2012 Presenters and Award Recipients

GAS 2012 Toledo Presenters

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Keynote Address
GAS Honorary Award Recipients
Special Lectures
Lectures by day and time
Demonstrations by type, day and time
Lec-Mos by day and time
Panels by day and time
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KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Kennedy_2012ToledoPresenter_Keynote.jpgBrian P. Kennedy, Director of the Toledo Museum of Art
The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Workshops: Changing Contexts from the Early 1960's to Now

The Toledo Museum of Art glass workshops in 1962 have become the classic marker of the launching of the Studio Glass Movement, founded at a time of both international crisis and cultural experimentation. Today we are absorbing the impact of the third great print revolution in history – the digital age – a technological avalanche bringing constant innovation. Fifty years after the Toledo glass workshops, how far have we come? And what indicators have we for future artistic directions in glass? This event is sponsored by HCR ManorCare.

Thursday at 1:45pm in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater

GAS HONORARY AWARD RECIPIENTS

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AWARD for Outstanding Service to the Glass Art Society

SteinertPortrait_2012ToledoPresenter_LifeMembership.jpgJohn Steinert, Steinert Industries, Inc. Ohio

If you work in a hotshop, chances are you've seen his name — on, say, a white Delrin mouthpiece or a 36" grinding machine. But John Steinert has left his mark on more than the tools we use to create our art. Since his first GAS conference in 1977, he has been a familiar and constant presence in Tech Display, dispensing advice and expanding his product range in response to feedback from artists. His philanthropy and support have benefited GAS's Student Exhibition awards, many early glass programs in the US, and the glass community at large.

Thursday at 2:30pm in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater



LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Joel Philip Myers Pennsylvania   Bertil Vallien SWEDEN
 En Lykkens Pamphilius (One Lucky Guy)
   There Must Be a Reason
MyersPortrait_2012ToledoPresenter_LifeAchievement.jpg While studying ceramics at Alfred University, Joel Philip Myers signed on at Blenko Glass as Director of Design. There, he designed over 400 products, taught himself to blow glass, and earned Alfred University's first MFA degree in glass. In 1970, he set up the glassblowing program at Illinois State University, which he nurtured and taught at for nearly 30 years. Myer's numerous awards include GAS's Honorary Lifetime Membership Award and two NEA Craftsman's Fellowships. His classic blown vessels, known for their innovative incorporation of shards and pioneering work with color chemistry, appear in museum collections worldwide.

   VallienPortrait_2012ToledoPresenter_LifeAchievement.jpgBertil Vallien has been at the forefront of Swedish glass design since the early 1960's. Accolades came early for this longtime Kosta Boda designer; they have included Second Prize at the Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis, the Visionary Award from New York's Museum of Arts & Design, and a Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Gold Medal. As the key figure in the development of sandcast glass, Vallien became its greatest exponent, teaching this technique in workshops around the world and using it to create magnificent sculptures that are held in museum collections around the world.

Myers_2012ToledoPresenter_LifeAchievement.jpgThursday at 2:45pm in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater
 
Vallien_2012ToledoPresenter_LifeAchievement.jpgThursday at 3:30pm in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle Theater

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Special Lectures
Fred Wilson (Willson), John Parker (Labino), Glenn Adamson (Strattman)

Lectures
Daniel Clayman, Stephen Paul Day, John Drury, Emerging Artists, Luke Jerram, Daniel Schwoerer, Mary B. White, Mark Zirpel

Demonstrations
(Cold)
Masahiro Asaka, Joon Yong Kim (Flame) Lucio Bubacco, Ellie Burke, Matthew Eskuche, Shane Fero, Kiva Ford, Andre Gutgesell, Dorie Guthrie, Jin Won Han, Bronwen Heilman, Robert Mickelsen, Gideon Rockwood, Robin Schultes (Hot) Hank Adams, Jeff Ballard, Fritz Dreisbach, Beccy Feather, Clayton Hufford, Jeff Mack, Richard Marquis, Mark Matthews, Shawn Messenger, Klaus Moje, Nick Mount, Thomas Rowney, Davide Salvadore, Charles Savoie, Ian Schmidt, Jack Schmidt, Rick Schneider, Bertil Vallien, Albert Young

Lec-Mo's
Gary Adcock, Masahiro Asaka, Herb Babcock, Scott Benefield, Daniel Clayman, Katherine Gray, Judy Hill, HS Martin, Inc., Sidney Hutter, Richard LaLonde, Kristin McFarlane, Joel O'Dorisio, Paul Stankard

