Monday, April 30, 2012

Old films on British Stained Glass



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Workshops in Turkey

Glass Furnace kiln keeps working through the year; it never stops. Neither do education and production activities.

In spring and summer time, existence of foreign glass masters and students livens up Glass Furnace. Workshops continue during the other times of the year.

In these courses at every levels, each person on every experience standards would find a free and creative atmosphere in which they could improve themselves and discover the nature and potential of glass. Please visit here ever so often in order to follow these courses. You’ll find the correct and up to date information about diurnal and biweekly workshops here.

Session 3: 03/07/2012 -  14/07/2012

Workshops at GlassRoots

GlassRoots provides the youth of Newark, NJ with a unique opportunity to develop their minds and their confidence through the creation of glass art. By teaching our students how to master this tradecraft, we not only reveal their immense creative potential, but also tap the cognitive abilities which can help them with school, work, and life.

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Furnace Solutions/ Conference Announced

FURNACE SOLUTIONS 7 sponsored by the Society of Glass Technology

Furnace Solutions 7 will be held on Thursday 14th June 2012.
The Furnace Solutions conferences have now become a regular fixture in the glassmaking calendar.
Last year’s sell out meeting hosted almost 100 participants – one third of whom were from outside the UK - reflecting the increasing international interest in this unique event. The annual Furnace Solutions conferences deal entirely with ‘practical’ glassmaking issues and are targeted at glassmakers, furnace equipment and specialist materials suppliers. The conference’s informal format allows delegates to share their experiences, and discuss solutions to some of today’s glass melting challenges.

Sigmar Polke: Agate windows for KIRCHENFENSTER GROSSM√úNSTER

Personally, I think you can put anything into a deep set stone arch and it's going to look fantastic. - JKL

Sigmar Polke: “I can accept the power of nature as religious.”

Call for Artists

Scottsdale Public Art announces new opportunities:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ellen Mendelbaum: New Website

Stunning new website showcasing AGG member Ellen Mendelbaum's architectural stained glass & paintings

Peter Swanson's film on Rowan LeCompt

Important Kickstarter Campaign

Filmmaker Peter Swanson is in the last stages of completing his important new film on the artist Rowan LeCompte and his last stained-glass window project for the National Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Washington, D.C.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Emerge 2012

The finalists and award winners have been announced for Emerge 2012, Bullseye’s seventh international kiln-glass exhibition for students and early-career artists.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sacred Arts at Bryn Athyn College

Winter Session at Bryn Athyn College saw the first class of glass painting at Bryn Athyn taught by artist/educator, J. Kenneth Leap (see below). Eight students participated in the class and learned stained glass techniques including glass cutting, leading, soldering, fusing, painting and silver staining. The students completed a series of panels during the class ranging from simple exercises in leaded glass construction to reproductions of silver stained panels based on renaissance examples. The final project included panels of the students’ own design which had to include a copy of a medieval head and a self portrait. The solutions to this challenge were highly inventive and can be seen below.

Opportunities to participate in an abridged version of this class are available during Bryn Athyn College’s 2012 Sacred Arts Summer Institute. Four-day intensive sessions will be offered June 13-16, June 27-30, and July 11-14. Check out the Bryn Athyn College website for more information.

Stained glass by Judith Schaechter amid Eastern State's iron bars

Artist Judith Schaechter stands below her stained-glass window "The Battle of Carnival and Lent," the largest of 17 windows she created for skylights of the vacant and decaying Eastern State Penitentiary. 
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Stained glass by Judith Schaechter amid Eastern State's iron bars