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The March/April 2014 issue of Glass Art provides inspiration and information for glass enthusiasts who want to keep up with the latest in hot, warm, and cold glass. Look for artist profiles on Benjamin Moore, Mary White, Richard La Londe, Michael Dupille, and Karen and Geoff Caldwell, plus glass painting fundamentals, inventive marketing skills, and organizational news in this fabulous issue.

 

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The January/February 2014 issue of Glass Art provides inspiration and information for glass enthusiasts who want to keep up with the latest in hot, warm, and cold glass. Artist profiles offer a look at the work of Ruth Brockmann, Renee Wiggins, Alison Kinnaird, and Kathy Barnard. Tips from Kate MacLeod for working with the new CBS Dichroic Extract, a look at the construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian House, discovering how Jackson County Green Energy Park uses landfill gas to operate its hot shops, and organizational news round out this great issue.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 



 

 

 




 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



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Glass Craft & Bead Expo will be celebrating its 20th year at the South Point Hotel & Casinoduring its upcoming show in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 26–30, 2014. Once again, there will be over 250 classes offered plus a show floor packed with all of the products, supplies, and equipment that you need to create your masterpieces. Attendees will rock South Point’s showroom with the ’80s sensation, Spazmatics, for a night of fun. The Glass Cutting Contest will also be back by popular demand and will be held on the show floor Friday at 5 p.m. There is something for everyone at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo. For more information, please contact Patty. 800‑217‑4527   [email protected]   www.glasscraftexpo.com

 

 

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Ed Hoy’s International presents the Gallery Pendant, a no-glue option for jewelry that is interchangeable. The open-topped frame allows artists to change their fused glass in seconds, creating glass pieces and switching them on a whim. Insert the glass, attach a cord or chain, and you’re done. The sterling silver–plated face provides an elegant border for your glass. The cavity for the square and circular styles is 1" x 1" x  5/16", while the cavity for the rectangular and oval styles is 1" x 1‑1/2" x 1/4". The square and circular faces are interchangeable, so if you want a deeper cavity with a circle frame, just switch the faces. Each pendant features three holes in the bottom for optimal dangling embellishments. Visit Ed Hoy’s website for more information. 800‑323‑5668  www.edhoy.com 

 

 

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Bullseye Gallery is pleased to present Retrospective, a group exhibition that explores the legacy of over three decades of collaborations between artists and a small glass factory in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition is a survey of factory/artist collaborations that have pushed the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual possibilities of kiln formed glass. In 1979 while artist Klaus Moje was visiting Bullseye Glass Co., he encouraged the company to produce a palette of compatible glasses for kiln forming. This initial collaboration grew into a factory that works with and for artists. Retrospective, which explores these collaborations and their legacy, is on view through March 1, 2014, and includes work by Raphael Cauduro, Silvia Levenson, Jessica Loughlin, Klaus Moje, Catharine Newell, Tanja Pak, Narcissus Quagliata, and Richard Whiteley. 503‑227‑0222  www. bullseyegallery.com

 

 

cbsprofusion

D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present 4" square pieces of Profusion Patterned Dichroic Glass. Artists can choose from a myriad of color and pattern combinations that are available in both 90 and 96 COEs. These great new offerings from D&L are perfect for those wanting to work with this fun accessory glass while staying within a budget. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more.
800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

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The Glass Art Society (GAS) will be hosting a Day of Glass, a free event that is open to the public on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at various locations throughout the city of Chicago, Illinois. The Day of Glass will occur in conjunction with the annual GAS conference, which is taking place in Chicago for the first time in its forty-three-year history. The one-day event will include a tour of Chicago’s finest glass art studios including Ignite Glass Studios, Solstice Stained Glass, Chicago Glassworks, and Ed Hoy’s International. There will also be an array of glass exhibitions at Chicago art galleries. Visit the GAS website for more information or to register for the conference. 206‑382‑2630   www.glassart.org

 

  

masterartisanbigsiftersorter

Master Artisan Products introduces the Big Fella Sifter/Sorter for the serious glass artisan who wants to make frit in serious quantities. This big brother to the company’s regular sorter/sifter has five tiers of 12" x 12" x 12" metal trays with varying sizes of mesh to sort frit into mosaic, coarse, medium, fine, and powder.
250‑382‑9554   [email protected]   www.masterartisanproducts.com

 