Panels
Amy Baur, Eddie Bernard, Brian Boldon, Lucio Bubacco, Robin Cass, Dr. Vanessa Cutler, Fritz Dreisbach, Glen Gardner, Henry Halem, Samuel Herman, Ruth King, Marvin Lipofsky, Tim Mather, Klaus Moje, Jessi Moore, Joel Philip Myers, Tina Oldknow, Andrew Page, Charles Parriott (Fresh, World), Alexander Rosenberg, Matthew Szösz, Tim Tate, Chris Taylor, Bertil Vallien, William Warmus (History, World), Mary B. White, Toots Zynsky

SPECIAL LECTURES   back to top

WilsonHOLDER_2012ToledoPresenter_WillsonLecture.jpg   WILLSON LECTURE:  Fred Wilson New York
Speak of Me as I Am: Glass Works Made in Venice and Seattle

Fred Wilson will speak about his glass works made in the US since 2001, as well as his work for the Venice Biennale.
This event is sponsored by ProMedica.

Image: Fred Wilson (American born 1954), Iago's Mirror, 2009, black plate glass, mirrored, molded, tooled, cut, and assembled, made in Murano, Italy, 80x48.75x10.5". Toledo Museum of Art, Partial gift of The Pace Gallery in honor of Georgia E. Welles and partial purchase with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, 2010. Photo credit: Kerry Ryan McFate/Courtesy The Pace Gallery. © Fred Wilson, courtesy The Pace Gallery.

The Robert Willson Fund sponsors a lecture on sculpture at each annual conference.


Friday
1-2pm

TMA Peristyl
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LABINO LECTURE:
John Parker UNITED KINGDOM
Seeing Glass in Its True Colors

“How did they do that?” That’s a question colored glass artifacts often elicit. Colors are generated by solution, precipitation, coating, and staining; but concentration/thickness effects, redox, particle size, interference, and fluorescence add extra interest. Color has an artistic context and matters in energy-generation and communications, underpinning mobiles and internet use.

The Dominick Labino Fund sponsors an outstanding technical lecture at each conference.



Friday
2:15-3:15pm

Seagate 202-208
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STRATTMAN LECTURE:
Glenn Adamson,
Head of Graduate Studies in Research Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum UNITED KINGDOM
The Attack of the Blob: Glass Art and the Will to Form

The earliest 1960s Toledo expressions of studio glass art: Are they immature - signs of a struggle with material and technique? Or are they radical objects, worthy of art historical stature in their own right? Adamson will suggest that these literally “informal” works might be adopted as models of progressive practice.

The Wayne Strattman Critical Dialogue Lecture Fund sponsors a lecture with new and stimulating information on art glass at each annual GAS conference.



Saturday
1-2pm
TMA Peristyle

 

LECTURES by day and time   back to top

ClaymanHOLDER_2012ToledoPresenter_LectureLecmo.jpg   Daniel Clayman Rhode Island
Turn Right to Go East!

In 1980, a fateful turn eastward to take a glassblowing class from Bill Carlson at Penland.
Friday
8-9am

Seagate 302-306

Emerging Artists Presentations
Three emerging artists each speak for 20-30 minutes.
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EA_VirginiaGriswold_slip.jpgVirginia Griswold
Indiana
Griswold talks about "opposites" as they exist in her recent work, specifically: inside/outside, making/un-making, moving/being-still.


EA_DavidKing_Untitled_bottle_wheel_1.jpgDavid King
Pennsylvania
Productive Illusions
A presentation of artwork that draws from the historical form and properties of glass to elicit a participatory understanding of the material's relationship to vision.


EA_AnnaMlasowsky_Heritage.jpgAnna Mlasowsky
DENMARK
Contemporary Traditions
This is a challenging contradiction but it can create unity in glass-art practices. Mlasowsky reflects on the character of a material and its context-defined usage.



Friday

12:30-2pm
TMA Little

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Stephen Paul Day
Louisiana
Stairway to Heaven, 25 years of work with Erwin Eisch

Stephen Paul Day invites you to an entertaining hour honoring a special relationship between these two artists and their work. He adds, "A very special guest will be present!"


