2015 San Jose Program

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List of Presenters by Day and Time
FRIDAY June 5 | SATURDAY June 6 | SUNDAY June 7

Alphabetical Listing of Presenters by Category
Lectures | Lec-mos | Cold Demos | Flame Demos | Hot Demos | Panels & Forums

 

LECTURES

Lectures will take place in the afternoons of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the City National Civic and Montgomery Theater. Lectures will also take place Sunday afternoon at Parkside Hall B.

 

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AWARD ACCEPTANCE

Mary B. White
Friday @ City National Civic, 1pm

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Mary B. White is the 2015 Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Mary is a sculptor and arts educator including adjunct instructor at St. Mary’s College of California, Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico, and chair of the board of WEAD: Women Environmental Artists Directory. From 1985 to 2005, she was head of San Jose State University’s glass program and was co-head of glass at The Crucible from 2002 to 2013. White co- chaired the 1994 GAS conference and the California Glass Exchange in 2002 and 2012. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, from 2009 to 2010. One year later, she completed a collaborative flood level marker project in Boulder, Colorado. Mary has lead many workshops, including at California College of the Arts (CCA); California Polytechnic State University; California State University, Fullerton; The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School. She has a bachelor of fine arts in ceramics and a masters of fine arts in glass from CCA, Oakland, California. marywhiteglass.com

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT LECTURE 

Paul Stankard: A Backward Glance
Friday @ City National Civic, 2pm - 2:30pm

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2015 Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Paul Stankard, will discuss his 50 year journey in glass complimented by Self-Directed Learning and talk about his influences while showing the evolution of his work. 

Paul J. Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist-in-glass and is considered a living master in the art of flameworking. He is known for his small-scale botanical themes encapsulated in clear glass. His work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world. Stankard has received two honorary doctorate degrees and numerous awards such as the Masters of the Medium from The James Renwick Alliance, the American Craft Council College of Fellows class of 2000, and Honorary Professor/Artist-in-Residence at Salem Community College in southern New Jersey. He is the author of two books: an autobiography titled No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass and most recently, an educational resource titled Spark the Creative Flame – Making the Journey from Craft to Art. paulstankard.com

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS PANEL

Steven Aldrich of GoDaddy (moderator), Dale Dougherty of Maker Media and Dr Jeffrey Evenson of Corning Incorporated
Friday @ City National Civic, 4pm - 5pm

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Steven Aldrich, San Jose conference co-chair and senior vice president of GoDaddy, will moderate this eclectic keynote panel discussion exploring the conference theme Interface: Glass Art and Technology. Dale Dougherty, founder and executive chairman of Maker Media and the initiator of the Maker Faires and Make: magazine, and Dr. Jeffrey Evenson, Senior Vice President and operations chief of staff at Corning Incorporated, world leader and innovator of materials science, specialty glass and ceramics. The panel will examine the theme and their own company’s approach and vision to Glass, Art, and Technology. www.godaddy.com makermedia.com www.corning.com

 

LABINO LECTURE

Exploring New Possibilities with Science and Art: Corning Museum of Glass / Corning Incorporated Specialty Glass Residency
Saturday @ City National Civic, 2:30pm - 4pm

Moderated by Amy Schwartz, Director of the Studio, CMoG
Rob Cassetti,
Senior Director, Creative Service and Marketing, CMoG
Glen B. Cook Ph.D.,
Chief Scientist, CMoG
Eric Meek,
Manager, Hot Glass Programs, CMoG
Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, CMoG
Albert Paley, Charlotte Fredericks Mowris Professorship in Contemporary Crafts at the School for American Crafts, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology and first CMoG/Corning Incorporated Specialty Glass Resident

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The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated have launched a new artist residency program which supports artists in adapting specialty glass materials for the creation of new work. The first artist selected for this unique collaboration is American sculptor Albert Paley, who is best known for his large-scale works in metal. Corning Incorporated, which has developed and patented more than 150 specialty glass formulations, will provide the resident artist with access to specialty glass, as well as access to staff with technical expertise in glass formulation, melting, and forming. The Corning Museum of Glass will provide access to its extensive resources, including its glassmaking facilities and collection. The resident artist will work closely with the Museum’s glassmakers, curators, and other staff to better understand glass and its historical and artistic contexts. This panel presentation will give an overview of the program, provide an introduction to specialty glass formulas and resources, and share plans for working with artists and designers. www.cmog.org albertpaley.com