 

cbssushidishes

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces the new Mini-Double Splatter Pattern. This phenomenal new pattern fulfills requests from clients for Dichroic patterns that are tighter and smaller. It comes in a variety of exotic colors and is further amplified by double coating the splatter patterns. The result is many beautiful color shifts and layered color combinations that are not found in any other type of patterns. Because the glass is coated on both sides, this pattern is available in clear only. In addition, the color combinations vary greatly and will come in a medley of random compositions. CBS is currently offering this pattern in both 90 and 96 COE in 4" x 4" squares only. Side-by-side comparison photos of the original Splatter Pattern and the new Mini-Double Splatter are on the company’s website for easy reference.
714‑538‑0888   www.cbs-dichroic.com

 

 

profglassconsfalconpattern

Professional Glass Consultants and EtchMaster are excited to announce the launch of their new website, PrecutPatterns.com. After twenty years, the companies’ entire stencil collection is on one website, allowing etching artists to view the various designs and order stock sizes right online. Now anyone can order precut stencils even without being a Design System member. Members will eventually have special access to locked pages that will give them design updates and other special features. Call or visit the website for more details.
888-382‑4776   [email protected]   www.precutpatterns.com

 

  

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McMow Art Glass Inc. is excited to announce a recent partnership with Bullseye Glass Co. as of February 1, 2014. As a new Bullseye dealer, McMow will now be offering the full line of Bullseye glass and products at competitive prices. In addition, all Bullseye glass and products will be discounted up to 25 percent off year round. McMow’s newly renovated studio now consists of a 10,000-square-foot teaching facility, as well as full service retail and warehouse space. There are also three new certified glass teachers in the studio teaching kiln forming techniques for beginners to novices. The company will continue to expand its teaching capabilities to cater to those wishing to learn the glass arts or perfect their skills. 561‑585‑9011  www.mcmow.com

 

 

diamondtechstainedglasscement

Diamond Tech has expanded its manufacturing to include art glass chemicals. The new Studio Pro Finishing Compound, Copper and Black Patinas, and Stained Glass Cement are each specially formulated and designed for the glass artist. The Finishing Compound protects against tarnish and ensures a bright, even, durable finish on solder seams, even those treated with patina or electroplating. Formulas for the new copper and black patinas provide a nice finish to leaded solder or lead came and come premixed. The stained glass cement allows glass artists to secure glass tightly to lead with a fast-setting formula that hardens, strengthens, and waterproofs leaded glass panels. It’s special formula also has special polymers for pliability. Visit the company’s website to discover all of the features and benefits of these new products.
646‑351‑1591   [email protected]   www.diamondtech.com

 

  

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Ed Hoy’s International now has Edge Grip Stand-Offs that are great for flat glass and specially designed for standard thicknesses of glass art. These stylish stand-offs have openings in which the glass is cradled around the edges and have two options for background glass up to 1/4" and 1/2" thicknesses. No drilling or adhesive is required. These stand-offs are great for panels that are square or rectangular. The edge grips can be placed two on top and two on the bottom or on every side. They are easy to install with the template on the front of the packaging. 800‑323‑5668   [email protected]   www.edhoy.com

 

 

masterartisanfritmonster

Master Artisan Products now has the Frit Monster for glass artisans who would like to make commercial volume frit. The Frit Monster features a monster-sized 6" x6” x 6" steel container with a chisel head that is fitted onto a heavy-duty smasher. This configuration allows for the use of a pneumatic air hammer to pound frit at turbo speed.
250‑382‑9554  [email protected]   www.masterartisanproducts.com

 

 

SkuttFireBox-8x6-LT-Flyer

Skutt Kilns introduces the FireBox 8x6 LT, a new kiln that gives the glass, ceramic, and metal clay artist plenty of options. There are built-in programs for glass, ceramics, and PMC, but users can also write their own programs with Ramp/Hold. The kiln plugs into standard household voltage, and it easily stores away in a closet when not in use. 503‑774‑6000 www.skutt.com

 

 

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Paragon Industries L.P. announces that John Hohenshelt will be stepping down as president of Paragon Kilns. The Hohenshelts, who purchased Paragon Industries thirty-one years ago, will continue to own the company and look forward to building kilns well into the future. Todd Lokash, who brings a lot of  experience in manufacturing to the company, has been selected as the next president and is looking forward to maintaining the reputation for quality that Paragon enjoys while continuing to improve designs and services. 800‑876‑4328   972‑288‑7557 www.paragonweb.com