Friday
1-2pm

Seagate 202-208
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Daniel Schwoerer Oregon
Bootstrapping, Brainstorming and Busting Butt (the early years of Bullseye)

Think it's a tough time to start a business? Dan Schwoerer, President of Bullseye Glass Company, describes co-founding the company during the mid-70's recession, with "stagflation" of 11% and interest rates of 23%. Collaborating with artists, the company developed compatible glasses for kilnwork and innovative methods for their use.

 
Friday
2:15-3:15pm

TMA Peristyle
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Mary B. White California
Eco Art Collaborations & Inquiries: Marking Flood Levels


White will describe a synergistic science/art/public/private collaboration: the Boulder, CO flood level marker she designed with a team of artists, geographers, floodplain managers and City departments. She will discuss the tremendous power and interesting challenges of science/art collaborations and briefly show the path that led to her current work.


Friday
2:15-3:15pm

TMA Little 
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John Drury
New York
Winds of Change: The Future is Now

Generations of young glassmakers have made the leap from the blatantly decorative as dictum, to embrace the conceptual, scientific, and technology-based means of creation with the same vigor and experimental nature exhibited during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement in America. Drury expands on the discussion - and our understanding - with, as he says, "laser, wit, and info-mercial."


Saturday
1-2pm

TMA Little

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Luke Jerram
UNITED KINGDOM
Edges of Perception

Jerram will describe his approach to making glass sculptures and place this body of work into the context of his overall practice. He will also describe how he collaborates with glassblowers and present some of his new work. This event is sponsored by ProMedica.


Saturday
2:15-3:15pm

TMA Peristyle
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Mark Zirpel
Washington
The Glass Isn't the Thing

Zirpel presents recent work that explores photovoltaics, rain-powered sound sculptures, incompatibility, and modeling the solar system.

Saturday
2:15-3:15pm

TMA Little


DEMONSTRATIONS by type, day and time   back to top

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Masahiro Asaka
AUSTRALIA
Coldworking: NOT Just About Taking Punties Off

Asaka discusses the basics of coldworking, roughing out, polishing, working on a lathe, using handheld tools, and advanced sculptural techniques. Ergonomics and coldworking theory will also be covered.


COLD

Friday

8:30-Noon
Pavilion Coldshop
 
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Joon Yong Kim
SOUTH KOREA
Air Tools on Blown Glass

If your glass is too heavy or you are scared to use the wheel, why don't you try to use the air grinder first? These are some lazy glassblower's ways to cut and carve your piece. *The work created in this demo is slated for the Live Auction!


COLD

Saturday

8:30-Noon
Pavilion Coldshop
  
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Robin Schultes
Ohio
Off With Their Heads! 

Schultes says that working on her Graveyard series has manifested many strange things - things that popped out of her torch - like chopped-off fingers and the severed heads of women and animals. During this demo, Schultes will make one of her favorite severed heads.


FLAME  
 
Thursday

8:30-10am
Pavilion Flameshop  
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Bronwen Heilman
Arizona
Imagery Inside the Orb 

Heilman discusses vitreous enamels and demonstrates her technique of using them before and within the torch. She also shows how to create a marble with her original artwork inside – and how to apply enamels on the outside.


FLAME  

Thursday

8:30-10am
Seagate Flame 
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Gideon Rockwood
Ohio
From Libbey to the Lamp

Assembly of multi-pieced, lampworked vessel.

FLAME  

Thursday

10:30-12pm
Pavilion Flameshop  
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Robert Mickelsen
Florida
Pattern and Chaos - Sculpting with Small-Diameter Rod

Mickelsen demonstrates the use of very-small-diameter rod to make a large bowl that incorporates many small leaves, each containing a detailed pattern of veins.


FLAME  

Thursday

10:30-Noon
Seagate Flame  
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Matthew Eskuche Pennsylvania
Homage-o-thon Millionbillion

Four or five 'flamous' torchers will pit wits against each other in an homage to each other's work. The players, to be announced, will randomly pull one of the other's names out of a hat and be charged with creating an object unmistakably of that person's style.


FLAME

Friday

8:30-Noon
Pavilion Flameshop
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Ellie Burke
Wisconsin
Snappy Dresser: Perfume for my Mother

Using some borosilicate tubing, color cane, precision ground joints, and perhaps some powders, Burke will fabricate a perfume bottle that captures a quiet moment when a woman checks herself out in a mirror before a night on the town.