 

LITTLETON LECTURE

Therman Statom: Stories/Contexts
Sunday @ City National Civic, 3pm - 4pm

Statom will discuss artists and influences in contemporary glass from 1970 - present. He will also address craft and advocacy, exploring some of the internal and external issues that affect what we do, and what we will be doing in the future.  thermanstatom.com

 

STRATTMAN LECTURE

Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg & Matt Szösz: The Critical Vacuum
Sunday @ Parkside Hall B, 3:30pm - 5pm

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Where does critical discourse live in the glass community? This survey of the state of scholarship in glass will focus on the potential for critical thought to influence craft/material based art, and for the glass community to contribute to larger issues of criticality in fine art and craft/material studies. hyperopiaprojects.com

 

WILLSON LECTURE

Mildred Howard: Waiting for Humble Objects to Speak
Friday @ City National Civic, 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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The focus of Mildred Howard's lecture will address her ongoing inquiry into the ways that objects and meaning cross cultural landscapes and borders, while looking at the layers of cultures that are intertwined with history, myth and metaphor. How and why do we place such importance on objects? How do these things and objects determine who we are as people who share the world together? How do others think and feel about these objects and to what extent do they have universal meaning. More importantly, is it relevant to the art making process?

GENERAL LECTURES

Thumb-DicksonErin-EmotionalLeakdetail1-2011-waterjetcutstackedglass-1300x1300x4000mm-PhotoDavidWilliams.jpgErin Dickson: Architectural Quirks: Translating and Realizing Ideas in Glass Through Digital Design and Manufacture

Saturday @ Montgomery Theater, 1pm - 2pm

Inspired by architectural phenomenology, Erin Dickson’s artworks range from monumental sculptures using a water jet cutter as a 3D printer, through to site-specific kinetic installations and time-based performance works. In this lecture she will discuss her practice and explain how digital design and manufacturing techniques can be utilized for the making of glass objects, from jewelry to architecturally scaled sculpture from the perspective of an artist, maker, researcher, and digital fabricator. erindickson.co.uk

Thumb-LewisJohn-2012GehryBlock.jpgJohn Lewis: Cast Glass and the Environment
Saturday @ City National Civic, 1pm - 2pm

This presentation will discuss Lewis’ involvement with glass, starting with decorative material as a glassblower and transitioning to placing cast glass into the environment. johnlewisglass.com


Thumb-TanakaKana-03-CCSU-2013.jpgKana Tanaka: Behind-the-Scenes: Installing Large-Scale Public Art
Sunday @ Montgomery Theater, 3pm - 4pm

Kana Tanaka will share her design and fabrication process for public art projects from 2005 - 2013, which includes how she used ‘Vectorworks’ (Mac version of CAD) and other software to make complex site-oriented adjustments and shop drawings with precise measurements that contributed greatly to the success of her large-scale installations. kanatanaka.com

 
Thumb-ThorntonChristian-XaquixeSustainableStudio.jpgSalvador Pulido Arroyo: Xaquixe: The Facts of a Truly Sustainable Studio
Sunday @ Montgomery Theater, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

What are the challenges one may face when setting up or changing over to a sustainable glass studio/business. Salvador Pulido Arroyo will give a short presentation about the history of Studio Xaquixe as well as explain the sustainable approach that the studio is based on. This will be followed by a discussion that will focus on alternative energies, materials, and considerations that should be taken when evaluating how to apply these technologies to a small art glass studio. xaquixe.com 

Thumb-WeinsteinNikolas-01.jpgNikolas Weinstein: Engineering Art
Sunday @ City National Civic, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Nikolas Weinstein Studios is a place where art, architecture, technology, design, and engineering come together in large-scale, site-specific glass installations. Weinstein will be sharing videos, images, and stories from a number of recent projects; illuminating the problems they posed and the processes and solutions that made them possible. nikolas.net