 

 

UroborosHydrangeaOpal

Uroboros Glass Studios has five new System 96® frit colors in shades of blue and one green to expand and enhance the company’s  existing frit palette. All five new colors are available in all five grain sizes and three package sizes. Colors include: Payne’s Gray Opal, a shadowy Gray-Blue; Chambray Opal, Blue-Gray complex tone; Hydrangea Opal, the lightest Cobalt Blue with a hint of Violet; Blue Topaz Transparent, a tropical-toned blue that falls between Sky Blue and Deep Aqua; and Apple Jade Green, a lush Green-Blue that bridges the gap between Turquoise Green and Turquoise Blue. 503‑284‑4900 www.uroboros.com

 

 

GryphonZephyr

Gryphon Corporation presents the Gryphon Zephyr Diamond Ring Saw that offers advantages not found in other glass saws. The round blade can cut in any direction, and operation is very smooth and quiet. The Zephyr has a large work surface that is free of obstructions and an overhead blade support that is slender, allowing artists to have a clear view of the material as it is cut. Critical moving parts are shielded for protection from glass dust, and the highest quality bearings and wheels are used to extend part life. The Gryphon Zephyr will cut glass, tile, rock, and all other similar hard materials and has a choice of blades that includes a separating blade to allow inside cuts requiring a lead-in spot. Visit the company’s website for more details. 818‑890‑7770   [email protected]  www.gryphoncorp.com

 


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Austin Thin Films now has Frit Sampler Sets available for DichroMagic® Color Frit. Each set contains one 0.5-ounce packet of each of the company’s new frit colors plus black and clear (coated RB). The sets are available in both 90 and 96 COE. 800‑268‑6163   512‑246‑1122 www.dichro.com

 

 

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Ed Hoy’s International now offers the Skutt Firebox 8x6 LT Kit that is perfect for glass projects, metal clay, or ceramics. It’s three kilns in one. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑323‑5668   [email protected]  www.edhoy.com

 

 

 

 


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His Glassworks, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is now a full-line distributor for Suhner power and pneumatic grinding tools. The company will be stocking electric and pneumatic water-fed, right-angle grinders including the new LXB-10 2"-diameter water-fed grinder. Additional information on these products is available online.800‑914‑7463   828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com

 

HangYourGlassknockoutnew

Hang Your Glass presents Edge Grip Stand-Offs, a product that is designed to grip around the edges of glass art. The stand-offs are great for flat glass and are especially designed for standard thicknesses of glass art. These stylish stand-offs have openings in which the glass is cradled around the edges and are available in two different options for background glass that is up to 1/4" and 1/2" thick. No drilling or adhesives are required for the stand-offs, which are available in polished, black, or white finishes. Visit the website for more details. 650‑353‑4642   [email protected] www.hangyourglass.com


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D&L Art Glass Supply has always offered exciting and innovative workshops with renowned instructors, and 2014 will be no exception. Lisa Becker, Mark Abildgaard, and Richard La Londe are just a few of the glass artists who will be teaching intensive workshops in D&L’s state-of-the-art classroom during the upcoming year. Visit the company’s website to view the full workshop schedule. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com

 

 

UroborosStrikerSheet

Uroboros Glass Studios, after launching five new System 96® products in October 2013, now has an additional seven exciting new products to join the company’s System 96® line. Gold-Pink Striker sheet glass, #60-105-96, is a lighter, brighter pink than Deep Gold-Pink and is correspondingly less expensive. It is 2.5 mm thick and comes in 24" x 15" sheets and four-packs of 12" x 12". Deep Gold-Pink Striker Noodles and Stringer (#N-103-96-5/#S-103-96-5) are a rich, deep pink like the sheet form. Special firing schedules available from Uroboros will allow users to attain Cerise/Fuchsia or Royal Purple from these products depending on the schedule chosen. The company also has Payne’s Gray Opal (#N-078-96-5/#S-078-96-5) and Apple Jade Opal (#N-726-96-5/#S-726-96-5) Noodles and Stringers in the blue-gray range. These classic colors add depth and complexity to the System 96® Opal palette. 503‑284‑4900 www.uroboros.com

 