FLAME 

Friday

8:30-10am
Seagate Flame 
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Andre Gutgesell
GERMANY
Surprise, a Composition from Coloured Soft Glass Tubing

A composition from colored soft glass tubing. Gutgesell will show it in the old Thuringien Style, like Albin Schadel and Kurt Wallstab. The resulting work will be an abstracted expression of the object.


FLAME 

Friday

10:30-Noon
Seagate Flame 
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Dorie Guthrie
Illinois
Shadows in the Dark

Shadows in the Dark will be a non-traditional learning experience for viewers, highlighting the history of flameworking and its influence on America.


FLAME 

Saturday

8:30-10am
Pavilion Flameshop 
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Jin Won Han
CANADA
1+1=3 (Utilizing 3D computer rendering for flameworking)

Han will introduce 3-D computer rendering skills and show how to utilize them for glassmaking. Combining flameworking with the computer technology opens interesting new possibilities in the designing process. Watch Han create a virtual 3-D mock-up and a real object. A large-scale sculpture will be assembled with borosilicate glass.


FLAME 

Saturday

8:30-10am
Seagate Flame 
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Shane Fero
North Carolina
Exotic Hummingbirds

Fero demonstrates the blowing of exotic hummingbirds that he will place on a branch with flowers.

FLAME 

Saturday

10:30-Noon
Pavilion Flameshop 
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Lucio Bubacco
ITALY
Discobolus

*The piece created in this demo is slated for the Live Auction!


FLAME

Saturday

10:30-Noon
Seagate Flame
 
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Charles Savoie
Wisconsin
Goblets 201

As Savoie says, "It takes at least two for me to make one!"
 

HOT 

Thursday

8-9:30am
Seagate CMoG Roadshow 
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Rick Schneider
Alabama
From the Chop Shop to the Hot Shop

Using a pre-made, four-color graal depicting a classic, custom, chopper ’50s flame pattern, Schneider will create an abstract of a human bust. This demo will utilize inside sculpting methods. Examples of the graal stages will be available for viewing during the demonstration.


HOT 

Thursday

8-9:30am
Pavilion GlassLab
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Jeff Mack
Ohio
A Glass for Elio

Mack collaborates with longtime friend Eric Meek to create an elaborate 19th-century Venetian design to celebrate the memory of their mutual friend and teacher, Elio Quarisa. This venue is sponsored by Mansour Wealth Management.


HOT 

Thursday

8:30-10am
Pavilion Hotshop 
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Davide Salvadore
ITALY
The Tradition Continues

Observe the continuance of the Muranese tradition as Davide Salvadore creates his one-of-a-kind sculptures while working alongside his two sons, Mattia and Marco.

HOT 

Thursday

10-11:30am
Seagate CMoG Roadshow  
    Hiromi Takizawa & Angus Powers both from New York
Glass in Space / Dachshund On the Moon

Takizawa and Powers collaborate on sending a small piece of glass to space while sculpting a moon with a portrait of a daschund. They’ll use a glass graal applied with digital photo enamels and ceramic decals to apply graphics of craters and a dachshund portrait.

HOT Thursday
10-11:30am
Pavilion GlassLab

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Jeff Ballard
Oregon
Stopping Time

Complicated cane and stuff-cup techniques will be used to enhance the form of this highly controlled and innovative sculpting process. A cylindrical bubble will be transformed into an undulating, fluid form, capturing the essence of a water droplet and the ripple effect it creates. This venue is sponsored by Mansour Wealth Management.


HOT

Thursday

10:30-Noon
Pavilion Hotshop
 
   

The Ripple Effect: (featuring a lineage line-up for the ages) Michael Amis, John Miller, Alex Stisser, Amanda Pierce-Ghahramany all from Illinois

In honor of Joel Phillip Myers, these former students of his will create hot-glass assemblages inspired by sketches Amis made during his time as a Myers’ student at Illinois State University.

HOT  Friday
8-11:30am
Seagate CMoG Roadshow  
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Klaus Moje
AUSTRALIA
Wrapping the Fusing 


Wrapping the Fusing is an extension of the good old "Aussie Roll-Up" process, with Tom Rowney at the bench. The team will "hot form" two pre-fused panels and feet. Of note: All work will be executed without using the furnace.

