L1 L1 Holly Grace Clearing. 27h x 29w x 6d. Blown glass and sand carved decoration. Signed, 2007. $4500 18
L4 L2 Laura Donefer Glass Beaded Pot
L3 Anna Boothe Anthurium Vase. 11h x 11w x 9d.
L4 Bernie D'Onofrio Bottle Grouping. 14h - 4h.
6h x 5dia. Blown and torched work glass. Signed. $5000
Kiln cast, (lost wax) and assembled lead crystal. Signed, 2012. $7800
Blown and sculpted glass, etched surface. Signed. $7500 19
L6 L5 Milon Townsend Koi Column. 72h. Cast glass in reverse relief with heavy veiling, metal stand, illuminated with LEDs. Signed, 2012. $7000
L6 Mary Shaffer Fork. 10h x 10w x 10d. Slumped glass and found tool. Signed, 2012. $8000
L7 L7 Rick Beck Kind of Blue - 3 Notes 32h x 6w x 3d each. Cast and carved glass. Signed, 2012. $11000 21
L8 A Day in Venice With Leslie Genninger Leslie will pick you up at your hotel in a private water taxi and escort you to the world famous Island of Murano where you will visit some of the finest artists working today in the world of Murano Glass. You will have a private in-depth viewing of these artists’ studios and have the chance to observe them designing, blowing, or cold working their latest Masterpieces. You will also have the unique experience of blowing glass with Bertino, one of the finest Venetian Glass Masters who has been blowing glass for over 45 years. You can also visit the finest Venetian Mirror and Chandelier factories where Leslie made the exclusive collection for the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. You will dine at the renowned Lele’s restaurant, Busa alla Torre, and enjoy of the finest seafood meals with Bellini, antipastini, risotto, frito misto and the best home baked biscotti! Taxi back to Venice to Leslie’s gallery in the beautiful Dorsoduro Sestiere, in Campiello Barbaro and enjoy a refreshing Prosecco, while you choose a special gift from her most recent jewelry collection. Her husband, Architect Michele Benzoni, will then take you on an architectural sunset walking tour of Palladio’s 15th C. Masterpieces. Tour for Two: Priceless!!!
Leslie will happily help you with finding the best accommodations in a private Palazzo, apartment or hotel depending on your preferences. She will also help you Does not include air fare to Venice or accommodations. with your dinning choices and additional activities throughout your stay in Venice.
L9 L9 Lu Chi First Ray of the Mountain 14.2h x 21w x 2.36d. Cast glass. Signed, 2007. $13000 22
L10 Henry Richardson Sphere
14h x 14w x 14d. Constructed and stacked glass. Signed, 2011. $8000 $8000
L11 Evelyn Dunstan Promised Land 17.75h x 18.5w x 4.75d. Lost wax kiln cast glass. Signed, 2010. $15500
L12 L12 Linda MacNeil Suspended Parallel 14h x 26w x 8d. Assembled blown glass with metal and marble. Signed, 1986. $28000
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L13 Dan Dailey Decorum. 21h x 15dia. Blown, ground and shaped, sandblasted, acid polished glass. Signed, 1990 #AH1090. $42000
L14 Bertil Vallien Untitled 18h x 11w x 8d. Sandcasted, polished glass with inclusions. Signed. $12000
L15 David Huchthausen Ruby Rising
8dia. Glass, laminated and polished. Signed, 2005. $18000
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L16 Richard Jolley Lefty. 13h x 5w x 10d. Blown glass. Signed, 2003. $16000
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L17 Czeslaw Zuber Untitled #9. 18h x 9w x 5d. Chiseled optical glass with paint. Signed, 2004. $14000
L18 Long Weekend in lovely Maryland Spend Thursday evening to Sunday night at “Teeny House” in Bozman, MD during the summer of 2013. You will stay in a beautiful home on the water on 10 acres of land. It has 3 bedrooms and a sleeping loft and is NOT “teeny.” You can swim off the end of the dock... use the canoe, kayak, row boat or pontoon... take a hike on the various trails... or just relax in a hammock and watch the beautiful sunsets. Bozman is located 2½ hours from Philadelphia and near the historic old town of St. Michaels. There are lots of restaurants, shops, a winery and a museum. A perfect place for a lazy summer weekend!
Special thanks for this gift from Anne & Tom Caramanico
L19 L19 Therman Statom Fuente. 40.5h x 40.5w x 5.25d. Glass & mixed media. Signed, 2010. $24000
L20 Robert Mickelsen Pikake & Iiwi 27h x 20w x 8d. Lampworked glass. Signed. $6000
L21 Sue Hawker Gilding Lily #4 18h x 9dia. Pate de Verre, Gaffer glass. Signed, 2012. $7000
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L23 L22 Donald Derry Water Bird 21h x 9w x 6d. Carved and airbrushed neck and head of wood on a blown glass body. Signed, 2011. $6000
L23 Simon Maberley Perception Series
26h x 11w x 7d. Mold blown, cold worked glass, steel. Signed. $7200
L24 Nancy Current Jazz Men 30h x 19.5w x 4d (in stand). Vitreous paint on mouth blown Fremont Antique glass, silver stain, silicone and plate glass. Signed, 2012. $5000
L25 Carole Perry Hand Stands in the Garden
19h x 12w x 12d. Cross stacked glass cane, L24 hand manipulated hot. Signed, 2012. $4500
L26 William Morris Vase. 18.5h x 13w x 5d. Blown glass. Signed, 1985. $17000
L27 Brad Abrams White Vessel with Vessels 15h x 14w x 14d. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $8000
L28 Miles Van Rensselaer Jari Jari Gelas - Left Slipping 20h x 19w x 9.5d. Bronze, hot cast glass. Signed, 2012. $6000
L29 Hans Godo Frabel Last One Down 24h x 9w x 7d. Flameworked glass. Signed, 2012. $4000
L30 Peggy Pettigrew-Stewart Sam. 18h x 18w x 3.5d. Sculpted glass & Verre Eglomise technique. 2012. $7500
L33 L31 Richard Ritter Crystal Core Series. 3.5h x 6w x 7dia.
L32 Emma Varga Lilac Milestone
L33 Deborah Carlson Water II
Solid sculpture with murrini inclusions, etched surface with muted murrinis inside. Signed, 2002. $9000
6h x 6w x 6d. Fused, cast, ground and polished glass. Signed, 2011. $4000
11h x 17w x 13d. Flameworked glass. Signed, 2012. $5600
L34 Vivian Wang TuTu 30h x 11w x 8d. Ceramic and cast glass. Signed, 2011. $7900
L35 L35 Vladimir Prochazka Amber 25.6 dia. Cast glass. Signed, 2010. $25000
L37 Luxury Vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC Doug and Gail Tozour will be your hosts and tour guides of this wonderful island for 4 days and 3 nights. Long known as a golfer’s paradise, Hilton Head Island is heaven for golf enthusiasts of all handicaps. In between games, explore Hilton Head’s natural wonders, relax on pristine beaches, eat at fabulous restaurants and even do some sightseeing in nearby Charleston, SC. And... you might even rub noses with a dolphin or two!
L36 Duncan McClellan Alchemist Fire. 41h x 16w x 16d. Hand blown glass, sand carved overlay. Signed, 2011. $9200 39
L38 Lucio Bubacco Adam & Eve - Carnivale
14h x 6w x 6d. Lampworked glass. Signed, 2012. $6500
L39 Greg Nangle Solarized Still Life For Man Ray 5h x 16dia. Cast bronze, cast glass. Signed, 2012. $5000
L41 L40 Kari Russel-Pool Pear Bowl Series
L41 Lu Chi Landscape in my Eye
6.5h x 16w x 9d. Flameworked glass. Signed. $15000
8.5h x 23.2w x 3.1d. Cast glass Signed, 2007. $12000
L42 Densaburou Oku Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
28h x 22w x 7d. Blown glass and painted metal. Signed. $9000
L43 William Carlson Perfume Bottle 12h x 9w x 3.5d. Cast, laminated, cut ground and polished optical glass and granite. Signed. $9800
L44 Jonathan Mandell Flowers on Mars 36h x 36w x 4d. Mosaic using glass shards, bumble bee jasper, and chevron amethyst. Signed, 2012. $10000
L45 L45 Latchezar Boyadjiev Convergence 22h x 19w x 4d. Cast glass. Signed, 2004. $20000
L46 Masayo Odahashi Inner Vessel 14h x 9w x 6d. Cast glass and enamel. Signed, 2005. $5000
L47 Dutch Schulze Woman in the Window - Lidded Vessel
15.5h x 8w x 6d. Kiln cast glass. Signed, 2012. $6000
L48 Toland Sand Lightvase. 18h x 9w x 3d. Laminated optical glass. Signed, 2012. $9500
L49 Sibylle Peretti Mosquito Girl. 14h x 8w x 8d. Blown glass, engraved, cut enameled, paper. Signed, 2010. $4800 L50 Victor Trabucco Dogwood. 13h x 6w x 3d. Lampworked and cold worked glass. Signed, 2011. $3000
L51 R. Jason Howard Frequency
40h x 20w x 12d. Flameworked glass Signed, 2012. $6000
L52 Surprises Galore Have we got a surprise package for you! Just to let you in on a few of the goodies: • Jewelry from Govberg Jewelers • Special 4 bottles and collectors box from the series of wines celebrating world-class contemporary glass artists • Lunch at LaCroix • Jewelry from Lagos...and much more! But you have to bid to reveal the other wonderful surprises!
L53 L53 Richard Royal New Flame 24h x 9w x 5d. Off-hand solid formed glass. Signed, 2012. $12000
L54 Jay Macdonell Black & White Allium Bulb Pair Black Bulb Black Cane/White 38h x 18w x 11.5d. Allium Bulb White Cane/White 35.25h x 15w x 10d. Blown, cane, hot jointed, etched glass. Signed. $11000
L55 David Patchen Bloom 14h x 18w x 12d. Hot sculpted glass. Signed, 2012. $7000
L56 Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles Ceremonial Spear 63h x 4w x 4d. Off-hand sculpted glass, ferrous & non-ferrous metals, beads. Signed, 2012. $4000
L57 Satoshi Nishizaki Samurai. 29h x 6w x 6d. Cut and stacked glass Signed, 2005. $12000
L58 L58 Peter Yenawine Pointsettia Cut and laminated glass with LED lighting. 8h x 14dia. Signed, 2012. $20000 50
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L59 L59 Janis Miltenberger Awakening 26h x 10w x 9d. Lampworked glass, oil paints. Signed, 2012. $11000 51
L60 Susan Edgerley Community Each piece 11.5h x 6.5w. Cast glass and copper inclusions. Wall mounted sculpture. Signed. $7000
L61 L61 KeKe Cribbs Alma. 31.5h x 8w x 7d. Glass, beads, mixed media. Signed. $15000
L62 John Littleton & Kate Vogel The Imago Series #5-82 16h x 12w x 8d. Blown glass. Signed, 1982. $8500
L63 Benjamin Moore Interior Fold with Break 5.5h x 20dia. Blown glass. Signed. $9000
L64 L64 Robin Grebe Temptation 26.5h x 12w x 5d. Cast glass and mixed media. Signed. $19500
R1 Henner Schroder Desert Flame #1 24h x 11w. Cast glass, manipulated hot. Signed, 2004. $3200
R2 Wes Hunting Optical Drawing #17 13h x 9w x 3.5d. Hot formed glass. Signed, 2012. $3500
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R4 R5 R3 Tim Shaw Sunset 12h x 12dia. Encalmo, blown & carved. Signed, 2011. $3500
R4 Marty Kaufman Eroded Form 11h x 9w x 6d. Blown glass, carved and sandblasted. Signed, 2012. $3500
R5 Alexis Silk Transparent 32h x 16w x 5d. Hand blown glass sculpted free-hand while the glass is hot. Steel Frame, found industrial hooks. Signed, 2012. $3600
R8 R6 Gale Scott Sculpture
R7 Barbara Nanning Untitled. 8.25h x 9.5w x 12d.
R8 Jindrich Dolezal Snail. 16h x 11w x 2d.
7h x 8w x 6d. Blown glass and copper. Signed. $4000
Blown and sandblasted glass, platinum verre deglomise. Signed, 2007. $4000
Cast glass. Signed, 2009. $6000
R9 Giles Payette Untitled 12h x 14w x 4d. Glass casting in sand mold. Signed, 2011. $2400
R10 Matthew Fine Jenna Dancing 18h x 12w x 4d. Hot cast glass, rough carved and polished. Glass and marble. Signed, 2009. $3600
R11 Garry Nash Untitled Vessel 20h x 7.5dia. Blown glass with silver leaf. Signed, 1985. $5000
R12 Ada Loumani Turbulence 18h x 13dia. Blown glass, graal technique. Signed, 2011. $3700
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R13 R13 Will Dexter Drip Vase-Red Torso 21.5h x 14w x 9d. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $4000
R14 Sidney Escowitz Fiesta 20.5h x 9.5w x 7.25d. Fused and slumped glass. Signed, 2012. $3400
R15 Chad Holliday Divisible Union 13h x 9w x 2.5d. Mold melted and cut glass. Signed, 2009. $3400
R16 Leos Smejkal Green Star Vase 14 dia. Blown, tooled and silvered, cut and polished glass. Signed, 2008. $3000
R17 Stanislaw Borowski Untitled
6h x 5.25dia. Blown glass, etched. Signed. $4000
R18 Paula Mandel Shaman's Rattle (Winter) 18h x 12w x 12d. Flameworked and sheet glass, plumber's putty, mixed media. Signed, 2012. $3500
R19 Jon Kuhn My Funny Valentine Red Heart 4h x 4w x 3.5d. Optical glass, gold leaf. Signed, 2012. $4500
R20 Rachel Kalisky It's a Bloomin Day! 18h x 10.5w x 4d. Kilnformed glass with metal base. Signed, 2012. $2100
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R21 David Thai Head 25.5h. Blown glass with Japanese silver foil. Signed, 2012. $3500
R22 Erica Rosenfeld Kinetic Necklace & Dish Blown, carved and sewn glass with seed beads and fishing line. 18 long x 2w x .25d Signed, 2012. $2000
R23 Robert "Spooner" Marcus Bubble Jar 10.5h x 8dia. Blown glass. Signed. $2400
R24 David Studley Hibiscus 24h x 10w x 6w. Kiln formed cast glass. Signed, 2010. $3500
R25 Jason Gamrath Leopard Orchid 12h x 12w x 8d. Blown and hot sculpted glass. Signed, 2012. $4800
R26 Debora Gurman and Marco Romero Alabrije Lobo 16h x 24w x .5d Fused glass and paint. Signed, 2012. $4600
R27 Alena Novakova Head of the Horse 15.5h x 5d. Cast glass. Signed, 1996. $2800
R28 Vernon Brejcha From the Fence Post Series – “Guidance” 50h x 8w x 8d. Glass, mixed media. Signed. $4000
Y1 Matthew Farrell Photosympathetic Chromoglyph no.699 16.5h x 12w x 3.5d. Handblown glass. Signed, 2012. $2200
Y2 Christopher Gibson Forest Fire 3.5h x 18.5dia. Kiln formed glass. Signed 2012. $2100
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Y5 Y3 Y3 Christopher Lydon Bioscience Vessel. 38h x 8w x 8d. Carved and blown glass. Signed, 2006. $4500
Y4 Ken Carder Lotus Dreams. 9 h x 9w x 4d. Cast glass.
Signed, 1987. $4500
Y5 Ulrica Hydman-Vallien Untitled. 9dia. Reverse painted, blown glass vessel.
Y6 Kit Karbler Untitled. 9h x 9w x 5d. Blown glass. Signed. $2600
Y9 Y7 Tomas Brzon Flower. 11.8h x 13w x 1.75d. Cast glass. Signed. $4400
Y8 Marianne Weil Chiaro Cuore. 9h x 8w x 4d. Glass, bronze and copper. Signed, 2011. $3000
Y9 Cody Nicely Squid Rollup. 15.5h x 7w x 11.5d.
Handblown glass hot sculpted. Signed, 2012. $3100 70
Y10 Edward Clark Seahorse Amongst Acropora 12h x 7w x 5d Hot sculpted and assembled soft glass. Signed. $3300
Y11 Joe Hobbs Broken Promise 14h x 14w x 7d. Hot, sculpted and blown glass. Signed, 2011. $2300
Y13 Y12 Christina Bothwell Blue Green Mermaid. 6h x 11w x 3d.
Cast glass. Signed, 2010. $3000
Y13 Treg Silkwood Blue Sponges. 14h x 6w x 5d. Hand blown and sculpted glass. Signed, 2008. $2300 72
Y14 Jindrich Dolezal You and Me. 17.7h x 5.5w x 2.8d. Cast glass. Signed, 2005. $2900
Y17 Y15 Thomas Philabaum Handbuilt Series I
Y16 Susan Plum Clear Weave Square III
Y17 Judy Jensen Plate. 2h x 13l.
15h x 6dia. Constructed hot glass. 1985. $2500
10h x10w x4d Flameworked glass, wood, flame. Signed, 2011. $1000
Glass, reverse painted. Signed. $3000
Y19 Y18 Deborah Goldhaft Taoist Jellyfish Series. 20h x 22w x 5d. Double sided etched .25 clear plate glass in custom red oak frame. Signed, 2006. $2500
Y19 Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva Egg Cup IV. 3h x 9w x 5d. Cast glass. Signed. $3200 74
Y20 Y20 Sandra Berger Maya Mini Temple, Mayan Ice 2012 Series. 9.75h x 6.25w x 4d. Cast glass. Signed, 2012. $2500
Y21 Marian Karel Object 2. 6.5h x 14w. Optical glass.
Y23 Marco & Mattia Salvadore Spirali
Signed, 1984. $6000
12h x 6dia, 7h x 6dia. Blown and carved glass. Signed, 2012. $2500
Y22 Jose Chardiet Glass Building. 7.75h x 4w x 2.75d. Cast glass, electroplated. Signed, 1993. $5000
Y24 Audrey Handler Bowl of Fruit. 3h x 10dia.
Blown glass. Signed, 2002. $4000
Y25 Dominick Labino Orange Vase 6.5h x 4.5dia. Blown glass. Signed, 1973. $2200 76
Y26 Kyohei Fujita Untitled 15h x 8dia. Blown glass. Signed. $5900
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Y27 Vladimir Kopecky Study 7.5h x 11w x 2.5d. Cut and painted glass. Signed, 1976. $4000
Y28 Sigrun Einarsdottir Circus
5 Pieces, each 29.5h x 9.25w. Etched and painted glass with applied hot glass. Signed. $10000
T2 T1 Richard Ryan Untitled. 23.5h x 5.5w 3.5d. Blown, wheel cut and etched glass. Signed, 2012. $1400
T2 Ed Branson Lime Green Tropical Bowl
9h X 25.5w X 16d Signed, 2012. $2000
T4 T3 Scott Amrhein Elliptical Oval Feather Vessel -Pedestal
12h x 22w x 9d. Kiln formed glass. Signed, 2012. $2000
T4 Massimo Micheluzzi Platter Form. 5h x 12w x .5d. Fused glass. Signed, 2010. $1200
T5 Brook White Patches . 13.75h x 12w x 7.5d. Blown glass, incalmo. Signed, 2010. $1500
T6 Scott Simmons Wave Plate 17h x 11w x 11d. Blown glass. Signed, 2008. $1500
T7 Jason Forck The Old Growth 18h x 10.5w x 10.5d. Blown, engraved, sculpted glass. Signed, 2009. $2000
T8 Demetra Theofanous Resurgence
10h x 13w x 7d. Flameworked borosilicate glass. Signed, 2012. $2000
T9 Steve Funk Color in Motion 8h x 24w x 5d. Italian Cane/ Blown and Sculpted. Signed, 2011. $1500
T10 Vera Sattler Blue Discussfish 17h x 16w x 2d. Glass, glass rods, enamels, 22K Gold, fine silver foil. Signed, 2012. $1800
T11 Franz Schonbeck Total Chaos 19h x 16w x 1d. Paintings with fragments of float glass. Signed, 2002. $1700
T12 Karen Bexfield Convergence
3h x 19w x 23d. Kilnformed, slumped and cold worked glass. Signed, 2010. $2500
T13 Jeffrey Phelps Navajo Weave 18.5dia. Fused and slumped glass. Signed, 2010. $1800
T14 Keeper Nott Heart of this Patriot 17h x 10w x 4d. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $2000
T15 T15 Michele Lapointe Mobilier urbain no7. 23h x 5w x 5d. Blown glass, copper, mirror, laser print, china ink. Signed, 2004. $1800
T16 Dominick Labino Blue Vase. 3.5h x 3.5dia. Blown glass. Signed, 1973. $1500
T17 Peter Mangan The Colorist. 14.5h x 12w x 5d. Glass, steel and copper. Signed, 2011. $2000 84
T20 T18 Lucartha Kohler Toltec Bowl. 11.25h x 11.25w x 6.5d.
T19 Diego Feurer Blue Signs. 11h x 5.5dia. Fused and blown glass,
Cast glass. Signed, 2002. $1600
wheel cut. Signed. $1800
T20 Naoko Takenouchi Twig Vase – Coelacanth. 13h x 8.5w x 3.5d.
T21 Joanne Teasdale Reminiscence In Blue
Blown glass with silver foil. Sandblasted. metal. Signed, 2010. $1250
11.5hx x 11w x .15d. Kiln formed glass and fusible film. Signed, 2011. $1500 85
T25 T24 T22 Mark Kobasz Skyblue. 14.5h x 9w x 1.5d. Fused glass,
12h x 7w x 3d. Blown and engraved glass. Signed, 2010. $1500
carved wood. Signed, 2012. $1500
T24 Nadine Saylor Tulip Watering Can. 12h x 12w x 8d. Hand blown glass, sand carved. Signed, 2010. $2000 86
T23 Eoin Breadon Stone #4
T25 Shandra McLane Untitled Vessel 8h x 12dia. Fused glass. Signed, 2011. $1800
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T26 Jaroslava Drvotova Iris. 12h x 6dia. Etched cameo glass. Signed, 2007. $900
T27 Filip Nizky Red Diamond Vase. 22h. Cast glass. Signed, 2010. $1800
T28 David Traub American Quilt Platter. 3h x 17dia. kilnformed glass. Signed, 2003. $1800
T30 T29 Peter Layton Kimono Coral Form Bowl 8h x 13.5dia. Blown glass. Signed, 1988. $2000
T30 Kanami Ogata The Place I Hide my Thoughts 10h x 6w x 6d. Signed, 2006. $2000
T31 Stephen Gartner & Danielle Blade Arbor Sculpture
Small – 6w x 12long Large – 8w x 15long Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $1500
T34 T32 Susie Slabaugh My Head is Attached
T33 J David Norton Lake Sunset. 11.5h x 14w x 5.5d. Clear sheet glass with
15h x 10w x 15d. Blown glass, graal technique. Signed, 2009. $2000
frit, LED light, steel stand. Signed, 2011. $1800
T34 Robert Woldow Radian Bowl. 2h x 17.5dia. Fused glass - strip method. Signed, 2012. $1500 89
B1 Karen Ehart
Fused Platter. 16h x 16w. Fused glass. Signed, 2012. $900
B2 Erwin Timmers
Use Less. 8h x 5w x 4d. Recycled float glass. Signed, 2012. $1000
B3 Michael Menconi & Charles Lowrie
Head from Transcensions Series 5h x 7w x 3.5d. Blown glass. Signed, 2010. $1000 90
B6 B4 Paulus Tjiang
B5 Ruth Brockmann
hot bit additions. Signed, $1200
10.5h x 6.5w x 2d. Kiln cast and slumped glass. Signed, 2007. $1000
Fish Tureen. 11.5h x 10dia. Blown glass with B6 Gina Poppe
Tangled - After the Storm
10h x 12w x 12d. Vitriagraph, fused and slumped glass. Signed, 2011. $600 91
B9 B7 Robert Quarrick
The 50 Star Flag from the American Peace Collection 13.5h x 13.5w x 1d. Kilnformed glass and fabricated ceramic/metal stand. Signed, 2011. $900
B8 Richard Silver
12h x 12w x 3d. Blown, cut, ground and laminated glass. Signed, 2011. $900
B9 Sayaka Suzuki
Three Cups of Tea. 7h x 18.5w x 6d. Cast glass. Signed, 2010. $1200
B10 John Pomp
Citron. 16h x 6w x 6d. Handblown glass. Signed, 2007. $900
B11 Marc VandenBerg
Oryx Canpoic Jar. 8h x 6w x 6d. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $1200
B12 Michelle Knox
Small White Reliquary. 18h x 7w x 7d. Blown glass. Signed, 2011. $1100 Representational image
B13 Deborah DiMarco
Zanfrico Chessmen. 32 Chess pieces ranging from 3.25h to .5h. Lampworked borosilicate glass, floral implosions on each piece. Signed, 2012. $1000
B16 B14 Mark Abildgaard
B15 Robin Mix
Kiln cast glass. Signed, 2004. $1000
B16 Jeff Mentuck
B17 Lucie Boucher
Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $1200
crystal glass. Signed, 2011. $1100
Spirit Mask. 14h x 8w x 6d.
Introspection Sphere. 6h x 6w x 6d. 94
Roualt. 14h x 6d. Murrini glass.
Friends. 8h x 6w x 6d. Kiln cast lead
B18 B18 David Goldhagen
B19 Joshua Hershman
Hand blown glass sculpture. Signed, 2011. $1300
Glass, Lost wax casting, etched, polished. Signed, 2011. $1400
Arm Up Twist. 25h x 8w x 4d.
Kodak Instamatic. 2.5h x 5w x 2.25d.
B20 Reiko Nojima
Portrait of the Emerging 22h x 18.5w x 3.5d. Fused, slumped, engraved, gilded and sandblasted glass. Signed, 2012. $1000 95
B23 B21 Joshua Bernbaum
B22 Craig Zweifel
10.25h x 6.75w x 6.75d. Blown, carved, and etched glass. Signed, 2012. $1300
Hand blown glass. Signed, 2010. $900
Flat Vase Wave Pattern. 10h x 5.25w x 5.25d. B23 Risako Yihagi
Point. 4h x 8w x 4d each. Cast glass. Signed, 2007. $900
B24 Sarka Jakubikova
Tiger. 7h x 5w.
Cast glass. Signed, 2006. $850
B25 Linda Behar
10h x 6w x 3d. Cast glass and wood. Signed, 2008. $1000
B26 Lynda & Kurt Carlson
Head. 10h x 7w x 6d.
Blown and hot sculpted glass. Signed, 2012. $900
B27 Joel Rey
Keep Up. 22h x 13w x 5d. Tubes of borosilicate glass, wood. Signed, 2011. $1000
B28 Michael Schunke
Tall Grecian Urn. 22h x 6dia. Blown glass. Signed, 2002. $1200
B29 Rob Morey
Crow Bowl. 4.5h x 17.22dia. Kilnformed glass. Signed, 2010. $1200 98
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B30 Bill Zarvis
Life. 21h x 4.5w x 4.5d. Blown and carved glass. Signed, 2008. $900
B31 Gina Lunn & Michael Hermann
Pharaoh. 20h x 8w x 3d. Hand blown glass, cane technique. Signed, 2012. $1000
B32 Jake Vincent
Concentric Study in Amber. 3h x 10dia. Blown and carved glass. Signed, 2009. $1000
B33 Michael McCain
13h x 6w x 2d. Fused, hand formed, hand carved glass. Signed, 2009. $1100
B34 Susan Longini
Santa Cruz Sunset
15h x 13w x 1.5d. Pate de Verre with sandblasted glass. Signed, 2010. $1200
B35 Robert Burch
Ambient Condition 15h x 10w x 6d. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $1000
B37 Daniel Alters Elephant. 10.5 x 10w x 7d.
4h x 15dia. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $1200
Blown glass. Signed. $1200
B38 Carolyn Schlam
B39 Tami King Glass and Copper Sea Green Vase
13dia. Fused glass. Signed. $1400
11h x 5w x 5d. Blown glass with copper inclusions. Signed, 2012. $500
Dichroic Bowl with White Powder
Sunrise - Sunset
P2 P2 P1 Joel Bloomberg Splash Bowl
P2 Clinton Smith Lampworked Encased Glass Paperweight
P3 Jacci Delaney Striped Damselfish Fossil.
9h x 19w x 7d. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $800
2h x 2.25dia. Colored glass, lampworked elements encased with crystal glass. Signed, 2012. $300
1.75h x 5.5w x 4d. Real fish fused in glass. Signed, 2008. $500
P4 Francine Blote-Lofrano Out of Chaos. 19.75h x 12d. Kiln formed glass and copper. Signed, 2004. $400
P5 Susan Hutsko Insight. 5.5h x 4.75w x 1d. Fused glass, high fired, small copper inclusions, hand polished and sandblasted. Signed, 2010. $400
P6 Ralph Mossman Digital #119. 5h x 3w x 3d. Murrini mosaic, roll up, cased, blown. Signed, 2011. $400
P7 Michael Trimpol Optic Rib Flat Vase. 10h x 10w x 3d. Handblown glass, optic ribbed. Signed, 2012. $500
P8 Sarah Vaughn House of Cards 10.25h x 11w x 3d. Kilnformed glass, powder. Signed, 2011. $500
P9 Jeff Ballard Ripple Effect 3h x 16dia. Free blown and sculpted glass. Signed, 2008. $800
P10 Elisabeth Marier Montages
2.5h x 13dia. Slumped glass, painted with powder. Signed, 2007. $500
P11 Michele McManus Woven Platter. 2h x 14w x 14d.
P12 Shiloh Hunkapillar Sea Torch Perfume Bottle. 10h x 2.5w x 2.5d.
Fused glass. Signed, 2012. $600
Lampworked borosilicate glass. Signed, 2006. $400
P13 Maxwell Davis Hands. 5h x 4.5w x 4d. Etched glass and glued glass disc. Signed, 2012. $600
P14 Yuko Fujitsuka Flow. 7h x 13w x 13dia. Pate de Verre. Signed, 2007. $500 105
P17 P15 Teddie Hathaway North Wind. 16h x 11w x 5d. Cast and silvered recycled tempered glass. Signed, 2012. $600
P16 Tim Drier Decanter. 16h x 5w. Blown glass. Signed, 2012. $400 P17 Andy Paiko Hayfork. 38h x 10w x 2d. Hot sculpted, etched, assembled glass. Signed, 2011. $500
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P19 P18 Preston Singletary Salmon. 21h x 18w. Framed print. Signed. $400 P19 Preston Singletary Sun. 21h x 18w. Framed print. Signed. $400
P20 Zohar Jolles Nine Dew Drops 3.5hx 16.5w x 17.5d. Blown clear glass, water, gravel. Signed, 2012. $550Â
P23 P21 Annie Abadi "Eye” Series
P22 Karen Woodward Chicken Got Tasered. 5h x 7w x 2.5 Framed.