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KleenMaster Sinks presents the Ultra-2238 KleenMaster Wash & Rinse Sink. This 11‑5/8" deep by 22‑3/8" wide by 38" long sink comes in its natural color of white polypropylene and includes a stainless steel frame and pullout faucet. These sinks are all hand machined and welded together with a matching backsplash that attaches to the back and each end. Each leg is adjustable to accommodate uneven floors. All sinks come with an armrest on all sides, are made in Wisconsin in the USA, and will last a lifetime. The shelf is optional. These sinks are also available in Black with optional costs. Visit the company’s website for more details. 920‑382‑1807 www.kleenmastersinks.com


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Stanley Klopfenstein, who has been in the stained glass industry since 1964 and has been classically trained by old-world masters in the centuries-old skills of glass painting, has developed his own techniques over the years for painting glass without the use of gums or oils. Join Stanley in his educational video #SK-1, The Stanley K Way, where he shows his techniques for painting drapery, wood grain, a rose, and a butterfly using lining, shading, stick lighting, and more. Also ask about his new #SK-2 DVD, Painting Faces.321‑632‑6979 [email protected]

 

 

Mini-ScarabCMYK

Skutt is now offering its newly manufactured and much anticipated Mini Scarab kiln designed by Marcel Braun. This smaller version of the popular Scarab model has a 12" x 12" x 16"-tall chamber that is the perfect size for many studios. Features include a stainless steel main door that opens and closes to a tight seal with ease, vent holes to keep the electronics cool, and the Easy-Glide point rest with optional 4" rests for more loading flexibility. The new hinge design and the point rest system, also found on new Scarabs, are smooth and precise. Visit the Skutt website for more information on this new kiln. 503‑744‑6000 www.skutt.com

 

 

FireMountainGemsRivoli

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces a new selection of Swarovski crystal rivolis, custom-coated in fluorescent ultra AB colors and finished for creating on-trend jewelry styles. They are available in 12 mm, 14 mm, 16 mm, and 18 mm sizes in electric orange, red, blue, green, purple, and pink. Ultra AB rivolis are suitable to use as featured elements in Almost Instant Jewelry™ designs and are easily mounted in a range of rivoli settings using two-part epoxy. 800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890 www.firemountaingems.com

 

 

GeminiBladeStabilizer

Gemini Saw Co. has a newly designed stabilizing splash guard for the Apollo ring saw that incorporates three guide wheels and enables maximum blade stability when cutting glass, tile, rock, or other materials. The new guard can be used with Gemini Sintered Blades and Rigid Blades and will come standard with all Apollo saws manufactured after February 2013. The guard can also be used with all Apollo saws manufactured before that date. The Stabilizing Guard can be purchased from local suppliers or directly from Gemini. 310‑891‑0288   [email protected]  www.geminisaw.com

 

 

CBS-Extract

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has, for the first time anywhere, a brand new concept in dichroic coatings. CBS Dichroic Extract is a pure form of the company’s high-quality coatings literally extracted off of the glass and preserved in a glass container. This innovative method recently created by glassblowing artist, Brian Serck, give the user a stable, brilliantly colored dichroic effect. Available now, it comes in six solid colors, two types of Rainbow patterns, and a sample set. And because there is no COE associated with the Dichroic Extract, it can be used much like a gold-flake or powder. Amazing results have been attained when this new product is used with flameworking, glassblowing, fusing, stippling, painting, and various other artistic methods, including the newest Brian Serck Dichroic Extract “sparkling” technique. The extract is sold in sheet glass equivalencies
(1 sheet, 1/2 sheet, 1/4 sheet, and a sample set).  Photos of art projects made with this product are available on the company’s website. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com 

 


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Ed Hoy’s International now offers the Sto-N-Go Strip Cutter, an extremely portable cutter that features a stainless steel rod to provide smooth cutting. It also has a durable rubber mat for easy storage and portability and is available in an 18"- or 24" version. 800‑323‑5668   [email protected] www.edhoy.com

 

 

BullseyeSaturdayGlass

Bullseye Glass Co. allows its glass casters, who spend most of their time making specific sheets of glass for the product line, to experiment with colors, textures, and rolling techniques to invent new glass styles. These creations, called Saturday Glass, include 30820A-0030-F White/Gold Purple, 30821B-0030-F White/Steel Blue Infusion, and 30822B-0030-F White/Dark Amber Tint. All three glasses are double-rolled. Quantities are limited due to the nature of the products and are available online only. 888‑220‑3002  503‑232‑8887 www.bullseyeglass.com

