Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bryn Athyn College Spotlight

Here's a new video about Bryn Athyn College that nicely shows off the facility. In case you have been living under a rock the American Glass Guild 2014 Conference will take place at Bryn Athyn College June 26th to the 30th. Those "6 Star" accommodations mentioned in the video are where we're staying. Come experience GLASSTOPIA in Bryn Athyn, PA

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flexible Glass?

Ever heard the great legend of Flexible Glass?

Flexible glass is a legendary lost invention from the time of the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar (between 14–37 AD). As recounted by Isidore of Seville, the craftsman who invented the technique brought a drinking bowl made of flexible glass before Caesar who threw it to the floor, whereupon the material dented, rather than shattering. The inventor then repaired the bowl easily with a small hammer. After the inventor swore to the Emperor that he alone knew the technique of manufacture, Tiberius had the man beheaded, fearing such material could undermine the value of gold and silver.[1]

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Heather Hancock's Mural, Link, in Chicago

Heather Hancock has a bunch of her great work up on her blog.
I like her "integrated glasswork."  Look at this mural she did. 6' by 30'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A First Look at Bryn Athyn Cathedral (Dennis Aubrey)

Here are some great photos of Bryn Athyn's Cathedral in Pennsylvania.

Bryn Athyn, which wikipedia tells us is Welsh for "very tenacious hill," is host to this year's annual American Glass Guild conference  June 26-30, 2014.  Check out this preview.

Monday, January 6, 2014

AGG Menber Paul Housberg: New Project

Here is a new project from AGG member Paul Housberg:
Art glass wall at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center lobby, 2013
“We know all too well the necessity for efficient management, but there is a spiritual as well as material aspect in the care of sick people." -William J. Mayo, M.D.
Well, I know life is reaching a new height of busy when I look back on the year and realize I never posted about exciting projects that wrapped up months ago. Amidst working on the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital project earlier this year, I also was hard at work on another commission, an art glass wall for the new state-of-the-art J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more of this post

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Society for Glass Technology Conference Announced

Society for Glass Technology announces annual conference this coming September

We'd like to draw your attention to the Glassac14 conference in Durham next September. 
We'd like to see you in Durham in September to join us for this joint celebration of the most marvellous material known to mankind - glass!   And if you'd like to offer a paper we'd be delighted to hear from you.
Please mention this to interested colleagues and friends - further details may be found on the two websites at:
Come to Durham - you'd be most welcome!