*This piece will be auctioned off during the demo by Klaus himself. Be there to buy it! Learn more


HOT 

Friday

8-9:30am
Pavilion GlassLab
Richard Marquis & Nick Mount
Washington / AUSTRALIA
The Nick & Dick Show
HOT   Friday
8:30-10am
Pavilion   
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*There is special ticketing for this demonstration, as room capacity is limited by fire
codes. Numbered tickets for this event are available to conference attendees starting at 7:30 am on Friday, June 15, at the TMA Glass Pavilion Hotshop. (Attendees may not get tickets for this event earlier than June 15.) You must stay in line to keep your place. Anyone waiting past the maximum number of places will be alerted that they need to choose another demo. Once the demo ends, the room will be cleared. This venue is sponsored by Mansour Wealth Management.

  Hotshop

California State University - San Bernardino - STUDENT Group Hot Demonstration
Bubble! Bubble! Bubble!
Students:
Sarah Dominick, Liz Herrera, Aya Oki and Nao Yamamoto
Teacher:
Katherine Gray

HOT   Friday
8:30-10am
Pavilion Small Hotshop 
Messenger_2012ToledoPresenter_HotDemo.jpgSchmidt_Jack_2012ToledoPresenter_HotDemo.jpgSchmidt_Ian_2012ToledoPresenter_HotDemo.jpg   Shawn Messenger, Ian Schmidt & Jack Schmidt Ohio
Schmidt / Messenger Family Blow

Shawn Messenger, Jack Schmidt and Ian Schmidt will collaborate on a piece using techniques unique to each of their particular styles of working with hot glass.
HOT  Friday
10-11:30am
Pavilion
GlassLab

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Bertil Vallien
SWEDEN
Demo by Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Nose in the Dirt Makes No Art

*There is special ticketing for this demonstration, as room capacity is limited by fire codes. Numbered tickets for this event are available to conference attendees starting at 9:30 am on Friday, June 15, at the TMA Glass Pavilion Hotshop. (Attendees may not get tickets for this event earlier than June 15.) You must stay in line to keep your place. Anyone waiting past the maximum number of places will be alerted that they need to choose another demo. Once the demo ends, the room will be cleared.


HOT

Friday

10:30-Noon
Pavilion Hotshop 
Ohio State University - STUDENT Group Hot Demonstrations
Glass Furnace
Students:
Josephine Anderson, Abby Christ, Robert Flowers and Megan Lockhart.
Teacher:
Richard Harned

HOT  Friday
10:30-Noon
Pavilion Small Hotshop  
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Fritz Dreisbach
Washington
Where Were You in '62?



HOT

Saturday

8-9:30am
Seagate CMoG Roadshow
  
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Beccy Feather & Clay Hufford

Pennsylvania / North Carolina
Sum of the wHole

Flameworking, casting, hot sculpting, coldworking, and glassblowing all in, as Feather and Hufford put it, "one giant, incomprehensible, unconquerable mountain of extravagance and pizzazz." They include a warning, "All viewers are to be advised, this demo has been known to cause synapse explosion, causing irreversible and permanent side effects of confusion and disbelief."


HOT

Saturday

8-9:30am
Pavilion GlassLab

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Albert Young
Michigan
Foundry to Furnace

The presentation will involve casting hot glass into a welded-steel sculptural form, and then blowing a large vessel molded by found, steel objects.

HOT

Saturday

8:30-10am
Pavilion Hotshop

University of Wisconsin - River Falls - STUDENT Group Hot Demonstrations
The Cheese Inside
Students:
Chris Gray, Carol Lehman, Phil Reed, Andy Schultz and Jeff Stenbom
Teacher:
Eoin Breadon

HOT  Saturday
8:30-10am
Pavilion Small Hotshop 
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Thomas Rowney
AUSTRALIA
Sea Horse Bowl

Rowney constructs a Venetial-styled, cane-worked, footed bowl, utilizing a stylized motif of seahorses for the stem.

HOT

Saturday

10-11:30am
Seagate CMoG Roadshow 
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Mark Matthews
Ohio
Precision Air Entrapment (void as subject) 

A Super Jetson III will be produced, as will an example of a multi-level, geometric, precision air-entrapment. The peculiar methods involved with this unique technique will be elucidated.


HOT

Saturday

10-11:30am

Pavilion GlassLab
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Hank Adams
New York
Historic Methods of Mold Blowing 
*There is special ticketing for this demonstration, as room capacity is limited by fire codes. Numbered tickets for this event are available to conference attendees starting at 9:30 am on Saturday, June 16, at the TMA Glass Pavilion Hotshop. (Attendees may not get tickets for this
event earlier than June 16.). You must stay in line to keep your place. Anyone waiting past the maximum number of places will be alerted that they need to choose another demo. Once the demo ends, the room will be cleared.
This event is sponsored by PNC Bank.
This venue is sponsored by Mansour Wealth Management.

