fiore’s journey through life and glass has received much of its inspiration from the woods surrounding the place where she grew up. Her technique, a long and tedious process, combines soft flameworking, fusing, and multiple firings, all in the same piece. The process is repeated over and over until her landscapes emerge.

Winning Glass
The 2018 Glass Craft & Bead Expo Gallery of Excellence
Photography by Doug Baldwin
The 24th annual Glass Craft & Bead Expo once again held the Gallery of Excellence, which was sponsored by Glass Art and sister publications, Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow. First, Second, and Third place winners plus a People’s Choice Award were selected in each of the various mediums for Profession, Amateur, and High School levels.

Architectural Glass
Architectural Commissions
Creating Designs for Site-Specific Artwork
by Gil Reynolds
Gil Reynolds shares some of the techniques that are important to consider when artists are developing commissioned art. Studying the location and lighting where the piece will be installed, selecting the right glass, colors, and textures, and being in close contact with the client are all important aspects of success with commissions.

Skills and Techniques
Just Another Day at the Office
Firing Schedules for Kiln Formed Glass
by Bob Leatherbarrow
Rather than thinking of the firing cycle as a continuum with a focus on the process temperature, thinking of it as three distinct and relatively independent zones is helpful. These zones include the initial heating through the brittle zone, heating to a process temperature, and ultimately annealing and cooling.

Be Positive, Professional, and Most of All, Happy
by Mark Veit
It is important to learn how to deal with clients in a professional manner and deal with negative situations in a positive way. Visitors to an artist’s booth will spend more time with an artist who displays a positive attitude, giving the artist a greater opportunity to make a sale to that client.

Art Glass Studio Profile
Marie-Pascale Foucault-Phipps
Learning the Rules, Then Breaking Them
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Ford McClave and A. Foucault
Relying upon freedom of gesture, Marie-Pascale Foucault-Phipps creates personal work that is known for maximizing the light pasting through and the light reflecting off of her autonomous glass panels. The rigors of her restoration work inspired her inventive, free-spirited approach to rendering spontaneous movement in painted glass.

AGG News
Treasures of the American Glass Guild
by Tony Glander, Nancy Gong, and Kathy Johnson
Photography by Sam Halstead and Barbara Schreiter
The American Glass Guild (AGG) presented its 2018 awards to two of its outstanding members. The Nicholas Parrendo Lifetime Achievement Award went to Robert Jayson, third-generation president of S.A. Bendheim Ltd. The AGG Inspiration Award was presented to Sam Halstead, creator of the documentary, Lighting the Way: The German Pioneers of Contemporary Stained Glass.

Mosaic Arts International 2018
The 17th Annual Mosaic Art International exhibition series sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists included a creative, innovative, and diverse collection that offered a unique and compelling view of mosaic art in the 21st century. Award categories included Fine Art, Contemporary Innovation, Technical Distinction, Architectural and Site-Specific, and Best Community Mosaic.

What’s New
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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