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Jacci Delaney / Alli Hoag / Justin Ginsberg

Sunday @ Parkside Hall B, 1:30pm - 3pm

Each year the Glass Art Society selects a few emerging artists to present lectures at its annual conference.  Through these lectures, artists with promising talent are afforded the opportunity to introduce their work to a large international audience. Each artist will speak about 20 minutes with a question and answer period at the end. View a preview of this years Emerging Artist Presenters in the 2015 San Jose Emerging Presenter online catalogue.

Jacci Delaney: The Specter of Sentimentality
Revealing and concealing the individual in her work and illustrating triumph over loss, Delaney has been experimenting with unusual glass techniques, from figuring out how to fuse fish in glass to using holograms and cast bubble wrap as an expressive glass medium.

Justin Ginsberg: Properties of Materials and the Preciousness of Action
There is a powerful capacity through process. Ginsberg is attempting to abandon traditional methods, seeking new ways to engage process and object. He confronts the perceived boundaries of material and the presumed nature of things, often relying on metaphor and gesture, to express his interest into his own fragile existence.

Alli Hoag: An Arrangement of Skin
In this lecture, Alli Hoag will present her work, and describe her artistic practice as that of the taxidermist: dissecting and reconstructing found forms into an alternate reality, in an attempt to reveal the the simultaneous lightness and heaviness that is created when the imagined is labored into the physical realm.

GLAS-Logo-Stacked-FullColor-Primary.jpgGAS BUSINESS MEETING & PREVIEW OF THE 2016 CORNING, NY GAS CONFERENCE
Sunday @ Parkside Hall B, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Open to all members. Agenda to be determined however generally includes approval of new board members. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free full-conference pass to the next annual conference, 2016 Corning, NY.

 


 

LEC-MOS

Lec-mos are a combination of lecture and demonstration on the artists process and will take place in the mornings of Saturday and Sunday at the San Jose State University Glaze and Art 133 rooms.

 

Thumb-CutroneDaniel-01.jpgDaniel Cutrone: Bridging the Gap from Digital to Hand
Saturday @ San Jose State - Art 133, 8am - 9:30am

Artist and educator, DanielCutronewill present his conceptual and technical explorations in using digital technologies in relation to traditional glassmaking. He will speak to his process of digital modeling, digital printing, cnc-milling of graphite, and other mold materials to create a new language of form within hand made traditions of glass. danielcutrone.com

Thumb-DayPerezMatthew-04.jpgMatthew Day Perez: Poured, Plopped, Splashed and Smeared!
Saturday @ San Jose State - Glaze Room, 8am - 9:30am

In this mold-making marathon, Matthew Day Perez will attempt to make as many molds as possible using his battery of techniques and kung fu-like agility. Attendees should expect to take away a rich understanding of the many methods employed by Day Perez in his cast glasswork. matthewdayperez.com

Thumb-DeadyKristin-06singlepoint.jpgKristin Deady: The History of Photosensitive Materials and their Potential for Artists Working with Glass
Sunday @ San Jose State - Glaze Room, 8am - 9:30am

A survey of the historical and artistic connection between glass and photography, which will highlight the creative potential of this relationship; followed by a demonstration of how to achieve cyanotypes on glass. kristinleedeady.com

Thumb-GanterMark-Minimal.jpgMark Ganter: 3D Printing Meets Glass...
Saturday @ San Jose State - Art 133, 10am - 11:30am

Over the last few years, 3D printing has become wildly popular on the societal stage. Hardly a day goes by that 3D printing isn't in the news. What about 3D printing's effect on glass and the glass art community? Did 3D printing forget about us? faculty.washington.edu/ganter

Thumb-GriffithsShaun-BoundtoBedetail.jpgShaun Griffiths & Stephen Jacklyn: Water Jet - Tips, Tricks and Applications
Sunday @ TechShop San Jose, 10am - 11:30am