9h x 5.5w x 1d. Engraved and sandblasted glass. Signed, 2009. $800
Flameworked glass framed in shadow box. Signed. $400
P23 Nina Falk Blue Flow Wave. 5h x 17 long. Fused glass. Signed, 2010. $600
P24 James Spehler & Dave Jordan Running Elk Goblet. 11h x 4dia. Blown glass.
P25 Jessie Chesbrough Liquid. 14h x 5w x 5d. Blown glass.
Signed, 2012. $400
P26 David Helm City Scape by the Mountains. 3h x 6w x 5d.
P27 Rodman Miller Glass Vessel
Fused glass, ground, polished, drilled. Welded metal shelf. Signed, 2011. $600
5h x 6w x 6d. Blown glass. Signed, 2009. $400 109
P28 Mary DeWitt Hen Head. 12h x 12w. Glass pane, acrylic paint,
P29 Mundy Hepburn Floral Arrangement. 7h x 9dia. Blown glass
reversed. Signed, 2002. $600
and rock. Signed, 2012. $300
P30 Tom Fuhrman Constructivist Sculpture Series II #17
P31 Owen Pach 3 Element Improv
14h x 11w x 7d. Laminated and polished glass. Signed, 2009. $600
8h x 4.5w x 2.5d. Steel, wood and blown glass. Signed, 2012. $250
P32-P38 Robin Lehman Lead Crystal. Signed, 2012.
Size varies from: .75 – 3.25h x 2.5 – 3.75w Prices vary from: $150 - $350
J1 Monroe Davids Dichroic Jewelry Set. Necklace 20long, bracelet
J2 Jennifer Lipman-Bartel Autumnal Rain. 16 long x 3.5w x 1.5d. Large Agate
8 long, earrings 1 long. Dichroic fused glass with sterling silver beads and toggles. 2012. $500
Druzy surrounded by variegated brown glass leaves, glass berries & glass rain drops. 2012. $800
J3 Melissa Schmidt Gold Bubble Necklace. 18 long. Blown
J4 Joel Weismer Harvest Moon Pendant and Graduated Triple Drop Earrings Necklace 18 long, earrings 2.1 long.
borosilicate clear glass, 14k gold foil, gold powder glass, sterling silver cable neckwire. 2012. $700 112
Fused glass and silverwork. 2012. $300
J5 Verena Durrer Green Beaded Necklace 18 long. Glass Beads, beadweaving. $1500
J6 Barbara Cohan-Saavedra Tourmaline
24 long, plus 2.5 focal bead and 4.5 tassel. Focal bead of lampworked soda lime glass by the artist, freshwater pearls, tourmaline chips, mookaite rondells, Miyuki seed beads. Matching earrings included (not shown). Signed, 2012. $550
J7 Deborah Carlson Red Shirt Hangup with Stand 6h x 4w x 2d.
Glass, torchworked, hot sculpted and blown. Signed, 2012. $550
J8 Monroe Davids Meegan's Heart Watch
7.5 long. Fused watchband, silver plated pewter toggle. Signed, 2012. $220
J9 Attombri Brothers Violet Scarf Necklace with White Pendant 42 Long. Antique Venetian beads, metal. 2004. $800
J10 Karli Sears Eggshell Collar
18 long x 1h x 1d. Blown, flameworked borosilicate glass, sterling silver. 2012. $500 113
J11 Mark Kidd Boîte bleue 13h x 17w x 8d. Stained glass constructed jewelry box. Signed, 2012. $950
J12 Abigail Tidrick Woven Necklace
18 long. Peyote stitch glass bead necklace. 2012. $300
J13 Markels Roberts Flameworked Glass Bead Necklace. 46 long.
Flameworked glass beads with sterling silver linked chain. 2012. $550
J14 Leslie Genninger Golden White Heart and Black Aventurina Pendant Necklace. 22 long.
Hand blown Murano glass beads with 24k gold leaf aventurina overlay and hand pulled conteria beads designed by Leslie Ann Genninger. Designed and created especially for the National Liberty Museum Auction. 2012. $500
J15 Maggie Meister Labradorite Earrings 1.5 long. Glass seed beads with 24kt gold plate and labradorite stone. 2012. $150
J16 Attombri Brothers Blue Necklace with Two Pearl Rectangles
36 long. Antique Venetian beads, metal. 2004. $800 114
J17 Kim Franklin Faceted Citrine Chandelier Necklace Necklace 18 long, Pendant - 5 long. Faceted citrine, bead-weaving, chandelier prism. 2012. $900
J18 Marianne Kohler Colorful Necklace 44long. Blown glass, wire, paper, fabric, semi precious stones. $1000
J19 Ladislav Oliva, Jr. Blue Pendant 18 long. Cast glass, waxed leather cord. Signed. $450
J20 Verena Durrer Cafe Au Lait Beaded Necklace & Earring Set 18 long. Glass Beads, beadweaving. $1800
J21 Miri Admoni Long Waves Necklace 39 long. Pyrex glass tubes with sterling silver chain. 2012. $300
J22 Monroe Davids Leroy's Vision 7 long. Fused glass watchband. Signed, 2012. $210
J23 Sue Hunnel Desert Necklace
18 long. Lampworked beads, handmade chain, copper and carnelian stones. 2012. $200
J24 Leslie Genninger Purple White Heart & Rubino Necklace
21 long. Hand blown Murano glass beads with 24k white & gold leaf flameworked rubino and amethyst beads designed by Leslie Ann Genninger. Designed and created especially for the National Liberty Museum Auction. 2012. $750
J25 William Glasner Three Bead Necklace
16 long. Furnace pulled tubing, sawn segments, wheel carved and finished. 2012. $100
J26 Barbara Cohan-Saavedra Bronzed
18.75 long. Borosilicate glass focal bead by the artist. Freshwater pearls, crystal beads, 14k beads. Matching earring included (not shown). 2012. $300
J27 Monroe Davids Liberty Sky Bracelet
8.5 long. Fused glass bracelet. Signed, 2012. $200
J28 Attombri Brothers Guggenheim Necklace 24 long. Antique Venetian beads, metal. 2004. $500 116
J29 Jennifer Lipman-Bartel Enchanted Bloom 16long x 3.5w x 1.5d. Agate Druzy pendent representing a flower bloom, surrounded by over 300 iridescent glass beads. Blue and purple glass flowers, leaves and berries. 2012. $800
J30 Linda Sacra A Mermaid’s Whimsy 20 long. Lampworked glass, labradorite, sterling silver. 2010. $300
J31 Judi Wood Skin 7 long. Weaving; glass beads, 22KT Gold, gems, and thread. Signed, 2011. $800
J32 Tricia Stokes Copper Mesh Fish Necklace 20 long. Blown glass and semi precious stones. 2010. $500
J33 Barbara Svetlick Romantic Bliss 20 long. Glass beads and freshwater pearls. 2012. $140
J34 Ladislav Oliva, Jr. Green Pendant 18 long. Cast glass, waxed leather cord. $450
This year we are pleased to have Pavel Novak join us as our “special jewelry” guest. Pavel is a featured artist in the 2012 “Seeking Freedom” Exhibition at the National Liberty Museum. The story of why he left his communist homeland to pursue his art in America is very compelling, and it will certainly give you added insight as you view the collection he is offering in our auction. Here is what Pavel shared with us: “After completing 8th grade, at the approximate age of 14, young adults in Czechoslovakia toured different factories to choose their careers... I was most suited to study glass grinding because of my abilities to use geometry and think three dimensionally. My schooling lasted a little over 4 years and included a mix of both technical and creative curriculum, as well as a comprehensive study of the history of glass, art history and drawing.
Shortly after I began my education at the school in Novy Bor in 1988, the Velvet Revolution happened. Then, during 1990-1991, there was fighting between the Czechs and Slovaks, which led to the two separating to form the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. We knew that the Communists weren’t coming back, but the general feeling among the students was one of pessimism. Our futures seemed uncertain, and we had no idea what direction things would go. One day, Vladimira Klumpar-Pavlik offered me summer work grinding glass for her husband in the U.S. Upon returning to the Czech Republic after my first trip working for Michael, I realized that even after the Communists were no longer in power, there was no point in having any talent or creative aspirations in the Czech Republic, as salaries in the factory were not determined on skill, but seniority, and there was no incentive to do your best work. It was a very grueling job with long hours and no incentive to be creative or use any type of initiative. After 7 years working part-time in the U.S., I moved here. Living in America gives me the freedom to make my living as an artist, and make and sell the work that I choose to make. I am fully aware that if I had chosen to stay in the Czech Republic, my life would have been spent either continuing to work as a teacher, or in a factory making someone else’s work. It On January 23, 2012, I went for my citizenship test and interview, and was delighted to pass, and take my Oath of Citizenship that very same day. “
The following page features a sample of Pavel Novak’s beautiful jewelry. There will be more to see at the auction.
J35 Pavel Novak
Large Metropolitan Pendant. 3h x 2.75w.
J36 Pavel Novak Monolith. 2h x 1.5w.
Optical glass, sterling silver. $900
Optical glass, sterling silver. $940
J37 Pavel Novak Metropolitan Pendant. 2.75h x 2w.
J38 Pavel Novak Rochester Pendant. 2h x 2w.
Optical glass, sterling silver. $800
J39 Pavel Novak Swing Pendant. 1.5h x 1.5w. Optical glass, sterling silver. $480
Optical glass, sterling silver. $580
J40 Pavel Novak Vine Necklace. 6h x 9w. Optical glass, sterling silver. $1900 119
Index of Artists Annie Abadi..........................................108 Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva........................74 Mark Abildgaard.....................................94 Brad Abrams...........................................34 Miri Admoni...........................................115 Daniel Alters..........................................101 Scott Amrhein.........................................79 Attombri Brothers.......................113, 114, 116 Jeff Ballard.............................................104 Rick Beck................................................21 Linda Behar.............................................97 Sandra Berger.........................................74 Joshua Bernbaum.....................................96 Karen Bexfield.........................................82 Joel Bloomberg.......................................102 Francine Blote-Lofrano............................103 Anna Booth...............................................19 Stanislaw Borowski...................................62 Christina Bothwell...................................72 Lucie Boucher.........................................94 Latchezar Boyadjiev.................................43 Ed Branson.............................................78 Eoin Breadon..........................................86 Vernon Brejcha.......................................67 Ruth Brockmann......................................91 Tomas Brzon..........................................70 Lucio Bubacco........................................40 Robert Burch.........................................100 Ken Carder.............................................69 Lynda & Kurt Carlson..............................97 Deborah Carlson...............................36, 113 William Carlson......................................42 Jose Chardiet..........................................75 Jessie Chesbrough..................................109 Lu Chi...............................................22, 41 Edward Clark............................................71
Barbara Cohan-Saavedra.....................113, 116 KeKe Cribbs..............................................53 Nancy Current...........................................32 Dan Dailey...............................................25 Monroe Davids.......................112, 113, 115, 116 Maxwell Davis……………..................…105 Jacci Delaney...........................................102 Donald Derry............................................31 Mary DeWitt............................................110 Will Dexter...............................................61 Deborah DiMarco.....................................93 Jindrich Dolezal...................................58, 72 Laura Donefer……................................…19 Bernie D’Onofrio.......................................19 Tim Drier................................................106 Jaroslava Drvotova....................................87 Evelyn Dunstan.........................................23 Verena Durrer.....................................113, 115 Susan Edgerley.........................................52 Karen Ehart..............................................90 Sigrun Einarsdottir...................................77 Sidney Escowitz.......................................61 Nina Falk...............................................108 Matthew Farrell.......................................68 Diego Feurer...........................................85 Matthew Fine...........................................59 Jason Forck……….……........................80 Hans God Frabel.....................................35 Kim Franklin...........................................115 Tom Fuhrman.........................................110 Kyohei Fujita...........................................76 Yuko Fujitsuka.......................................105 Steve Funk..............................................81 Jason Gamrath........................................65 Stephen Gartner & Danielle Blade............88 Leslie Genniger..................................114,116
Christopher Gibson..................................68 William Glasner.......................................116 Deborah Goldhaft.....................................74 David Godhagen.......................................95 Holly Grace..............................................18 Robin Grebe.............................................55 Debora Gurman & Marco Romero..............66 Audrey Handler........................................76 Sue Hawker..............................................30 Teddie Hathaway.....................................106 David Helm.............................................109 Mundy Hepburn.......................................110 Joshua Hershman......................................95 Joe Hobbs................................................71 Chad Holliday..........................................62 R. Jason Howard.......................................46 David Huchthausen...................................26 Shiloh Hunkapillar...................................105 Sue Hunnel..............................................116 Wes Hunting.............................................56 Susan Hutsko..........................................103 Ulrica Hydman-Vallien...............................69 Sarka Jakubikova.......................................97 Judy Jensen...............................................73 Zohar Jolles.............................................107 Richard Jolley...........................................27 Rachel Kalisky............................................63 Kit Karbler.................................................69 Marian Karel..............................................75 John Littleton & Kate Vogel.........................54 Marty Kaufman..........................................57 Mark Kidd................................................114 Tami King................................................101 Michele Knox............................................93 Mark Kobasz............................................86 Marianne Kohler.......................................115
Lucartha Kohler........................................85 Vladimir Kopecky....................................77 Jon Kuhn................................................63 Dominick Labino...............................76, 84 Michele Lapointe.....................................84 Peter Layton............................................88 Robin Lehman.........................................111 Jennifer Lipman-Bartel.......................112, 117 Susan Longini........................................100 Ada Loumani...........................................60 Gina Lunn & Michael Hermann..................99 Christopher Lydon...................................69 Simon Maberley.......................................31 Jay Macdonell..........................................48 Linda MacNeil.........................................24 Paula Mandel...........................................63 Jonathan Mandell…..............................…42 Peter Mangan..........................................84 Robert “Spooner” Marcus...........................64 Elisabeth Marier.....................................104 Michael McCain......................................100 Shandra McLane......................................86 Duncan McClellan....................................39 Michele McManus...................................105 Maggie Meister.......................................114 Michael Menconi & Charles Lowrie............90 Jeff Mentuck............................................94 Massimo Micheluzzi............................…79 Robert Mickelsen…............................….30 Rodman Miller……............................…109 Janis Miltenberger....................................51 Robin Mix...............................................94 Benjamin Moore......................................54 Rob Morey.............................................98 William Morris........................................33 Ralph Mossman.....................................103
Greg Nangle............................................40 Barbara Nanning......................................58 Garry Nash..............................................60 Cody Nicely............................................70 Satoshi Nishizaki.....................................49 Filip Nizky..............................................87 Reiko Nojima...........................................95 J David Norton........................................89 Keeper Nott............................................83 Pavel Novak......................................118, 119 Alena Novakova.......................................66 Masayo Odahashi.....................................44 Kanami Ogata..........................................88 Densaburou Oku........................................42 Ladislav Oliva, Jr,...............................115, 117 Owen Pach..............................................110 Andy Paiko.............................................106 David Patchen..........................................48 Giles Payette............................................59 Sibylle Peretti...........................................45 Carole Perry..............................................32 Peggy Pettigrew-Stewart.............................35 Jeffrey Phelps..............................................83 Thomas Philabaum....................................73 Susan Plum..............................................73 Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles.............49 John Pomp...............................................93 Gina Poppe..............................................91 Vladimir Prochazka....................................38 Robert Quarrick........................................92 Joel Rey....................................................98 Henry Richardson.....................................23 Richard Ritter............................................36 Markels Roberts........................................114 Erica Rosenfeld.........................................64 Richard Royal….......................................47
Kari Russel-Pool........................................41 Richard Ryan.............................................78 Linda Sacra...............................................117 Marco & Mattia Salvadore..........................75 Toland Sand..............................................45 Vera Sattler................................................81 Nadine Saylor............................................86 Carolyn Schlam..........................................101 Melissa Schmidt.........................................112 Franz Schonbeck.......................................82 Henner Schroder........................................56 Dutch Schulze...........................................44 Micahel Schunke.......................................98 Gale Scott.................................................58 Karli Sears.................................................113 Mary Shaffer..............................................20 Tim Shaw...................................................57 Alexis Silk..................................................57 Treg Silkwood............................................72 Richard Silver.............................................92 Scott Simmons...........................................80 Preston Singletary......................................107 Susie Slabaugh…...…….....................……89 Leos Smejkal..............................................62 Clinton Smith..........................................102 James Spehler & Dave Jordan....................109 Therman Statom........................................29 Tricia Stokes.............................................117 David Studley...........................................65 Sayaka Suzuki.............................................92 Barbara Svetlick.........................................117 Naoko Takenouchi.........................................85 Joanne Teasdale.........................................85 David Thai................................................64 Demetra Theofanous.................................80 Tibitu.......................................................101
Abigail Tidrick...........................................114 Erwin Timmers..........................................90 Paulus Tijang.............................................91 Milon Townsend…...…............................20 Victor Trabucco........................................45 David Traub.............................................87 Michael Trimpol......................................103 Bertil Vallien............................................26 Miles Van Rensselaer................................34 Marc VandenBerg.....................................93 Emma Varga.............................................36 Sarah Vaughn..........................................104 Jake Vincent..............................................99 Vivian Want...............................................37 Marianne Weil...........................................70 Joel Weismer...…......................................112 Brook White..............................................79 Robert Woldow.........................................89 Judi Wood................................................117 Karen Woodward.....................................108 Peter Yenawine.........................................50 Risako Yihagi............................................96 Bill Zarvis................................................99 Czeslaw Zuber..........................................28 Craig Zweifel............................................96
Glossary of Glass Art Terms Blown glass The shaping of glass by blowing air through a hollow rod into the center of a molten glass gather. Cane Any string or rod of glass. Casing. This technique involves either gathering one layer over another or inflating a gob of hot glass inside a preformed blank of another color. Sometimes, the upper layer is carved, cut or acid-etched to produce cameo glass. Cold shop A glass working studio that does not have furnace or glory hole (see Hot shop). Cold working techniques Some of the cold-working techniques are used to cut, engrave, polish, grind and sandblast glass by using equipment like grinding wheels, diamond saws, vertical sanders, diamond drills, and cork or felt polishing wheels to either sculpt or polish glass pieces. Enameled glass Opaque glass colors melted onto the glass surface. The colors are actually glass powders. Engraving Design cut or scratched on glass with diamond point, stone, metal or copper wheel. Usually more complex and flexible than cut glass work. Etching Decorating the glass through the use of hydrofluoric acid. The glass is first covered with an acidresistant wax or gum. The design is drawn through the wax with a point, and the exposed glass is etched. Fire polish The reintroduction of an object into the furnace in order to smooth an irregularity. A technique used to retain a shiny surface to glass after it has been ground on a grinder or sandblasted. Flashing Very thin layer of colored glass fired or vaporized on base glass. Gather A ball of molten glass taken from a pot or furnace on the end of a hollow blow rod. Gilded Metals, such as gold, fired onto glass. Glory Hole A high-temperature chamber used for reshaping glass either on a punty rod or blow pipe.
Incalmo Joining two or more blown sections while hot. Iridescence Thin laminated flakes of glass showing decomposition with age. Also artificial, as done by Tiffany. Iridized glass Glass whose surface is chemically treated to have a rainbow or iridescent appearance. Kiln Insulated chamber for heating and cooling glass or ceramics. Kiln-formed Glass that is altered, fused, shaped, or textured by the heat of a kiln. Latticinio Threads of white or colored glass within clear glass, sometimes lace-like in pattern. Lamp work Any glass-working technique done with the direct flame of a torch; work with pre-formed glass rods and tubes. Leaded glass Stained glass window held in place by lead canes. Lost wax casting The object is modeled in wax and cased in a ceramic or plaster mold. The mold is heated and the wax flows out; powdered or molten glass is poured into the mold. Millefiori The Italian term, "thousand flowers," used to describe mosaic glass objects. Mosaic glass Vessels or objects are built up of preformed elements of glass placed around or in a mold and slowly heated until the glasses fuse together. Overlay Blowing a bubble with color on the inside â€“ the bottom is attached to a solid core and then the bubble is turned inside out, leaving a thin color "flash" on the outside. Pate de verre A material produced by grinding glass into a fine powder, adding a binder to create a paste, and adding a fluxing medium to facilitate melting. The paste is brushed or tamped into a mold, dried and fused by firing. Punty rod A solid metal rod used to transfer and hold glass when working with a glory hole. Sandblasting High-pressure air mixed with sand applied to the surface of glass to carve texture.
Graal technique Glass that is blown twice. The glass is made with a color overlay that is cut, etched or sandblasted.
Sand casting A forming technique in which molten glass is poured or ladled into a mold of compacted sand. A rough-textured granular surface results where the glass comes into contact with the sand.
Hot shop A glass working studio containing a furnace and glory hole â€“ especially a glass blowing studio.
Slump A technique used to form glass using a mold, heat and gravity.
Who’s Who in Glass Art Abadi, Annie. Through an impressive career,120120 Annie Abadi’s art work has been exhibited the world over. Her studies began in her native Venezuela, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the Central University of Venezuela. From there, she continued her education in the arts at many different schools including, The New England School of Art on Boston, MA, Pilchuck Glass School in WA and many other schools throughout the Venezuela and the United States. She has received several recognitions and awards. Annie was granted the AVAF Award at the National Fire Arts competition, has been recognized at multiple Fire Arts Exhibitions as well as the 5th Edition Biennale Internationale dela Arte Contemoranea in Florence Italy, among other accomplishments. Annie has also been on the Board of director for the AVAF, a member of the Vitrum Glass Artists association and she has also taught glass, iron and glass fusing classes. Her original art work and commission projects are exhibited across Venezuela, the United States, Europe and Japan. Contact: Annie Abadi, 19101 Mystic Pointe Dr. Apt. 1404, Aventura, FL 33180. Tel: 786-462-0518. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.annieabadi.com. Abbott, Ellen & Marc Leva. Ellen Abbott and Marc Leva have been working in glass as a team since 1976 after a serendipitous afternoon propelled them into the burgeoning glass movement and the establishment of their studio designing and creating architectural etched glass for residential and corporate interiors. They became interested in cast glass in the early 1980s using custom cast crystal forms in some of their commission work. In 1994, they started exploring and developing the pate de verre method of cast glass providing them with another outlet for creative expression, their 'small' works. They currently reside and maintain their studio in Wharton TX. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Abildgaard, Mark. Marc Abildgaard received a B.A. degree in Art from San Francisco State University in 1979 and a M.F.A. degree from the University of Hawaii in 1984. After teaching in Japan at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute, He returned to the United States for a five-month residency at the Creative Glass Center of America in Millville New Jersey in 1985. Since 1986 he has worked in his studio creating kiln cast sculptures which have been included in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Richmond Museum of Art as well as numerous private collections. Contact: Mark Abildgaard, 634 Elm Street, Woodland, CA 95695. Tel: 530-406-8584. Email: email@example.com. Web: markabildgaard.com. Abrams, Brad. Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1965, Abrams received his formal education at the California College of the Arts, studying under Marvin Lipofsky. He was further influenced under the tutelage of the late American ceramicist, Viola Frey (1933-2004). Her guidance is seen in Mr. Abrams work to this day. Both mentors, in addition to being raised by an artisan mother and a metallurgist father, appeared to have been major influences on Abrams’ thought processes as well as his
inventiveness in choosing glass as a material for his artistic expression. Continuing in the ways of abstract expressionism reminiscent of both Lipofsky and Frey, Abrams’ latest composition is a series of sculpture in glass. Contact: Brad Abrams, 2123 Silverado Drive, Dallas, TX 25253. Tel: 972-557-3909. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: bradabramsglass.com. Admoni, Miri. Miri Admoni is a full time artist who is constantly exploring various glass forming techniques, combining it with precious metals and stones and playful ideas to create original and unique jewelry. Since 2006 her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums, it can also be found inprivate collections. Contact: Miri Admoni, 69 Hateena St., Moshav Sde Zvi, AL, Israel 85340. Tel: 972-52-2910735. E-mail: email@example.com. Alters, Daniel. Daniel, a Pennsylvania native, has always had a passion for glass blowing ever since he first touched a blow pipe. The Tyler School of Art Graduate has worked for a number of different glass artists in the past decade. These artists have helped him expand his vocabulary of glass blowing techniques. He often incorporates nature into his work, however blown vessels are often but not always the conduit. Since the beginning of his glass blowing career, he has found that the medium naturally takes on organic forms which allow him to create stunning sculptures. The recent elephant series has been both challenging and exciting.Contact: Taylor Backes Studio, 148 S Washington St, Boyertown, PA 19512. Tel: 610-367-4600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.taylorbackes.com. Amrhein, Scott. “It has been said... ‘man cannot duplicate nature, but only represent it.’ I hope every piece I create, combining natural and man-made materials, is a reflection of that statement. It is the discovery and application of various elemental materials which enables me to create a unique body of work.” Each translucent glass vessel created by Scott Amrhein at his High Cliff Studio projects unique qualities of light and reflection, of which no two are alike. His glass sculptures show the handson care of an artist who has painstakingly created these timeless works of art. Scott fashions striking pedestals to complement the glass bowls and complete the presentation. The result is Scott’s fine reputation for unique and exceptional handcrafted artwork that is known throughout the United States. Contact: High Cliff Studio, N398 Military Rd, PO. Box 148, Sherwood, WI 54169. Tel: 920-989-3460. Fax: 920-989-3460. E-mail: Scott@highcliffstudio.com. Web: www.highcliff studio.com. Attombri Brothers. For more than 20 years, Danielle and Stefano Attombri have been expressing their creativity by manufacturing a wide range of jewelry and interior design objects that are completely handmade. Attombri’s jewels have been used as accessories in the collections of famous Italian stylists such as Dolce & Gabbana and Romeo Gigli. Their nets, lamps and
candelabras are part of the new interior design collection manufactured by the two brothers. Contact: Web: attombri.com Ballard, Jeff. Jeff started working with glass at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in the fall of 1996. After receiving his BFA in 2000, Jeff spent six years gaffing and designing work for production studios across the Southwest. Jeff has had the privilege of working and taking classes at Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, studying under notable artists such as Dante Marioni, Chris Taylor, and Davide Salvadore. In 2006, Jeff re-located to the Northwest where he spends time creating his own work, and teaching classes at the Eugene Glass School and the University of Oregon Craft Center. In 2008, Jeff was announced as a finalist for the Niche Awards and was asked to be Craftsperson in Residence for the creation of Pilchuck’s 2008 auction centerpieces. His work can be found in galleries, museums, and private collections throughout the United States. Contact: Jeff Ballard, 3698 Wilshire Lane, Eugene OR 97405. Tel: 512-751-6875. Email: email@example.com. Web: jballard.blogspot.com. Beck, Rick. Rick Beck is a studio artist based in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. He began working in glass at Hastings College in Nebraska, where he received his BA. He received an MFA from Southern Illinois University. In 1994, Rick was awarded a Visual Arts Fellowship by the North Carolina Arts Council, followed by a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship from the Southern Arts Federation in 1995. He has taught at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School, assisting artists Curtiss Brock and Jan Mares. Rick has also taught at the Penland School of Craft since 1988. Contact: Kathryn Gremley, Penland Gallery, Penland School, Penland, NC 28765. Tel: 828-765-6211. Beecham, Gary. In his first year at the University of Wisconsin at Madison as a National Merit Scholar in geology, Gary Beecham discovered the glass blowing studio. Much of Gary’s work has been heavily influenced by ancient glass, both in form and in technique. Over his twenty-five year career, he has become well-known for heavy, thick-walled vessels. Gary’s work is shown and appreciated internationally. He is represented in corporate and museum collections world-wide. Over the years, he has maintained a strong presence in Germany where he had a solo show in 1984. He has a gallery in the south of France where he is a featured artist. In 1998, he received a Silver Prize in the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa in Japan, where he has shown regularly since 1985. Here at home, he was recognized by the NC Arts Council in 1996 for superior achievement by a Visual Arts Fellowship Grant. In the world of his peers, Gary Beecham’s name is synonymous with fine craftsmanship, artistic excellence and generosity of spirit. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Behar, Linda. Born in Venezuela and established in the United States since 2000, Linda Behar is an artist originally trained as a
Civil Engineer. Always interested in the arts, she attended the “Academia Taller Arte y Fuego” in Caracas between 1994 and 1998. She became a specialist in Glass Casting and Pate de Verre through studies and workshops in the US. Behar has actively participated in biennales in Venezuela. Among numerous awards and honorable mentions, her glass work received first place at the “Premio CONAC” in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in Habatat Galleries, ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries, Turchin Center of Visual Arts and Arte Puy in Venezuela. In 2008 Linda had a solo exhibition at Broward College named “Glass as a Conceptual Media,” where she exhibited a compilation of her work. A dedicated teacher, Behar taught glass casting in Venezuela, as well as, at the University of Miami. Interested in learning new materials and methods for her work, she is currently studying for her Master of Fine Art Degree with an emphasis in Ceramics at the Florida Atlantic University, to graduate in 2014. Contact: Linda Behar, ArtSpace Galleries, 169 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables (Miami), FL 33134. Tel: 305-444-4493. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.virginiamiller.com. Berger, Sandra. Sandra Bergér is Qunital. . . . a name given to her by an inspired spirit in Central America, more than 30 years ago. For Quintal, the interplay of light and color form a dynamic illusion that stirs the imagination – quite magically. Her work captures light frozen in glass, characterized by a balance between solid-strong and fragile-delicate. With Central American heritage, thirty plus years experiance, and personifying Quintal, Sandra Berger launched the “Mayan Ice” series before the 21st century. Inspired by prophecy, the “Mayan Ice 2012” collection characterizes the architectural and spiritual aspects of a remarkable, enduring civilization. Her works can be cast or sleek, colorful and interactive. Internationally exhibited and published in over twenty-five books, Quintal executes her diverse art, one-or-a-kind, limited editions and installations worldwide, including a piece in the Whitehouse Collection. Contact: Sandra Christine, 100 El Camino Real Suite 202, Burlingame, CA 94010. Tel: 650-348-0310. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.quintalstudio.com Bernbaum, Joshua. “I am most interested in color, especially color relationships in the designs I create. In my glass work, which I make at my studio up on a hill in the woods of Southern Vermont, I utilize various methods of color application. All of this coloration seen in the objects I make id done with glass, colored glass, applied with various methods. Utilizing traditional Italian cane (or striping) technique in a new and personalized way is the driving force behind most of my current designs.” Contact: Josh Bernbaum, 119 Hescock Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Tel: 610-812-3434. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.jmbglass.com. Bexfield, Karen. Karen Bexfield holds a MS in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. Her work in glass compliments her practice as a manual physical therapist as both are cerebral, intuitive, and tactile. Bexfield’s sculptures explore the relationship between positive and negative space, light and shadow, and the poetic balance they create. Karen was a
Bullseye e-merge finalist in 2008 and 2010, and a NICHE finalist in 2010. She was a selected participant in the Pilchuck’s Bullseye Professional Artist in Residence program in 2009 and 2010. An Albuquerque resident, Karen displays her work in exhibitions and galleries across the country. Contact: Karen Bexfield, 1501 Alvarado Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Tel: 505-363-6219. Email: Karen@karenbexfield.com. Web: karenbexfield.com. Bloomberg, Joel. Joel Bloomberg has been designing and creating sculptural and functional artworks for galleries, designers and collectors since opening his studio in 1980. Largely self-taught in his glass designs, Bloomberg earned degrees from two of California's most respected glass schools: Palomar College (Associate Degree in Chemistry and Glass) and California State University, Chico (Bachelors Degree in Glass and Sculpture). His work has been shown at more than 100 galleries and museums in the United States and Canada, including the Downey Museum of Art , CA; the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the Harvard University Museum of Natural History. Contact: Joel Bloomberg, 600 North Coast Highway 101, Leucadia, CA 92024. Tel: 760-944-2960. Email: email@example.com. Bloté-Lofrano, Francine. Francine Bloté-Lofrano has had a lifelong interest in creative expression which includes poetry, textiles, paper art, book binding, mixed media, sculpture and glass. She studied drawing, design, watercolor, sculpture and poetry at San Francisco City College and began working with glass in 1988. Though she employs principles learned in my formal art training, she is mostly self-taught in this medium. Her work includes stained glass, mosaic and kiln formed glass. Francine’s designs are inspired by my love of nature and her interest in geometric design, color, symbolism and transmission of light. She often combines transparent and opal glass, piecing and inlaying design elements rather than layering or stacking them to achieve a varied transmission of light through the piece. In all her work, she endeavors to create art that reflects both personal and universal meaning. Contact: Francine BlotéLofrano, San Francisco, CA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: francineblotelofrano.com. Boothe, Anna. Anna Boothe trained as a sculptor at the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked with glass since 1980. She holds a MFA from the Tyler School of Art, where she was a member of the Glass Program faculty for a total of 16 years. From 2003-2007, she coordinated and helped to institute the Glass Art Degree Program at Salem Community College in southern New Jersey, a program whose curriculum focused studies on kiln-forming, kiln-casting, and flameworking. She also chaired the annual International Flameworking Conference held at the school. She lectures and teaches workshops on frit and pate de verre casting regularly at numerous facilities, a few that have included the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, many university settings, and glass schools in Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, and Japan. Her kilncast figurative work is in the collection of the Corning Museum
of Glass and in numerous private collections. In recent years, she has participated in the Particle Theories and Celebrating Connections exhibits at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ, Figures and Forms at Leo Kaplan Modern in New York City, World Glass Today at the Aptos Cruz Gallery in Adelaide, Australia and the Bullseye Connection Gallery’s 20/20 exhibit in Portland, OR. In the past several years, she has lectured at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Illinois State University, Illinois-Wesleyan University, Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada and the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA. Anna served on the Glass Art Society’s Board of Directors from 1998-2006 and was President of the organization from 2004-2006. Contact: Anna Boothe, P.O. Box 158, 1124 Old Gravel Pike, Zieglerville, PA 19492. Tel: 610-287-0221. Fax: 610-287-0221. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.annaboothe.com. Stanislaw Borowski. Born in France in 1944, Stanislaw Borowski is an artist who has gained international recognition for his engraved glass sculptures. In 1990 he founded “Glasstudio Borowski,” which has been operated since 1993 by his sons Pawel and Wiktor who have followed in their father’s footsteps as glass artists. In their studio, the Borowski family create and design unique objects for their Artist Edition, Studio Line and Outdoor Objects collections, as well as individual masterpieces which can be found in exclusive galleries, international museums, private collections and prestigious art fairs worldwide. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org Bothwell, Christina. Christina Bothwell attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, for painting. In 1999 she took a 5 day workshop at Corning in glass casting, followed in 2001 by a two week casting class at Pilchuck Glass School. Since then, she has taught herself how to make sculptures combining cast glass, pit fired clay, and found objects. She has received grants from the Virginia Groot Foundation, the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation (Pennsylvania Council for the Arts), the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation, the Chenven Foundation, and the Greensheilds Foundation. Her work is represented by Heller Gallery in NYC, and by Habatat Chicago Gallery. She has pieces in the collections of the Corning Glass Museum, the Palm Springs Museum, the Lowe Art Museum, the Racine Museum, and the Mobile Art Museum. Contact: Doug Heller, Heller Gallery, 420 W. 14 Street, New York, NY 10014. Tel: 212-414-4014. Web: hellergallery.com. Lucie Boucher. Lucie Boucher came to fused glass the long way around: hair-dresser, kindergarten teacher, university professor… settling into art glass only after academic politics had taken its toll. With her husband Bernie Huebner, another career wanderer, she is now fully immersed in their Waterville, Maine fused glass studio, Stone Ridge Glass, where they continue to look for new ways to use old techniques. One example is Lucie’s custom lead crystal castings made with a mailable kit directly from people’s hands using the ancient lost wax process. She is especially proud of one casting of a mother’s hand holding her 11-day old infant’s foot.