 

 

 

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Ed Hoy’s International has three new Colour de Verre Pattern Fusers—the Spiral, Botanical, and the Weave. The pattern fusers create deeply textured panels that can be slumped or left flat to create contemporary wall art. Visit the company’s website for more detailed product information. 800‑323‑5668  [email protected]  www.edhoy.com

 

 

AustionThinFilmsDichroMagicFrit

Austin Thin Films, Inc. introduces DichroMagic® Color Frit in seven colors. Lemon Chiffon and Aqua Blue frit are available in 90 COE. Yellow and Sky Blue are available in 96 COE, and Light Cherry Red, Lime Green, and Cobalt Blue are available in 90 and 96 COE. Check the company’s website for more details on this new product. 800‑268‑6163   512‑246‑1122  www.dichro.com

 

 

FusionHeadquartersFlexi

Fusion Headquarters has Flexi-Glass, an exciting new product developed by glass artist David Alcala. It lets glass artists create fusible paper-like glass film that can be cut with scissors then fused. But there are some tricks to using it that are covered in two new free videos on using Flexi-Glass from the company to help master making the glass film while showing how to control imagery to get stellar results from this innovative product. The videos are available by clicking the Flexi-Glass  link at the company’s website or by searching YouTube for Flexi-Glass Fused Glass Medium. 503‑538‑5281 www.fusionheadquarters.com

 

 

 

FranklinColoredBevels

Franklin Art Glass Studios is expecting a huge colored bevel shipment at the beginning of October 2013. There are six colors—blue, brown, gray, green, peach, and turquoise—available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Blue and turquoise bevels are not arriving on this shipment, so their quantities are limited and may be permanently discontinued. Be sure to stock up on your favorite colors and sizes before they are gone for good. Contact the company for pricing and availability. 614‑221‑2972   [email protected] www.franklinartglass.com

 

 

VictorianMicaSet

Victorian Art Glass offers a new Mica Powder Set that includes twelve different colors of powder in ten-gram jars for easy use and storage. Each color has been extensively tested to ensure that they produce a solid, strong color when fired to either a tack- or full-fuse. 250‑3829554   [email protected]  www.vicartglass.com

 

 

Uroboros-All-Three

Uroboros Glass presents its new System 96® “Metallic” Frit that provides the precious metal shimmer of the company’s popular sheet glass Gold and Silver Irids in a frit form. Medium Clear Metallic (F3-00-96 MIR), Coarse Clear Metallic (F5-00-96 MIR), and Mosaic Clear Metallic (F7-00-96 MIR), once fused, will stand out and add an unmistakable “lux” look to designs. A surprisingly different appearance than the company’s Rainbow Irid frit, these new frits can be fused over dark colors or black to achieve a dramatic, multilayered metallic shimmer. They are available in coarse, medium, and mosaic grain sizes. 503‑284‑4900  www.uroboros.com

 

 

Paned-Expressions

Paned Expressions Studios presents its 25th CD Pattern Collection, an exciting array of eye-catching cabinet door and lantern stained glass designs. Glass by Appointment Studio in South Africa has partnered with Paned Expressions again in creating delightful, elegant, timeless designs in traditional, Arts & Crafts, modern, contemporary, nature themes, and so much more. Now you can share the beauty of stained glass throughout your home in kitchen and bath cabinets, stereo cabinets, wine cellars, cabinet doors, lanterns, and beyond. Included are over 100 full-size black-and-white patterns in JPG, TIF, and GlassEYE formats. Glass color images are also included, making this collection super easy to resize, reshape, and print patterns on any computer. All 100 patterns from this CD can be viewed on the company’s website. 410‑676‑1248 www.panedexpressions.com

 

 

DenverVent

Denver Glass Machinery announces its automatic venting system, which can be programmed to turn off or on for up to thirty-two segments. It can remove organic fumes, thermal steam, or heat at the top of the process and is great for casting artists. The automatic venting system comes on all casting kilns from Denver.
303‑781‑0980  [email protected] www.denverglass.com

 

 

EdHotsStarfire-Bundle

Ed Hoy’s International now offers Starfire Foot Mold bundles to create a blown glass look in the kiln by adding a blown glass–style stemmed foot to a draped bowl. Use the Circle Foot Casting mold to create a 3‑1/4"-diameter cast glass disk. Then shape and fuse the foot to the base of a bowl during a standard drape firing schedule. The bundle includes everything needed for this unique Starfire bowl. 800‑323‑5668 [email protected] www.edhoy.com