Griffiths and Jacklyn will discuss the various methods of translating ideas into physical form, utilizing the water jet cutter as a tool and provide examples of applications. shaun-griffiths.com / johngrothglass.com and waterjetdesign.com

Thumb-DavidKing-UntitledBottleWheel.jpgDavid King: Through the Looking Glass Zoetrope
Sunday @ San Jose State - Glaze Room, 10am - 11:30am

King will demonstrate the processes and concepts that went into the construction of a functional glass zoetrope. By placing imagery sourced from GIFs into the context of archaic animation technology, the project seeks to question preconceptions about the relative sophistication of contemporary visual culture. davidjohnking.com

Thumb-ManousisJoanna-6.jpgJoanna Manousis: Mastering the Void: Casting Residual Details within Solid Glass
Saturday @ San Jose State - Glaze Room, 10am - 11:30am

Manousis will demonstrate two approaches to creating negative detail/voids within solid cast glass. Various techniques, problems and in-progress research will be discussed in relation to Manousis' own work. joannamanousis.com

Thumb-SasakiRui-05-SubtleIntimacy.jpgRui Sasaki: Illuminating Glass in Architecture: The Residue of Space
Sunday @ San Jose State - Art 133, 8am - 9:30am

Rui Sasaki will explore how to combine light and glass in architecture with industrial technologies such as LEDs, uranium glass, and phosphorescent powder. rui-sasaki.com 

 

 


DEMONSTRATIONS

COLDWORKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Cold Demonstrations will take place in the mornings of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the San Jose State University Cold Shop.

Thumb-AbildgaardMark-03Spirit_Boat.jpgMark Abildgaard: Mold Making and Lost Wax Kiln Casting
Sunday @ San Jose State - Coldshop, 8am - 9:30am

A demonstration of techniques used to make molds for kiln casting glass and how to set up a steam system for lost wax. markabildgaard.com

Thumb-MelDouglas-TurningTide.jpgMel Douglas: Surface Tension
Saturday @ San Jose State - Coldshop, 8am - 9:30am
Saturday @ San Jose State - Coldshop, 10am - 11:30am (2nd slot)

This demonstration will look at the relationship of drawing and glass, with reference to the spatial and formal qualities of line, surface and form. The demonstration will cover various techniques of shaping and preparing the surface of glass, mapping out an idea, and exploring mark making using a variety of tools.

Thumb-VladimirKlein-Twins.jpgVladimir Klein: The Chipping of Glass
Friday @ San Jose State - Coldshop, 8am - 9:30am

Vladimir Klein has been working with glass for nearly fifty years, using an unconventional coldworking method similar to stone carving. With a chisel and hammer, he chips away at the glass to create pieces that exploit the material’s optical qualities. Klein will demonstrate how this seemingly risky process can be a safe and effective way to construct stunning glass sculptures. cmog.org/bio/vladimir-klein

Thumb-JohnathonSchmuck-PortraitLathing.jpgJohnathon Turner (formerly Schmuck): Secret Teachings from the Coldshop
Friday @ San Jose State - Coldshop, 10am - 11:30am

It almost never fails; every glassmaker will end up in the coldshop at one point or another. The range is vast – some visit to use the simplest tool for the shortest bit of time, while others live there. The good news for everyone is that the coldshop has its own “diamond lane”, which makes any visit there quicker and easier, and gets you to where you want to go. The irony is, it’s not all about diamonds (and it seems only right that, since we’ll be in Silicon Valley, we should have a gander at silicon carbide). In his demo, Turner will reveal other hidden knowledge to make your time in the coldshop more productive – and more interesting as well. This one is not just for newbies. schmuckglass.com

Thumb-placeholder.jpgFred Curtis, Róisín de Buitléar and Karl Hayes: Glass Cutting from Waterford, the Irish City of Glass
Sunday @ San Jose State - Coldshop, 10am - 11:30am

Led by Róisín de Buitléar, with Irish Master Glassmakers, Fred Curtis and Karl Hayes, the artists will demonstrate the diversity and potential in cold glass cutting and sculpting in crystal. See these world-renowned glass masters demonstrate glass sculpting from solid block, vessel pattern cutting, diamond point engraving and drawing with the copper-wheel, smattered with gems of history and lore from the Irish factory floor.