Contact: Lucie Boucher, 1 Stone Ridge Drive, Waterville, ME 04901. Tel: 207-873-4102. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: stoneridgeglass.com. Boyadjiev, Latchezar. Internationally recognized glass artist, Latchezar Boyadjiev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he attended the Ceramics Department of the Academy of Applied Arts. In 1985 he was admitted to the prestigious Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, under the guidance of Professor Stanislav Libensky. In 1986, just after graduating from the Academy, Latchezar Boyadjiev came to the United States. After settling in California, Boyadjiev worked for more than ten years in the field of optical glass. He has also taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Today Boyadjiev’s innovative techniques have earned him numerous awards and recognition the world over. Boyadjiev’s works are commissioned and collected extensively both publicly and privately. Major collections including his works include the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, the Czech Republic, the Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark, the Glasmuseum der Ernsting Stiftung, Germany, the Museum de Alcorcon, Spain, the First Interstate World Trade Center, Los Angeles, CA, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ, and the White House, Washington, DC. Contact: Latchezar Glass Studio, 5498 Nave Dr, Novato, CA 94949. Tel: 415-382-8879. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.latchezarboyadjiev.com. Branson, Ed. “Since 1982 glass has had a constant presence in my life. Our relationship has been enhanced and explored with some of the world’s glass masters, but predominantly my knowledge of this magic material is built on day-to-day experience and practice in my studio. This path has led me to a fairly simple artistic approach; trust the glass, have fun, accept mistakes, study nature and search for beautiful forms and colors inherent in glass’ personality.” Ed Branson has been a working artist for over 20 years and his work is exhibited across the United States. Contact: Ed Branson, 243 Hill Rd, Ashfield, MA 01330. Tel: 413-625-2633. E-mail: Ed@edbranson.com. Web: www.edbranson.com. Breadon, Eoin. Breadon received his MFA in glass from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2004 and is shown and collected internationally by galleries and museums. From 20042009 he served as a member of the sculpture and glass faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art and now works as an Associate Professor of Glass/Sculpture at the University of WisconsinRiver. Contact: Eoin Breadon, 1123 St. Crois Heights, Hudson, WI 54106. Tel: 949-542-9828. Email: eoin@eoinbreadonglass. Web: www.eoinbreadonglass.com Brejcha, Vernon. A native of Kansas, prairie glass artist Vernon Brejcha, grew up in the tiny farming community of Holyrood. His earliest memories of his childhood are of his drawing. At Kansas State, Vernon saw his first art ware blown of molten glass and followed its call to his career. To this day Vernon's glass animates the prairie spirit. Vernon currently teaches glass blowing at the University of Kansas, while he maintains his personal studios in Kansas and N.C. He has conducted glass
workshops at different glass schools throughout America, and has been the demonstrating guest artist at many Gazebo shows during the past 20 years. His art is shown in the Smithsonian Institute, The Corning Glass Museum, and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum; just to name a few of the more than 50 museums in America and Europe. Contact: Vernon Brejcha, 1111 East 1500 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046. Tel: 785-842-5275. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Brockmann, Ruth. Ruth Brockmann began working with glass in 1978 and since 1980 has specialized in the field of kilnformed glass involving fusing, slumping and casting techniques. She has been a pioneer in the kilnformed glass movement and is known internationally for her fused glass masks and for her cast glass sculptures. Her work has always been inspired by nature, focusing upon the inter-relationships of all living forms and their spirits. Her work has been collected by numerous museums including the Corning Museum of Glass and the American Museum of Glass. Her work is also found in many public and private collections. She is represented by galleries throughout the United States. Contact: Schantz Galleries, 3 Elm Street, Stockbridge MA 01262. Tel: 413-298-3044. Email: email@example.com. Web: schantzgalleries.com. Brzon, Tomas. Tomas Brzon was born in Novy Bor, Czech Republic in 1982. He studied at the world-renowned School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov under Professor Frantisek Janak and Mr Pavel Trnka. Since graduating, Tomas has refined his skills by working with celebrated Glass Artists such as Martin Rosol, Jan Mares and Latchezar Boyadjiev. He has exhibited in Europe and the U.S.A and currently lives and works in Novy Bor where he has his own studio. Contact: Tomas Brzon Tel: 420 737 005 128. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.chantmelle.wix.com/tomasbrzon Bubacco, Lucio. Lucio Bubacco is a native of Murano, Italy, the birthplace of glass art. At age 14, he completed his first works with the “lume” technique. His masterpieces are composed in Murano glass, ideal for the lume process due to its brightness. Lucio Bubacco’s sensuous works combine the anatomic perfection of Greek sculpture with the Byzantine gothic architecture of his native Venice. Seductive themes that suggest metamorphosis, transformation, and forms emerging from the void, echo the mythological past, when sexuality was spiritual, not political. Bubacco is one of the world’s most famous and respected artistic flame workers. His work is shown in fine art galleries and public collections worldwide. Contact: Lucio Bubacco, Cannaregio 5161/D, Venice, Italy 30123. Tel: 3355767525. Email: email@example.com. Web: luciobubacco.com. Burch, Robert. Robert Burch is a Seattle based artist, originally from Atlanta, Georgia. His knowledge of glass comes from several years of work experience. The piece which has been donated to this year’s auction is an exploration between the interaction of several added components, and their manipulation of space. Contact: Robert Burch, 924 N 35th St, Seattle, WA
98103. Tel: 404-274-1499. Email: Robert.Burch@hotmail.com. Web: www.robertburch.blogspot.com. Carder, Ken. Ken studied art, primarily life drawing at Bowling Green State University (1975-80). Fascinated by glass, he then reached to Western North Carolina to work in the studios of Billy Bernstein and Harvey Littelton. In 1994, he became Artist in Residence at the Penland School of Crafts, a position he held until 1988. Ken’s work is typically blown and hot sculpted, although he often uses casting and cold working techniques as well. Faces have been a predominant theme throughout his career. By tapping into the ancient tradition of figurative imagery, he feels kinship with artists across time. These pieces are also informed by a need to in some way convey the human condition, even on a small scale. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: libertymuseum.org Carlson, Kurt and Lynda. Kurt and Lynda Carlson began their own studio in 1992 in upstate New York. Kurt, who has been working in glass since 1978, received his bachelor’s degree in glass from the School of American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology. While at the school, he studied with Andy Magdance and Michael Taylor. His wife Lynda studied art and sculpture at the University of Mexico and Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Their work has been shown at galleries, juried exhibitions and museums throughout the United States, including the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery; RIT; Rochester Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Kurt and Lynda Carlson created powerful sculpted glass totems layered with content and imagery. Kurt begins the totems with molten clear crystal. He introduces color and imagery inside of the piece and adds features such as eyebrows and lips to the form. Lynda then designs the features to be etched and engraved onto the surface of the form after it has cooled. She also adds color to enhance features and ornamentation to the surface with colored glass enamels. Contact: Carlson Glassworks. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Carlson, Deborah. Deborah Carlson is a Colorado based glass artist whose works and commissions can be located in permanent collections, national museums, galleries (both glass and fine art), private residences and public installations. Her unique fabrications have won numerous awards in both major national fine glass and fine art shows. Her art glass education includes studying under the world’s best glass masters from the USA, Italy, and Canada. Deborah has maintained her own studio since 1984, creating both gallery and architectural work in all techniques of glass. She is also a regular featured writer, has her work shown, and articles written about her in selected glass magazines, newspapers, and art center publications across the country. Contact: Deborah Carlson, 5600 E Powers Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Tel: 303-689-9072. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: deborahcarlson.com. Carlson, William. William Carlson received his BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA from Alfred University. Carlson creates laminated sculptures that incorporate a variety of
glasses and granites. His works are studies in interior space, geometry, texture, and color. He says: “Light provides the catalyst or language by which we define ‘Glass’ as an art material. Dramatic or subtle, we are ultimately informed by the mingling of the two as our visual entry.” Carlson has significantly impacted the contemporary art glass movement as both an artist and an educator, and has received numerous awards for his work. He is widely published, and his art is represented in private and public collections, and those of dozens of museums worldwide. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: libertymuseum.org. Chardiet, José. José Chardiet was born in Havana, Cuba in 1956, and immigrated to the United States in 1960. Chardiet is a key figure in the Studio Glass movement. Over several decades, he’s pursued several bodies of work with consistent success. One constant in his sculpture is a focus on the interior or void of the piece. For Chardiet, that is where all the spiritual power lies, not the surface, and that power is increased or made more explicit by exposing it through polishing. José has participated in many one-person, invitational and group exhibitions, and is included in large number of private and public collections including the Renwick, Museum of Art and Design; Corning Museum of Glass, and the Yokohama Museum of Art. He is widely published internationally. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: libertymuseum.org. Chesbrough, Jessie. Jessie Chesbrough was born in 1977 in Boston, MA, and began working with hot glass in 2007. She has studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, and The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Her glassworks have been featured at Museum of Glass, and independent galleries across North America, Australia, & Europe. Contact: Jessie Chesbrough, 10R Southern Ave, Essex, MA 01929. Tel: 617-447-1383. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: jessiechesbrough.com. Chi, Lu. Lu Chi is a pioneer and witness of the Chinese contemporary glass art movement. In 2003, she got the very first MFA degree in Glass Art in China from Tsinghua University. In 2007, after she finished her extracurricular education in U.S, she set up the first personal glass studio and become the first professional glass artist in China Mainland. In 2008, Lu Chi built up the "LuChi" glass jewelry line. In 2009, she created a luxury brand of glass tableware named "LuChi" in Shanghai with Shanghai Glass Company. As an international glass artist, her work can be found in collections over the world. Lu Chi’s sculptures were collected by V&A Museum, China Pavilion (EXPO) and so on. As an artist from Shanghai, each of Lu Chi's glass works is a symphonic poem in glass dedicated to the spirit of Shanghai, China and the world. She is inspired by the inner tensions of her city's modernity and magnetism. Her sculptures are reveries of architectural design, urbanization and sophisticated lifestyle. At the same time the works forge a fresh aesthetic that reconciles her Chinese heritage and international experience. Contact: Lu Chi. Web: luchiglass.com.
Clark, Edward. Edward Clark is a glass worker currently living an operating on Oahu, Hawaii. Clark just expanded his private studio to create an educational center for glass masters from around the world to teach, as well as provide community events for the local community, and a studio for glass artists to create their work. Clark first saw glass as a young child on the island of Murano, then again at places like Wheaton Village, Waterford, and Corning. Clark first blew glass and did some stained glass and fusing projects in 1997 in Philadelphia, but has worked in glass intensively since 1999. Edward has worked for private artists, as well as in glass factories, community facilities, and other nonprofits. From 1999 until 2006, he studied and worked in the Seattle area. Since then, he moved to Hawaii where weekly snorkeling, shoreline dog walks, and missions to the tide pools day and night inspire all his glass designs. Edward Clark has a Bachelor of the Arts in the Fine Arts, focusing on glass and sculpture, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. He earned both degrees from The Evergreen State College while simultaneously working with and studying glass in the Seattle area. He also has some graduate studies from University of Hawaii, with focus in glass and business. Clark has also traveled around the country to facilities like Corning Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School to study with glass masters from around the world. Clark has also spent a lot of time working with Non Profit Art Organizations, Schools, and Studios such as Pratt Fine Arts Center and Fleisher Art Memorial. Scientifically, he has propagated corals for 10 years and written published papers on various marine invertebrates and key indicator species such as coral and kelp beds. At one point he volunteered at the Waikiki Aquarium teaching children and visitors about the Hawaiian marine environment until he welcomed his first child into this world. In the art world, Clark currently shows work nationally and internationally, he teaches glass, has been published in books, papers, and magazines. Clark does public demonstrations and was a presenter at the Glass Art Society’s 2011 Conference, Piecing Together the Puget Sound ecosystem. Edward Clark has dedicated his life to the arts, specifically glass, and currently enjoys combining his passions of the visual arts with his interest in the environmental world and uses his sculptural work to educate the world as he combines his passions of art and science into visual harmony. Contact: Taonga Glass. 905 Kalanianaole Hwy Box 15A Unit 18, Kailua, HI 96734. Tel: 808-228-9575. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.taongaglass.com. Cohan-Saavedra, Barbara. Barbara Cohan-Saavedra wanted to design and make jewelry ever since she watched at her father’s bench as a child. She has been making jewelry for fifteen years and established her glass studio in 2003. Her work has been featured in several national publications. A practicing lawyer who also runs a fine dining restaurant with her husband, she looks forward to retiring from the law to devote more time to her passions for glass and jewelry. Contact: Barbara CohanSaavedra, 834 Larkspur Street, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Tel: 215-827-1173. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: barbcohan.com.
Cribbs, KeKe. Keke Cribbs’ life is as colorful as her work: a self-taught artist, she was schooled in Ireland, traveled widely in Europe and lived in Corsica. In the ‘80’s, she studied at Pilchuck Glass School with Dan Dailey, Bertil Vallien, Ginny Ruffner, Klause Moje, Jiri Harcuba, Clifford Rainey. She creates sculptural mosaics that take us on a journey into the magical imagination of this self-taught artist – a fantastical world where the landscape is colorful, the characters exciting, the narrative riveting. Cribbs has a portfolio brimming with three dimensional glass mosaics that ultimately become a canvas for her brilliant narrative paintings and drawings. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: libertymuseum.org. Current, Nancy. Nancy Current began her education at the University of Washington where she received a bachelor of Fine Arts. In 1991, she attended Pilchuck School where she studied painting on glass. Her education continued over the next several years to include a variety disciplines such as glass fusing and lithography. She also attended Pratt Fine Arts Center, as well as, classes at the Bullseye Glass Company. Her unique style has earned her several awards and her work has been exhibited throughout North America. Nancy has taught classes at both Pilchuck and Pratt. Currently she resides in Seattle, WA. Contact: Nancy Current. 614 12th Avenue East. Seattle, WA 98102. Tel: 206-604-8298. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.ncurrent.com. Dailey, Dan. Dan Dailey's career in glass has spanned more than 40 years. With his Bachelor’s from UArts in Philadelphia, he branched out from the mainstream Studio Glass movement initiated by Harvey Littleton with the incorporation of metal into many of the sculptures. Additionally, he worked as an independent artist/ designer for Crisallerie Daum for more than twenty years. He has taught at many glass programs and is a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art where he founded the glass program. Since 1971, Dailey's work has been featured in more than 90 exhibitions and included in over 300 juried or invitational group shows, and has been included in more than 90 Museum collections around the world, including the Renwick, the Met, LACMA, the DIA and the Louvre. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: libertymuseum.org. Davids, Monroe. Monroe V. Davids of Twin Birches Studio has worked with glass for over 35 years, and has been involved with fusing for over 20 years. He incorporates dichroic glass in all his pieces as it offers a third dimension, where the colors bounce all over the spectrum. Dichroic glass and its patterns are actually a film, which was placed on a layer of glass under intense heat and controlled high energy. His art pieces are known as “Liquescence” – the liquid essence of high-energy glass. “Working the glass that reaches high temperature and dances in the kiln truly allows me to express myself in pure hot color.” Contact: Monroe V. Davids, Twin Birch Studios, 23120 Ridge Rd, Germantown, MD 20876. Tel: 301-972-2122. Email: Zelda@erols.com.
Davis, Maxwell. After earning a BA from Southern Illinois University and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Maxwell Davis went directly into teaching at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and has remained in that position for the past thirty-nine years. Throughout his tenure he has taught primarily in the Crafts department moving from ceramics, to glass, to art furniture and currently heads the Art Furniture Area at CCS. Always on the cutting edge of his craft Maxwell Davis has been making art furniture for over twenty years. Davis has exhibited in over 130 regional, national, and international shows and competitions and has been privately collected by dozens of furniture and fine art collectors including the High Museum in Atlanta, GA and the Detroit Institute of the Arts. Maxwell Davis lives and works out of his studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Contact: Maxwell Davis. Tel: 734-669-8203. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.maxwelldavis.com. Delaney, Jacci. Jacci Delaney received her BFA in glass from SIUC in 2008. Her work is about the beauty of life, especially the very bodies that makes every single living thing. Jacci has been fossilizing fish and animals in glass for two years now starting with her glass thesis. At SIUC, she did experiment after experiment to fuse fish in glass and she is now the first person to ever fuse a whole fish and animal in glass, which leaves the skeleton perfectly intact. Her work continues to push these ideas and the technical aspects of fusing fish and animals in glass. Contact: Jacci Delaney, 404 W. Albany, Peoria, IL 61604. Tel: 815-228-0816. Email: email@example.com. Web: jaccidelaneyglass.com. Derry, Donald. Donald has been a woodworker for 35 years and has made everything from fine furniture and cabinetry to rock and roll guitars. In 1993 he began in earnest to teach himself the craft of Woodturning. Since then Donald has places works in many major museums and collections worldwide. He is known for the use of vibrant color on his wood work and his mastery of shape and form. These two obsessions led him to the natural progression of also working in glass. He now explores the seamless blending of the two mediums. Contact: Thomas R. Riley Galleries, 28699 Chagrin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44122. Tel: 216-765-1801. Fax: 216-765-1331. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.rileygalleries.com. DeWitt, Mary. Mary DeWitt has been painting for over thirty years. She received a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she finished a summer program at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and completed apprenticeships at Moravian Pottery and Tileworks and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. DeWitt uses tile murals, large canvasses, reverse glass paintings as well as elaborate multimedia works to bring narrative voice to her subject matter. She has exhibited work at sites such as City Hall Courtyard in Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary, Bucknell University, Smithsonian Institution and the Painted Bride Art Center. Contact: Mary DeWitt. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.marydewitt.net.
Dexter, Will. Will Dexter co-founded Taylor Backes glass studio, along with his partner, Karla Trinkley. Their objective was to collaborate in the design of traditional and contemporary art glass. Dexter and Trinkley both received BFA degrees from Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA and MFA degrees from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Their work has been exhibited throughout the world and is in the permanent collections of museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass. They have lectured and taught at Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA; Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC; and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence,RI. Contact: Will Dexter, 2nd & Washington Streets, Boyertown, PA 19512. Tel: 610-367-4600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.taylorbackes.com. DiMarco, Deborah. Attention to detail is the hallmark of work by Ms. DiMarco. Deborah began lampworking in 2003 when she sought to expand her creativity by enrolling in the Glass Art Program of Salem Community College. Her inspiration comes from a love of antiquity and reference to ancient design. Once a color specialist in the advertising industry, she now paints at the torch using molten glass as her medium. Deborah is represented by the Liberty Museum, the Noyes Museum, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, La Bottega of Art, The Riverfront Renaissance Center, the House of Red Cat and the World Museum of Erotic Art. Contact: Deb DiMarco, 310 Fenwick Avenue, Salem, NJ 08079. Tel: 609-217-1350. Email: email@example.com Web: Studiodelvetro.com/index.html Jindrich Dolezal. Born in 1958, Jindrich Dolezal graduated from Brno University of Technology where he studied cybernetics and then painting under Professor Petr Brazda. Dolezal, working as an independent artist since 1991, has been admired for his artistry, as well as his unique technical skills. Dolezal's art has been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at the Holland Art Fair, Haag and Art Glass Center, Schalkvijk, Holland, Kunsthaus am Museum, KĂśln, Galerie Sordello, Paris, Kunst and Form, Vienna, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, Art Palm Beach, Florida, and the Parliament of Czech Republic. Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery. Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: bohemianartgallery.com. Donefer, Laura. Canadian/American artist Laura Donefer has used glass as the primary medium in her art for 30 years. Mentoring/teaching is equally important to Laura, who has taught at Espace Verre since 1988 and at Pilchuck, Penland and Corning Museum of Glass for decades. In her non-traditional way, Laura Donefer has enlivened the glass world for almost three decades. She is well known for her colorful mixed media work, but has really set the glass world on fire with her crazy Glass Fashion Shows. As a teacher, Laura has mentored many students across the globe, and her trademark classes involve pushing the boundaries of glass making. In 2006, the Glass Art Association of Canada awarded Laura its first â€œLifetime Achievement
Award,” in recognition of her tireless efforts for the advancement of glass art in Canada. She earned the Glass Art Society’s prestigious “Honorary Lifetime Membership Award” in 2008, in recognition of her outstanding achievements and her contributions to the Glass Art Society. Since 1985, Laura has exhibited her work internationally. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions, including shows at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Hammelev Arts and Culture Centre in Denmark, the Museo del Vidreo in Mexico, the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China, and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Ontario. Her work is featured in many public and private collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Museum of Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Museum of Fine Art in Montreal, and the Clay and Glass Museum in Waterloo, Ontario. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org D’Onofrio, Bernie. Bernard D’Onofrio’s experience with glass commenced in 1972. After receiving his MFA from Kent State University in 1983, he has been employed at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. A recipient of numerous awards, including an National Endowment of the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in 1990, a Massachusetts Individual Artist Fellowship, and the Silver Prize Award in the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, Japan. He is widely known for his colorfully expressive anthropomorphic bottle forms and stilllife arrangements, which have been represented internationally in over 100 exhibitions including Heller Gallery, NY, Habatat Gallery, Fla and the Holsten Gallery, MA. Mr. D’Onofrio’s works are represented in numerous museum and private collections as the Pritzker Foundation, Bronfman Collection, and MediTech Corporation. Presently, works are exhibited at Koganezaki Glass Museum in Japan. Contact: Bernie D’Onofrio, 299 Village Street, Millis, MA 02054. Tel: 508-376-2429. Email: email@example.com. Tim Drier. Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human sculptural forms. Drier has taught flameworking courses at The Studio and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and has demonstrated at the International Flameworker's Conference at Salem Community College. Contact: Tim Drier. Email: TADrier@dow.com. Drvotova, Jaroslava. Jaroslava Drvotova trained at Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov, under Professor J.Kochrda. She spent 10 years working as a designer for Egermann-Exbor, the world renowned glass producer. Drvotova's art reflects her admiration for nature; her vases and beautifully detailed with flowers and trees and contain unique elements evoking the presence of life. Today, Jaroslava Drvotova is a professor of the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov, also known as the oldest school for glass making in Europe. Her work is in numerous museum and private collections throughout the world. Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery,
Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: bohemianartgallery.com. Dunstan, Evelyn. “Regardless of our journeys purpose, the paths we choose to follow are constantly changing with connections along the way, the degree of variation influenced by how aware our senses are. I express personal stories through a botanical expression. While the metaphorical is obvious, the connections are a myriad of influences intertwined. The constant is our ability to learn to adjust, as the glass changed – refracting the light of each day giving new dimensions and meaning.” Contact: Evelyn Dunstan, Imago Galleries, 45-450 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Tel: 760-776-9890. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.imagogalleries.com. Durrer, Verena. Verena Durrer’s jewelry has been shown throughout Europe. The National Liberty Museum’s Auction was Verena’s American debut. Her intricate glass bead work is exquisite—only matched by her extraordinary designs. Verena’s lengthy pieces can be worn in a multitude of ways, from knotted necklaces to belts. She leaves it up to the wearer’s imagination. In that way, Verena involves the wearer with the design. Contact: Sanske Gallery. Web: www.sanske.ch. Edgerley, Susan. One of Canada's leading glass artists, Susan Edgerley's relationship with glass is one of ongoing aesthetic and technical innovation. Her work “...possesses an emotional content without being sentimental; it has organic grace without looking like an imitation of nature in glass.” Susan was educated at John Abbott College in Quebec, and at the Sheridan School of Crafts and Design in Mississauga, Canada. Since that time she has supported and participated in many groups and individual shows, taught workshops at the Pilchuck Glass Center, been on directing boards of the “Glass Art Association of Canada,” “Espace Verre” of Montreal, and the “Centre des Metiers du Verre,” Montreal, Quebec. Her works can be found in many private and public collections, including those of the Claridge Collection, Montreal, the Musee du Quebec, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal, the BP Ohio Collection, Ohio USA, and the Wuspum Museum of Racine, Wisconsin. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Ehart, Karen. Karen Ehart was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 1985, she and a partner opened a stained glass studio in Alabama, designing and fabricating custom work for homes, churches and businesses. They also did glass restoration work on some beautiful old homes. During that time she began melting glass together, a process called fusing, and incorporating pieces in her stained glass work. She then began making fused glass jewelry and this led to a wholesale jewelry line sold to boutiques and galleries. In 1990, she returned to Portland, Oregon where she worked for Savoy Studios, a major commercial art glass studio, and Uroboros glass factory. During her time spent in Portland, glass fusing became her focus. A move to Hawaii in 1992 inspired many new design ideas. The intriguing petroglyph symbols found on cave walls and lava fields began showing up in her art pieces, as well as the sea creatures she
encountered while snorkeling the coral reefs. Spending much of her mainland time hunting Native American rock art led her to the deserts of the Southwest. She fell in love with the wide open spaces and dramatic scenery of Arizona and moved there in 2002. It was in Arizona that she developed the torso series and began concentrating on the skulls and the kiln cast pieces. In May of 2007 she moved back to Eastern Oregon to be nearer to her family and the great Northwest. Contact: Karen Ehart, PO Box 644, Milton Freewater, OR 97862. Tel: 541-938-6418. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: karenehartglass.com. Einarsdottir, Sigrun. Einarsdóttir helped established Iceland’s only glass workshop in 1982, and has run it since 2003. Glassworks are designed by Sigrun and created with assistance from glassblowers from various parts of the world. Besides mastering the ancient art of glassblowing Sigrun incorporates various new techniques in her glass works. She makes functional items and one-off artistic pieces and she also undertakes special designs for companies and organizations. Sigrun’s works have been shown in private exhibitions in Iceland and abroad. Her works are to be found in several museums worldwide and they have been featured in internationally recognized books and journals. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: libertymuseum.org. Escowitz, Sidney. “After leaving a successful career in the world of fashion and design as Art Director for Simplicity Pattern Company, and Vice President and Creative Director of the Vogue and Butterick Pattern Company from 1989 to 2004, I began sculpting real fruits and vegetables. A representative of the Soho Publishing Company admired my fruit and vegetable centerpieces at a party one evening. That led to a position with the company to design and create food centerpieces for them. I subsequently published a how to book; Entertaining Edibles – 50 fun food sculptures for all occasions, by Sixth & Spring Books, 2004, step by step instructions for the amateur. In 2006 my family and I moved to Florida where I was introduced to the world of glass fusing at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. I have been ‘hooked on glass’ ever since. With the assistance of my wife Barbara, who does the kiln work, I like to create glass pieces that are a reflection of the beauty of women, flowers, and colors. Manipulating my own glass patterns and movements intensifies my passion to learn and create beauty, sometimes with a touch of humor. I now live in Lake Worth, Florida with my family.” Contact: Stewart Fine Art, 608 Banyan trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Tel: 561-995-2760. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.sfaglass.com. Falk, Nina. “When I create glass I am inspired by a lifetime as a classical violinist. I'm in love with color and light and flow, and my work is an abstract, playful exploration of nature and music. Working with glass allows me to integrate my experience and love of both. My goal is to create glass that expresses the ‘oneness’ of all life.” Nina Falk approaches her glasswork as a visual expression of the rhythms, patterns, and lyricism of both music and nature. The artist studied violin, sculpture, and printmaking at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and won a
Fulbright Fellowship to explore violin making in Europe. She studied kiln-formed glass at the Corning Museum of Glass and at the Pilchuck School. She is a founding member of the Arcovoce Chamber Ensemble, which is ensemble-in-residence at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. She was artist-in-residence at the Wesley Theological Seminary. Contact: Maggi Cowlan ℅ Nina Falk Glass, 7303 Cedar Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Tel: 301-891-1558. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: ninafalkglass.com. Farrell, Matthew. “During my years studying music, in particular Eastern musical theory, as well as through my observations of nature I have come to see the physical world as an intricately interwoven series of patterns, that are simultaneously infinite and diverse as well as inextricably and synergistically interlinked. When I sculpt in glass I attempt to allow it , its ‘original liquidity.’ Simply by providing the environmental factors that cause it to behave in ways which resembles the interaction of the matter in the natural world. Energy constantly in flux and changing state, in what sometimes seems in a random and chaotic fashion. During this process I feel an obligation to draw together the abstract patterns which emerge into groupings which my rational mind can grasp. To arrive at this point, it is necessary for me to remove my ‘self’ from the equation as much as possible, relying on my intuitive experience with my chosen medium. Yet beyond this point, concepts, both abstract and personal bubble to the surface, and if my focus has been acutely maintained, a dialogue occurs. This is the reward of my efforts, which are considerable, the object itself almost exists as a by -product, a physical artifact, of a moment in time engaged with a part of myself which I can access through no other pathway. Put simply, creating with glass, is my daily devotion to something I am unable to name.” Contact: Matthew Farrell, 6 Acacia St, Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia. E- mail: email@example.com. Tel: 02 6685 7044 +612 6685 7044. Web: farrellglassdesign.com. Feurer, Diego. Born February, 10, 1955 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Diego Feurer lives and works in Tesserete, Switzerland. Originally a CAMS-operator for Swiss TV, Feurer's artistic eye led to his fascination with glass. In 1980, he began his career in art glass by creating artistic stained-glass windows. In the early 1990's, he advanced his education in glass by attending fusing seminars with various artists, including Giles Bettison, Matthew Curtis, Linda Ethier and Rudi Gritsch. He began another collaboration creating artistic glass windows with Fra Roberto, an important Swiss artist, in the 1980s which continues today. Feurer received a major commission in 1999 from the Swiss Office of Construction and Logistics to create a glass fused ceiling for a multipurpose hall. It was also in the 1990s that Feurer started to blow glass, attending various workshops with such renowned artists as Giles Bettison. In addition to his own work, he assists other artists in the realization of their works of art. In 1998 he established his glass blowing studio in Tesserete, Switzerland. In his latest work, Feurer developed an entirely original form of murrine, the glass mosaic. This process allows
him to fade his colors, giving a more painterly effect to his work, which was not previously possible with normal murrine techniques. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Fine, Matthew. “My work, when looked at from a multi decade perspective has one truth. My work is me and I am my work. I now see my art as self-portraits. I try to be as honest about myself and my human condition as I can possibly be. My work is not about perfection or beauty for the sake of beauty. I see myself, like most people, as very human and try to make work that reflects this. My work always yearns for grace and beauty but is always held back from attaining this expression by their hand made qualities. I stay away from processes that could mechanically create perfection. Every surface is done by hand, guaranteeing they are as flawed as I am. There is a bit of imperfection in every aspect of my work, an undeniable relationship to the human condition.” Contact: Matthew Fine. Web: www.visitfine.com. Forck, Jason. Jason Forck's interest in nature originates from his rural mid-western background. He was raised on a small Kansas farm where he learned the values of respecting the land, working hard and using one's hands to accomplish tasks. His interest in art began when his mother worked as a free-lance artist for Hallmark and would often bring home artist supplies to entertain and stimulate his creativity. Jason first discovered glass as an undergraduate at Emporia State University. He studied under glass professors Patrick Martin and Roberta Eichenberg and began to see that glass could be used in many different ways aside from the typical blown vessel. At the same time Jason learned how to paint from Ann Piper. Jason spent his final three years at Emporia focusing on glass as a sculptural medium and using color and textures with oil paints to evoke emotions. After graduating from Emporia with a BFA, Jason was accepted into the Pittsburgh Glass Center's apprentice program. In 2001 he had his first exhibition outside of college "Face to Face." Jason has exhibited in group shows in Pittsburgh as well as Louisville and Kansas City. His current work is based on childhood experiences in discovery in nature along with concepts that reflect concerns of the artist. Contact: Jason Forck, 1007 Chislett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Tel: 412-320-0893. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: forckandglass.com. Frabel, Hans Godo. Hans Godo Frabel was born in Jena, East Germany in 1941. The tumultuous political climate in existence after WWII necessitated a family migration to a small city called Wertheim in West Germany, where Frabel’s father opened a scientific glass factory with a business partner. Frabel did not enjoy school, and when 15 his father enrolled him into a “Lehrausbildung Program” (a traineeship) as a scientific glassblower at the prestigious Jena Glaswerke in Mainz, West Germany. Within 3 years, Frabel received his “Gehilfenbrief,” an apprenticeship diploma, showing that he had mastered the trade of scientific glass blowing. In his spare time, he had the opportunity to focus on his real passion, art, and attended different art classes, to learn how to paint and draw. Han Godo
Frable was among the first artists who chose glass as their art medium. Although Frabel’s art received much attention in the United States, his international breakthrough as a glass artist did not occur until 1979 when his pop art sculpture “Hammer and Nails” was utilized as the feature piece of the New Glass Art Exhibition. For the next several years, the exhibition toured the world visiting numerous museums in major cities. This international exhibition was a major factor in the recognition of Hans Godo Frabel as a founding father of modern torch work in the world of art. Over the years Frabel’s reputation as a master in glass art has spread worldwide beyond the glass community. Frabel art pieces can be found in public and private collections in over 80 countries worldwide. Some of the more illustrious collectors of Frabel glass art are Queen Elizabeth II, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, current and former heads of governments such as Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat as well as museums in London, Paris, Tokyo, Dresden, Valencia, Corning, San Francisco, New York and Washington D. C. Contact: Copeland Collection, 309 E Paces Ferry Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305. Tel: 404-467-9464. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.frabelglass.com. Franklin, Kim Z. Kim Z. Franklin was a graphics illustrator for many years prior to being a full-time sculptural beadwork artist. In the past sixteen years her sculptures, which are created with glass seed beads stitched together using off-loom techniques, have earned her many awards and honors. Among others, these include being published in “Speaking for Themselves-The Artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lark Book’s “500 Beaded Objects,” and Bead International’s “The Best Contemporary Beadwork,” where she was awarded with the most innovative use of the medium. Her work has also appeared in American Craft, Beadwork, Beads, and Lapidary Journal magazines. Her current work consists of large bead worked cocoon-like “vessels” that engage the viewer on many levels, from both afar and up-close, whereupon the closer you view the more artistic intricacies of the beadwork become revealed. Kim Z is represented by Prismo Gallery(s) in Colorado, and Barnstone Gallery in Pennsylvania. Contact: Kim Z Franklin, Studio Z, 621-623 Sugarsbridge Rd, West Chester, PA 19380. Tel: 610-431-4372. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.kimzart.com. Fuhrman, Tom. Tom has been working in glass since 1974. Prior to 1999 he was operating a hot glass studio part-time in northeastern Indiana. Fuhrman Glass Studios is currently located in Oak Ridge Tennessee. The Studio produces one-of-a-kind vessels and sculpture, as well as corporate awards and large site specific sculpture. Tom's works have been exhibited in many national and regional juried competitions and invitational exhibitions. He has received numerous corporate and organizational awards and his pieces can be found in many private collections and the permanent collections of several museums. His leaded windows are featured in many restaurants, churches, and private residences. Contact: Fuhrman Glass Studios Inc, 374 Warehouse Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Tel: 865-481-0596. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.furhmanglass.com.
