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July/August 2019 **Print**
Pioneers in Glass
A Pioneer and Magician with Glass
by Vicki Schneider
A trip to the mall over 45 years ago started Victor Trabucco on a glass art journey that brought us one of the world’s most highly respected paperweight makers. His work is owned by heads of state, corporations, and celebrities, and can be seen in many of the most prestigious art museums around the world.
Silvia “Lilla” Tabasso
Illuminating Nature’s Process
by Sara Sally LaGrand
Photography by Roberto Marossi, Courtesy of Caterina Tognon
The glass creations of Silvia Tabasso mimic the process of nature from the variations in color for flowers in full bloom to the fading and wilting of dying petals, dry branches, and decayed leaves. Through her work, she celebrates death and decay as an integral part of the cycle of life.
Hot Glass Studio Profile
Bob Harley Dawg
Imagination Leading Reinvention
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Doug Baldwin, Jared Courtland Art, Mrs. Green Diamond, and Dawg House Glass
Bob Dawg wields his torch in small town mid-America, creating worlds of imaginary characters, affirming devotion to his young family, working long determined hours in his studio, and using technology to reach out across the world. His sculptural characters are inspired by his childhood love of The Maxx comic books.
Change Your Materials to Change the Way You Think, Part 1
by Milon Townsend
Sometimes, using creative materials differently or using different forms of that material will take artists to a place where they are experimenting and learning once again. It also allows them to maintain some measure of control and exercise their extant and thoroughly earned skill sets as they discover new techniques.
Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future
The 2020 GAS Conference in Småland, Sweden
by The Glass Art Society Staff
Photography by AB Destination Småland
For the second time in three years, the Glass Art Society is heading to Europe for its 49th Annual Conference. In the Kingdom of Crystal Swedish glass community, which will offer a more rural conference setting, attendees will find glassblowers working hand in hand with designers to stretch the possibilities of glass art.
2019 Corning Specialty Glass Resident
by Kimberly Thompson
Photos Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass
Celebrated craftsman Mark Peiser has been selected for the 2019 Specialty Glass Residency, a collaboration between Corning Incorporated and The Corning Museum of Glass. A pioneer and perfectionist, Peiser has worked with glass for more than 50 years and has produced a body of work that is notably unique from project to project.
Warm Glass Studio Profile
Experimenting with Dichro in the Pacific Northwest
by Colleen Bryan
Photography by Joseph Painter and Gary Alvis
Kate MacLeod is a woman of many facets whose image alters with shifting light, not unlike the dichroic glass that she loves to use when creating her artwork. The fused glass artist considers a 22-foot glass commissioned dragon to be her single best piece, both in terms of size and content.
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Skills and Techniques
We Have Options
by Bob Leatherbarrow
When it comes to controllers designed specifically for kiln formed glass, many have programming options that allow artists to better manage how glass is fired, thus improving the outcome of their art. Learning how to use these options can allow the kiln to be reprogrammed without stopping the firing of the kiln.
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.
Glass Art for Kids
Starting Them Young
by Dennis Brady
Young children can be introduced to glass art with some advance preparation that includes preparing materials kits and providing examples. Teachers also need to plan for potential problems such as dealing with children with short attention spans and deciding the level of parental participation that will be allowed for each class.
by Pam Reekie
The Contemporary Glass Society is commemorating 50 years since the moon landing by inviting its members to take part in a fun exhibition to celebrate celestial bodies. Exhibitors were invited to celebrate far away galaxies of their own making by representing them in works of glass art.
Art Glass Studio Profile
Cynthia Courage and Attenhofer’s Stained Glass
Preserving the Glass Art Legacy of the Big Easy
by Colleen Bryan
Cynthia Courage takes a pragmatic view when it comes to preserving the architectural glass of her beloved Louisiana. For 31 years she has worked to address the challenges of storms, high humidity, and high temperatures in the area that contribute to the disintegration of ecclesiastical stained glass by restoring these treasures.
San Antonio 2019
Celebrating the Wonder of American Stained Glass
by Troy Moody
The very first joint conference between the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass Association of America was truly a unique event celebrating the art, craft, culture, and business of American stained glass. Over the course of five days, attendees were treated to many educational, community building, and networking opportunities.
Mosaic Arts International
by Tami Macala
Photography by the Artists and Kevin Smith
The 18th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition series, sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists, lent a new perspective to mosaic art while celebrating both established and emerging artists working in the medium today. This annual exhibition was presented in partnership with The Parthenon Museum and the Nashville Public Library Art Gallery.
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