HOT

Saturday

10:30-Noon
Pavilion Hotshop 


LEC-MOS (lecture type presentations on artistic process) by day and time   back to top

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Joel O'Dorisio
Ohio
Ultra-Clean Glass Casting: Understanding and Controlling Glass Flow in the Kiln.

O’Dorisio will demonstrate two types of glass-mold materials, and mold-making techniques. He will also discuss glass placement and the fluid dynamics of glass at various temperatures to enhance our understanding of (1) how glass flows in a mold, and (2) how this affects the quality of glass in the finished piece.


Thursday
8-9:30am

TMA Little 
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Paul Stankard
New Jersey
50 Years of Cajoling Glass in a Flame 

A lec-mo that is complemented by reminiscing about the past and leading to what is next. This event is sponsored by Entelco Foundation.

Thursday
8-9:30am

Seagate 302-306 
 Asaka_2012ToledoPresenter_Lec-Mo.jpg ClaymanBlue_2012ToledoPresenter_Lecmo.jpg HillHOLDER_2012ToledoPresenter_Lec-Mo.jpg   Masahiro Asaka, Daniel Clayman, Judy Hill
JAPAN, Rhode Island, Oregon
Molded My Way

This presentation explores individual approaches to the kilncasting of one assigned and exact shape. Each participant brings his/her resulting piece and a visual record of the processes each used in its creation. This event is sponsored by Entelco Foundation.
Thursday
10-11:30am

TMA Little
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Richard LaLonde Washington  new slot
Inspiration for a Recycled Revolution - 1950s American “Window Glass Fusers”

Learn about eight of the early “window glass fusers,” US “designer craftsmen” who kilnformed glass in their own studios before the 1962 Toledo workshops. See step-by-step images of La Londe’s glass experiments, which were inspired from their actual pieces in his collection.


Thursday
10-11:30am

Seagate 302-306
 
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Sidney Hutter
Massachusetts
Making Art Using Ultraviolet Adhesives and Plate Glass

Hutter creates his artwork through an intricate process that uses ultraviolet adhesive and plate glass to create components for his vases. Depending on the series, these components are refined with the grinder, polisher, and/or diamond saw.

Friday
8-9:30am

TMA Little
 
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Herb Babcock
Michigan
Hot Roundel Pie

"So," asks Babcock, "You want a thin layer of unique color that can be selectively removed from a relief cast glass form?" All basic ingredients and serving instructions are reviewed to make this delicious treat. Plus a bonus: making the donuts.

Friday
10-11:30am

TMA Little
 
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Scott Benefield
UNITED KINGDOM
Slow Blowing

Slow Blowing
documents the process of making a single, complexly patterned hollow form from hot glass, showing how creative decision-making can be extended by starting and stopping the process at several points, and by integrating cold and warm techniques into the hot-glass activity.

Friday
10-11:30am

Seagate 302-306

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Katherine Gray
California
The Why and the How 

A visual explanation of the thought process and techniques behind Gray's recent work.

Saturday
8-9:30am

Seagate 302-306
    Gary Adcock Illinois new slot
3D Stereoscopic Video

Join filmmaker Gary Adcock and guest artist Davide Salvadore for sneak preview of a 3-D stereographic motion picture exploration of his art, his sons, and his island home, Murano.

Saturday
8-9:30am

TMA Little
 
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Gordon Smith, HS Martin, Inc
New Jersey
Industrial Methods for Arts Sake
 
Unique possibilities are available to glass artists and designers who utilize the scientific and industrial glass industry. The discussion will include the use of a glass lathe to aid in the creation of large-scale work.

Saturday
10-11:30am

Seagate 302-306 
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Kristin McFarlane
AUSTRALIA
Typecasting: Typography Within Glass 

This lec-mo will explore intersections between typography, glass, and technology. The use of high-firing decals and their application in multiple-layered works will be discussed, as will 3-D rapid prototyping and its possibilities for creating typography and intricate molds for glass.