Fujita, Kyohei. Kyohei Fujita (1921-2004) was a pivotal figure in a glassmaking tradition in Japan. Known primarily for his richly ornamented boxes, he has also made glass vessels. His work is represented in collections throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. Contact: The National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Fujitsuka,Yuko. Yuko was born in 1973 in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. Yuko received her BA and MFA from Aichi University of Education. In 1999, Yuko attended the Academy of Architecture and Design in Prague. There Yuko was taught by Marian Karel from the Czech Republic. Presently Yuko is an instructor at the Berong to Recycled glass studio ‘AOI’ in Okazaki, Japan. Contact: Yuko Fujitsuka, 420 4054 Iga-Cho, Okazaka, Aichi, 444-0075, Japan. Tel: 0564-24-5002. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Funk, Steve. Steve Funk began his love affair with glass as a collector. Under the encouragement of glass artist and mentor David Bennett, Steve first began blowing glass in 2004. Since that time, he has studied under Stephen Powell, Nick Mount, Ben Edols, John Miller, Kait Rhoads, Richard Ritter and Maestro Davide Salvadore in Murano. Currently, Steve serves on the Pilchuck Glass School Board of Trustees and continues to work with good friend and Artist Paul Nelson. For the past 3 years he has been working at the Flame Run Glass Studio in Louisville, Ky. One of Steve’s primary goals is to find creative and inventive ways to introduce color and contrast to each piece. Contact: Steve Funk, 111 St. Edward Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Tel: 561-775-3046. Email: SHFunk@comcast.net. Web: funky-glass.net.
Stephen and Danielle studied with prominent American and European glass artists. Both worked as glass house gaffers and blowing instructors. Danielle and Stephen’s work resides in both private and public collections worldwide. Contact: Danielle Blade and Stephen Gartner, P.O. Box 185, Ashley Falls, MA 01222. Tel: 413-229-0058. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.gartnerblade.com. Genninger, Leslie. Leslie works on the Island of Murano, alongside some of the most highly skilled glass masters in the world. Since 1994 Leslie has participated as gallerist and artist at SOFA Chicago and SOFA New York Sculpture Object and Functional Art expositions. Genninger Studio has been featured in many international journals, prestigious magazines and award winning travel guides, such as The International Herald Tribune Journal, Bon Appetit, Southern Accent, Orient Express, Panorama, Tatler, Baila, Crea, Nikita and Glass Magazines, and Susy Gershman’s “Born to Shop Italy,” Frommer’s, Fodor’s “Venice and the Veneto,” Barrie Kerper’s “The Collected Traveler Venice,” Time Out “Venice Guide," Pocket Italia, AA Guide, and Sandra Gustafson’s “Great Sleeps Italy. Leslie feels privileged to have among her most valued clients some of the leading design and art museums in the world such as The Smithsonian institute in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Art and Design in New York City, The Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Tacoma Glass Museum and The Belvedere Museum in Washington State, and The Venetian Glass Museum in Otaru, Japan. Contact: Leslie Genninger, Genninger Studio, Dorsoduro 364, Campiello Barbaro, 30123 Venezia, Italia. Tel: 01139 041 5225565. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.genningerstudio.com.
Gamrath, Jason. Jason began working with glass at the age of 16 at Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle, WA. At the age of 18 he was brought on as an apprentice by master glass artist Randy Walker. Jason served with Walker for 5 years, and joined the renowned Willenbrink Johnsen team for duration of 4 years. In 2010 Jason left the teams with a hard earned wealth of knowledge and skill allowing him to pursue a life as a career artist. Now 25, Jason creates his work in Seattle, WA where he strives to push the limitations of glass into a new style and scale. His work is shown and collected throughout the country. Contact: Jason Gamrath, 750 N 92nd Street, Seattle, WA, 98103. Tel: 206-601-9207. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.jasongamrathglass.com.
Gibson, Christopher. “My work derives from an instinctual connection with the natural world. I do not copy what I see in nature but rather what I feel through memories and experience. The subtle lines and color that surrounds us impacts all my work and is reflected in all images I create with glass. With closer observation I capture the essence of the natural world, not an exact representation. As my work changes with time it is symbolic of the constantly changing environment.” Christopher Gibson is a self-taught artist. In 2009 he began to pursue his lifelong passion for glass art. Currently, he works at Fusions Glass Studio in Eagle Idaho. Contact: Christopher Gibson, 1611 Everett St., Caldwell, ID 83605. Tel: 208-602-5188. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.christophergibsonglassart.com.
Gartner, Stephen & Danielle Blade. Gartner/Blade glass is the work of Danielle Blade and Stephen Gartner, business partners since 1995. Danielle and Stephen combine their individual ideas, techniques and experiences to create original works and hand blown glass. Over the past decade, they developed a series of pieces that explore their interpretation of objects of ritual worship. The inspiration for these pieces is rooted in nature and begins their mutual fascination with the use of found objects in the rituals of primitive cultures. In these pieces, they hope to convey reverence for and an understanding of the value of our natural resources. Prior to opening their own studio, both
Glasner, William. Since opening his studio in 1978, William Glasner has created works in hand blown glass that have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and the Far East. Four pieces are included in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass. Others are pictured in the landmark books Glass: State of the Art (Habatat Galleries), Contemporary Glass (Corning Museum of Glass), and Glass Now (Japan). He transitioned to making handcarved art glass jewelry from his furnace pulled crystal tubing
around 2007. It is represented in the Corning Museum shop. Contact: William Glasner. Web: www.williamglasner.com. Goldhaft, Deborah. Deborah was raised in Southern New Jersey, which was a mostly rural area during her childhood. College led her to study Anthropology as a generalist, and afterwards her interest in people and lifestyles led her to live, travel, and explore, overseas for several years. While in Adelaide, South Australia, Deborah apprenticed with a small hot glass studio and learned glass blowing basics before relocating back to the U.S. and the Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest in 1981. She spent a few years studying and working production glass with the Seattle glass community. In 1988, Deborah and her son Noah moved to Vashon Island, WA. On Vashon Island, due to the intermittent loss of power, she set up a sandblasting studio rather than a hot glass furnace. It turned out to be a great idea, as Deborah found the glass sandblast medium more suitable for her artistic expression. Deborah founded Fire & Ice Glass Studio on Vashon Island, Washington, in 1991. Moving to the Providence, Rhode Island area in 2004, this studio has now transformed into Fire & Ice Studio/Deborah Goldhaft Design. Deborah creates custom Architectural Art Glass for both residential and commercial use, Fine Art, as well as, a Green re-used and recycled glass Giftware line. Contact: Fire & Ice Studio, 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Box#303, Suite C113, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Tel: 401-383-8691. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.fireiceglass.com. Goldhagen, David. David Goldhagen earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, and enrolled in advanced glass studies at Penland School, and the Pilchuck School. He is a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild. The Carolina Designer Craftsman and the Glass Art Society. His work may be found in permanent collections of numerous corporations, Museums and Foundations, including the following: Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Walt Disney, The North Carolina Museum of History, NC State University, City of Winter Park Public Library, Asheville Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Albany Museum of Art, Philips Arena, Atlanta, Telfair Museum, The Paradise Shops at the Georgia Aquarium & Mobile Museum of Art. Contact: Goldhagen Art Glass, 7 Goldhagen Studio Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904. Tel: 828-389-8847. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: goldhagenartglass.com. Grace, Holly. Holly Grace is an Australian glass artist whose current practice is based at the Canberra Glassworks. In 2004 Grace received a MFA from Monash University and as part of her training has participated in three International Mentorship’s, with glass artists Tobias Mohl, Neil Wilkin, and Viki Noorman Koefoed. The artist’s recent exhibition history includes venues such as SOFA, the Melbourne Art Fair, London Art Fair, Art Taipei and the Singapore Art Fair, plus numerous solo exhibitions in both Australia and abroad. Grace’s artwork is also in public collections such as The National Gallery Of Australia, Parliament House Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia and The National Glass Collection. Contact: Holly Grace,
4/8 Glenhuntly Road Elwood, VIC 3184 AUSTRALIA Tel: +61 39 531 4508. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.hollygrace.com Grebe, Robin. Grebe is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art and has been an instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Massachusetts College of Art and the Pilchuck School. Grebe’s pieces are included in the collections of museums nationwide including the Detroit Institute of Arts. Her work has been shown in Europe and across the United States and has three times been included in Glass Review, the annual publication of The Corning Museum of Glass. She has also been featured in New Work, Neues Glas and Glass Art Magazine. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www. libertymuseum.org. Gurman, Débora and Marco Romero. Débora Gurman, originally from Argentina and Marco Romero originally from Mexico City, have been living and working together since 2000. Gurman studied art at the Belgrano Art School in Buenos Aires. Romero has been a part of the Pilchuck Glass School, serving as a teacher assistant for Narcissus Quagliatta in 1999 and 2000. Gurman and Romero have a glass school in Mexico City and teach workshops in central and South America on fused glass, mold making,lost wax casting, and promote glass as an art medium. They exhibit their work nationally and internationally. They have also developed an artistic glass jewelry line that they sell internationally. Contact: Debora Gurman and Marco Romero, 2da. Cda de Pera Verdiñal 26, Mexico City, AL, Mexico. Tel: 525-5-54893715. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.romerogurman.com. Handler, Audrey. Audrey Handler received her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, under Harvey Littleton. Handler transforms scenes and objects from daily life into surrealistic theater… the main performers in these theatricals are life-sized glass fruit. The artist's sculptural concepts reveal a keen insight and interest in our everyday lives. In fact, she puts real life into "Still-Life". Handler has taught and had her work exhibited worldwide, and her work is in the collections of many museums in the US and Europe. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Hathaway, Teddie. “My art is inspired by life experiences, daily interactions with others and my immediate environment. I particularly love the interplay of color and textures, contrasting matte finishes against glossy surfaces and opaque with clear and translucent. All of this is possible with glass, which is largely why I was attracted to the medium in the first place. Although it can be a challenge to work with, I prefer to use recycled glass as a major component in my work. I find the transformation in this material exciting and the artwork becomes a reference to our shared environment.” Teddie Hathaway’s work has been exhibited thought the United States and Germany. Contact: Teddy Hathaway. Web: www.teddiehathaway.com.
Hawker, Sue. Sue Hawker spent most of her working career as a journalist in the international media scene. However, she has always had a strong interest in art, and especially the beauty of glass which has become her passion. Sue mainly works from her home studio overlooking the beautiful waters of the Bay Of Islands in New Zealand. It was a long journey to reach this tranquil setting, through the never-ending deadlines of hard news journalism in New Zealand, Australia and London, followed by the pressures of successfully running businesses, and rearing a child. Sue now concentrates solely on art, creating glass sculpture and ceramics, following studies at NorthTec campus in Kerikeri and workshops overseas. She was formerly co-President of the New Zealand Glass Arts Society. Contact: Sue Hawker, 6 Tasman PL, Kerikeri, New Zealand. Tel: 64-9-407-9155. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.suehawker.co.nz. Helm, David. David is a retired skilled trades auto worker who went back to school in 1999 at College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan to obtain a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree with a major in glassblowing. He designs his work to be colorful. Glass art is created through the trial and error process; this makes it demanding and expensive. Hand blown glass with its compelling intensity and urgency is physically and mentally demanding. David’s philosophy on glass is that it is like royalty of the dark ages, insane, inbred and willful. His glass is made to be handled and enjoyed. Contact: David Helm, 1691 New Castle, Grosse Pte. Wds., MI 48236. Tel: 313-886-1152. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.davesglassworks.com. Hepburn, Mundy. Mundy has made his living through glass art for over thirty years. His work has been exhibited in over thirty installations, and featured in five publications. A member of the glass art society, Mundy has made a name for himself with a unique style of art - luminous glass. A pioneer in this art form, Mundy combines technology with art to create a new breed of moving, living art. Contact: Mundy Hepburn. Tel: (860) 388 - 5621. Email: email@example.com Web: www.mundyhepburn.com. Hershman, Joshua. Joshua Hershman is a mixed media artist who works primarily with kiln cast glass and photography. He was introduced to glass working in high school in 1997 and continued his studies at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada, receiving a diploma in 2004 with a concentration in glass. He went on to earn a BFA with distinction form the California College of Arts in Oakland in 2008. Joshua has exhibited sculptures internationally and received numerous awards for his artworks. Over the past ten years, he has worked closely with many internationally recognized artists, and has begun to include materials such as found objects, photographs, magnets, holograms and video clips in most recent sculptures. In 2009, Joshua completed a two month kiln casting residency at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland. His work was included in the 2010 e-merge international glass competition and he is currently an artist and teacher at D&L Art Glass in Denver, CO. Contact: Joshua Hershman. Tel: 720-532-7652.
Fax: 303-440-7960. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.hershmanglass.com. Hobbs, Joe. Joe Hobbs grew up in Southern California; he studied at Rhode Island School of design and California College of Art before graduating from the University of West Florida with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture. Most notable amongst the experiences during his youth were skateboarding, listening to music and introduction to paint and glass. After working with glass at CCA, he has worked in glassblowing studios on Seattle, Atlanta, Sonoma, New Orleans and Pensacola. Joe’s body of work is a constant dialogue with the aspects of human existence, focusing on the effect of science and religion. The work he makes is a commentary of human condition in reference to our surroundings. Contact: Joe Hobbs, 301 Conti Street, Mobile, AL 36602. Tel: 850-485-7567. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.thejoehobbs.com. Holliday, Chad. “In the past I have worked with figurative elements and forms that relate to or are derivative of the human form. I’ve thought of this as an organic approach to shape, proportion, and form. Now I am working from the opposite end of the spectrum. I am trying to understand these relationships utilizing geometry. I am discovering the natural beauty of the world by using geometric formulas and combining them with shapes that incorporate similar elements to the human form and forms I am finding in architecture here in Europe from hundreds of years ago.” Chad Holliday has been working with glass for over 10 years. His work has taken him across the United States and abroad where he has both studied and shown his work. He has received numerous awards for his work including, most recently, the Greatest Intellectual Contribution Award from College of Fine Arts and Humanities, Texas A&M University in 2010. Contact: Chad Holliday. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.chadhollidayglass.com. Howard, R. Jason. R Jason Howard is a progressive glass artist who specializes in borosilicate flameworking, a style of glassblowing that uses a powerful torch to create intricate, detailed, and colorful glass objects directly in the flame. He lives in his artistically rich hometown, Skaneateles, NY with his wife and children, blowing glass full time and running his production studio, Cicada Glassworks. Jason’s current work draws on a unique combination of traditional Italian techniques and selfinvented processes to create large, organic, colorful forms that push the boundaries of what flameworked glass can do. “I draw inspiration from the natural world around me, especially in my garden. I listen closely to the organic and musical harmonies of color and the vibrations of life.” He first began working with glass in 1997 as a senior studying ceramics at Hamilton College, with glass artist, Robert Palusky. Seduced by its alluring qualities of light, and the sheer technical challenge, glass experimentation soon turned to obsession and total immersion. After a two year internship as Hamilton’s ceramic studio technician, and a scholarship to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, he began studying both off-hand glassblowing, and flameworking with renowned artists such as Cesare Toffolo,
Emilio Santini, William Gudenrath, Robert Mickelsen, James Nowak, Suellen Fowler, and Loren Stump. He has also worked as a technical and artistic consultant for Northstar Glassworks, developing and reformulating colored borosilicate glasses, specifically including one of their more popular colors, “Onyx”. You can see his work exhibited nationally, in galleries such as Snyderman-Works in Philadelphia, the Museum of Art and Design in NYC, Kittrell-Riffkind Artglass in Dallas, the Glasshouse Gallery in Seattle, and also in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has been consistently nominated for the NICHE award’s, winning in 2009. Contact: R. Jason Howard, 646 W. Genesee St Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152. Tel: 315-560-6110. Email: email@example.com. Web: rjasonhoward.com. Huchthausen, David. David Huchthausen is one of an elite group of artists who have impacted the history of contemporary art. Huchthausen earned a B.S. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he served as a graduate assistant to Harvey Littleton in the early 1970s. As a sculptor, Fulbright Scholar, and university professor, his achievements over the past 35 years have played a vital role in the evolution of glass into a fine art form. Impeccable craftsmanship and the interplay between refracted light and shadow create intricate illusions that draw the viewer into the work. Huchthausen's sculpture is included in the permanent collections of more than 65 museums worldwide including the Met in New York, The Smithsonian, the Hokkaido Museum in Japan, and the Museum of Fine Art in Dusseldorf, Germany. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Hunkapillar, Shiloh. Shiloh Hunkapiller is a borosilicate glass artist who uses lampworking techniques to create glass art ranging from marbles to vessels. His artwork is simple in color and form, yet elegant. He uses only the finest American borosilicate glass and kiln anneals all finished pieces to remove stress within the glass. Shiloh began his artistic career as a woodworker specializing in the building of bamboo fly rods. Over the years, he has also acquired a great appreciation for and interest in glass art. Therefore, when he had the opportunity to learn glass blowing from fellow lampworkers he took advantage of it. Shiloh studied the art for approximately two years. Finding that glass blowing came naturally, he chose to pursue it full-time. His prior experience building bamboo fly rods has helped him while lampworking – both require patience and close attention to detail and accuracy. Over time, Shiloh has taken the knowledge taught to him and begun to develop his own unique techniques and style. He is continuously experimenting and pushing both the glass and himself. Contact: Shiloh Hunkapillar, PO Box 7146, Chico, CA 95927. Tel: 530-680-1752. Email: Shiloh@citylimitsart.com. Web: shilohhunkapillarstudios.com. Hunnel, Sue. Sue Hunnel has been working in soft glass beads since 1999. Her main influences are Venetian beads and bright colors, especially after visiting Venice and taking classes from Venetian beadmakers in 2000 and 2004. Sue has studied under world-renowned bead artist James Smircich for an intensive
6-month session. She also carries her own jewelry line, Flamewrangler Glass, which is shown in galleries and festivals throughout the United States. Contact: Sue Hunnel. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.flamewrangler.com. Hunting, Wes. Wes Hunting has been working with glass for over thirty years, first developing the "Colorfield Series" in 1984 and developing the pieces to the present work. In this series, intense colors and patterns are "drawn" onto the glass surface at temperatures exceeding 2000 degrees. Hunting uses various Italian techniques, such as millifiori and zamfirico, and includes decorative techniques personally developed and refined by the artist. While the forms have changed over the years, they have always remained simple, with the intention that they never distract from the increasing complexities of the surface decoration. In his words, “Working in glass allows me to orchestrate a symphony of light and color." Contact: Wes Hunting, W5257 Oaktree Lane, Princeton, WI 54968. Tel: 920-295-2029. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.weshuntingstudio.com. Hutsko, Susan. Growing up Susan enjoyed herself most when creating artwork out of anything she could get her hands on. She was especially drawn to woodwork since her father was a carpenter. When first introduced to stained glass in the in 1978 she immediately was drawn to the medium. The visual and kinesthetic appeal was mesmerizing. In 1998 she began her journey into fusing glass and continues to soar with delight in each new experience. Susan and her husband live in Austin, Texas where she works out of her home studio and teaches classes at Helios Kiln Glass Studio. Contact: Susan Hutsko, 8108 Elkhorn Mountain Trail, Austin, TX 78729. Tel: 512-699-0905. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: susanhutsko.com. Hydman-Vallien, Ulrica. Ulrica Hydman-Vallien has reached a wide public through her highly original art glass, developing during the last decade. She is an absolutely contemporary artist with roots deep in antiquity, the truly classical, and the use of myth as a means of expressing the unfathomable dimensions of human emotions, of the joys and tragedies of human existence. For the last decade she has designed glass for Kosta Boda, producing a succession of unique works. Like the best books, her glass retains the quality of being unique to the beholder - a new work of art for each new purchaser. Ulrica has succeeded in introducing an element of myth into her glass, thus making it classical in spirit, if not in form. Her works have been exhibited a great deal in Europe, and to a lesser degree in the US, and are in museum collections worldwide. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertyumuseum.org. Sarka Jakubikova. Sarka Jakubikova is from the Czech Republic. She creates modern, sleek designs in cast glass. Contact: Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery, Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: email@example.com. Web: bohemianartgallery.com.
Jensen, Judy. “Our existence is too complex to limit oneself to a single concern. I view the world holistically, and everything influences my work. Politics, geography, biology, natural history, astronomy, anthropology, anatomy, iconography, archaic objects, superstitions, and literature are a few of the subjects that have made their way into my paintings. Each of my works contains images related to these interests, but many also include a private sub-text, one with a specific significance for myself.” Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Jolles, Zohar. Born in 1951, Zohar Jolles’s art work reflects nature and Jewish traditions. Her fascination with text can be seen in her works, many of which include biblical poetry and verses. A specialist in sandblasting, she creates from her hometown of Moshav Merchavia where she lives with her husband and three children. Of the work donated to this year’s auction she states, “Every morning, when the first sun rays meet dew drops, a sparkling miracle begins which evaporated in a few minutes. Since I was a child I have waited to see the whole universe reflect in this virgin clear transparency, but could never touch it. Playing with blown clear glass and water enables me to create large, touchable drops. Parts of the drops are carved with Psalm 65, expressing joy and thanking God for water, rain and dew, in a thirsty land.” Contact: Zohar Jolles, Moshav Merchavia, 19105, Israel. Tel: 972-4-659-3216. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Web: www.zoharjolles.com. Jolley, Richard. Richard Jolley was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1952, but has lived almost his entire life in Tennessee. His studio for the last thirty years has been in Knoxville where in 2004 the Knoxville Museum of Art staged a major retrospective exhibition of his work. Like so many others of his generation he discovered glass when in his second year at university and it has been his main chosen material ever since. Jolley received a BFA from George Peabody University, Vanderbelt University, Greenville, TN and continued graduate studies at Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC. Much of his knowledge has been gained through trial and error to the point where he is now totally in command of the glass techniques he has devised, a master of hot-formed glass. He is an avid reader and has a wide appreciation of the arts. The main themes in his work revolve around the American way of life. Never shying away from technical challenge he works in a wide range of media. In 2005 his many talents combined to create the costumes and scenery for Mozart's Magic Flute for a production in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Since The Magic Flute, his work has made a leap in scale, a leap from sonnet to epic poem, as it were. Perhaps his involvement in the world of theater and opera has made him think in more scenic terms. Jolley's work is included in many prominent public collections throughout the world including Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Ebeltoft, Denmark, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org.