 


 

FLAMEWORKING DEMONSTRATIONS

Flame Demonstrations will take place in the mornings of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Tech Museum (lower level) and the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI).

Thumb-ConcannonSuba-bigassgeissler2.jpgBill Concannon & Bruce Suba: Old Skool Neon: Mystery! Magic! Science! Fun!
Saturday @ Tech Museum - Lower Level Flame area , 10am - 11:30am

Concannon and Suba will update and re-imagine the 19th century Geissler tube for the 21st century, demonstrating traditional flameworking neon techniques, combined with advanced techniques from today’s physics laboratory. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. aargon-neon.com/sculpture.htm / subaneon.com

 

Thumb-DunhamBandhu-01-Alfred.jpgBandhu Dunham: Kinetic Construction Techniques
Friday @ Tech Museum - Lower Level Flame area, 10am - 11:30am

This demo will show some newer techniques that Bandhu Dunham has developed for making lampworked glass sculpture move, including specialized bearings, linkages and marble tracks. He will show how some of these components are applied to moving sculpture in ways that will appeal to a broad audience. bandhu.info


Thumb-FieldsKimberly.jpgKimberly Fields: Sculptural Bird Bead

Saturday @ Tech Museum - Lower Level Flame area, 8am - 9:30am

Kimberly Fields will demonstrate one of her sculptural bird beads and discuss the techniques used to achieve special colors and feather patterns, as well as head, tail and beak shapes. northfiredesigns.com

Thumb-GuevinKarinaandGinartCedric-ChickenRunDetail.jpgCedric Ginart & Karina Guérvin: It's Not Serious!
Friday @ BAGI - Flame area, 8am - 9:30am

Guévin and Ginart will work simultaneously, making many components with borosilicate glass, and then attaching the parts together to create one crazy piece. cedricginart.com / karinaguevin.com


Thumb-GoinesEusheen-Filacello_Pendant-flameworkedborosilicateglass.JPGEusheen Goines: Fillacello
Saturday @ BAGI - Flame area , 8am - 11:30am

The Fillacello is a twist on the technique known as the Reticello. The Reticello is used as a base pattern, then it is filled in with colored glass. eushglass.com


 

Thumb-HeathJeff-05.jpgJeff Heath: Fabricating an Environmental Consciousness
Sunday @ Tech Museum - Lower Level Flame area, 10am - 11:30am

Focusing on the use of form and multiples, Jeff Heath will demonstrate how to create symbols of environmental infrastructure with glass. This demonstration will cover the flameworking techniques used to create glass components in mixed media sculpture

 

Thumb-MuslerJay-Untitled2005.jpgJay Musler: Torchworking on the Lathe
Sunday @ BAGI - Flame area, 10am - 11:30am

Jay Musler will explain how he manipulates glass tubes on the lathe to make wineglasses, stems, buckets, twigs, and other small glass objects. jaymusler.com


Thumb-placeholder.jpgRobert Snodgrass: Bob Snodrass's Tricks with Silver and Gold
Friday @ BAGI - Flame area , 10am - 11:30am

Snodgrass will demonstrate how to make marbles and pendants with fumed images encased. He will also use the boro technique of mushroom marble and create some assorted vessels. His original coloring discovery began with silver; he softened it, filed it, and then blended it into clear glass, producing color rods. This lead to the thin film, whole metal deposition technique that is now called fuming. He then combined fuming with a miniaturization of off-hand techniques into lampworking, to produce his unique style of work. snodgrass.net


Thumb-placeholder.jpgDaniel Salazar

Sunday @ Tech Museum - Lower Level Flame area, 8am - 9:30am

Daniel Salazar will demonstrate California-style torch work, using various colored rods, milliefiore, and clear cane. Torch working and manipulating glass rods to use in decorating paperweights, vases and glass objects. This technique was developed at Neauvos Glass, then to become Lundberg Studios.