Saturday
10-11:30am

TMA Little
 

PANELS by day and time   back to top

HISTORY PANEL Blowin' in the Wind
Friday at 3:30-5pm in the TMA Peristyle Theater


William Warmus
New York
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MODERATOR
Fritz Dreisbach
Washington
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Henry Halem
Ohio
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Marvin Lipofsky
California
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Joel Philip Myers
Pennsylvania
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Toots Zynsky
Rhode Island
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Learn what it was like to be present at the creation, or at least nearby. Centuries of studio glass history are represented by the panelists, who are also great storytellers. They share their take on Labino, the emerging role of women, encounters with industries and universities, and how one became the unofficial ambassador for glass.

This event is sponsored by PorMedica.


FUTURE METHODS PANEL
Friday at 3:30-5pm in the Seagate rooms 202-208


 Dr Vanessa Cutler
WALES
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MODERATOR
Amy Baur
Minnesota
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Brian Boldon
Minnesota
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Glen Gardner
Pennsylvania
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Does technology increase our skill base as glass artists or are we becoming more technique-led, looking for the next gimmick? This panel sets out to demonstrate the applications of technology (rapid prototyping, digital printing, and water jet) and where it may lead within glass practice.


POST STUDIO GLASS PANEL A Look at the New Parameters for Work in Glass
Saturday at 1:45-3:15pm in the Seagate rooms 202-208


 Andrew Page
New York
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MODERATOR
Alexander Rosenberg
Pennsylvania
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Matthew Szösz
California
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Tim Tate
Washington D.C.
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The work in glass being shown in galleries and art fairs still focuses on formalist object on a plinth. A new generation of glass artists is breaking with the existing glass art field to apply new strategies. Panelists speak with GLASS Quarterly editor Andrew Page about this generational shift and its implications.


"FRESH DIRECTIONS" DESIGN PANEL
new slot  Saturday at 2:00-3:30pm in the Glass Pavilion Salon
Tina Oldknow
New York
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MODERATOR
 Charles Parriott
Washington
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Paul Haigh
Connecticut
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Michael Rogers
New York
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Robert Zollweg
Ohio
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Presentations and Q&A on CMoG’s GlassLab Design Program; HAIGH Architects + Designers’ “Liquid Fusion” design course at Boisbuchet; new Czech glass design; a collaboration with RIT’s Vignelli Design Center; and global trends in designing glass tableware at Libbey.
 

WORLD INFLUENCES PANEL American Glass or World Glass?
Saturday at 3:30-5pm in the TMA Peristyle Theater

William Warmus
New York
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 Lucio Bubacco
ITALY
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Sam Herman
ENGLAND
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Klaus Moje
AUSTRALIA
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Charlie Parriott
USA/CZECH REPUBLIC
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Bertil Vallien
SWEDEN
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Studio glass was founded in the US, but the European influences run deep, and ideas flow in both directions. This panel surveys a parallel universe of glass through the eyes of artists who are central to European glass, and also explores eastward, to Australia.

This event is sponsored by HCR ManorCare.


EFFECTIVE TEACHING PANEL Embodied Learning: Intelligence of the Making Body
Saturday at 3:30-5pm in the TMA Little Theater
 Herb Babcock
Michigan
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Robin Cass
New York
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Tim Mather
Indiana
 
Mary B. White
California
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This panel discussion will investigate education that embraces embodied learning. Craft-based/ material-based educational programs have always been based in experiential/embodied learning. What importance does this kind of educational experience have for the students of today?


GREEN PANEL Sustainable Glass Education
Saturday at 3:30-5pm in the Seagate rooms 202-208
 
 Eddie Bernard
North Carolina
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Ruth King
Washington
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Jessi Moore
Illinois
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Chris Taylor
Rhode Island


This panel considers the role that educational facilities are – or should be – playing in addressing the sustainability issue of glass as an art medium.


conference presentation schedule changes to pre-conference brochure

Gary Adcock's Lec-mo now takes place on Saturday at 8am in the TMA - Little Theater.
Richard LaLonde's Lec-mo now takes place on Thursday at 10am in the SeaGate rooms 302-306.
Fresh Directions Panel will now take place on Saturday at 2pm in the Glass Pavilion Salon.
Tom Rowney will fill the TBA hot demo slot on Saturday at 10am in SeaGate Hall C, CMoG Roadshow.
Hiromi Takizawa will fill the TBA hot demo slot on Thursday at Lecture will take place on Friday at 2:15pm in the TMA - Little Theater.

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Matthew Hincman will regretfully be unable to moderate the Effective Teaching Panel.
Kiva Ford will regretfully be unable to demonstrate his flameworking techniques.


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