Kalisky, Rachel. Rachel started her glass career unintentionally about 5 years ago when she attended a fusing workshop with a friend. She immediately became intrigued with the medium and decided to pursue this new direction in glass as a career change. To further her interest and knowledge, she attended Red Deer College in Calgary and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. She quickly received recognition for her work in her first year becoming a finalist in the E-merge Glass and the First Texas Juried Glass competitions, receiving the Jurors Award of Merit. She was one of five finalists in the 2006 Niche Award and a finalist again in the 2007 Texas Juried Glass II competition. She was included in the E-merge Showcase of Rising Talents in Kiln-glass book and has been profiled in two local newspapers (the Austin American Statesman and the Austin Outlook). Rachel’s work has also been noted in art publications such as American Craft Magazine, and in issues of Brilliant Magazine. She now works out of her studio in Austin, Texas. Contact: Rachel Kalisky, Austin, TX 78735. Tel: 512-748-5351. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.rachelkalisky.com. Karbler, Kit. Born in Sandusky, OH on September 8, 1954, Kit Karbler earned his BFA from Ohio University and furthered his studies at UCLA. Today he is the sole proprietor, designer and artist of Blake Street Glass Studio. Kit resides in Denver, Colorado with his life partner of many years, Dmitri Rudenko and their beloved dog Macy. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Karel, Marian. Born in Prague in 1944, Marian Karel studied at the Secondary Art School in Jablonec nad Nisou from 1959-63 before continuing at VŠUP under Libenský from 1965-72. The artist uses light, glass, and geometric forms to make illusionistic sculptures that challenge the viewer's perceptions of space. Czechs say that abstraction in art is like an egg: the geometric shape on the outside is enlivened by the warm life inside of it; all abstract sculpture must have an inner energy. Karel's objects of art are more than just decorative art, they not only complement their surroundings – they give them new meanings, new functions, new beauty. Mr. Karel successfully exhibits all around the world, and is collected by major museums worldwide. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Littleton, John and Kate Vogel. John Littleton and Kate Vogel met at the University of Wisconsin Madison where they received their Bachelor’s degrees. Since 1979 they have lived in the mountains of North Carolina where they began their collaboration on blown and cast glass in the studio of John's father, Harvey Littleton. In 1980 they moved to Bakersville, NC where they maintain their home and studio, and are raising three children together. John and Kate are called on to give lectures at art museums and universities, and have taught casting and blowing at Penland School of Crafts. Their work is in public and private collections in North America, Europe, and Asia. They have been spotlighted in magazines, newspapers, television, and, most recently, are featured artists in the film "The Blue Ridge Parkway - America's Favorite Journey" showing at the Blue Ridge
Parkway Destination Center. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Kaufman, Marty. “Creative evolution is a spiraling progression for me and the plastic nature of glass is well suited to this spiral. When I first started to blow glass, the idea of shaping a form with a color field that transmitted light was intriguing. Later, the cutting and carving of the off-hand or mold-blown forms was a step back to my sculptural roots in Paris. With blown and cast glass I found a progression that continued to take experiences from my past and apply them to the present. The common thread that connects all my artwork is the influence of Place. With the glasswork the influence of Place is the landscape – its natural elements and their effect on the psyche. My glasswork explores this idea by presenting objects that have recognizable elements within the abstracted forms. Through the actions of cutting and carving the form, subverting the intrinsic beautiful qualities within glass, I wish to challenge the viewer’s perception of what creates beauty and reflect on the idea of what constitutes fragility and strength. Ultimately, I want the viewing experience to be a questioning of the work’s meaning.” Marty Kaufman lives and works in Calgary and has been employed by the Alberta College of Art & Design since 1986. His work can be found in many private and public collections across Canada. Contact: Marty Kaufman. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.martykaufman.com. Kidd, Mark. Mark Kidd is a self-taught artist, who has developed his own avant-garde style. His work is created in his stained glass studio which he owns and operates. Contact: Majeki’s Stain Glass Works, 7212 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119. Tel: 215-242-1586. King, Tami. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Tami King transferred to the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and received her BFA in 2000. She attended Salem County Community College in the Scientific Glass Technology program and the Glass Arts program. She also works as a volunteer in the glass studio at Wheaton Arts in NJ doing hot glass demonstrations for over 8 years. Her current interests include sculptural approaches that primarily utilize glass and copper. She has also been working with copper in many of her glass crafts, such as; beads, vases, goblets, and paperweights. Contact: Tami King. Web: tamikingglass.com Knox, Michelle. Michelle Knox is originally a New Jersey native. She relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 where she attended and graduated from The California College of the Arts in 2000 with a Bachelors of Fine Art: emphasizes in Glass. For more than 15 years, Michelle has studied art and specifically glass making at internationally recognized glass institutes such as Public Glass, Urban Glass, Bullseye Glass, Penland School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School. Ms. Knox has studied under many respected artists like Clifford Rainey, Pamina Traylor, Therman Statom, Deb Cerzedsco, Silvia Levenson and most recently Gene Koss at Tulane University where she received her MFA on full scholarship in 2011. Some recent venues for her work have included the Oakland Museum,
The Museum of Craft and Design, along with numerous other fine art galleries. Trained as a glass blower, Michelle’s skills are not limited; she is well versed in glass casting, kiln forming, cold working, metal fabrication and woodworking. Michelle currently lives in the Bay Area. Contact: Michelle Knox, Web: www.michelleknox.com Kobasz, Mark. Mark Kobasz works with glass and wood, creating shapes that reflect an ongoing fascination with minimalism and the animism of indigenous art and architecture. He was an instructor at Tyler School of Art, and taught workshops at Pilchuck, Tulane, Mass Art, Alfred, and Peoples Light and Theater. He was an Artist-in-Education with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) and has received fellowships from PCA, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Creative Glass Center of America. Mark now teaches 3D art at Springfield High School. Collections include Corning Museum of Glass, Arco Chemical, Deloit Tauche, Merck Corporation, and Wustum Museum. Contact: Mark Kobasz, 133 Deep Run, Perkasie, PA 18944. Tel: 215-802-9713. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery: The Snyderman/Works. Kohler, Marianne. Marianne Kohler is a trained technical glassblower. She has trained in England, Italy and the United States, as well as in the Glasi Hergiswil on metallurgical and extended cold glass techniques, followed by studies at the University of class for independent artists, at the School of Bern. For the past 20 years she has worked as a freelance artist and as a glass designer in her own studio in Basel. She shows her work in galleries at home and abroad and was awarded several prizes (from the City of Bern, Kunstkredit Basel City, Board of Trustees of Aargau). In addition to their professional design, her necklaces have a strong, artistic expression, and many of her unique pieces are witty, cheeky and colorful, and present themselves with a wink. Contact: Marianne Kohler, Oetlingerstr. 69, 4057 Basel, Switzerland. Tel: +41-61 692-64-34. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.glasmenagerie.ch. Kohler, Lucartha. Lucartha attended Carnagie Mellon University and Moore College of Art. She is self-taught in many of the traditions and applications of glass making techniques. Her work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, as well as, numerous museums and public and private collections. She has also been included in a variety of publications, including her own books, Glass: and Artists Medium and Women Working in Glass. Contact: Lucartha Kohler, 1319 Martin Luther King Parkway, Durham, NC 27707. Tel: 919-294-4818. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.lucarthakohler.com. Kopecky, Valdimir. Vladimir Kopecky is renowned for his massive installations of flat glass and dramatic, rustic painting, exemplified by his 38 foot long installations in the Czech Pavillion at the 1992 Expo in Seville, Spain. Appointed to be head of the Glass Studio at the University of the Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 1991, Kopecky has broadened the artistic emphasis beyond glass, to a totally open
concept of art where students are encouraged to be artistically versatile and openly creative without regard to any preferences in materials. His Approach in many ways mirrors his artistic career. He does not see himself as a genuine glass artist, preferring to work on his artistic concepts simultaneously in various materials. His relationship towards glass developed through painting and graphic design. Recipient of the Gold Medal at the Brussels Expo in 1958, in 1968 he left glass for three years to devote himself to classical painting, directing his attention to conceptual painting. This led in 1971 to the creation of a number of objects made of sheet glass, intricate geometric compositions glass, derived from the principle of conceptual painting, and widened by the illusive space of glass. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Kuhn, Jon. Jon Kuhn is regarded as one of the leading glass artists in the world. With works featured in over 30 international museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum, White House Permanent Collection, National Museum of American Art and hundreds of private residences and public spaces, millions have enjoyed his beautiful works. Being trained in ceramics, Mr. Kuhn first worked in clay and experimented with various silicate compounds. Eventually, he began working with cold glass in geometric shapes with the cube becoming the core component. Today, the medium in which Mr. Kuhn works is unlike that used by most glass artists. Where the majority work with molten or blown glass, Mr. Kuhn works in cold glass that is cut, polished, and fused into a myriad of shapes from the inside out. The result is a sculpture that takes in surrounding light, then reflects and refracts it back into space much like a fine diamond. The detail and breadth of labor involved in creating one of these masterpieces is unlike any other glasswork in the world. No two are alike and once created, they are timeless as they appear to change color and radiance when viewed from different angles and lighting. Having started working by himself in a vacant auto shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he now enlists the aid of 27 artisans producing these unique pieces. To come from a local, one-man studio, to having an international reputation is one of the great success stories in the world of fine art. His desire is to continue creating beautiful works, every one unique, bringing light and joy to those who experience them. Contact: Kuhn Studio Inc. 701 North Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Tel: 336-722-2369. Fax: 336-631-8316. Email: email@example.com. Web: kuhnstudio.com. Labino, Dominick. Dominick Labino (1910-1987), a pioneer in the development of fiberglass, was an internationally-known scientist, inventor, artist and master craftsman in glass. Together with Harvey Littleton in 1962, he developed the small-batch furnace and glass formulations which make today’s studio glass movement possible. Labino was honored extensively for his work, both technical (Labino held over 60 glass-oriented patents in the United States), and artistic, and exhibited widely. Labino's art works in glass are in the permanent collections of more than 100 museums throughout the world, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Victoria & Albert, (London), Chrysler
Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Lapointe, Michele. Michèle Lapointe lives and works in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Since 1986, public art has been the main focus for Michèle. Her sculptures, murals and monumental sundials primarily revolve around the fragility of our environment, territory and time. Imaging she is an archaeologist, she draws her inspiration form people, their surrounding and their history. From 2006, parallel to this course, the artist began a journey into memory and “unspoken,” which lies between the imaginary world of children’s stories and the reality of violence against children; Contes muets (Silenced Tales) were presented in 2008-2009 at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. I n the past, she was president of Espace VERRE's the board of directors where she is a member of the glass faculty for over 20 years. She has participated in many international events in Canada (Contemporary Canadian Glass, CCGG, Ontario), the United-States (Sofa, Chicago), Europe (Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium) and South Korea (Cheoungju International Biennale) and her works can be found in several collections including the Museum of Glass, Sars-Poterie (France) and City of Montréal. Contact: Michèle Lapointe, 6649, rue Drolet, Montréal, Qc H2S 2S9. Tel: 514-279-3964. Web: www.glassartcanada.ca/artist.php?id=286#portfolio Layton, Peter. Born in Prague and brought up in England, Peter Layton studied ceramics at the Central School of Art and Design in London under some of the foremost potters of the day. He chanced upon glassblowing while teaching ceramics at the University of Iowa and since returning to Britain has been continuously at the forefront in promoting this magical and versatile medium. In the early 70's Peter Layton was instrumental together with Sam Herman, in setting up the Glasshouse in Covent Garden. He subsequently established his own small glass studio at his pottery at Morar in the Highlands of Scotland, a Glass Department at Hornsey College of Art (Middlesex University) and in 1976, the London Glassblowing Workshop in an old towage works on the Thames at Rotherhithe. Along the way, Peter has written several books, received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Bradford, become an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, an honorary life member of the Contemporary Glass Society and also been given the Freedom of the City of London. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Lehman, Robin. Robin works in several different areas of glass. He makes lamp worked objects at the torch, melting and manipulating the molten glass into various shapes. He also uses glass casting and combines the two to produce lead crystal paperweights with very small, but highly detailed, creatures and objects inside. Robin’s love of nature is readily apparent in most of his art. Contact: Robin Lehman, 3487 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lipman-Bartel, Jennifer. Jennifer Lipman-Bartel has welded steel sculptural furniture at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, has created metal jewelry at Moore College of Art & Design and has a degree from Boston University. As an artist she has displayed her jewelry and art work in many art galleries and galas in the Delaware Valley, including The National Liberty Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Painted Bride Arts Center, The Pennsylvania Ballet Gala, The Print Center, The Wayne Arts Center, Art Reach and Art in City Hall, to name a few. Jennifer’s glass beaded jewelry pieces are all unique, one-of-a-kind designs. Incorporating semi-precious stones, metals, rare and unusual glass beads, glass eyes, unusual objects and Milagros. Specializing in glass, she creates custom pieces for individual clients. As a cancer survivor, she has donated her work to many legal aide organizations and charities that help people with cancer and disabilities in the Delaware Valley. Both as craftsman and resin model makers, Jennifer and her husband Mike Bartel operate a hobby model manufacturing company called IMPERIAL HOBBY PRODUCTIONS that create kits and accessories for model ship builders and model train railroaders. Their clients have been SEPTA, AKER Philadelphia Shipyard & Kinkisharyo. Their ship model work has been featured on the Television Science Channel Program “How It’s Made” Oil Tanker Episode for Aker Philadelphia Shipyard 2009. Contact: Jennifer Lipman-Bartel, Rivers Edge 4L, Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel: 215-568-1161. Email: email@example.com. Longini, Susan. Susan J. Longini received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. She initiated and was head of the glass program at Ohlone College in Fremont, CA 19872003. From 2002-2004 she was Executive Director of the Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, CA. She sits on the City of Fremont Art Review Board and is president of the Glass Alliance of Northern California. Since 2000 Susan has focused on pate de verre and large scale installations in glass. Her work is represented in galleries across the US and in collections around the world. Contact: Susan J. Longini, 41519 Chadbourne Drive, Fremont, CA 94539. Tel: 510-552-4366. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: susanlongini.com. Loumani, Ada. “I am a self-taught person, who had no formal education, but a family tradition to rely on. It is often said that a man's childhood determines, more than anything else, his future, and mine looks very much like my work. It was certainly, thanks to the long time spent with my father in the magical environment of glassware in fusion, that I could experience this extraordinary encounter between my soul and this boiling matter. Nevertheless, without entering into an eternal argument, which opposes the innate against the acquired, it was also in my profound being that my profession begun. I am an artist with a rigorous mind, and my art is an expression from the depth of my soul, it is the thirst, hunger, and desire to fuse completely with the world which surrounds me. Creating objects with glass is to capture real ‘paintings’ in matter, to give the illusion of relieving weight by confronting the transparency of the glass in order to finally attempt to optically abolish the laws of gravity, to use its delicacy
as a support to breathe strength and sturdiness, and to confront density with transparency. The development of my work is continuous and my inspirations are unlimited with a desire to participate to the pressing future adventure of contemporary glassware.” Contact: Ada Luomani / L.A Galerie. Place de L’Eglise, Valbonne, France 06560. Tel: 0033493129704. Email: email@example.com. Web: loumani.fr. Lunn, Gina & Michael Hermann. “Having been fortunate enough to study under Italian masters, we absorbed age-old techniques, learning very quickly the importance of structure and design. Combining these traditional techniques with a more contemporary style, we create glass that is both beautiful and timeless.” Contact: Michael Hermann/Gina Lunn, 210 W. Escalones #C, San Clemente, CA 92672. Tel: 949-310-0347. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Web: hermannlunnglass.com. Lydon, Christopher. Christopher Lydon is a Philadelphia based glass artist producing a body of work that is continually fresh, modern and distinctly off-beat. His organically-based sculptural and vessel forms have roots in the natural world. Intense color contrasts reference street art and anime and emphasize texture in each object. These elements are brought together in glass through a technically demanding process in which the elements of any object are sculpted individually in hot glass, then carved while cold and assembled hot. Christopher teaches glassblowing and hot sculpture locally in Philadelphia and nationally in such studios as the Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Corning Museum of Glass. His individual body of work is exhibited widely on a national level. Christopher received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1999. He continued his postcollegiate education by working at Pilchuck in such capacities as teacher assistant and artist assistant, and has studied with Italian maestros Pino Signoretto and Elio Quarisa, both of whom he credits as influences in his development as a glass artist. Contact: Christopher Lydon, 752 S. 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: christopherlydonglass.com. Maberley, Simon. Simon Maberley is a Sydney based sculptor and glass artist. He began his studies at Sydney College of the Arts in 1993 and graduated in 1996. He completed his MFA at Ohio State University in 2000 and returned to live and work in Australia. He exhibits regularly both in Australia and the US, and is represented in public, corporate and private collections. He has traveled widely in the US, United Kingdom, Italy, New Zealand and Japan, working, studying and collaborating with a number of well-respected artists. Simon has taught and participated in workshops and residencies at Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney), Canberra Glassworks, ANU School of Art, Ohio State University, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts and Northlands Creative Glass Centre in the UK. As well as producing his own artwork, Simon works as a freelance artist for other professional artists and designers. Simon is committed to advocacy and support for arts workers and professionals, having served on the boards of several
organizations and institutions. Contact: Simon Maberley, Studio 1, 96 Hoskins Street, Mitchell ACT 2911, Australia. Tel: +61 409 559 171. Email: email@example.com. Macdonell, Jay. Jay Macdonell is a classically trained glassblower who has worked for many Pacific Northwest studios and artists as a gaffer, design consultant and project manager. He has taught at various schools including Espace Verre, Bay Area Glass Institute and Pilchuck Glass School. He has been a gaffer for Pilchuck in many capacities for artists such as Xu Bing, Jiri Harcuba, Barbera Cooper, Heather Oakson and Angelo Filmeno. He has been artist in residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, The Bay Area Glass Institute and ACAD. His work is in many private collections such as Elton John, the Bronfman family's Clairage collection and also The Museum of Glass and the Montreal Museum’s permanent collection. Jay Macdonell joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in June 2010 and became Vice-President in June 2012. Contact: Jay Macdonell. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MacNeil, Linda. Linda MacNeil began metalsmithing as a teenager in her parents’ basement, studied at Philadelphia College of Art and Massachusetts College of Art, and received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She finds artistic inspiration from a myriad of sources—artists like Lalique, Cartier, and Léger, and artistic eras from Ancient Egyptian art to Art Deco. Though often geometric, her pieces can also be organic, or a fine combination of the two. Each piece is a celebration of color in its infinite possibilities, reflecting light and changing subtly as the viewer moves around. The brass and gold metal shapes are the framework; the star is the boundless palette of glass. She has since shown in many distinguished galleries internationally, been featured in several publications, and has been acquired by many prestigious museums, among them the Met, the V&A and the Renwick. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Mandel, Paula. Paula Mandel’s whimsical, interactive, psychological sculptures are created from glass and vintage hardware, and natural materials. 30 years’ experience as a professional oil painter combines with her determination to learn every glass technique and allows her to express each idea uniquely. She feels honored to have studied with incredible teachers including Anna Boothe and Lucartha Kohler and for 2 years at Salem Community College. Her interest in glass unexpectedly led to her becoming a docent/guest artist with the National Liberty Museum and ultimately to co-found The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors, a renowned inner-city after-school program in her native Philadelphia. Student volunteers create windows for schools around the world. Mandel’s work was invited to be included in the book Best in America: Glass Artists and Artisans, “Best of Philadelphia Glass Artists” (National Liberty Museum), “Philadelphia Women Working in Glass” (Rosemont College), “Found Objects 2” (Synderman/Works), and “Reflections in Glass” (Wayne Art Center). 10 of her sculptures were most recently exhibited at Drexel University along with her students’ windows.
Contact: Paula Mandel, 623 Harts Ridge Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Tel: 610-941-4241. Fax: 610-941-4242. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.paulamandel.com,www.facebook.com/TheStainedGlassProject Mandell, Jonathan. Born in Philadelphia in 1962, Jonathan Mandell is now one of the nation's leading mosaic artists. He began his pursuit in the fine arts during his senior year at Northwestern University, where he was enrolled in a general sculpture class. The fundamental concepts of sculpture, stone carving, and clay modeling interested him. He was influenced by the art of mosaic while he was at the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving his undergraduate degree and returning to Philadelphia, he took classes at the Main Line Center for the Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art. In the MFA program at the University of Pennsylvania, he was both inspired and influenced by painter Neil Welliver. Jonathan's works can now be seen at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, as well as The National Liberty Museum and the National Museum of American Jewish History. His mosaics are on permanent exhibit at the McGraw Hill Company in New York. Contact: Jonathan Mandell, P.O. Box 392, Narberth, PA 19072. Tel: 610-668-9909. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: jonathanmandell.com. Mangan, Peter. “The creation of sculpture is an ongoing process. It has allowed me to venture into areas such as: color, natural materials, representation, abstraction, functionality, symbols and aesthetic beauty. I have tried to find and develop an original voice. My primary media are glass and metals. Creating art is an ongoing process that invigorates and sustains my life. My experiences have broadened with age, travel, and learning. As a result, I have found myself increasingly involved in gallery shows, commissions and public art projects. I received my BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. My first exposure to working with glass was a job at John Kebrle Studio in Dallas. This was followed by working with Susan Stinsmuehlen at Renaissance Glass in Austin, TX. Through Susan, I was able to assist her at the Pilchuck Glass School in Oregon in 1982 and 1983. A move to San Francisco in 1979 expanded my artistic awareness. I worked in various glass studios in the Bay Area for eight years. At that point I decided to attend graduate school at San Jose State University. I received my MFA in 1987. For the last twenty-two years I have been a self-employed artist. My artwork has been shown and collected in the U.S.A., Europe and Japan. When I look back on pivotal experiences, certain events come to mind such as: my apprenticeship at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, OR, 1983; being a Visiting Artist at the New York Experimental Glass Center, 1988; and traveling around the world in 1996. Since 1998, I have had two studios, one in San Francisco, CA and the other in Blanco, TX, in the heart of the Hill Country. Living and working in these contrasting environments allows me to take on additional challenges and bring my artwork to a wider audience.” Contact: Peter Mangan, P.O. Box 1656, Blanco, TX 78606. Tel: 415-235-4897. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.petermangan.com.
Marcus, Robert “Spooner”. Spooner lives in Ohkay Owingeh and works at multiple hot shops in and around the Santa Fe area. His creativity is displayed in the movement and process of the material he works with. “Glass blowing was my first job out of high school and a terrific outlet for my intuition to develop.” Since then he has gone on to achieve his vision of creating vessels that emulate the traditional wares of his pueblo. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Marier, Elisabeth. During twenty years of teaching, Elisabeth Marier developed directions quite different from her personal art work so she could explore for her students not only kiln work techniques but also painting on glass. The Bullseye Glass donation to the courses she gave in Escape Verre led her to explore painting with glass frits. The painting donated to the auction takes source from this research. Marier now lives on the Baie Chaleurs. Elisabeth had a solo show in Montreal this past February. Contact: Elisabeth Marier, 252 Bovl. Saint-Pierre Est, Caraquet, NB, E1W1B3 Canada. Tel: 506-727-9193. E-mail: Elisabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.elisabethmarier.com. McCain, Michael. “I, Michael Charles McCain, come from Carbondale, Illinois. I lived down the road from the Douglas Glass Studio, and later down the road from the Lotton Glass Family. Visiting these shops drew me into the world of handmade glass. In college, I immediately enrolled into the glass program at Southern Illinois University, and completed my education at the University of Arizona. While doing production at Philabaum Studios, I also participated in the construction of the Sonoran Art Foundation. Here was the real world education and behind-the-scenes work I sought to understand as I further developed my skills as a glassblower. Since 2003 I’ve taken many temporary contracts to make glass for studios all over the United States, seeing how different shops get things done business-wise and in terms of making the glass. This free ticket to see the nation and the world has had an impact on my artistic work, and has fashioned my life as a craftsman and an artist. At school in Carbondale, my professor said that making glass is like riding a bike. You learn all the tricks and the stunts, but it’s all about where the bike takes you. He left open the question of where exactly it is you will arrive. I let go of the handlebars pretty early-working alongside some of the famous and not so famous alike, teaching enthusiastic newbies- so the answer is simple. In creating my work, I am taken far and wide arriving in the forum of a glass studio. Every time I open a studio door, though it may be a new one, the shop is where I am at home.” Contact: Michael McCain, Parlour Room, 900 Bay Drive East #515, Miami Beach, FL 33141. Tel: 305-803-3543. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.fineartlamps.com. McLane, Shandra. “Fire and Ice. Luminous, strong – clear, direct – delicate, yet bold. These complementary opposites in glasswork are evident, both in the material itself, and in the design and process I employ in my studio. Light, color, form and texture are combined at its essential core. I come to glass by way of an interest in Scandinavian and Modernist design cultivated in my twenties. For me, the pleasure of the design, fabrications, and
finished piece, are the framework of a life filled with beautiful objects which make our lives richer and more meaningful. In this Scandinavian tradition, one finds an understated refinement, which is stylishly unobtrusive and accessible by all. Norwegian designer Johan Verde wrote, ‘My philosophy is to work with complex simplicity.’ I would echo that observation. I appreciate that most Scandinavian designers maintain the belief that for a product to be successful, it must harmonize poetry and practicality, so as to satisfy both the heart and the mind. I strive to create work that embodies elements of joy, integrity, practicality, and, of course, aesthetics. It is my hope that you and your family enjoy these pieces as much as I enjoyed creating them.” Contact: Shandra McLane, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. McClellan, Duncan. Duncan McClellan’s (American, born, 1967) fascination with glass began at age five. His work depicts emotions relating to family, personal growth and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls. A winner of national awards and international recognition, McClellan is known for his exquisite one-of-a-kind and series works, with imagery inside, on the surface, (or in some cases both), juxtaposing combined images to articulate the message or idea. Primarily using internal graal technique and overlay techniques; these works are finished using acid etching, fire polishing and a six-stage grinding and polishing technique. Contact: Duncan McClellan 2342 Emerson Ave S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Tel: 813-760-6600. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.dmglass.com. McManus, Michele. Michele McManus’ hobbies have included weaving & spinning, hand building clay forms, carving then firing in the raku process, polymer clay, beading, and metalsmithing. Shortly after her third year of working with glass, she decided with only 24 hours in the day she wanted to spend all of it on glass. “One of the things that amazes me about kiln formed glass is the visually very significant changes in every step of the process. I am like a child waking up Christmas morning every time I open the kiln.” Michele starts with full sheets of glass. Each piece she makes has dozens, sometimes hundreds, of tiny pieces of glass. It is fired in a kiln then worked and refired up to 6 times. She finishes the glass the same way semi-precious stones are finished. With diamond encrusted lapidary equipment she starts with a coarse grit and using finer and finer grits she achieves pristinely finished pieces. Contact: Michele McManus. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Meister, Maggie. “The love of ancient history, color and patterns has followed me throughout my life and my designs have come to fruition during the time my family and I lived in Italy. In looking back, beads have always been a part of my life – from playing with Mardi Gras beads or collecting semi-precious stones as a young girl to my love of ancient and ethnic jewelry as I became older. Today seed beads have become the medium I use to translate my sources of inspiration into personal designs for adornment. When living in Naples, Italy, I was surrounded by ancient history. The fragments of Roman columns, mosaics and frescoes are my inspiration and I am grateful for those ‘ancient voices.’ Small beads are my ‘building blocks’ used to translate
these voices into designs and fill my days with joy and wonder and I cherish my ‘connection’ with the past.” Contact: Maggie Meister. Tel: 757-630-7005. Web: email@example.com. Menconi, Michael & Charles Lowrie. Charles and Michael independently worked on their own glass interests for over a decade before meeting. Charles studied glass sculpture, leading him to the island of Murano, Italy. For six years, he gained advanced sculptural techniques by assisting glass master Pino Signoretto. Over the course of five years, Michael studied contemporary glass design at The Corning Museum of Glass in New York. During this time, he had the opportunity to work and learn from various glass artists. Generally speaking, in the art world it is taught that there should be only one accredited artist. Charles and Michael decided to try something different. They could not help but wonder how their work would look if they balanced their skills together in a collaboration. Like a game, each piece was volleyed between two skilled players allowing them to reach their highest level of technical difficulty. Sharing in the excitement with each result, Michael and Charles continued to bring their art to a new level by incorporating a team into their process. Because each piece is made by hand, the artists could accomplish groundbreaking results that would otherwise require over a month to produce without the assistance of their team. This efficiency of time allowed the artists to focus their energy on the concepts and creation of visual representations that could only be seen through imagination. Contact: Michael Angelo Menconi/Charles Lowrie. Web: michaelmenconi.com. Mentuck, Jeff. Jeff Mentuck began blowing glass over 20 years ago while a student at Franklin Pierce College. He worked for and studied under many of today’s great glassblowers before opening his own studio, Marblehead Glassworks, in 2000. At the Glassworks, Mentuck produces high quality handmade studio art glass that has been shown in galleries through the US and can be found in collections worldwide. In recent years Mentuck has been working in the glassblowing studio at Salem State College and has backed away from wholesale production oriented work. Time spent with students is balanced with more artistic pursuits including art glass marbles, solid sculpture, and paperweights to complement his blown work. Contact: Jeff Mentuck. Web: www.mentuckglass.com. Micheluzzi, Massimo. Massimo Micheluzzi was born in Venice, Italy, in 1957. He attended the Art History Faculty at Ca'Foscary University after working in his family's gallery of art glass and antiques. He first became interested in contemporary glass art during his twenties, through his friendship with the Venini de Santillana family. In 1990, he began a collaboration with Laura de Santillana. He helped her in the production of her work, and in doing so gained a great deal of experience in the art of glass making. Shortly after, he began concentrating on his own work with the help of Archimede Seguso. Currently, he enjoys working in his own studio in Venice. He is one of very few contemporary Muranese artists to successfully employ classic murrina and battuto techniques for a disciplined, sober vision.
Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org Mickelsen, Robert. Robert Mickelsen learned flameworking from Paul Stankard in 1987, and has become one of the giants in the field. He says, “The objects I create are narratives… personal vignettes that reveal the secrets of my innermost thoughts. These are often mysteries even to me until the creative process reveals them and so the work becomes a form of selfdiscovery.” He has taught extensively at major glass schools, and his work is exhibited in many prominent collections nationwide, including the Renwick, the Corning Museum of Glass, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Carnegie Museum of Art, and The Mint Museum. Contact: Robert A. Mickelsen 4400 Dixie Way Mims, FL 32754. Tel: 321-591-2460. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.mickelsenstudios.com . Miller, Rodman. Rodman Gilder Miller is the great-grandson of renowned glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, & great, greatgrandson of Charles Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co. Another great-grandfather was Richard Watson Gilder, a respected poet of the 1800s, whose salons in New York City attracted many writers, artists, & intellectuals of the day, many of whom he met in the course of his work as the editor of Century Magazine. Dr. Miller is the only L.C. Tiffany descendant working in glass today. His work is collectable on its own merit, & also, for Tiffany collectors, the work is a bright and intimate window into the way growing up seeing Tiffany's superb work, and hearing stories of his life, influenced the young mind that has come to live in this talented and innovative glass artist. Contact: Rodman Miller, 2929 Mayfair Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109. Tel: 206-283-3164. Web: www.rodmanstudio.com. Miltenberger, Janis. Growing up in Berkeley California, Janis Miltenberger was influenced by the Bay Area ceramics and glass movement, becoming involved with hot glass in 1978. Initially apprenticing with glass artist Richard Marquis for three years, then concurrently studied with both Ron Nagel at Mills College and Marvin Lipofsky at California College of Arts and Crafts. Janis also studied at Pilchuck Glass School where she found her voice in flameworking. Many of her influences derive from myth and biblical stories, creating analogies between ideas, words, heart and actions. As a teacher Janis enjoys the exchange of teaching, watching students tap their own creative source, and being a part of their excitement and discovery. Her home and studio, are on Lopez Island Washington, which she shares with her artist husband Bruce Botts, children and community. Contact: Janis Miltenberger. Web: www.janismiltenberger.com. Mix, Robin. Robin designs and produces by, hand, every piece of glass. The breadth of his passion for glass demands that he makes his own color. Few glass artists go to this extent. Most purchase standard color materials. Instead, Robin utilizes the old glass formulas he has studied for many years and maintains his own color recipes. Therefore, you will find colors in his pieces that are only available his work. He also produces his own
murrini and flat cane. Robin’s work has been featured in the pages of The Boston Globe Magazine, Food & Wine, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, The New York Times and Architectural Digest among others. His vessels have been the focus of numerous exhibitions including the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Design, The Museum of American Glass, and The Downey Museum of Art. Contact: Robin Mix, 4 Cushman Rd, Turnbridge, VT 05077. Tel: 802-889-3430. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.robinmix.com. Moore, Benjamin. “The fundamental concern and focus of my work is to achieve simplicity, balance, and clarity of form. Simple geometric shapes, such as the sphere and the cylinder, are often referenced in the execution of my work. I use color generally to attract attention to contour, but utilize very little surface decoration that would take away from the purity of the object's form. For me, the true challenge of creating an object is to give the piece a timeless presence or quality. To achieve this, I focus on the color, shapes, and proportions of the vessels by themselves and in groups, and the way light interacts with the work. Opacity, translucency, and transparency are varied to create different impressions for each series of work.” Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Morey, Rob. Rob Morey creates textures, organic patterns and images in glass. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts from California State University in 1995 and has continued his education in the arts at various institutions including Pilchuck Glass School. Currently he teaches glass fusing, images in glass, and basic casting in San Marcos California. His work has been commissioned, exhibited and is represented throughout the United States. Contact: Rob Morey. Tel: 858-229-6072. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.ramoreydesign.com. Morris, William. For more than twenty years, William Morris has captured the imagination time and again by creating objects that appear to be ancient stone or wood carvings, not the modern glass sculptures they really are. His art speaks of human origins, myth, ancestry, and ancient civilizations. It symbolizes a harmony between humanity and nature and provides a ghost-like bond around us – a world that is often forgotten, ignored and abused. Morris gathers much of his inspiration from ancient cultures from around the world – Egyptian, Asian, and Native American – all peoples who respected and admired the land they inhabited. Because of this, Morris’ artwork has become something all its own: culturally distinct and yet familiar to all cultures. These objects speak to our senses and continuously beg us to explore them further. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Mossman, Ralph. Ralph Mossman’s beguiling, award-winning artwork is an exploration of perception. His distinctive “Digital” process, inspired by observations of pixilation and modern physics, finds a place in our current high-tech information age, complementing the handmade quality of off-hand blown glass.
The work uses sequences of mosaics to create patterns at multiple levels using bits of very small, discrete color information, suspended within the transparent frame of glass. Following an education in engineering, philosophy and art, Mossman began blowing glass in 1978, and now resides in rural Idaho. His work has been recognized and exhibited worldwide. Contact: Ralph Mossman, PO Box 458, Driggs, ID 83422. Tel: 208-354-2759. Email: email@example.com. Nangle, Greg. Greg Nangle, who studied at both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Tyler School of Art, lives in Philadelphia where he owns and operates a casting studio, creating his own work, as well as work for many other artists. His mixed media work, which often combines cast bronze, cast glass and wood, is based on Physics, Light, Nature and Humor. These attributes are an integral part of his artistic experience, allowing his voice to be heard through the materials he has chosen. “The intent of many of my pieces is to capture the everyday whimsical emotions we feel as people, and to highlight and freeze them for further consideration.” Contact: Outcast Studios, PO Box 31560. Philadelphia, PA 19147. Tel: 267.242.1332. Fax: 215.426.5494. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Nanning, Barbara. Barbara Nanning was born in 1957 in Den Haag and studied at the Rietveld academy in Amsterdam from 1974 -1979. She is both a ceramist and a glass artist and has had many solo and group exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad. Her work is exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Museum of Fine Art (Boston), Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Hamburg) and Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, (Shigaraki, Japan). The oeuvre of Barbara Nanning is organic in form and gives expression to the natural course of life. It can be seen as a continuum of objects that are classified into groups, as if species and families. Barbara Nanning has developed a unique technique, where she does not use glazes and enrobes, but pure paint pigment – a cold finish on cold material. She assembles stoneware components with epoxy resin. It is a laborious, but precise technique. A skin of lacquer, pigment and sand connects the world of the painter with that of the ceramist. Her color pallet is limited to pure, unmixed pigments. Vivid colors such as clear red, intense yellow, deep blue and brilliant purple give an unexpected, almost unreal dimension to her work. Mixed with fine sand, the color cocoons the object and softens its contours. Contact: Barbara Nanning, W.G. Plein21, Amsterdam, 1054 RA, Noord Holland, The Netherlands. Tel: #31 (0) 651-231-1283. E-mail: Barbara.email@example.com. Web: www.barbarananning.info. Nash, Garry. Garry began working with glass in 1978. He joined Sunbeam Glassworks in Auckland, New Zealand in 1981 as a full-time glass artist and acquired ownership of Sunbeam seven years later. Today he continues to operate the studio (Garry Nash Studio), pursuing his own personal exploration of the glass medium. Garry has developed an international reputation through the strength and quality of his work in the Art-Glass realm. He is an honorary life member and
past President of the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass. Garry also served as a local body politician as deputy chairman of Western Bays Community Board, Auckland 1989-92. In 2001 Garry was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of merit for services to Glass Art. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Nicely, Cody. Cody Nicely’s fascination with glass began with a teenage visit to the glassblowing Mecca of Murano, Italy. The master placed a pair of tweezers in his hands and guided him in his first creation. The interaction between form and substance captured Cody’s imagination and sparked a passion. That passion was ignited again during college. During this early period, exposure and involvement with accomplished glass artists allowed Cody’s skills to develop exponentially. The movement and color of marine life fascinates Cody and provides the inspiration for his work. Whether abstract or realistic, Cody starts with the shape and motion of his subject and interprets its beauty into the molten glass; adding color or deep carving if the subject demands. Each unique piece is an interpretation of how nature acts and reacts to its environment. Today, Cody’s work is featured in galleries nationwide and his goal is to allow his work to expand and multiply so others may enjoy his interpretation of aquatic life. Each piece is hand blown, hot sculpted and one of a kind. No two sculptures will ever be the same. Cody continually challenges his skills when creating new and unique interpretations of sea forms. However, he does not limit himself to just aquatic life and is always adding other forms to his repertoire, hoping to never stop evolving. Glass blowing is Cody’s passion. Contact: Cody Nicely, LLC, 1436 Bayshore Dr. 3B, Columbus, Ohio 43204. Tel: 865-385-9634. Email: Cody@CodyNicely.com. Web: www.codynicely.com. Nishizaki, Satoshi. Satoshi Nishizaki has not only exhibited in his native Japan but all over the world. Nishizaki cuts and shapes glass into beautiful classical forms, sometimes using other media such as clay or polymer for emphasis and control. In 2007 at SOFA Chicago, he had a spectacular solo exhibition of life size Samurai warriors fashioned after the terra cotta soldiers of Xian. Since then his “soldiers” have been exhibited at many shows to rave revues. His smaller pieces are delicate in form and shimmer as the light passes through the cut glass. Nishizaki trained at Yamaguchi College and received the prestigious NSG Award. Contact: Satoshi Nishizaki, 2-4-5 Kishizu Houfu Yamaguchi, 747-0011 Japan. Tel: +81-835-20-0132. Fax: +81-835-20-0134. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: shalby.com/satoshi/. Nizky, Filip. Czech sculptor and designer Filip Nizký works in the field of Contemporary Glass Art and Art Design. He graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague in the Glass Studio under the direction of Professor Vladimir Kopecky. In 2000 he was received an award at the Talente Art Craft Fair in Munich - Germany. Since 2002 he has been working in his glass studio on mold-melted vessel-objects and sculptures for architecture. During his cooperation with Moser (since 1997), he has designed vases and bowls in simple shapes. Contact: Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery.
Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: email@example.com. Web: bohemianartgallery.com. Nojima, Reiko. Reiko F. Nojima is an artist and co-founder of LitteWing Co. Ltd. She sculpts virtual pinball machines as well as tangible art works employing glass and metal. Her creation comes and goes between virtual world and real world, two-dimensional world and three-dimensional world. Contact: Reiko F. Nojima, LittleWing Studio, 7-17 Kamihon machi, Toyama City, 930-0057 Japan. Tel: +81-(0)80-4250-9113. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://reiko.littlewing.jp/ Norton, J David. “My intention in glass is to create a ‘gateway’ for viewers. I want to draw them into a three-dimensional portal of light. I believe natural landscapes are the perfect invitation to step over a threshold momentarily, into a different place. Maybe the image recalls a distant memory and emotion. It may be a new place to be explored and sensed. I want them to wish they could go ‘around the bend’ or ‘deeper into the woods’ to see and feel what's there. To achieve this, I create imagery that’s representational, yet impressionistic.” Contact: J David Norton, 2329 Edmund Avenue, Akron, OH 44312. Tel: 330-867-8330. Email: email@example.com. Nott, Keeper. Born and raised in the great state of Alaska, Keeper was born in Fairbanks/Nenana and later raised in Anchorage, where he graduated from West High School. There, he was introduced to ceramics and wheel throwing; this is where his obsession with craft and art would begin. After placing well in a few juried shows and receiving awards for his work, it didn’t take long before he set his sights on an art degree, which he attained at Alfred University, NY, majoring in Glassblowing. Contact: Keeper Nott, 5610 Radcliff Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504. Tel: 907-229-9948. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.keepersglass.com. Alena Novakova. Emerging Czech Artist, Alena Novakova, combines skills of a painter and a sculptor. She graduated from Glassmaking School in Kamenicky Senov, and was taught by brilliant artists as Frantisek Janak and Petr Mens. Alena’s love of the nature provides inspiration for her sculptures. She produces glass works, which are contemporary and innovative. Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery Tel: 609-273-1495 Email: email@example.com Web: www.bohemianartgallery.com Odahashi, Masayo. Masayo Odahashi, born 1975 in Mie, Japan, has a unique take on glass work fascinating people all over the world. She finds her motifs in everyday life – in colors or shapes, which seem unimportant, at first sight but trigger an idea, which eventually becomes a work of art. She works primarily in Kanazawa. She has an M.A. in Fine Arts (2000) and B.A. in Arts & Crafts (1998) from Aichi University of Education, Japan. Masayo Odahashi has received a number of awards, among others she received an Honorable Mention at The International
Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa, 2007. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org Ogata, Kanami. Kanami Ogata, born in Miyagi, Japan, uses translucent and transparent glass to capture various images and written messages within her sculptures. Her work resembles specimens caught underneath a magnifying glass, seemingly for our amusement and consideration. While at a glance her aesthetic appears lovely and sweet, a closer look reveals a juxtaposition of kitsch forms with deeper imagery, such as spiders, clocks, and even news clippings addressing bias and prejudice. Ogata graduated with a degree in Economics in 1998 from Chou University in Tokyo. In 2002, she completed courses at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute. Since graduation, she has exhibited in Japan, Belgium and the US. She has also been recognized in The Corning Museum of Glass’s “New Glass Review 27” juried exhibition in 2006. Contact: Kanami Ogata. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Oku, Densaburou. Densaburou Oku was born on a small tropical island off the coast of Japan called Amami Oshima in 1949. He then moved to the mainland to attend high school in Kagoshima, Japan. During these years, he became interested in art and decided to pursue a career as an artist. He attended Tokyo Glass School when he was 33, where he met fellow artist Steve Tobin. Noticing Oku’s potential as a sculptor, Steve Tobin invited him to work in his studio in the US. In 1987, a photo of Densaburou Oku’s first glass sculpture was published on the cover of the New York Times Art Section. This particular sculpture became the first of his ongoing Fish Bone series. Oku has been evolving his Fish Bone Series for the past 25 years, incorporating unusual recycled materials as well as hand painting fish heads. During his career, he has been a fellow at Creative Glass Center of America in Millville, NJ and has shown his work throughout the word. He strives to express the intimate relationship between life and death through his work. In addition to being a full time artist, he is also a proud husband and father of two children. Contact: Densaburou Oku. 144 South 3rd St., Quakertown, PA 18951. Tel: 215-538-7919. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.densaburou.com. Oliva Jr., Ladislav. Ladislav Oliva Jr.’s glass work defies generalization; he translates abstract concepts into glass, but his conceptual pieces, such as sculptures of animals and sea creatures, are equally inspiring and reflect his reverence for nature. His technique for combining various colors within a single piece is impressive. Oliva Jr also produces historical glass pieces, which are designed glass replicas and modern glass inspired by different historical styles. Son of Ladislav and Eva Oliva, Ladislav Jr. studied glass design for six years at the School of Applied Arts (now the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design) in Prague under the world famous professor Stanislav Libensky. He worked as a designer for Crystalex for several years, and his participation at international shows has included those in Barcelona and Ijsselstein, Holland in addition to many others. His art has been featured in numerous European museums and galleries, including Constanze and Dresden.
Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery, Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: bohemianartgallery.com. Pach, Owen. Owen Pach is one of the nation’s leading hot glass artists. Currently residing in Florida, Owen has also lived in North Carolina, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania while training with and working for notable glass artists, including Stephan Dee Edwards, Harvey Littleton, Richard Ritter, Paul Stankard, Jan Williams, and Herb Babcock. He built and ran East Falls Glassworks in Philadelphia. His work has earned back-to-back “Best of Show” awards at Spoletto in Charleston, the top sculpture prize at Virginia Beach, and the top glass prize at St. Louis. Owen is currently working on a solo installation in the main concourse at the Tampa International Airport and was recently profiled on WUSF’s Florida Matters TV. Contact: Owen Pach, 5437 D 29th Avenue, South Gulfport, FL 33707. Tel: 215-823-9736. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.owenpach.com. Paiko, Andy. Portland artist Andy Paiko is known for ambitious, technical works which explore the metaphorical and symbolic tension of form versus function. His work has been featured in such national and international print publications as FRAME, Wired UK, American Craft, Glass Art Quarterly, the Corning Museum’s New Glass Review, and numerous online blogs. He was selected as one of twenty emerging Searchlight Artists for 2008 by the American Craft Council. Paiko holds a BS in Studio Art from California Polytechnic State University and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Contact: Andy Paiko, 1336 N. Farragut St., Portland, OR 97217. Tel: 707-486-0018. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: andypaikoglass.com Patchen, David. For two decades David’s creative energies primarily found an outlet in music, but a blowpipe and a glass furnace has firmly replaced his guitar. David has studied at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School, founded by Dale Chihuly and John and Anne Hauberg in Stanwood, Washington. In 2010, David was invited to Seto City, Japan as Artist in Residence, spending a month lecturing, demonstrating and making work through an award from the Seto City Art and Cultural Foundation. Early in his career, he learned through a wide range of talented local artists combined with a great deal of experimentation and visits with Afro Celotto, maestro and former assistant to Lino Tagliapietra in Murano, Italy. David has received awards for his work including an artistic merit scholarship for his studies at Pilchuck. David is actively involved in the glass arts community as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Public Glass (San Francisco's center for glass art) and former member of the Board of Directors, Glass Alliance of Northern California. David maintains a private studio within Public Glass where he creates his work and occasionally instructs. He enjoys and finds inspiration in international travel, scuba diving, photography, architecture, science and nature. Contact: Stewart Fine Art, 608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Tel: 561-995-2760. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.davidpatchen.com. Gallery: Stewart Fine Art.
Payette, Gilles. Gilles Payette is a graduate of the famous SaintJean-Port-Joli sculpture school in 1973 in Quebec, and after several years teaching wood Sculpture, he continued his research molding metals, bronze and aluminum for sculptures. Later, having used glass in certain pieces, his interest in this medium grew and he started molding glass. With the grants he received, he was able to continue and deepen his exploration in Montreal, New York and Seattle, under Francois Houdé, Bertil Vallien, Gene Koss and Hank Murta Adams, respectively. He has continued to develop a technique to produce glass sculptures associated with other materials such as wood, bronze, stone, etc. He began his first small studio in 1995 in Drummondville to be able to work as he wanted. Five years later he built his own studio with more space in the country where he lives now, about 35 minutes South of Montreal. Today, Gilles Payette is a wellknown figure in Quebec fine crafts. He has shown extensively in Quebec, Ontario and the US and Europe. He has received many grants and accolades in support of his work, and his sculptures can be found in private, public, and institutional collections nationwide. Contact: Gilles Payette, 493, rang des Dussault, Saint-Sébastien (Quebec), J0J 2C0. Tel: 450- 244-6314. Web: www.gillespayette.com. Perry, Carole. A native of southern Oregon, Carole Perry works out of her desert studio in Cave Creek Arizona. A number of years ago, Perry set aside a successful career in computers to pursue her passion for glass full time. “I ran after the executive brass ring for 20 years before admitting it could never hold the same sparkle as the art glass I’d been collecting for almost as many years. My idols were Chihuly, Marquis and Brock rather that Iacocco or Watson.” Contact: Carole Perry, Laughing Glass Studio, 4944 E. Sawmill Circle, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. Tel: 480-488-6070. Email: Carole@Laughingglass.com. Web: www.laughingglass.com. Pettigrew-Stewart, Peggy. Peggy Pettigrew-Stewarts’ signature style is inspired by the culture and lore of the Hopi Blue Sun Clan of Arizona. Working with native storytellers, she incorporates traditional Native stories of the Earth, Wind, and Sky & Water into her glass art. Each face is from a life mask from a tribal member. The dramatic color changes in the glass are a visual analogy of the changes of the spirit and soul as told by native cultures. She was raised in San Francisco Bay Area, but has resided in Arizona for many years. Her education has taken her to exotic places including Spain, and has allowed her to attend programs at Pilchuck International Glass School. Contact: Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, P.O. Box 26104, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Tel: 480-329-3880. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.peggypettigrewstewart.com. Phelps, Jeffery. Jeffery Phelps studied Graphic Design at the University of Arizona in the mid-1970s and began cutting stained glass in 1976. In his early work, Jeffery produced figural narratives from stained glass. Ultimately, these narrative pieces led him to begin working with fused glass. His early work in fused glass was primarily technical experimentation with the focus being on color. Following an opportunity to study at the
Pilchuck Glass School in 1987 with Instructor Klaus Moje, Jeffery began to explore beyond the technical experience. He has been a student in the blowing department at the Pittsburgh Glass Center since it opened in 2001 and has been instructing stained, fused and slumped glass classes since the spring of 2002. His new work is a culmination and combination of many of the techniques that he has learned over the years of cutting, fusing and now blowing glass. He sees the final blown form as a canvas on which to exhibit the fused glass design. Contact: Jeffery Phelps, 21 Little Sewickley Creek Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143. Tel: 412-741-3750 Email: email@example.com. Web: www.phelpsglass.com. Philabaum, Thomas. Tom Philabaum was born in 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. After receiving his B.A. in Art and Education from Southern Illinois University, he joined the innovative glass program at the University of Wisconsin. Studying under Harvey Littleton and Eriks Rudans, he obtained his Master’s degree. After graduating, Philabaum continued to create glass art and taught for several years in the Chicago area. He then moved to Arizona to open his own glass studio. While working in his studio, he obtained a Masters in Fine Arts specializing in ceramics from the University of Arizona. Philabaum has been a recognized glass artist in America for a long time. He was the Chairman for the 1998 Glass Art Society Conference. He gave up a significant amount of his time to spearhead this conference. The Glass Art Society is the premier International glass organization catering to artists, collectors and galleries. Philabaum’s work has evolved significantly over his career with his best work seen in the last few years. He is a likable and highly respected artist within the glass community. Contact: Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio Downtown, 711 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701. Tel: 520-884-7404. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.philabaumglass.com. Plum, Susan. Susan Plum is a studio artist residing in Berkeley, CA. She has taught workshops at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and UrbanGlass, as well as at The Studio. Her work can be seen in many museums. Plum has recently exhibited her work at the Maurine Littleton Gallery, the Austin Museum of Art, Villa Montalvo Historical Estate for the Arts, and The Robert Lehman Gallery at UrbanGlass. Contact: PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227 Milam, Houston, TX 77008. Tel: 713-523-7424. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.pgcontemporary.com Pohlman, Jenny & Sabrina Knowles. Sabrina Knowles’ and Jenny Pohlman’s collaboration spans two decades. As seekers, they have undertaken six international two-month journeys to developing nations absorbing religious beliefs, political histories, current affairs, architecture, social structure and people’s personal stories. After lengthy incubation they morph their experiences into sculptural stories to share what they have learned about healing, self-empowerment, compassion, strength, grace, and the power of the human spirit. Their intention is to create works that speak of our common humanity. Knowles’ and Pohlman’s work
has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Connor, Edmunds Museum, Larsen Museum in Yakima, and the Pratt Gallery at the Center on Contemporary Art. Their work has been included in group exhibitions at Bellevue Arts Museum, Museum of American Glass in Millville, New Jersey, Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan, Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin, and Tacoma Art Museum. Their work is in the collections of the Museum of American Glass, Museum of Glass, New Bedford Museum of Glass, Racine Art Museum and Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama. Their work has been published in Glass, Metalsmith, New Glass Review and the Seattle Times, featured in and on the cover of American Style magazine, and published in several books on glass art. Among their awards are Pratt Fine Arts Center’s Service in the Arts Award 2011 and Service in Education award 2000; Saxe Fellowship award, Bay Area Glass Institute, San Jose, 2009; residencies at Museum of Glass, Tacoma 2007 and 2003; and residencies at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center 2004 and 1999. In 2000 Pohlman and Knowles established the Pohlman Knowles High School Scholarship at Pratt Fine Arts Center and continue to sponsor the scholarship annually. They serve as trustees for the Bellevue Arts Museum and support Pilchuck Glass School and Pratt Fine Arts Center through annual contributions. Contact: Pohlman Knowles Studio, 3824 SW Morgan St, Seattle, WA 98126. Tel: 206-933-7450. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.pohlmanknowles.com. Pomp, John. John Pomp has redefined contemporary design through the art of glass blowing. For the past decade, he has been living in modern design. His integrity is seen in his use of pure glass and functional, minimalist forms. His organic approach to design reveals itself in the simplicity of his silhouettes and through intentional hints of imperfection. Combined with modern color concepts, his work is unmistakably contemporary. Smooth, seductive and sexy vase forms like the silhouettes, bulbs, and eggs exemplify his love for glass. Schooled in Venetian glassblowing style by Italian maestros, Pomp has taught glass blowing throughout the country and was a faculty member at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where he also received his B.F.A. In 2000, he opened a public access, educational glassblowing facility in Brooklyn, NY named One Sixty Glass. He was recently awarded best product line for his “Silhouette Collection” at Accent on Design section of the New York International Gift Show. Contact: John Pomp Glass, 160 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA. Tel: 718-486-9620. Fax: 718-486-9615. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.johnpomp.com. Poppe, Gina. Gina Poppe has been an instructor in Glass Fusing, Stained and Leaded Glass, Jewelry, and Silver Art Clay at Snow Farm in Williamsburg MA, Danforth Museum School of Art and glass shops for many years. Gina has had her studio, Glass Palette, since 1980, creating custom stained and leaded glass windows and has been selling her fused glass art to galleries since 1991. Her main passion is using dichroic glass in her artwork. Gina’s fused glass art has won several awards and is collected
worldwide. Contact: Gina Poppe, 150 Rock Rimmun Road, Stamford, CT 06903. Tel: 203-321-1048. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.ginapoppe.com. Prochazka, Vladimir. Born in 1947, Vladimir Prochazka is a leading glass artist from the Czech Republic. He studied under Professor Libensky at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and is renowned for his monumental architectural glass installations, including glass fountains at the World Trade Center, Dubai, the atrium of the College of Banking and Financial Studies, in Muscat, Oman and the Grand Hotel of Abu Dhabi. Other major installations include the light fixture at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary and the luminous glass bridges at the Czech House of Parliament in Prague that have been declared a National Cultural Monument. Prochazka was honored with Gold and Silver awards at the International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa, Japan in 2001 and 2004. Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery. Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: email@example.com. Web: bohemianartgallery.com. Quarrick, Robert. Robert Quarrick is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco bay area. His home, studio and showroom are in Benecia, California. He has been working in glass for thirty years. Robert developed and taught an all-ceramics, all skills program to high school students for nine years, then developed and taught all-glass, all skills classes for over twenty years. Retired, now he concentrates on limited, one-of-a-kind glass pieces. “In my ‘American Peace Collection,’ this piece, ‘The 50 Star Flag’ is from a group of twenty, one-of-a-kind, glass patriotic plates depicting a different American Flag throughout our history. I fabricated, out of ceramics, a two dimensional ‘Peace Symbol’ mold. Then I cut glass shapes, represented by a circular section of each flag, fusing the compatible glass flat, overlaying the glass onto the mold, re-firing, creating a unique eye catching message of American Peace, held in a foundry made metal stand.” Robert is a member of the Glass Art Society, The International Guild of Glass Artist Inc., and Arts Benicia. He has exhibited work at galleries, museums, and shows throughout the bay area. Contact: Robert Quarrick – Private Parts Studio, 991 Tyler Street, Studio 220, Benicia, CA 94510. Tel: 707-747-6960. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.robertquarrick.com. Rey, Joel. “I started to learn lamp working in Basel in 1990. Four years later, I opened my own studio in Geneva. At the beginning, the shapes were more classical. With experience, the forms have become essential and the progress in technical ability gives me wider freedom while blowing. In my studio, I take glass to its limits to explore new lines and try artistic experiments. I sculpt glass as a plastic art.” Contact: Joel Rey, case postale 132 CH-1233 Bernex/Geneva, Sitzerland. Tel: +41 22 777 16 38. Email: email@example.com. Web: verre.ch Richardson, Henry. “While the sound of breaking glass calls to mind the image of destruction, I use fractured glass as an element of creation. Wielding traditional tools of sculptors, such as a chisel and hammer, I shape glass and then bond it using specially
formulated transparent adhesives. My sculptures are generally recognizable in form but the materials create a visually and metaphorically complex body for the viewer. In spite of the large scale of many of my works, the sculptures feel light, their heaviness reduced by their translucency. Each work has a crystalline or ice-like quality imparting both a timelessness and impermanence which I interpret as reflection of our own human condition.” Contact: Henry Richardson, 300 Central Park West, APT 1A, New York, NY, 10024. Tel: 917-456-7267. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.henryrichardson.com. Ritter, Richard. Richard Ritter attended the Society of Arts and Crafts (presently the College for Creative Studies) in his native Detroit, where he was introduced to glassblowing. Convinced it would be his life’s work, over the next 20 years, Richard worked with Joel Phillip Myers, Mark Peiser and Richard Marquis to learn and hone his art. He has shared his expertise by teaching, and exhibiting nationwide, and has enjoyed honors including the commissioning of dessert plates for the White House. His “Floral Core” series is highly regarded, and has been both published and collected nationally. In 2011, Richard was declared a North Carolina Living Treasure. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Roberts, Markels. Markels has studied and exhibited her work extensively nationally and internationally. Markels currently resides in Phoenixville PA. Her passion for art has led her to own and operate a 2000+ square ft. gallery with working clay and glass studios. Diving Cat Studio and Gallery, features Markels work and that of 100 other artists. Contact: Diving Cat Studio Gallery, 246 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Tel: 610 933-3901. Email: email@example.com Rosenfeld, Erica. Erica Rosenfeld lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She uses glass, beads, fabric, food and found objects to create her work. Aside from her sculpture, installations and performances, she has a line of jewelry and functional glass. Through all of these disciplines she seeks to make work that expresses time, conveys history, and serves as a means to preserve perceived memory. Her wearable art acts as models for her larger scale work; her sculpture becomes a memory of its smaller counterpart. Erica is a founding member of The Burnt Asphalt Family, an artists’ collective whose mission is to create unique, performance-based “installations” that reinvent objects and redefine the relationships of audience and performer, observer and participant. “Each installation activates its space at the crossroads between art, craft, and design, through innovative techniques like hot-glass cooking demonstrations, shared meals and edible sculptures.” Erica has taught at Urban Glass, The Corning Museum and Worchester Center for Crafts; she has been a visiting artist at University of the Arts, Pratt University and University of Louisville. Her work is included in the collection of the Museum of Arts and Design and The Museum of American Glass. Erica also has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Glass Magazine, New York Magazine and American Craft. Her work is shown internationally in galleries, stores and museums.
