Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Virginia Raguin

Website on Stained Glass 1840-1950
The subject is the history of monumental stained glass in the United States, especially its patronage; the civic and religious institutions that saw leaded and painted windows as essential to their purpose. It is hoped that this overview will be useful to individuals interested in American history, religion, ethnic communities, architecture, social change, and preservation, as well as art. Images by the author or Michel M. Raguin may be downloaded for not-for-profit purposes. The author welcomes additional information and images to be appropriately credited and uploaded.


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

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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: www.workshopsatbrynathyn.com

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS CONTACT: kenneth.leap@brynathyn.edu

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: http://www.liquisearch.com/harvey_littleton/technique_is_cheap