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May/June 2019 **Print**
From Wind and Water to Pâtisserie
The Evolution of Shayna Leib’s Sculpture
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Jamie Young and Eric Tadsen
Like quilts fashioned from various colors and textures, Shayna Leib’s Wind and Water sculptures reflect her love of music and the ocean. Currently she works in a variety of mediums including metal, ceramic, and photography, though glass remains her focus. She prefers the molten material for its ability to express flow.
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Cheyenne Malcolm’s Personal Retrospective
The Artist Behind Canned Heat Glass Studios
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Lynne Read, Valerie Malcolm, and Cora DeVe
Cheyenne Malcolm manages a delicate balancing act between blowing glass for his personal line of sculptural vessels and building hot shop furnaces, annealers, and glory holes for other studios to finance his artwork. Through founding Canned Heat Glass Studios, he discovered that fabricating state-of-the-art equipment for other glassblowers is an art unto itself.
The Glassroots Art Show Moves to Asheville
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Bang Lee
Inspired by an abiding passion for functional glass, Nick Deviley founded Glassroots Art Show in 2009 as a way to legitimize glass pipes as an art form while adding to his ever-growing collection. After celebrating a decade in Madison, Wisconsin, Glassroots will be moving to Asheville, North Carolina, in October 2019.
Creativity—Using the Rhythm and Harmony of Multiples
by Milon Townsend
Combining multiple pieces to create a larger composition is a way to combine similar or different objects into rhythmic arrangements. These relationships bring about the dynamic tension that is hard to accomplish with only one object. It helps artists to consider how various elements that they have lying around might possibly work together.
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.
Contemporary Glass Initiatives from The Corning Museum of Glass
by Kimberly Thompson
Photography by Prudence Cuming Associates, Klaus Pichler, Terre Nguyen, Benedek Bognár, and Johan Kole
Throughout 2019, The Corning Museum of Glass will present diverse programming dedicated to contemporary glass that includes dynamic exhibitions, installations, residencies, and public programs. These events will celebrate innovation in the medium as well as the artists and designers who are pushing those boundaries.
GAS + British Glass Biennale
New Partnership and Award Supports Worldwide innovation and Collaboration
by Tess McShane for the Glass Art Society
Photos Courtesy of the Glass Art Society
The Glass Art Society (GAS) recently announced that it will sponsor an International Artists Award prize at the British Glass Biennale. This award marks the start of an exciting new collaboration with the British Glass Biennale and shows that GAS is excited to develop meaningful relationships with glass artists and organizations around the globe.
Warm Glass Studio Profile
Vitrum Studio’s Judith Finn Conway and Kevin O’Toole
Educating a New Generation of Kiln Forming Artists
by Shawn Waggoner
Photography by Gary Staley and Kevin O’Toole
Veteran glass artist Judith Conway recognized in her pupil Kevin O’Toole an uncanny artistic ability and attention to detail reminiscent of her own. A friendship that began as a circumstantial meeting of teacher and student served as the cornerstone of Vitrum Studio, a kiln formed glass teaching facility with an international reputation.
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Jane Love
Andrew Lang blows dichroic glass sculptures as he pursues his obsession with form, size, and intensity in color in blown sculptures with exteriors covered in dichro. His perusal of the Internet has not shown anyone else who is taking flat sheets of dichroic glass and blowing it out into objects of the size he makes.
One of the Web’s Best Fusing Resources Gets Better
by Paul Tarlow
In 2008, FusedGlass.Org was launched with the intent of being the definitive online resource for glass fusing artists and enthusiasts. The site grew to include additional tutorials, online tools, and more. In 2019, the original site was rebuilt to incorporate all of the best parts of the original site plus many welcomed enhancements.
Art Glass Studio Profile
Justine and Chris Dodd Adding Beauty to the Welsh Countryside
by Vicki Schneider
Justine and Chris Dodd, married couple and owners of Cariad Glass, make it easy to believe in the power of love. In this small stained glass studio and school located in rural West Wales, the couple teach classes, perform amazing restorations, and produce a wide variety of glass gifts and bespoke glass panels.
SGAA launches an All-New Online Resource Center
by The Staff of SGAA Headquarters
After extended research, development, and programming, the Stained Glass Association of America has launched an all-new website at www.stainedglass.org. One of the key features of the new site is an online member resource page that highlights the work of SGAA members. Basic assets of the site are also now more user friendly.
AGG/SGAA Conference Speakers
by Tony Glander
The American Glass Guild (AGG) and the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) will join together in San Antonio, Texas, for their 2019 conference. A vast array of classes and demos will be available as well as a tour with stops at eight notable local stained glass installations.
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