Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Inside the Bloody Beehive with Artist Judith Schaechter

A great interview with Judith Schaechter. The question is which is the greater beauty Judith's artwork or her mind.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Summer 2016 Workshops at Bryn Athyn College

Click image to open the print catalogue

Workshops at Bryn Athyn Summer 2016

There is a great lineup of glass classes this summer at Bryn Athyn College featuring instructors who are also AGG members. Each full-day class meets Monday – Friday beginning at 9AM for a total of over 32 hours of hands-on classroom instruction with additional evening studio time. 

Great Hall of Glencairn Museum
Participants are treated to behind-the–scenes tours of Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Each workshop costs $675 and includes materials and access to tools. College credit, onsite lodging, and meals are available for an additional fee. Workshop titles and links are listed below. Full details including other workshops in the related Building Arts: Blacksmithing, Stone Carving, and Mosaic can be found online at:


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Artwork development

In stained glass we often see he same stale images repeated again and again. I stumbled upon this "behind the scenes" story of the making of several images to promote the National Geographic film "Killing Jesus". The process is fascinating and fresh.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Technique Is Cheap"

I just used this phrase today in responding to a post on the AGG bulletin board about lamination. I know it has been widely quoted but couldn't remember who said it. [Answer: Harvey Littleton] This is the context in which I find this quote compelling:
"The method used by the contemporary artist is a constant probing and questioning of the standards of the past and the definitions of the present to find an opening for new form statements in the material and process. It is even said that this search is an end in itself. Although knowledge of chemistry or physics as they apply to glass will broaden the artist’s possibilities, it cannot create them. Tools can be made, furnaces and annealing ovens can be built cheaply. But it is through the insatiable, adventurous urge of the artist to discover the essence of glass that his own means of expression will emerge."
Read the whole article here:

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nancy Nicholson in group exhibition

“Space, Structure and Light” - ARTIST TALK
Please Join us for an informal Artist Talk.
Sunday December 13, 2015  2pm-4pm
Meet several of the artists currently on exhibit
at the Silvermine Arts Center Gallery
1037 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT 06840

“Space, Structure, and Light”, is a contemporary glass exhibition,
curated by Moshe Bursuker, Susan Cox, and Marty Kremer,
and includes work by more than a dozen regionally and nationally known glass artists.
The Show will be up from November 8 to December 20, 2015