 

 

D&LCameoMold

D&L Art Glass Supply has a wide variety of casting molds, including the popular glass cabochon cameo molds from Creative Paradise, Inc. Designs vary from timeless classics such as the Woman Cameo mold to the fun, unique Skull & Crossbones and Dragonfly molds. Make the details of each figure in your cameo really stand out by using vastly different colored frits. Check the company’s website for D&L’s ever-expanding line of Creative Paradise molds, including new styles by Patty Gray plus a video tutorial with useful tips and tricks to help you create beautiful glass cameos. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

FireNountainGemsStickyBeadMat

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces Sticky Bead Mats, rubber mats made of a special thermoplastic rubber material so that beads, findings, and small components will adhere to the surface, yet not attract a sticky residue. These no-slip mats can be used over and over, and they roll up easily to fit in a jewelry making tool box, drawer, or beading organizer for travel or storage. Should the stickiness of the beading surface fade, it can be rejuvenated by simply washing the mat with warm water. 800‑355‑2137 541‑956‑7890 www.firemountaingems.com

 

 

UniqueAccents-2013

Unique Glass Colors (USG) introduces its newest product line—Accents. These metallics can be applied directly to glass or over dried NT or Artisan colors. They can also be dropped into wet color and allowed to disperse into the color or mixed with NT colors to create unlimited metallic colors. Experiment with the application and use the Accent metallics to create new and “Unique” effects. Apply them with a liner brush, thinly for just a hint of sparkle or heavier for more solid coverage, or pour them on and let them run. Accents can be fused on top of glass or in between layers. They come in 1/2-ounce jars, premixed, in Gold, Brass, Copper, Platinum, and Crystal Ice. 407‑261‑0900 [email protected] www.uniqueglasscolors.com

 

 

EdHoysProfusion

Ed Hoy’s International presents seventeen new Profusion dichroic patterns. The expanded line includes many new designs in both 90 and 96 COE. Visit the company’s website for detailed product information. 800‑323‑5668 i[email protected] www.edhoy.com

 

 

 

DandLTexturedBottleSlumpers

D&L Art Glass Supply now has several textured wine bottle slumping molds. Get the best of both worlds, since bottle molds and texture tiles have been combined to create these new fun molds. Choose textures from pineapples, branches, swirls, and more for your next project. These molds can slump both 750 milliliter and 1.5 liter bottles.800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com

 

 

BullseyeKIlnBenchTop

Bullseye Glass Co. is pleased to announce another exciting addition to its product line, the Paragon BenchTop-16, a perfect size, side-fired kiln. It has walls and a lid that are constructed with 2" high-density fiber, a heavy-duty, 0.250" O.D. sheathed, type-K thermocouple; a wooden handle; and a built-in stand. Also available is the BenchTop-16 Kiln Kit, which has all of the basic tools, supplies, and educational resources you need to get started kiln forming at home, including glass for two complete “Make It” projects. 503‑232‑8887 [email protected] www.bullseyeglass.com

 

 

Beads

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces the Dione™ Add a Bead System assorted lampworked beads with extra-large brass grommets. These beads are color coordinated with assorted designs that easily slide onto 4 mm stringing materials. The grommets come in gold-finish or imitation rhodium. Lampworked glass beads with flower, dot, and swirl designs are conveniently color matched in sets of six rondelle beads, and the extra-large grommets are ideal for use with caprice chain, braided fabric strips, and other materials with a wide diameter. Each set contains both opaque and transparent beads ranging in size from 12 mm x 8 mm to 16 mm x 9 mm. 800‑423‑2319 541‑956‑7744 www.firemountaingems.com

 

 

CBSFIGURE-RB2

Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has expanded its uncoated glass stock to include Wissmach 90 COE glass. This glass substrate is an affordable, unique addition to the company’s current 90 COE selection and is available in full sheets with your choice of pattern and color. Wissmach glass is sold as “thin” glass (approximately 2 mm thick). Standard glass is approximately 3 mm thick. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com

 

 

SilkScreen

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads introduces Silk-Screened Focals & Drops, a collection of shining steel drops and focals decorated with eye-catching geometric and nature patterns. These gleaming imitation rhodium-finished components combine streamlined shapes and artistic flourish and can be worn alone on a simple chain or cord, or designed with complementary elements. Each pattern is available in different sizes and shapes, which makes these components excellent for creating themed jewelry sets. 800‑423‑2319 541‑956‑7744 www.firemountaingems.com