Contact: Erica Rosenfeld, 224 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Tel: 718-930-2065. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: ericarosenfelddesigns.com. Vetri Gallery. Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Royal, Richard. Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest and resident of Seattle, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the Studio Glass Movement. His sensitivity and natural affinity towards the material reveal themselves within his extensive body of work. Richard’s artistic approach combines sensuality, fluidity and bold abundance to deliver gracefully attenuated pieces that speak of their own elegance and sculptural verticality. Royal began working as a hot glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School; he worked his way through the ranks to find himself as one of Dale Chihuly’s main assistants. This relationship lasted for a number of years, and consequently led to Royal’s emergence in the art market in the early 1980s. Royal has since been an independent artist, exhibiting work internationally in both solo and group exhibitions for the past 25 years. Contact: Richard Royal, 55 South Atlantic #411, Seattle, WA 98134. Tel: 206-343-2814. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.richardroyalstudio.com. Russell-Pool, Kari. Kari graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1990. Her husband, and sometime collaborator, Marc Petrovic share a studio, two girls, and two dogs in Connecticut. Kari is primarily a flame worker, and the approach to her work is painterly. Coloring with glass powders and pulling her own cane, allows for cross over between the hot shop and the torch. Kari is known for building forms through pattern. Her work can be seen in numerous private and public collections, most notably the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, The Charlotte Mint Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass. She has taught numerous workshops both home and abroad. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Ryan, Richard. Richard Ryan has been working with glass since 1997, studying under William Boysen and Che' Rhodes at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in glass in 2000, furthering his education at Penland School of Crafts, and the Corning Museum of Glass. He has studied under many glass masters such as Richard Jolley, Kait Rhoads, William Gudenrath, and Alan Goldfarb. Richard started his own studio in 2002. His work is sculptural glass showing movement, growth, and life. Each piece is one of a kind. All sculptures are hand blown, then cut and carved. Contact: Richard Ryan. Web: www.vitreousmatter.com Sacra, Linda. In early years, Linda began working with stained glass. Through lessons of trial and error, twenty years later she found herself making glass beads. With the use of strips of stained glass and a plumbers’ touch her technique was developed. Although Linda was able to be self-taught, she thought it wise to seek the help of experts, so she started taking classes at the Penland School of Crafts and Corning Glass. She now teaches Lampwork Bead Making in Charlotte, N.C. and was honored at
Penland last summer. Linda’s work is sold in several galleries throughout the Carolinas. Contact: Linda Sacra, 437 Chadmore Drive, Charlotte, NC 28270. Tel: 704-957-3771 Salvadore, Mattia & Marco. Mattia and Marco Salvadore are a collaborative team known as Studio Salvadore. As young boys, they began working alongside their father, Davide Salvadore, and inherited their father's passion for the material; they began to work with him full time after attending college. To develop skills outside their father's studio, they studied with a variety of Muranese masters, and at Pilchuck Glass School, and worked for a period of time at the esteemed Venini glass factory. Since, they have traveled around the world to teach glass working techniques. These emerging artists, with an esteemed lineage, are now exciting the world with their own designs, sure to become classics. Contact: Studio Salvadore c/o Domenico Cavallaro Tel: 614.783.6159. Web: www. domenicocavallaro.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sand, Toland. “With a degree in Philosophy, I’m basically selftaught in the glass arts and have been working full time studio artist since 1977. I’ve had many one man shows and executed a variety of corporate commissions and continue to show in galleries in the United States and Europe. I am in glass and art collections worldwide and have shown at numerous SOFA shows. Living in rural New Hampshire has afforded me the luxury of making contemporary art in a beautiful natural setting. Married with kids.” Contact: Toland Sand, Sandglas Studio 232 Hale Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269. Tel: 603-286-4589. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.sandglas.com Sattler, Vera. Vera Sattler has been actively working in the glass industry since 1946. Vera received a BS from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She studied in West Berlin, Germany through a three year apprenticeship (1946-1949) in designing and painting stained glass windows. Sattler has done work for many private collectors and interior decorators in stained glass, acrylics, collages, copper enameling, watercolors and slumped and fused glass. She has also designed and completed many, many major glass commissions for religious and public buildings in Michigan. Her works have been shown at the Toledo Ohio Art Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Habatat Gallery in Michigan. Contact: Vera Sattler, 3092 Blackbird Court, Melbourne, FL 32935. Tel: 321-254-0643. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gingerbread Square Gallery, Key West, FL. Saylor, Nadine. Nadine Saylor graduated from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2007 with her MFA in “Sculpture Dimensional Studies.” She was an Artist-InResidence at “Sculpture Space” in Utica, NY the summer of 2008. That same fall, she became an Instructor at Bowling Green State University where she is currently teaching glassblowing and glass casting. She has taught workshops at “The Studio” at Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, and the Pittsburg Glass Center. She has exhibited in many exhibitions including the “BIGG” exhibition at the Urban Arts Space in Columbus, OH and SOFA Chicago. She was awarded the
prestigious “Dominick Labino Glass Guild Award” in the “Toledo Area Artists Exhibition” and has been recently nominated a Lydon Emerging Artist Program Award (LEAP) Finalist and is currently represented by Riley Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Nadine Saylor. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.nadinesaylor.com. Schlam, Carolyn. Carolyn Schlam is an award winning American painter and glass artist born and raised in New York City. She studied painting with Norman Raeben, youngest son of the Yiddish writer, Sholem Alecheim, in Carnegie Hall and glassmaking at Urban Glass in Brooklyn. She presently resides and has her studio in Taos, New Mexico where she continues in the pursuit of her passion – painting in oil, drawing from life, and crafting confections of glass, clay and other media. Carolyn Schlam is the author of a book on the creative process entitled “The Creative Path: Process and Practice.” This book is currently with an agent in New York and has been submitted for publication. She is currently working on a sequel for children entitled “What does an artist do? Can I be an artist too?” Contact: Carolyn Schlam. Tel: 786-897-2276. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Schmidt, Melissa. Melissa Schmidt creates jewelry with hand blown glass in the shape of bubbles, taking full advantage of light's ability to make each piece glow, shine and sparkle. Melissa began her glass working career in 1994. She is currently a St. Louis resident, as well as being part of the Craft Alliance faculty. Contact: Melissa Schmidt. Email: email@example.com Schonbeck, Franz. Franz Schonbeck draws with fragments of floating glass. He unites the sensibility of glass and the expression of his art in a unique style. The use of light helps him to optimize the transparency and the fragility of the material. He uses the edges of the glass, which have been arbitrarily cut or voluntarily broken, as if they were lines that have been drawn. The pictures are framed to show the extraordinary qualities possessed by the glass. Contact: Franz Schonbeck, Rheinstrasse 50, D-41564 Kaarst, Germany. Schroder, Henner. Henner Schröder was born in Germany in 1955, and raised in West Berlin. In 1977 he moved to the US to pursue art studies. After studying at Massachusetts College of Art and receiving a fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America, he has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School as well as Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle. In the early 90’s he spent 5 years designing and building the Chimacum Glass Studio of which he is co-owner/operator. This state of the art glass casting studio is the largest facility of its kind in the Pacific North West. Contact: Henner Schroder. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.vitroglyph.com. Schulze, Dutch. Born in Kansas City in 1946, Dutch spent his childhood in Missouri. He received his degree from the University of Missouri after studying Art and Art History at Wagner College in Bregenz, Austria. Upon graduation he turned
to sculpture, working in clay and woodcarving. By 1975, he was living on the south coast of Oregon and casting his sculptures in glass. He established his own glass studio and gallery in 1990, where he created large scale blown glass vessels as well as his cast sculpture. Now he works exclusively in kiln-casting, with a focus on representational relief in opal crystal. Contact: Dutch Schulze, 240 Highway 101, Bandon, OR 97411. Tel: 541-347-4723. Email: email@example.com. Schunke, Michael. Michael Schunke began blowing glass while attending the Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, PA, and later at Rhode Island School of Design where he learned traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques. He has dedicated his life to the pursuit of form and the practice of glassmaking. A former professor at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Japan, Schunke continues to teach glassmaking around the world. He recently completed residencies at the Toledo Museum of Glass in Toledo, OH, and the Museum of Glass and Contemporary Art in Tacoma, WA. His work is housed in museum collections world-wide. Currently, he owns and operates Nine Irons Studios where he creates colorful custom works of glass inspired by historical Italian designs. Contact: Michael Schunke. Tel: 610-283-7333. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.michaeljschunke.com. Scott, Gale. With a BFA from U. of Illinois and an MFA from Mass. College of Art, Gale Scott has worked with some of today’s masters, such as Dan Dailey, William Carlson, and others. His interest in multiple materials has led to development of a unique aesthetic combining copper and glass. The materials differ in many ways: fragility/malleability, transparency/opacity. Yet, glass and copper expand and contract at the same rate when heated or cooled. The resulting object contains a memory of the event which created it. This memory is an expression of a fundamental force of the physical world: the tension of expansion and contraction balanced at equilibrium. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Sears, Karli. Karli Sears works with glass to create sensual, botanically-inspired sculpture and elegantly playful jewelry. The organic qualities of hot glass – its fluidity and luminosity – drew her to the glass studio at Sheridan College where she graduated in 1999. Since then, through artist residencies, project grants and master classes, she has developed her unique work – often a union of structured pattern and lyrical form. Karli’s sculpture is found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark and the Ernsting Stiftung Glass Museum, Germany, as well as many private and corporate collections. She shows her work in galleries across Canada and the US. Contact: Karli Sears. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.karlisearsglass.com. Shaffer, Mary. Mary Shaffer first explored slumped glass in the early 1970s, combining it with found materials. A recurring theme is one in which she marries the glass with discarded metal tools selected from a pile in her studio. Sheets of glass are heated into a plastic state, and then allowed to slump, or sag, over
sections of the tools or minimal geometric forms. The hot glass is cooled, arresting the fluidity, producing a folded or gracefully draped state more akin to fabric. Shaffer’s work is in collections at the American Craft Museum, New York City, NY; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; plus prestigious art institutions in France, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Denmark. During her career, Shaffer’s works have been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums. Contact: Mary Shaffer, PO Box 1379, El Prado, NM 87529. Tel: 575-776-2836. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.maryshaffer.com. Shaw, Tim. Tim Shaw has three degrees in Glassblowing. After attaining his BA (Hons) from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in the UK in the early 80’s, he went on to study at the avant-garde Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam where he continued to develop and experiment creating a unique style of art glass. Upon his return to the UK he established a hot glass workshop in London where he continued his artistic practice. His creative talent was recognized by his peers, and he was invited to undertake his second MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. Here, he further refined and honed his glassmaking skills whilst pushing the boundaries of his artistic expression. For the past 12 years Tim has resided in Australia where he operates his own hot glass workshop, one of the few independent studios in South Australia. His studio is nestled amongst the Stringybark forests of the beautiful Adelaide Hills, less than 20 minutes from the Adelaide city center. In this idyllic and creative setting, Tim’s work has flourished, absorbing an Australian influence. This inspiration is most marked through his use of vibrant colour and striking forms. Tim is passionate about glass and creates objects of great beauty. His pleasure in working with glass is evident to the viewer. Tim Shaw’s art glass is seductive and alluring. His love of color, surface decoration and texture captures the viewer and fires the imagination. Tim’s art is versatile and exciting. His technical talents and artistic flair combine to create unique masterpieces. Contact: Tim Shaw. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.timshawglass.com. Silk, Alexis. Alexis’s work is the intersection of her passion for fire, her fascination with the human figure, and her desire for conceptual expression. Her figures, sculpted freehand in hot glass, combine beauty, whimsy and meaningful comment on human nature and society. Since receiving her BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Alexis has continued to study with glass masters such as Pino Signoretto, Richard Royal and Boyd Sugiki. She has lived and studied sculpture in Madrid Spain and glass blowing in Murano Italy. Today she has work in museums, galleries, private collections and fine art shows in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Contact: Alexis Silk. Web: www.alexissilk.com. Silkwood, Treg. Treg Silkwood studied pre-medicine at the University of Montana before deciding to pursue a career in the arts. In 1996 he received his BFA from Alfred University graduating the Top Student of the Art and Design school. Treg
spent the next five years working as a production glass blower recreating early American glass at the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. At the Village, he deepened his appreciation for the history and the craft of working with glass. It was there that he discovered the value of using glass as a vehicle of expression. Treg has worked as a gaffer for the Hot Glass Road Show of the Corning Museum of Glass, a state of the art mobile glass blowing studio. He has demonstrated and taught glassblowing at numerous institutions and schools across the United States and abroad. In 2002, Treg met Candace Martin. The two immediately fell in love and soon after combined their talents to form Silkwood Glass, a custom, hand-crafted glass company. Treg and Candace bring complementary talents to their partnership; Treg's glassblowing skill and mastery of form are coupled by Candace's painterly sense of color and innovative designs. As each piece is formed from the molten glass, the couple shares a dynamic relationship. Throughout the creative process, their interaction seems choreographed in a whirl of constant motion and deliberation. Contact: Silkwood Glass, P.O. Box 26605, San Jose, CA 95159. Tel: 408-933-8031. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.silkwoodglass.com. Silver, Richard. Internationally known glass artist Richard Silver uses architectural plate glass with hand blown glass to create geometric shapes and soaring lines. In addition he uses hand blown glass vessels and cuts, carves and polishes them into a variety of flowing shapes. His use of vibrant jewel tones is unmistakable. His commissions include MCA Universal Studios corporate headquarters, The Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, The University of Southern California Hall of Fame, Sanyo, Harrah's Atlantic City, The Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, and The Golden Reel. He has exhibited in Toronto, Canada; Kanazawa, Japan; the Edward Dean Museum in Cherry Valley, CA and Highland, IL. Richard has a MFA in sculpture and was the recipient of a Ford Foundation grant. Contact: Morgan Glass Gallery, 5833 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Tel: 412-441-5200. Email: email@example.com. Simmons, Scott. Scott Simmons uses traditional hot glass blowing techniques to create beautiful, idiosyncratic, glass art. Drawing inspiration from the landscape surrounding his rural Wisconsin home and imagery from his years as a biological microscopist, he combines hot bits of colored glasses at the furnace and builds them into playful renditions of traditional forms. Contact: Scott Simmons, 1483 Sunrise Lane, Belleville, WI 53508. Tel: 608-845-9499. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.sunriseglassworks.com. Singletary, Preston. Glass artist Preston Singletary was born in 1963 in San Francisco CA. He was educated at the Pilchuck Glass School and studied with other glass artists such as Lino Tagliapietra, Cecco Ongaro, Benjamin Moore, Dorit Brand, Judy Hill and Dan Dailey. Singletary was also influenced by his close childhood friend, glass artist Dante Marioni. Singletary, a Native American of the Tlinkit People, creates unique sculptures which are informed by the stories and images of his people and their tradition in art. Preston Singletary’s native glass art is part of
many public and private collections. Preston has taught, lectured and exhibited internationally since 1989, and is well known and respected for his impressive glass sculptures utilizing the layering and etching techniques which he developed. Preston Singletary’s blown glass works are instantly recognized by glass collectors familiar with his work. In addition to consistently receiving honors and awards since 1989, Singletary was awarded the Rakow Commission from the Corning Museum of Glass, as well as the Mayor's Award for Diversified Arts in Indian Art NW in Portland Oregon. His blown glass sculptures can be found in many collections and museums, including the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, the Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, Heard Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA and The Museum of Natural History, Anchorage, AK. Contact: Preston Singletary. Web: www.prestonsingletary.com. Slabaugh, Susie. “My work explores the coupling of seductive form and radiant color with narrative images of my life. I use a collaboration of methods in an inventive way to get the results I want. Through this process, the energy trapped in the glass is fused with the energy found deep within me. From sweat to substance, it is both meditative and exciting.” Contact: Susie Slabaugh, 9505 Gerardia Lane, Prospect, KY 40059. Tel: 502-938-5876. Email: email@example.com. Smejkal, Leos. Leos Smejkal graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Smejkal’s innovative process has advanced the technology of molten glass yielding unprecedented complicated and imaginative designs. His work exemplified in the “Cyber Cycle” and “Spring Collection” has been praised at international exhibitions in Germany, Slovakia, and Belgium, and his sculpture from “Surprise Cycle-Portraits,” was selected for the 2006 International Exhibition of Glass in Kanazawa. Smjekal's sculptures can be found in private and museum collections around the world, including Chateau Lemberk in the Czech Republic and the Museum of Glass in Taipei, Taiwan. Contact: Bohemian Art Gallery. Tel: 609-273-1495. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.bohemianartgallery.com Smith, Clinton. An artist at an early age, Clinton Smith experimented with traditional arts before finding his true passion in the medium of glass. He has been devoted to the art for the past 11 years. His imaginative style and love for nature and animals clearly influences his art. He currently works with Gartner Blade Glass in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts as well as other prominent glass artists in New England. His own studio is located in Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, where he resides. Clinton’s passion is for sculpture of organic and naturalistic materials and forms. His skill and consistency for blown pieces and sculptural forms comes from “making a lot of damn apples” (production work in the early days). His boundless ideas in glass captivate imaginations as well as inspire them to look closer at nature. Contact: Clinton Smith. Tel: 413-655-0207. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.clintonfsmith.com.
Spehler, James & Dave Jordon. Dave and James both live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. “We are inspired by the beauty and power found here in the mountains. James lives in Nathrop, Colorado and has over 35 years of experience in lampworking and is a lover of nature and says my favorite glass to make is wildlife sculpture. I spend much of my free time on horseback, riding mountain trails and always seeing abundant wildlife, Elk, Deer, Big Horn Sheep, and the majestic Bald Eagle. In glass, I try to capture the simple beauty and freedom of these animals by depicting the fine lines and detail of anatomy and movement. Dave lives in Lake City, Colorado and has 20 years’ experience as a lamp worker and is influenced by the early masters of Venetian glass art. Over the years Dave has developed a highly skilled technique of glassblowing and brings his love for nature and fantasy to create unique and original designs of goblets, candy dishes, and vases. When we get together we like to collaborate our efforts, bringing together the expression of figurative glass sculptures and the elegance and beauty of fine blown glass.” Contact: Dave Jordan. Tel: 970-497-20887. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.onfireglassworks.com. Or James Spehler. Tel: 719-539-3910. Email: email@example.com. Statom, Therman. Sculptor, glass artist, and painter, Therman Statom is probably best known for his simple but powerfully charged forms: life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, miniature houses, and box-like paintings, all created through the extraordinary technique of bonding window glass together to create compelling sculptures. He paints portions of these sculptures in vibrant colors with an absolute air of spontaneity and often attaches eclectic blown or cast glass objects to them. Statom began his study of glass as an art medium at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, California in 1971. He was awarded the BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1974 and the MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute of Art and Design in 1978. His twenty-five year professional career includes exhibitions in museums worldwide, many of which also hold his works in their permanent collections. Contact: Therman Statom Art Objects, Inc., 1000 S. 20th Street Omaha, NE 68108. Tel: 402-345-1349. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.thermanstatom.com . Stokes, Tricia. Tricia Stokes is a glass artist living and working in Philadelphia. She creates unique, wearable artwork, often incorporating natural materials to enhance her glass pieces. Tricia has been supporting the National Liberty Museum through her glass donations for several years. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Studley, David A. “As with most of my work, I draw inspiration from music. For the ‘Sand Reckoner,’ the initial inspiration came from Radiohead’s song ‘Reckoner.’ To me, the song visually portrays an image of floating through the universe while making me think about Archimedes work entitled ‘the Sand Reckoner.’ The paper by Archimedes is his quest for the number of grains of sand that fit into the universe. As I developed this piece, I envision an Archimedes that searches for his quest and fails to
realize that he himself is loosely comprised of vanishing grains of sand.” David received a BS in Architectural Engineering and has worked for the last 25 years as an engineer. He studied glass at Vitrium Studio in Laurel, Maryland and through the international master class program at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland, UK. Contact: David Studley, 716 Beacon Hill Terrace, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Tel: 301-869-7441. Suzuki, Sayaka. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka Suzuki has been residing in the United States for the past twenty years. In 2000 she received her BFA in glass sculpture from Tulane University. In 2005 she completed her MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and became an adjunct faculty member upon graduation. Her work can be seen in galleries and museums across the nation including her most recent solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia. She recently won the “Kiln Caster’s Award” from the Bullseye Glass Emerge Competition. Contact: Sayaka Suzuki, 1213 McDonough Street, Richmond, VA 23224. Tel: 804-514-6579. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.sayaky-suzuki.com. Svetlick, Barbara. “Hardest thing in the world is to scrunch your life into a paragraph that can define you. I am whimsical and practical, silly and serious, but mostly I am at a period in my short stay here in this world very happy. I have been making glass flower beads and leaves since 2003 and in fact learned to create on the torch for the only purpose of making flowers. My creativity is in multimedia rather than jewelry. I love to draw, doodle, paint, glue and recreate. I want my work to find the person who is inspired by its very essence. After a long marriage, raising a family and a career in criminal law, I made the decision to clean out all the dust bunnies and same ole’ same ole’ in life. I became single for a few years, which is how long it took to get my bearings, quit my job and moved from South Florida to New Mexico to marry glass sculpture artist Lewis Wilson. It was a lesson in ‘you never know where you will go when you break all the bonds and ties that limit your imagination.’ I have no fear of what years I may have left I wear no watches nor have any schedules on a day to day basis, but mostly I have found a soul mate in both my personal world and the art world.” Contact: Barbara Svetlick. Web: www.barbarasvetlick.com. Teasdale, Joanne. Joanne Teasdale, an exhibiting abstract painter in her twenties, later returned to art, translating her life experiences into meticulous photorealist paintings, then photography. Teasdale, whose artwork explores the human experience and where light plays an important role in the rendering of the images, was naturally drawn to the capabilities of glass. In recent years she began studying the medium intensively under the tutelage of established artists, adding kiln formed glass to her repertoire in 2009. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Contact: Bullseye Gallery, 300 Northwest 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Tel: 503-227-0222. Web: www.bullseyegallery.com
Thai, David. David Thai (Choi Kei Hoi) is a Chinese Canadian Glass Artist who emigrated from Vietnam in 1985. He completed his business degree at Ryerson University and went on to pursue Glassblowing at Sheridan College where he graduated from the Crafts and Design Glass Program in 2002. Upon graduating David Thai was accepted as a full-time Resident of Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. There he has been both a Resident and an Instructor of Glassblowing. During this time he has exhibited his work across Canada and also in the United States. Currently David Thai is creating his work and instructing glassblowing at The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Whether David Thai is creating a blown glass vessel or a piece of glass sculpture, his focus is on both the creation of a timeless design with a contemporary style and a high level of technical skill. He aims toward creating objects that beautify their surroundings. Contact: David Thai, 50 Strathaven Drive Unit #33, Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 4E7, Canada Tel:416-569-4678. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.davisthai.ca. Theofanous, Demetra. Demetraâ€™s sculpture centers on metaphorical bridges between nature and human beings. Her work explores themes of choice, personal growth, rebirth, and becoming. She entered glass through the art of flameworking, and now also works with furnace glass and pate de verre. She was juried into the prestigious Higuchi class at Corning, and has since pioneered an approach for combing pate de verre components with flamework sculpture, using the torch. She was a 2010 NICHE Award Finalist, and exhibits nationally, including a solo exhibition at Vetri in 2011. In addition to being a full time artist, she is an educator and serves on the board of the Glass Alliance of Northern California. Contact: Demetra Theofanous, 315 View St, #A Mountain View, CA 94041. Tel: 415-308-9532. Email: email@example.com. Tibitu. Tibitu was established in 2002 by William Dexter and Etta Boettger. Tibitu is an atelier focused on the celebration of designers/craftsmen working together toward a common goal; unique, refreshing design and excellent craftsmanship. Artist/designer Will Dexter received his BFA from Tyler School of Art, PA and MFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited throughout the world and is in the permanent collections of museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Contact: Taylor Backes Studio, 148 S Washington St, Boyertown, PA 19512. Tel: 610-367-4600. Web: www.taylorbackes.com Tidrick, Abigail. Abigail Tidrick is employed as a scientific glassblower. In her spare time she creates fused glass, beadwork, and blown glass objects, as well as, works in many other medium. Abigail worked as an art teacher for 15 years, reaching children that ranged in age from three to twelve. She has shown her work at fine art fairs throughout Colorado. In 2006 she was awarded third place at the Botanic Gardens Glass Show, where in 2007 her work was honored with third place, first place and Best in Show. Contact: Abigail Tidrick, P.O. Box 592, Indian Hills, CO 80454. Tel: 303-697-5421. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timmers, Erwin. Erwin Timmers is the co-founder of the Washington Glass Studio and Washington Glass School. Originally from Amsterdam, he moved to California and graduated from Santa Monica College for Design Arts and Architecture. In 1999 he moved to the Washington DC area and since then his sculptural artwork has been on display in Zenith Gallery, Fraser Gallery, and Gallery Neptune. He is featured in various prominent collections and has received commissions from numerous commercial enterprises, such as Starwood Urban, The Magruder Companies, David Greggory Restaurant, Food and Friends, and the Prince George's County courthouse. His approach to art is multifaceted, incorporating metalwork, innovative lighting and glass design. He teaches glass, lighting, sculpture, and metal work. Industrial salvage and recycling are recurring themes in his work, which he sees as crucial parts to the interaction with one's surroundings. Contact: Erwin Timmers, Washington Glass School, 3700 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712. Tel: 202.255.1118. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.ecoglassart.com. Tjiang, Paulus. Paulusâ€™ hot glass studio is located in the rural wild hills of eastern Ontario, 2 hours from Toronto, Canada. He first studied design, glass, and ceramics at the Ontario College of Art. In 1988 he went to Pilchuck, and attended a course led by Benjamin Moore and Lino Tagliapietra. Paulus has looked to incorporate the highest standard of technique and design with a whimsical and playful attitude. He likes the challenge of introducing works, which are meticulously planned, drawn, and designed before they are made in the glass studio. Every polka dot has its place. To prevent things from getting too clinical in the process, they always play dance music in the hot shop. Paulus has been offering his glass to galleries and shops across North America since 1996. He started out working solo in his hot glass studio and has progressed to working with three part time assistants. At first glance, the pieces are fun and funky, like party favors. However, by looking closely, underlying the fancifulness of his pieces are a sophisticated mix of hot glass techniques, i.e. multiple optic mold patterns, garage/bit assemblies, flame/torch worked details. Cartoon humor is important, yet so is finesse. Contact: Paulus Tjiang, 928 Old Wooler Rd. Codrington, Ontario Canada K0K 1R0. Tel: 613-475-4387 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Townsend, Milon. Milon Townsend has been creating objects in glass for over 35 years. His work focuses on the human figure, exploring our inner aspects, as well as relationships between us. His long history of flameworking has contributed to a very different approach to casting glass. The inclusion of his flameworked figures as cast objects brings a synthesis of two techniques that is both consistent and a radical departure from his earlier works. Casting allows him access to scale and application in architectural and living environments that open up new possibilities for his aesthetic and technical skills. Contact: Milon Townsend, 262 Moul Road, Hilton, New York 14468. Tel: 585-392-6476. Email: email@example.com.
Trabucco, Victor. “I began working with glass in 1974 after I saw a lampworker making a sculpture. I knew this was what I wanted to do for my life’s work. Glass is the ultimate challenge; it has properties of no other material and offers the artist possibilities that are inspiring for the creative process. As technical problems are solved, it offers the artist more latitude for artistic expression. Much of my work is inspired by nature, capturing the beauty and motion of the subject and freezing a moment in time. I strive for perfection; I want the work to look effortless while executing control of this difficult material. It is my intent to demonstrate the absence of the technique and have the finished sculpture communicate beauty and emotion. With over 38 years of working with this material, I am as excited with glass as I was when I started.” Contact: Riley Galleries, 28699 Chagrin Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44122. Tel: 216-765-1801. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: rileygalleries.com. Traub, David. Born May 2, 1949, Rockville Center, New York, David Traub has built a career as a glass artist that has spanned the globe. He received a B.S. in art and Photography from East Texas State University in 1972, and continued to study art and glass over the next twelve years. He has studied under artists such as Joel Myers and Bertil Vallien. In 1989, David was awarded a Masters in Philosophy from the Stourbridge College of Technology and Art, Stourbridge W. Midlands, England. David has worked, taught and exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, where he currently resides. He has earned numerous awards and recognitions for his work including being named New Zealand’s Glass Artist of the Year 2008. Contact: David Traub, The Glass Factory N.Z., 21 Kings Ave, Wanganui, New Zealand. Tel: 06-345-7123. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.glass-newzealand.co.nz. Trimpol, Michael. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Michael Trimpol was first introduced to glass working during a high school stained glass course in Stowe, VT. He pursued a career in stained glass while attending Concordia University in Montreal, designing and creating many residential commissions, as well as several public installations. Frustrated with the limitations of the two dimensional process, he enrolled at Sheridan College School of Craft & Design in Mississauga, Ontario to learn the art of glassblowing. Upon graduation in 1985, he was accepted for a residency at Harbourfront Craft Studios, one of Toronto’s most popular tourist destinations. Shortly after he left Harbourfront in 1989, he established his own company Hotglass Inc. in Mississauga, for which he designed and created a full line of blown glass products. In 1995, Michael relocated to Stowe, Vermont and founded Little River Hotglass Studio. He currently designs and manufactures a diverse body of product, in addition to overseeing the operations of the studio. Contact: Monique LaJeunesse, P.O. Box 1504. Stowe, VT 05672. Tel: 802-253-0889. Fax: 802-253-4128. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.littleriverhotglass.com Vallien, Bertil. Bertil Vallien was born in 1938 and has been at the forefront of Swedish glass design since the early 1960s. In
developing his sand-casting technique, he created a new language in glass that will be used for centuries to come. Today, Vallien is one of Europe’s best known artists in glass, famous for his sculpted forms, rich with narrative imagery. One of his bestknown sayings is “Glass Eats Light,” referring to the way in which glass is contained within the glass mass. He is a master of controlling the inner light, which for him adds to the spiritual and symbolic content of the work. Vallien’s work is included in some of the world’s most important museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Corning Museum of Glass; Glasmuseet, Denmark; the Met; National Museum, Stockholm; and The State Hermitage Museum in Russia. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Van Rensselaer, Miles. Miles received his BA from Kenyon College (Sculpture & English) while studying mask making and woodcarving with Javanese, Balinese and Papuan masters through the Council on International Educational Exchange in Indonesia. He has been consistently making sculpture for 15 years using everything from glass and crystal to bronze and iron, from gold and silver to tooth and bone, from steel, copper and lead to wood, clay, feather and hair. He has been fortunate enough to work – and humbled by working – with and among talented artists from all over the world. is work is his homage to these people and their vanishing ways of life, his translation of their technique, imagery, idea of “primitive” art into modern Western materials. Miles strives to reach others as these archaic cultures have indelibly reached him: beyond the spoken and written word. Miles grew up in Mendham and lives in Phillipsburg, NJ. Galleries: Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, Bernardsville, Heller Gallery, NYC, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia and Habitat Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan. Museum: His work is in the permanent collection of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Contact: Miles Van Rensselaer. Tel: 908-859-2021. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.vanren.com VandenBerg, Marc. Glass first interested Marc VandenBerg as a child. That interest manifested itself years later while attending Michigan State University. Before graduating with a degree in Television Production he already had dedicated more than a year of self-instruction working borosilicate glass. In 1999 Marc began working part time as an assistant glassblower at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. A year later taking Emilio Santini’s workshop (The Studio Corning, NY.), he is first introduced to the Venetian figurative techniques. After filling a full time opening in Greenfield Villages glass shop, he returned to Corning for a workshop with Lucio Bubacco in 2002. A major influence on Marc's blowing skills and Venetian style is Jeff Mack (Greenfield Village Master Glassblower 2001-present). The two have worked closely for several years as museum employees and independent artists. Marc’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and private collections. He has also taught workshops at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Southern Illinois University, and privately. Currently, he is a glassblower at Greenfield Village Dearborn, Michigan and lampworks as a second job and first love. Contact: Marc VandenBerg. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.marcvandenberg.com.