 

Thumb-StumpLoren-MadonnaoftheRocksMurrine.jpgLoren Stump: Murrine for the Masses
Friday @ Tech Museum - Lower Level Flame area, 8am - 9:30am

Loren Stump will create a commemorative "GAS 2015" murrini depicting the Mission San Jose. Everyone gets a slice! stumpchuck.com

 

Thumb-Theofanous.jpgDemetra Theofanousand Beau Tsai: Sculpting Natural Forms in Boro
Sunday @ BAGI - Flame area, 8am - 9:30am

This collaborative demo will merge signature elements of each artist's work. They will sculpt components in boro, bringing them together in a larger piece, to create nature's story. sculpturebydemetra.com www.beautsai.com/Home.html

Renewal of Spirit, photo by Keay Edwards

 


 

HOT GLASS DEMONSTRATIONS

Hot Demonstrations will take place in the mornings of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the San Jose State University, CMoG Hot Glass Roadshow in the Plaza de César Chávez, and at the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI). No hot demos at BAGI on Sunday morning.

Thumb-AbajianKung-CreaturesblackdetailforGAS.jpgAlexander Abajian & J. Lin-Hsien Kung: Gesture Reflection Projection
Friday @ BAGI - Hotshop, 10am - 11:30am

The Creature series began as an exploration of movement. Abajian and Kung wanted to use glass as a recording medium. The sleek forms and fluid shapes produced from this process interact with each another in herd like groupings. They are thought bubbles, gestures in motion, ideas in conflict, and dialogues in progress. The mirrored series pull in light and the environment around them. These distortions represent perception. The dark series are the long shadows creeping out as light retreats into the horizon. They are unfinished thoughts, specters, and ideas waiting to be realized. glowglassstudio.com / video from Museum of Glass


Thumb-AllisonDean-04.jpgDean Allison: Combining Techniques: Casting into Mold Blown Layers
Saturday @ San Jose State - Hotshop, 8am - 9:30am
Sunday @ San Jose State - Hotshop, 10am - 11:30am (2nd slot)

Dean Allison will be demonstrating a section of his process to create a glass portrait taken from life. To achieve detail and surface quality, Allison will use a combination of blowing and casting processes in a pre-fired mold. deanallison.net

Note: 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 Saturday, June 6 and 9:30 am on Sunday, June 7, at the SJSU Hotshop. (Attendees may not get tickets for this event earlier than the times listed). 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.


Thumb-placeholder.jpgMarc Barreda: My View Has Become Distorted, Can I Get a Little More Light?
Saturday @ BAGI - Hotshop, 8am - 9:30am

Barreda will be demonstrating some of the ways he is incorporating light and optical distortion into his work. Part performance and part experiment, the demo will not be limited to hot glass alone. marcbarreda.com

 

Thumb-CallanNancy-05.jpgNancy Callan: Brain on Cane
Friday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, 8am - 9:30am

Utilizing a variety of traditional Venetian techniques in a contemporary context, Nancy Callan will create one of her signature blown sculptures. nancycallanglass.com

 

Thumb-delaTorrebros-DiabladeCasa.jpgEinar & Jamex de la Torre: El Camino Real
Sunday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, 8am - 9:30am

The de la Torre brothers will construct a sculpture using direct pickups of color on the marver with techniques that they have developed over the last couple of years, including drawing patterns by scratching a thin layer of color powder and their unique use of additive bit-working sculpture. delatorrebros.com
 


Thumb-deWitJohn-Doble.jpgJohn de Wit: Object Maker
Friday @ BAGI - Hotshop, 8am - 9:30am

De Wit will create an object that reflects his interest in the reimagined vessel, using a variety of methods that he has adapted and perfected in his 38 years of working glass.

 johndewit.com

 

Thumb-DeSommaPaul-76-14-27s.jpgPaul DeSomma: Demo? No Problemo
Saturday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, noon - 1:30pm

Hot glass demo of clear "optical effects" sculpture, featuring spontaneous and organic shapes that emphasize the optical and fluid nature of the material. blakerdesommaglass.com

Thumb-placeholder.jpgGlass Olympics
Sunday @ BAGI
BAGI vs SJSU 8am - 10am
Public Glass vs The Crucible 10:30am - 12:30pm

A three-person relay team will compete to create a goblet in 45 minutes in a roundabout relay in which each team member uses a maximum of two heats to work on the project before passing it on to the next relay person.