 

 

Stress-tester

Ed Hoy’s International presents the Hotline Stress Tester, a new tool to help determine proper coefficient compatibility. In order to fuse pieces of glass together, they must have an equal coefficient of expansion (COE) to prevent breakage. When two different COEs are fused together, stress is added to the glass. Stress due to incompatibility will not allow glass to properly anneal, since one surface will be in compression and the other will be in tension. In time the glass will fracture. Use the Hotline Stress tester to ensure perfect results every time. Visit the company’s website for detailed product information. 
800‑323‑5668  [email protected] www.edhoy.com

 

 

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Evenheat presents the Studio Pro 41 kiln designed with a large, wall-free floor and seamless shelf to allow artists to produce large and architectural pieces without reservation or restriction. The kiln enlarges and further develops the design concepts of the company’s Studio Pro program, which features both front and top access. Handles have been designed for actual use, with the lid handle being lowered and extended to offer an easy reach, and the main chamber handle properly anchored to the strong corners. Placing the kiln is also easy, since the floor and main chamber are independent of each other during set-up and may be moved through doorways as narrow as 28 inches. In addition, the available full, seamless firing shelf offers 6.14 square feet of firing surface. And the Studio Pro 41 is equipped with features you’ve come to expect from Evenheat such as the Rampmaster with Swing View pivoting control, laterally positioned lid heating elements, spring-assisted lifting, and construction details designed to promote easy use and long life. Quality and performance are what you expect from Evenheat, and the Studio Pro 41 delivers. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com

 

 

D&LMillefiori

D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new styles or murrine and cane to its 90 and 96 COE accessory glass lines. Known as a great addition to fused glass pieces, murrine instantly adds a bit of design and color to your latest creation. Choose from traditional millefiori floral designs, whimsical creatures, or wildlife and holiday themes. Use them in pendants, plates, earrings, and more to provide the perfect finishing touch. Check the company’s website to view the full selection. 800‑525‑0940   303‑449‑8737  www.dlartglass.com

 

 

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Glasscraft carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. This fall the company is making its high-quality clear boro even more affordable by giving a minimum discount of 15 percent on all orders of Simax glass. Call the company or visit their website to see how they can help supply all of your glassblowing needs. 877‑893‑9386   877‑893‑9386  www.glasscraftinc.com

 

 

Franklin-MultiGlass

Franklin Art Glass has now, for a limited time, the Fusers’ Reserve Limited Edition Southwest Reaction glass. This glass features vast, sweeping arrays of the desert colors of the Southwest in a dynamic mix. The allure of this striking mix lies in how the molten colors react with one another during production, which results in finished sheets as intriguing as they are varied. The 24" x 24" sheets are available now for in-store pickup, or they can be shipped nationwide. This is a limited run product, so get them while they last. 
614‑221‑2972   [email protected] www.franklinartglass.com

 

 

HisGlassworksr

His Glassworks Inc. is proud to be a new distributor for Hang Your Glass mounting hardware and adhesives. Hang Your Glass hardware makes it simple and convenient to wall mount your glass in various forms and gives artists more possibilities for displaying artwork. Orders can be taken by phone or on the company’s website. 800‑914‑7463  828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com

 

 

BullseyeOpal

Bullseye Glass Co. introduces eight new opalescent colors that are soft and natural and range from light to dark hues. Each is designed to combine harmoniously with the rest of the Bullseye palette and is available in standard 3 mm double-rolled sheet and Thin half sheets. New colors include: Artichoke, a pale, elegant green; Celedon Green, a sophisticated and warm gray-green jade; Cream, an even, warm-toned off-white; Dusty Blue, a muted and earthy comfortable fit with Bullseye opalescent grays; Elephant Gray, which fills the gap between Driftwood Gray and Deco Gray; Indigo Blue, very dark like black but vibrant and lively; Mink, a brownish mauve; and Warm White, still white but warmer. 503‑227‑2797 www.bullseyeglass.com

 

GlassCraftSupply

GlassCraft Supply has new 6"-long combo breaking/grozing pliers that are ideal for breaking out a score with precise control as well as for grozing or removing unwanted glass flares. These pliers represent excellent quality and are sold individually or in cartons of 100. 800‑231‑0148  [email protected]  www.glasscraft.net