Varga, Emma. Emma Varga was born in Ada, Yugoslavia. She graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, where she completed Master’s Degree in Applied Arts, majoring in Ceramic and Glass Design. She currently works and resides in Sydney. Varga's work has been represented in major solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Asia and the United States. She has been the recipient of several major awards including the Award of excellence at Habatat International Glass Invitational Award in 2009. Emma Varga's glass works are represented in the following public collections: Art Trust, Melbourne, Australian National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, The Palm Spring Art Museum, California, USA; The Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, Serbia; The Glass Museum Ebeltoft, Denmark; The Arrango Design Foundation, Miami, USA; The Interglass Symposium Collection, Czech Republic. Her work is held in major private collections in Australia, United States, Europe and Asia. Contact: Emma Varga, Email: email@example.com. Web: www.emmavarga.com. Vaughn, Sarah. “In 2004 I created my first glass casting and have been hooked ever since. It was like finding something I did not realize, until that moment, I was looking for. Glass has managed to hold my attention these past years because I view it as a truly limitless medium. Every time I get a new idea, it's like a problem I have to work backwards. I know what I want to make, so I figure out how to do it. I think I like the process almost as much as I love the ideas behind the pieces. I love having those ideas that keep you working in the studio ‘til the sun comes up, those eureka moments when you finally realize the answer to the question you’ve been asking for months, and finding myself smiling because I am at work.” Contact: Sarah Vaughn. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.sarahvaughnglass.com. Vincent, Jake. Jacob Vincent serves as Glass Department Director at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, America's oldest non-profit center for craft education. His work can be found in prestigious galleries throughout the United States and has been featured in numerous craft publications including the recent Lark Books 500 Glass Objects. He has studied his craft at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as well as the Studio of Corning Museum of Glass, where he was a scholarship recipient. Contact: Jake Vincent. Tel: 617-817-6446. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.jakevincent.com Wang, Vivian. “My work has always been figurative, inspired by antique Asian figures. Initially, I used female images, combining traditional figures with contemporary elements, but now my more recent work includes both male and female as the image base. In the same way that, as an Asian-American I have come from one culture and live in another, so my work has a traditional source but discusses contemporary issues. Part of my interest in the figure comes from my extensive experience as a New York fashion designer. As a result of my understanding of clothing, many of my sculptures exhibit very detailed garments and distinctive textile patterning.” Contact: Stewart Fine Art,
608 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Tel: 561-995-2760. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.sfaglass. Weil, Marianne. Marianne Weil’s new work in glass and bronze merges extremely different materials, exploring solidity and transparency. Uniting blown glass and cast bronze creates a primal tension between density and lightness. Internationally recognized for her sculpture, Weil is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. They include a 2012 William Stewart Travel Award from the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, the Heckscher Museum’s Gladys Service Award, a New York State Council for the Arts Community Connection Grant and a New York State Individual Artist Grant. Artist residencies include the MacDowell Colony, Hospitalfield Trust, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Fondaçion Valparaiso Fellowship, Casa de Mateus Foundation in Portugal and the Kirsten Kjærs Museum, Denmark. In 2009 the Order of the Sisters of St. Dominic installed on the Village Green in Water Mill, New York her prize-winning bronze commission. Publications featuring the artist’s work include: Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, the NY Times, Geo Magazine, Sculptural Pursuit, the International Herald Tribune and the Hampton’s Art Hub. Weil has exhibited her work in England, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Her work appears in many public and private collections. Kouros Gallery in New York City and Ridgefield, CT represent her work. Weil currently serves as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Contact: Marianne Weil, PO Box 341, Orient, NY 11957. Tel: 917-721-0105. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.marianneweil.com. Weismer, Joel. “Born and raised in Philadelphia, the city with its energy and vibrancy, has given me a strong foundation from which to flourish artistically. Influenced by the wonderful people I have encountered on my journey and the interesting places in which I have been fortunate to have lived and studied, including Japan and Indonesia, my work has become an extension of who I am. My passion is to celebrate all of life’s wonderful gifts and preserve them for all to enjoy. With its versatility, fragility and beauty, glass embodies life. In particular, dichroic glass is celebrated in much of my work as it possesses in comparable shimmer, depth and color.” Contact: Joel Weismer, 808 Hatfield Court, Doylestown, Pa 18901. Tel: 267-261-9979. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. White, Brook. Brook Forrest White, Jr., owner of Flame Run Glass Studio in Louisville, KY invests himself in the magic and mystery of hot glass. He creates colorful, seductive forms with patterning that take the viewer to a fifth dimension. White is a Kentucky Arts Council 1998 Al Smith Fellowship recipient and a juried participant of the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program. His work has also been recognized at the national level, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Huntington (W.Va.) Museum of Art, the Asheville (N.C.) Art Museum and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Contact: Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery, Brook White, 815 W. Market St, Louisville, KY 40202. Tel: 502.584.5353. Fax: 502.584.5332. Web: www.flamerun.com.
Woldow, Robert. “My work explores the contradiction between the common perception of glass – smooth, shiny, ‘glassy’ – and the rough textural beauty revealed when that shiny surface is stripped away. My process is ‘strip method’ fusing. Strips of glass – hand-cut by the hundreds – are fused into simple geometric patterns. These patterns are then cut into sections, rearranged, and fused into patterns of increasing complexity. After grinding and polishing by hand to a smooth finish, the ‘glassy’ surface is removed through a combination of sandblasting and acid-etching. The result is a honed matte surface which resembles ceramic more than glass. Using palettes of complementary and contrasting colors in both transparent and opaque glass, my goal is to create the textural aesthetic of ‘translucent ceramic’.” Contact: Robert Woldow, 3213 SW Hinds Street, Seattle, WA 98126. Tel: 206-660-9916. Email: RWoldow@ArtsCraftSeattle.com. Web: www.ArtsCraftSeattle.com. Wood, Judi. “As a child I was not given many choices. My desire to be an artist started young and was forbidden. I struggled for a long time and to claim my independence I had to fight closed minds, prejudice and end an abusive marriage. At the age of fifty I was finally able to start my new life as an artist. Now I still struggle against some closed minds, but this is what life is about. Now I win more than I lose and smile more than I cry, and I can finally say I am an artist. Each original design is created free-hand and woven bead to bead, one bead at a time with needle and thread. Each design’s materials include glass beads, precious gems, precious metals and found objects and are woven with monofilament for extra strength. The inspiration for each is views of nature and the artist’s imagination.” Contact: Judi Wood. Web: www.judiwood.com Woodward, Karen. Karen Woodward is a mixed media artist specializing in the creation of glass sculpture. Karen lives and works in Austin, TX, where she maintains a private studio. Karen received her BA in Art History from the University of Texas and her MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. Prior to moving to Austin, Karen was faculty at Craft Alliance Education Center in St. Louis, MO, where she was chair of the Glass Department. She has been a studio art instructor for over 10 years and has taught all levels glass sculpture to both children and adults. She has served as an instructor for several studio art courses including foundry casting for bronze, centrifugal casting for jewelry, as well as 2 and 3D Design. Currently, Karen provides private instruction at Blue Moon Glassworks in Hyde Park. She has exhibited her work in numerous venues both nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in several publications including the New Glass Review 25 published by the Corning Museum of Glass, the Urban Glass Art Quarterly, and LAMMAGA Magazine of the Kobe Lampwork Museum. When Karen is not in the studio or participating in art related activities, she enjoys spending time with her family and an assortment of feathered friends. Contact: Karen Woodward, Bluemoon Glassworks, 108 West 43rd Street, Austin, TX 78751. Tel: 512-380-0770. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.karenwoodwardstudios.com.
Yenawine, Peter. Known for his sculptures in crystal and other media such as gold, silver and stainless steel, Peter Wayne Yenawine is one of America’s most talented designers. In the natural elements of the earth he discovers and then cultivates exquisite native possibilities until a form emerges that is as essential, as pure, and as recognizably a Yenawine, as those of Tiffany and Faberge before him. For seven years, Peter was a Master Designer at Steuben Glass, and since that time has had designs created by most of the major international crystal and art glass houses: Baccarat, Daum,Orrefors, Rosenthal, Nachtmann, Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Val St. Lambert, Lenox, Steubenand Swarovski. While Director of Designs for the Franklin Mint, Mr. Yenawine worked intimately with Philippe and Jacques Cousteau on a commission for the Cousteau Society to create a remarkable four-part crystal sculpture mirroring the water planet of Jacques Cousteau. Peter Yenawine has been commissioned by four White House administrations to create numerous gifts of state and has designed numerous international sporting trophies. Private commissions are a particular favorite of Mr. Yenawine. One-of-a-kind sculptures present a wonderful opportunity to create something truly personal for the recipient. Mr. Yenawine is on the Board of Visitors of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Community Art Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, as well as the Arts Council of the WallingfordSwarthmore School District. Mr. Yenawine has been bestowed with many awards including the George Arents Pioneer Medal by Syracuse University for excellence in the field of design and the Collector Editions Award of Excellence. Contact: Peter Yenawine, Crystal Signatures, 3335 Avenue B, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Tel: 610-758-9666. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Yahagi, Risako. Risako Yahagi first donated a piece to the National Liberty Museum Auction in 2008 when she was a glass art technical assistant at Osaka University of the Arts. At that time, she was thought of as a promising, new, young glass artist of Japan. Risako has lived up to her promise. She is developing a world-wide reputation. Most recently she was a finalist in the International Glass Prize Special Edition in Belgium, and was asked to exhibit in the 40th Anniversary of the Foundation of Contemporary Glass, Tokyo and the 5th Sanyo Onoda Contemporary Glass Exhibition. Six hundred and thirty one applicants were asked to submit a piece for the Belgium Prize, Forty-seven were chosen to exhibit. Risako Yahagi was one of the chosen. The National Liberty Museum is proud that Risako has once again elected to be part of our museum family. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Zarvis, Bill. “Over the last ten years I have been exploring artistic and technical aspects of working with glass. The processes I used during this time are: kiln casting, acid etching, cold working and sandblasting. I am interested in how abstract architectural shape and forms refract and transmit light giving glass the ability to contain both positive and negative space. This unique property enables glass to react with itself and its
surrounding environment in a way that no other material can. My work has been exhibited in both Australia and New Zealand.â€? Contact: Bill Zarvis, 2617 Bethel Street, Bethel Park, PA 15102. Tel: 412-755-4755. Email: email@example.com. Zuber, Czeslaw. Czeslaw Zuber was born in Przybylowice, Poland, and has lived and worked in France since 1982. He is a sculptor whose favorite techniques are direct size, sanding, and painting. Flying fish, howling wolves, angry dragons, mermaids, imaginary animals, stars or geometric forms are all details that attract attention and arouse curiosity in Czeslawâ€™s work. Czeslaw Zuber is recognized all over the world and his works never fail to surprise the viewer. Contact: National Liberty Museum. Web: www.libertymuseum.org. Zweifel, Craig. Since building his first hot glass studio in 1969, Craig Zweifel has created a unique style of glasswork that has been exhibited and collected both nationally and abroad. Every piece of Zweifel Art Glass is hand blown by Craig Zweifel, and is distinctive in its design and iridescence. Zweifel Art Glass is featured in many fine galleries across the United States, and has been shown at art museums, including the Chicago Art Institute, the Boise Art museum, the Corning Glass Museum, the Minnesota Museum of Art, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian. Contact: Craig and Anny Zweifel, Zweifel Art Glass LLC, P.O. Box 31, Williams, OR 97544. Web: www.zweifelartglass.com. Takenouchi, Naoko. Naoko Takenouchi completed a four-year degree course in design and glassblowing at Tama Art University in Tokyo. She attended the Pilchuck Glass School as a scholarship student in '93 and '98. Takenouchi has exhibited her work world wide, and her work was included in New Glass Review 16, Contemporary Glass: Color, Light & Form from Guild Publishing, and many other national and international publications. She has received many awards in Canada including the Canada Council "mid-career" grant. Currently, she has been commissioned to make the Governor General's Performing Art's Awards since 2003. Contact: Naoko Takenouchi. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Peretti, Sibylle. German-born Sibylle Peretti lives and works in New Orleans, LA and Cologne, Germany. She received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Art in Cologne and was trained as a Glass Designer at the School for Glassmaking in Zwiesel, Germany. She received Grants from the Joan Mitchell and the Pollock- Krasner Foundation New York and has been a Fellow at the Creative Glass Center of America (NJ) on three separate occasions. Most recently she finished an Art/Industry Residency at Kohler Wisconsin. Her work can be seen in many Public Collections including The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA Corning Museum of Glass, NY, The John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI., Museum of Art, Montreal Canada, The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. Contact: Heller Gallery, New York, NY. Email: email@example.com. Web: www.hellergallery.com, www.sibylleperetti.com.
Special thanks to Marc VandenBerg for creating the beautiful sponsor gifts. In keeping with our “House of Liberty” theme, these beautiful sculptures represent a “home” for the birds peeking out. They remind us that all living creatures need a strong “house” to keep them safe, secure and FREE. We’re sure that all of our sponsors will enjoy receiving this wonderful creation made especially for the National Liberty Museum’s 2012 Glass Auction. About Marc: He was born in Michigan and attended Michigan State University. There, he was introduced to glass and was immediately drawn to the creative process. In 1999, he began working as an assistant blower at the Henry Ford Museum. He continues there today as a lead blower. His sculptures are shown in many galleries throughout the U.S. and his flameworking skills are recognized for their excellence.
How the Glass Auction Works 1. BID CARDS AND BIDDING NUMBERS When you check in you will be given a bid card. All sales will be recorded and tracked using the bidder number printed on your card. If you registered to come with a guest, you and your guest will share the same bidder number unless you requested otherwise in your registration form. See Silent and Live Auction sections for information on the bidding process. 2. EXPRESSPAY™ You will be offered ExpressPay™ service when you check in. By registering for ExpressPay,™ you can avoid standing in line to pay for and collect your purchases at the end of the night. To sign up for ExpressPay,™ provide our registration assistant with a signed imprint of your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or a signed check made out to National Liberty Museum. These will be kept on file for the evening and at the close of the auction your purchases will be totaled and charged as directed. You may proceed directly to the ExpressPay™ Art Pick-Up station to collect your purchases and may leave the auction without stopping at the cashier. For your convenience, a copy of the bid sheet for each item you purchase will be delivered to you at your table during the live auction. We will mail you a statement of your purchases in the week following the event. If you do not purchase any items, your charge slip or check will be marked void and returned to you by mail. 3a. SILENT AUCTION The silent auction opens at 5:00 pm. Each item offered in the silent auction will have a bid form posted near it. To place a bid, write your bidder number on the form opposite the amount you want to bid. Please press hard - you are making three copies. You do not have to take the next available bid amount on the form, but may skip ahead to a higher bid range. If you emerge as the highest bidder at the close of the auction, your bid constitutes a legal contract to purchase the item.
3b. MINIMUM BID A minimum bid amount has been established for each silent auction item. You may not bid below this amount. 3c. GUARANTEED PURCHASE To guarantee that you are the successful bidder on a silent auction item, enter your bid number in the box next to the “Buy It Now!” amount. This instantly makes you the successful bidder and owner of the piece. 3d. SILENT AUCTION CLOSING You may bid on any item in the silent auction section until the section is closed. At the posted closing time, a silent auctioneer will circle the top bid on each form and collect the forms. A notice announcing the successful bidder will be left in place so that you may check on the bidding results. In the event of a dispute over a silent auction bid, oral bids may be taken at the discretion of the silent auctioneer, but only from those who have already placed written bids. The silent auctioneer will make the final decision as to the successful bid. 4. LIVE AUCTION You may preview live auction items from the time the doors open. To ensure that the auction concludes at a reasonable hour, the live auction will begin during dinner and continue without interruption until all items have been auctioned. To bid in the live auction, hold your bid card up high with the number toward the auctioneer. Either the auctioneer or a bid spotter can accept your bid. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid which is merely a fractional advance over the prior bid. The highest bid acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be deemed a legal contract for that bidder to purchase the item.
5. PAYMENT AND REMOVAL Cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express only will be accepted as payment. Successful ExpressPay™ bidders will receive a copy of the bid form at their table shortly after the close of bidding for the item. They may then proceed to the Pick-up Station, collect their purchases, and depart. If you are not using ExpressPay™, you may stop at the cashier anytime after 9 pm to receive a statement of your purchases and make your payment. You may then proceed to the Pick-up Station. All purchases are final and must be paid for and removed from the premises during the evening. Items which are not removed will be shipped to the purchaser at the purchaser’s expense. No exchanges or refunds will be allowed. 6. SALES TAX AND DEDUCTABILITY The National Liberty Museum is a registered 501-c3 charitable organization. If the price you pay for a piece exceeds the fair market value of the piece as stated in the auction catalog, the excess portion of the price may be deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult with your tax adviser or preparer for details. 7. SERVICES FEE There is a 10% Services Fee which covers the auctioneering services, computer equipment and operators, and consulting and logistics. On your auction statement, this fee is called “administrative and data processing fee.” 8. SHIPPING The National Liberty Museum can provide shipping services for your auction purchases. We recommend that, whenever possible, you take your purchases home with you. This will ensure the safest transport of your delicate glass items. Packing for purchaser take-home is provided at no extra charge by the National Liberty Museum.
9. SHIPPING CONTINUED For your convenience, the National Liberty Museum will arrange for outside vendors to ship your piece if necessary. The pieces will be shipped during the two weeks following the auction. Shipping charges are not included in the purchase price and will be invoiced separately. The National Liberty Museum will use its discretion to ship the piece in the safest and most economical way. 10. GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION The National Liberty Museum reserves the right to add or withdraw items to or from the auction without notice. The National Liberty Museum has attempted to describe and catalog all items accurately, but all items are offered “as is, where is.” The National Liberty Museum neither warrants nor represents, and in no event shall be responsible for, the correctness of the descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance, or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog or orally at the auction or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty, representation or assumption of liability. The values listed are estimates of fair market value. Items have not been appraised. Each person issued a bid number (bidder) assumes all risks and hazards related to the auction items obtained at the auction. Each bidder agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising there from the National Liberty Museum, its elected and appointed officials, members and employees, the auctioneer, the auction company and its agents and employees, the event organizers, sponsors and or volunteers connected with the auction. All items purchased become the property of the successful bidder once that bidder is acknowledged by the auctioneer.
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Marlena & Uri Taenzer Teva Pharmaceuticals Fran & Sylvan* Tobin Verizon Foundation Bonnie & Harvey Weiner William Penn Foundation Wilmington Trust of PA Etta Winigrad Alice & Bruce Youngman
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The Allstate Foundation Arronson Foundation Jill & Edward S. Baim Lynda Barness Flora Becker & Judge Edward R. Becker* Judy & Bruce Bendoff Beneficial Savings Bank Evelyn Berger Barbara & Edwin Berkowitz Penny & Dr. Sheldon Bernick Gladys & Marshall Bernstein Barbara & Alan Boroff Gwen Borowsky & David Camp Amy Finkel & Richard Braemer Marsha & Martin Brait Helen & David Braverman Myrna* & Ira Brind Marcia Bronstein & Eric Salmansohn Phyllis & Irwin Browarsky Shirlee & Bernard Brown Giuliana & Eugenio Calabi William Cameron Roseanne & Ronald Cantor Cephalon, Inc. Lee Casper Rae & Rob Cavoto Carole & Donald Chaiken Simona & Jerome Chazen Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Kathleen & Nicholas Chimicles CIGNA Claneil Foundation Clayman Family Foundation Betsy & Ed Cohen Arlene & Stephen A. Cohen Rosalie & Bertram Cohen Debbie & Michael Coslov Geri & Harold Cramer Crown Holdings Racine & Leonard Cutler Helen R. Cyker Jane B. & William O. Daggett Jr. Robert W. Drucker Bunny & Dennis* Dubin Dr. Harvey Edelman Eileen & David Edman Gail & Dr. George Ehrlich Gilda & Dr. Richard Ellis Juliet & Dr. Brian Englander Debbie & Jerry Epstein Sally Epstein & Nick Piccone Ernst & Young Anne & Louis Esposito Harriet & Norman Feinstein G. A. Taylor & Pamela Fernley Arlene Fickler Ann ‘Bidi’ Finkelstein Jane & Tim Fischer Fox Rothschild LLP Dr. Joyce Freedman Hope & Aaron J. Freiwald Rhoda & Louis Fryman Dr. Harry & Velma Galblum Susan & Lewis Gantman Joan & Joseph L. Garde Genuardi Family Foundation Rosalie & Dr. Irv Gerson
Trudy & Jack* Gertner Louise & Alfred* Gilbert Dorothy & Frank Giordano Sonny* & Bennett Goldstein Buddy Goodman Joan & Donald Gordon Connie & Dr. Stan Gottlieb Marilyn E. Gould Melinda & Jonathan Gould Joseph J. Greco Helaine & Dr. Jack Greenberg Sis & Ray Grenald Cindy & David Gruber Grundy Foundation Amye & Paul Gumbinner Harriette S. & Charles L Tabas Foundation Carol & Scott Hartz The Haverford Trust Company Bette & Arnold Hoffman Holman Enterprises Ann Huscher* Ilana Ilan Dr. Athole Jacobi Joe Jacovini Helen & Henry Justi Rachelle & Ronald Kaiserman Deanne & Arnold Kaplan Audrey Kaplan-Friedman Arlan & Bruce Kardon Nicole Yaseen Katowitz Cynthia & Jordy Katz Bella & Harvey Kaufman Nicholas Kehoe Josephine & Bernard Kelley Kathleen & Robert E. Killen Jean & Herman Kirschen Doris & Simon Konover Anne Koons Fraeda & Bill Kopman Jane & Leonard Korman Colleen & John Kotelly Barbara & Harvey Kroiz Nancy & Dr. Sam Kunin The Lindback Foundation Rhonda H. Lauer Stefani & Marvin Levin Joseph H. Levine Marsha Levine & Saul Levi Patsy & Joel* Levitt Gail & Sandy Lipstein Pamela & Paul Litwack Lockheed Martin Mgmt & Data Systems Louis N. Cassett Foundation Beverly & Dr. Walter Lomax Marvin Lundy* Susan Mucciarone Sharon & Ted Magill Donna & Dr. Mickey Mandel David H. Marion Sandra & David Marshall Rosalie & Stanley* Matzkin Jeffrey P. McKee McLean Contributionship Leonard Mellman Susan & Jim Meyer Maria & Sam Miller Marcia Hofheimer & Dr. Melvin Morrison Cynthia & Joseph Myers Marilyn & Irving Naiditch Sandy & Howard Needleman New York Life Insurance Co. Pearl & Albert Nipon Susan & Ronald Panitch PA Manufacturers Association
Lori & Al Patano Penn Liberty Bank Philadelphia Cultural Fund Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Foundation Suzanne & Richard R. Pieper, Sr. Larry Pitt & Phyllis Meloff Bobbie & Dr. Joel Porter Rosalie & Maurie Pressman Morton Prince Barbara & Sam* Rabinowitz Radian Group Inc. Jennifer & Andy Reder Louise & Alan Reed Reed Smith LLP Republic First Bank Rosalind Resnick Rittenhouse Foundation Ruth & Dr. Ted Rodman Miriam* & Albert Rodstein Ronald McDonald House Roosevelt Paper Company Margie & David Rosenberg Robert Rosenfeld Stephen Rosenzweig & Barbara Exler Carole & Irwin C. Saft Saint-Gobain Corporation Fdn. SAP America, Inc. Stuart H. Savett Dorothy & George Saxe Roberta & Ernest Scheller, Jr. Marilynne & Harry Schwartz Isadore Scott SEI Investments Company Sandi & Lenny Seidman Irene & Fred Shabel Bernard L. Shapiro Sandy & Stephen M. Sheller Fred Sherman* Shire Pharmaceuticals Gerald Shreiber Judith* & Murray Shusterman Evelyn* & Mo Sidewater Lee & Fred Silton Ruth & Michael Singer Ann & Henry Sklar Roslyn*, Robert & Harvey Sklaroff Elizabeth & Craig Snider Robert H. Snyder Harriet & Albert* Soffa Jack Solomon Stewart Huston Charitable Trust Joseph Sugarman Sunoco, Inc. Dr. Harriet Sussman Evelyn & Dan* Tabas Barbara Yaseen Tiffany TransAmerican Office Furniture, Inc. U.S. Airways Wachovia Foundation Anne & Bill Wall Dr. Robert Wallner Charlotte Cohen Weinberg & Dr. Carroll Weinberg Martin Weinberg Harriet & Larry Weiss Wells Fargo Foundation Eileen & William Whiteside Ruth & Samuel Wilf William G. Rohrer Charitable Fdn. Sherrie & Morris Willner Helen & Dr. Bernard Yanowitz Marlene & Norman Zarwin Jerome M., Spencer & Arnold Zaslow Randi J. Zemsky Shirley & Sam Zemsky Karen & Lee Zeplowitz
2012 Award Recipients Shelby & Robert Ford Inna & Alex Friedman Therman Statom
Lisa & Dr. Dudley Anderson Ann & Bruce Bachmann Joan & Milt Baxt Marilyn & Robert Birnhak Irvin J. Borowsky & Laurie Wagman Jarasolova Brychtova Lucio Bubacco Suzanne & Norman Cohn Dale Chihuly Brian Daggett & Franz Rabauer Sherry & Brian Effron Kim & Adam Kamens John & Colleen Kotelly Nancy & Philip Kotler Jon Kuhn The Harvey Littleton Family Linda MacNeil & Dan Dailey Garry Maddox Anne Meszko & Mark Lyman Anna & Joe Mendel William Morris Elmerina & Dr. Paul Parkman Christopher Ries Robert & Sherrie Savett Rovner Dorothy & George Saxe Paul Stankard Lino Tagliapietra Carol & Don Wiiken Richard Woosnam & Diane Dalto Woosnam Toots Zynsky
Franz Rabauer, Chair Penny Bernick Sue Binswanger Sherry Effron Joyce Eveloff Shelby Ford Inna Friedman Sharline Heller Elaine Kligerman Paula Mandel Jean Moss Scott Patria Renee Rollin Joy Schafer Arlene Silvers Gail Tozour Natalie Werbitt Etta Winigrad Diane Dalto Woosnam
The 2012 Glass Weekend Participants are listed in the Awards Dinner Program Participants at past Glass Weekends
Stanley & Carla Aleksandrowicz Louise Amsterdam Dale & Doug Anderson Lisa & Dudley Anderson Judy & Paul Auerback James & Janet Averill Ann & Bruce Bachmann Judy & Gary Bard Joan & Milton* Baxt Hester Beckman* Mr. & Mrs. Robert Berish Allen Berk & Guest Penny & Sheldon Bernick
Marsha & Michael Birnbaum Beverly Blynn Barbara & Alan Boroff Irvin J. Borowsky & Laurie Wagman Ardis Bartle Mr. & Mrs. Paul Baum Gwen Borowsky & David Camp Lisa & Ron Brill Irwin & Phyllis Browarsky Lucio Bubacco Beverly & Michael Budin Sondra & Donald Busch William Cameron Arlene & Harvey Caplan Deborah Carlson Marcia & Harold Chartow Simone & Jerome Chazen Rosalie & Bertram Cohen Suzanne & Norman Cohn Denise Collins Iris & Martin Collins Betty & Paul Cornell Rona Cutler Brian Daggett & Franz Rabauer Jane Davis Marlene & Melvin Dion Brian & Sherry Effron Estelle & Phil Elkus Ron Eny Bruce & Ann Epstein Jerry & Jane Feibusch Jade & Linda Fifield Joanne Fisher Shelby & Bob Ford Charlotte & Charles Fowler Elaine & Harold Friedland Alex & Inna Friedman Larry Gabriel Jack & Arlene Garfinkle Trudy & Jack* Gertner Micki & Stuart Gilbert Amy Glaberson Doris & Arnold Glaberson Susan & Harvey Gleeksman Arlene Goldstine Judy Goodwin Priscilla Graham & Mel Tillman Emilio & Carole Haas Gravagno Leo* & Eileen Greenland Linda Grossman & Richard Bass Amye & Paul Gumbinner David Hall Bruce & Roberta Hammer John & Elizabeth Halverstam Jane & Paul Harris Mr. & Mrs. Frank Harshaw Nina & Harry Hart Gerry & Ed Jawer Rena Kahn Sharon Karmazin & David Greene Cheryl & Michael Katz Heather Kaye & Alan Jacobs Harvey & Bella Kaufman Cyrus Khambatta Kate & Frank Kirk Elaine Kligerman Doris & Kenneth Kolb Colleen & John Kotelly Nancy & Philip Kotler Teresa Krage Charles & Lynn Kramer Jon Kuhn Sandi & Tom Kully G. Leroy Lail Marilyn & Arnold Lampert Sheila & Charles Landay Elaine & Les Lerner Saul Levi & Marsha Levine Philip & Annabel Lindy Jon Liebman John Littleton & Kate Vogel Maurine Littleton Muly Litvak Mimi Livingston Nancy Lloyd Barbara & Robert Lombard
Dena & Ralph Lowenbach Paula Lustbader Linda MacNeil & Dan Dailey Sharon & Ted Magill Meira & Larry Maltin Donna & Mickey Mandel Rhea & Morton Mandel Leslie & David Matthews Anna & Joseph Mendel Debra & Edward Menin Ann H. Milam Gilbert & Joan Mintz Clemmer & David Montague Mel Morrison & Marcia Hofheimer Jean Moss Julie & Thomas Nedelka Laney & Michael Oxman Peter & Regina Pakradooni Elmerina & Paul Parkman Scott Patria Dan & Rita Paul Barbara Paull Gwen & Jerome Paulson Ruth & Arnold Peskin Donald & Marilyn Pet Rita Rosen Poley Joel & Bobbie Porter Barbara*& Jerry* Raphael Arthur & Susan Rebell Gail & Robert Richardson Chris Rifkin Wendy & Steve Rosen Sheryle & Kenneth Rosen Donna Roth Ilana Rovner Robert & Sherrie Savett Rovner Judy & Robert Rubin Henry Rudolph Lois Ruth Judy & Fred Ruttenberg Ann & Howard Sacks Don & Faye Samuels Virginia Sand Edward & Cyma Satell Vera Sattler Selma & Samuel Savitz Dorothy & George Saxe Tom Scannapieco Joy & Gordon Schafer Neil & Cheryl Schlackman Debbie & Gil Schwartzberg Carole & Norman Siegel Arlene & Norman Silvers Marilyn Simon Richard Sloan Barbara Snyder Anita & Terry Steen Susan Strumer Carolyn Svoboda Sydney Tinkleman Anthony & Danuta Tokarchyk Anthony â€œToshâ€? Tokarchyk Sonja Tokarchyk Gail & Douglas Tozour Anna Trachman & Gill Israel Zita Waters Bell Marty & Jane* Weinberg Jay & Marilyn Weinberg Myra & Hal Weiss Natalie & Warren Werbitt Paul & Barbara White Carol & Donald Wiiken Elaine & Irving Wolbrom Max & Linda Zalkin Ken & Eleanor Zuppke Miriam & Julius Zweibel Toots Zynsky
Special thanks to the Glass Catalog Team Arlene Silvers, Project Director Meegan Coll, Managing Editor Scott Patria, Assistant Editor Sherry Hawk, Design & Production Olivia Bugbee, Photography *deceased List current as of this printing