Thumb-GuerreroJaime-WattsYouthTeam.jpgJaime Guerrero with his Watts Youth Students: The Hunt: Hot Sculpting Techniques
Friday @ San Jose State - Hotshop, 8am - 10am

Jaime Guerrero will hot sculpt a deer skull and antlers with the help of his Watts Youth Group students. This will coincide with his latest work, currently on display at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) in San Jose. guerreroglass.com

Note: 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, at the SJSU Hotshop. (Attendees may not get tickets for this event earlier than June 5). 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.

Thumb-MOGHotShopTeam-GreenGuy.jpgMuseum of Glass Hotshop Team: Kids Design Glass™
Saturday @ BAGI - Hotshop, 10am - 11:30am

The Kids Design Glass™ Program at Museum of Glass (MOG) invites children age 12 and younger to submit drawings that are then interpreted into sculpture by the Museum’s resident Hot Shop Team, Benjamin Cobb, Gabe Feenan, Niko Dimitrijevic and Sarah Gilbert. Once every month, one drawing is selected and the child artist and their family are invited to the Museum to see their drawing brought to life. This extremely popular program encourages children to imagine, be creative, dream, and play. MOG proposes to select a drawing from the children in the San Jose school district or an art therapy program in the San Jose area, and interpret the drawing into a glass sculpture at the GAS conference, with the child artist and their family present. MuseumofGlass.org

Thumb-MongrainJim.jpgJim Mongrain: Venetian Glass Techniques
Sunday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, 10am - 11:30am

This demonstration will consist of various Venetian techniques for making goblets and vessels. mongrainglass.com

 

 

Thumb-RobStern-Windstar201416x16Moldblownglassandassembled.jpgPetr Novotny, Jirí Pacinek & Rob Stern: Czech This Out!
Saturday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, 8am - 9:30am

Novotny, Pačinek and Stern will be showcasing various techniques unique to the Czech style in a teamworking demonstration to create a large, complex blown and sculpted piece. ajetoglass.compacinekglass.com / robsternartglass.com

 

Thumb-PatchenDavid-fallhome01.jpgDavid Patchen: Pointillism on the Blowpipe
Friday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, 10am - 11:30am

David Patchen will create one or two (time permitting) of his signature pieces employing highly-patterned murrine. davidpatchen.com

 
Thumb-placeholder.jpgChé Rhodes: Graphite Mold Approaches with Hot Glass
Saturday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, 10am - 11:30am

A demonstration hot glass blowing and casting techniques for solid and felted graphite molds. cherhodes.com

 

 

Thumb-SzoszMatt-Retiarius.jpgMatt Szösz: The Attraction of Opposites
Saturday @ San Jose State - Hotshop, 10am - 11:30am
Sunday @ San Jose State - Hotshop, 8am - 9:30am (2nd slot)

Matthew Szösz will be demonstrating his glass lace making apparatus, producing unlikely and fragile hybrids of glass and fiber traditions. For more information and to watch a video of the process go to matthewszosz.com/pages/project_lace.html

Note: 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 6 and 7:30 am on Sunday, June 7, at the SJSU Hotshop. (Attendees may not get tickets for this event earlier than the times listed). 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.

Thumb-placeholder.jpgNate Watson: The Walk We Take With Friends
Sunday @ Corning Roadshow at Plaza de César Chávez, noon - 1:30pm

This demonstration will be a virtual walk along the path that crosses personalities and possibilities as Watson manages a demonstration of a handful of artist/friends from across the country in new experiments in glass and working together.

 


 

 

PANELS & FORUMS

Location and times for Panels and Forums vary.

Thumb-At_Risk_Youth.jpgAT-RISK YOUTH FORUM:
Andrew Page (moderator), Pearl Dick, Kit Evans, Barbara Heisler, Tracy Kirchmann, Robert Minkoff, Jessi Moore
Saturday @ City National Civic, 11:30am - 12:30pm

A panel discussion on the most pressing challenges facing glass art programs for underserved youth. Breakout sessions will allow focused discussions. Moderator: Andrew Page, director of the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. This event is sponsored by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation



Thumb-Green_Panel.jpgGREEN PANEL: Simple Green:  Demystifying Green Technology for the Glass Artist

Panelists: Tracy Kirchmann (moderator), Julie Conway, Timm Muth, Dan Schwoerer, Hugh Jenkins
Sunday @ City National Civic, 11:45am - 1:15pm

The Green Panel will focus on bringing together a group of experts to look at a variety of energy saving possibilities for EVERY glass studio. The discussion will provide opportunities for all types of glass artists to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint by demystifying green glass technology for flameworkers, kilnformers and glassblowers alike. Topics include the benefits of recuperation, alternative energy sources, using recycled glasses, and reducing our collective carbon footprint by looking at new ways of working. Come for the discussion and be prepared to participate in the question and answer session, where the panelists address your specific questions.




PRESENTATIONS BY DAY

FRIDAY JUNE 5 PRESENTATIONS BY TIME

COLD DEMOS - Vladimír Klein • Johnathon Schmuck

FLAME DEMOS - Cedric Ginart & Karina Guévin • Loren Stump • Robert Snodgrass • Bandhu Dunham

HOT DEMOS - Jaime Guerrero with Watts Youth Group • Nancy Callan • John de Wit • David Patchen • Alexander Abajian & J. Lin-Hsien Kung 

LECTURES - HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AWARD ACCEPTANCE: Mary B. White • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Paul Stankard • WILLSON: Mildred Howard • KEYNOTE: Dale Dougherty, Dr Jeffrey Evenson, & TBD

 

SATURDAY JUNE 6 PRESENTATIONS BY TIME

LEC-MOS - Matthew Day Perez • Daniel Cutrone • Joanna Manousis • Mark Ganter

COLD DEMOS - Mel Douglas • Mel Douglas (repeat demo)

FLAME DEMOS - Ryan "Buck" Harris • Kimberly Fields • Eusheen Goines • Bill Concannon & Bruce Suba

HOT DEMOS - Dean Allison • Petr Novotny, Jirí Pacinek & Rob Stern • Marc Barreda • Matthew Szösz • Ché Rhode • MOG Hot Shop Team • Paul DeSomma

LECTURES -  John Lewis • Erin Dickson • LABINO: Amy Schwartz, Rob Cassetti, Glen B. Cook, Eric Meek, Tina Oldknow, Albert Paley

PANELS & FORUMS - AT-RISK YOUTH FORUM • COLLECTORS PANEL

 

SUNDAY JUNE 7 PRESENTATIONS BY TIME

LEC-MOS - Kristin Deady • Rui Sasaki • David King • Shaun Griffiths & John Groth

COLD DEMOS - Mark Abildgaard • Master Cutters from Waterford

FLAME DEMOS - Demetra Theofanous • Paul Stankard • Jay Musler • Jeffrey Heath

HOT DEMOS - Matthew Szösz (repeat demo) • Einar & Jamex de la Torre • Dean Allison (repeat demo) • Jim Mongrain • Nate Watson

LECTURES - Emerging Artists Presentations (Jacci Delaney, Alli Hoag, Justin Ginsberg) • Nikolas Weinstein • Christian Thornton • LITTLETON: Therman Statom • Kana Tanaka • STRATTMAN: Helen Lee, Alexander Rosenberg & Matt Szösz

PANELS & FORUMS - GREEN PANEL (Tracy Kirchmann Moderating with Panelists Julie Conway, Tim Muth, Dan Schwoerer)
 

 

CANCELED

Flame Demonstration - George Chittenden

Hot Demonstration - Danny Perkins

Flame Demonstration - Ryan "Buck" Harris

Flame Demonstration - Paul Stankard

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.