 

 

Uroboros-LemongrassOpal

Uroboros Glass presents two new System 96® rod colors. Kicking off what the company expects to be an ongoing rollout of new rod colors this year are Lemongrass Opal (RO-2262-96) and Pewter Opal (RO-2802-96). Lemongrass provides a great contemporary statement when used with the company’s new Payne’s Gray, Chambray Gray, or Plum Opals. Pewter Opal comes in sheet or frit forms and can be partnered with just about any other color to soften transitions. It also richens and deepens colors around it and makes a great choice for rocks or animal hides. 503‑284‑4900  www.uroboros.com

 

 

HangYourGlassCeiling

Hang Your Glass Inc is pleased to announce the latest addition to its novel product lines. The company now offers a drill-through Super-Duty Ceiling Stand-Off for suspending any medium of glass on the ceiling. This new system is perfect for hanging lights and includes a nonslip bracket compatible with any thickness of glass, adjustable lengths, and an antitheft/locking cap. Permanently attach glass with the Hang Your Glass adhesive to hide the caps and create more dimensions to your lighting. International as well as domestic orders are welcomed for this product that is made in the USA. 650‑353‑4642   www.hangyourglass.com

 

 

Slumpys-EZ-Drill-Templates

Slumpy’s is proud to announce four new products. Slumpy’s Frit Stencils™ has over a dozen designs and lets artists create one-of-a-kind fused glass with frit. Slumpy’s EZ Drill Templates™ make is possible to drill holes in fused glass with ease and are perfect for creating lamps and pendant lights. Slumpy’s Tarheel Tools Designer Glass Cutter™ is adorned with crystals and is the perfect accessory for the stylish glass artist. Slumpy’s Mini Molds are the company’s most popular molds that have been shrunk down to a much smaller size that is great for smaller kilns. 866‑758‑6797   704‑829‑9293  www.slumpys.com

 

 

DandLDarbyDipper

D&L Art Glass Supply makes it possible to enjoy the freedom of crucible firing in a small space with the Darby Dipper Crucible Kiln. With easy access to the crucible, reliability during lengthy heat soaks, and the long-lasting mercury relay, the Darby Dipper is perfect for glass artists to use when creating stringers, blown vessels, paperweights, and more. For artists who need something bigger, the company also offers the Vulcan Crucible Kiln, which takes pots up to thirty pounds. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 19:26

Letter from the Editor

Reinventing the Glass Wheel

Shawn2FixedNew

 

When I reveal to nonglass people that I edit and write for a magazine exclusively dedicated to glass art, often the reaction is one of surprise—surprise that a magazine with this focus exists and that there would be enough interesting information to fill it year after year. Finding compelling subjects to cover has never been a problem, and this issue of Glass Art pays tribute to the many brilliant and talented artists aesthetically or technically redefining the medium.

The professional and personal camaraderie initiated and continued by Benjamin Moore at his studio BMI is both the cornerstone of his success and the hallmark of the Seattle glass experience. His top-notch glassblowing team makes the work of the world’s finest artists and designers, at once paying homage to and putting their own twist on the traditional Italian glassblowing tradition.

On the West Coast, artist and educator Mary B. White explores environmental topics using recycled glass. Her work, which includes solar powered birdbaths, glass watershed maps, and glass flood-level markers, reflects an interest in sustainable practice and reducing her personal carbon footprint. Using recycled glass has inspired a new approach to her sculpture, requiring unprecedented experimentation, trial, and error.

Two fusing pioneers, Richard La Londe and Michael Dupille, began their careers by inventing the tools, techniques, and products they needed to express more spontaneously with fused glass. La Londe’s Liquid Glass Line process and Dupille’s Tranchant du Verre provide the next generation of artists with new methods for kiln working glass.

Whether hot, warm, or cold glass is your passion, this issue of Glass Art showcases the variety of artists and ways in which they reinvent the medium of glass to make art with content and impact. History will show that glass artists did not exclusively rely upon the seductive qualities of the material, but pushed it beyond its inherent beauty to say something relevant about inner and outer worlds.

 

Inspiring you to find your true voice in glass,

 

 Shawn Waggoner                                                                                                                             

 Editor                                                              Fuchsia Rim Mandala Richard La Londe fuchsiarimmandalaletterpage
                                           

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