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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Glass is More

Glass is More - Is a brand new, worldwide, unique and informative e-magazine and Newsletter on glass art and the art of glass. Glass is more! brings you daily refreshed information with texts, photos and movies on art, craft, design and architecture; books and catalogues; conferences, symposiums, seminars and festivals; expositions and world wide exposition agenda, fairs and lectures; opinions in essays, Cutting Edge; writes on techniques, historical items, science, literature, theater and sound, performances and installations; reports on schools, education and students; provides the latest awards, competitions and entries; shows the subscribers’ profiles as well the profiles on the members of the editorial group and the ambassadors feeding the editors and authors. Join us and build on to this network!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Conference Announcement

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, at PastForward 2015, we’ll begin a year-long celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act’s 50th anniversary with programming that celebrates and honors the past while looking decisively forward toward our next 50 years. In the nation’s capital we will convene the full, diverse and expansive constituency of preservation players from individuals to elected officials, federal agencies to architects, scholars to activists.

LaFarge Stained Glass in New England: A Digital Guide

This project was developed in partnership with Boston College University Libraries to complement an exhibition at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Joseph Cavalieri Solo Exhibition at OUT Hotel in NY

Joseph Cavalieri exhibition at the OUT Hotel in New York* 
Opening Tuesday, Sept 1st

Press in the Wall Street International on this exhibition:

Advice on entering exhibitions, and a call for artists:

In Washington DC area, Portland (Oregon), Dublin:

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stained Glass with Joseph Cavalieri

Madonna & Prada by Joseph Cavalier
Joseph Cavalieri will be teaching a class at the Washington Glass School in Washington DC,
(well to be specific it is in Mt Rainier, MD) from September 5-7.

The class covers modern painting on glass techniques including atomizing, silk-screening,
and painting using a crow quill pen, which is very much like lettering.

Three days for $500. Please look at this link for more details and how to register.

Joseph Cavalieri
216 East 7th Street, apt no.10

2015 Documentary - Nano Revolution

The stained glass tech appears at 35:45 in this video on nano technology:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Glass Painting Workshop

Glass Painting for the Artist

5-Day Intensive - Apr 18-22, 2016

Cost: $875.00
Willet Hauser Architectural Glass
1685 Wilkie Drive
Winona, MN 55987 
t: (800) 533-3960 ext 742

Instructors: Kathy Jordan and Melissa Janda share forty years of combined glass painting experience with their students. A unique opportunity with an emphasis on Core Foundational Skills and Production Painting for the studio and independent artist. The curriculum will include: 

  • traditional glass painting techniques
  • painting with economy & efficiency in a studio environment
  • preparing cartoons for painting process
  • china painting techniques
  • silver stain and enamels
Daily demonstrations and tours are planned throughout the week. 

Both the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass Association of America offer educational scholarships for the study of stained glass painting and have generously supported Kathy Jordan’s workshops in the past. 
More info:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Stained Glass Sundials

Looking for some web surfing during the sunny summer months, my pick is to explore stained glass sundials from ancient to modern times on this website:
The "Image archive" documents historic examples and there is also a link to design and construction when you're ready to build one for yourself.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Workshop with J. Kenneth Leap


July 20 - 24 @ Bryn Athyn College

Explore the art of mixing, applying, and firing glass-based paints, enamels, and stains. While the primary focus of the class is painting on the two-dimensional surface as it relates to stained glass, participants also learn fusing techniques that can be adapted to glass tile-making, jewelry, and mosaic projects. A variety of traditional and experimental techniques will be covered. Participants complete a stained glass panel, which is assembled using lead came, the original material used to construct stained glass windows. Prior glass experience is not required. Returning students may use the studio time to create a more advanced project of their choice.

Classes meet 9-5. On site housing available. Includes special tours of Glencairn Museum's collection of medieval glass and the glass cache at Bryn Athyn Cathedral.


Workshop with Ellen Mandelbaum

Classes Forming:

Painting and Kiln- Forming with Freedom

August 24-28 Ithaca, NY with Tony Serviente at Serviente Glass Studios

Private and small classes in my Long Island City Studio, NYC

September 18,19, 20

October 16, 17, 18

November 13, 14, 15

39-49 46 Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104          
(718) 361-8154
(917) 324 3292

Sunday, June 28, 2015

New work by Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph wasn't able to make our recent conference in DC but you can see some of his new work on his website: Joseph's BLOG features helpful advice on his process with details for screen printing on glass.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Narcissus Quagliata's new work in Mexico City

Narcissus Quagliata's new work, A Planet of Prisoners, is showing
March 23rd - April 22nd in Mexico City, Mexico.

His homepage is a great place to start exploring his work if you can't make it to Mexico: