2012 Conference: Toledo, OH


Logo_GAS2012_50Years_web.jpgGlass Art Society 42nd Annual Conference

2012 Toledo, Ohio
June 13 - 17, 2012

Thank you everyone for an amazing conference!
Conference Co-Chairs: Herb Babcock, Jack Schmidt, Margy Trumbull
Attendance: 1,231 attendees from 25 different countries and 40 US States.
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In recognition of the Toledo Museum of Art's role as the cradle of the American Studio Glass Movement, GAS will be holding its 2012 conference in Toledo, Ohio. In 1962, two experimental glass workshops held at the Museum proved that glass was a medium suitable for the expression of artistic ideas in a studio environment. They launched a movement that was propelled by an unprecedented collective enthusiasm and since has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to inspire experimentation. Toledo, America's Glass City, is welcoming again artists from around the world to celebrate the achievements of the past and to explore the seemingly endless possibilities of glass. Watch the pre-GAS 2012 video

Conference Publications

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Conference Program

Special Events
Toledo Day of Glass & Detroit Day of Glass
Old Timers Blow at Schmidt/Messenger Studio and Gallery
International Student Exhibition - view the exhibition online
Sneak a peak at the Closing Night Party photo booth snapshots by Grand Lubell
Check out the decked out models on the runway in the Glass Fashion Show by Toledo Blade
GAS Collectors Tour - Libbey Glass Factory Tour - Tour of Pilkington Float Glass Operations - Mark Matthews Studio, Sauder Village Tour and Luncheon - Johns Manville in Waterville - Architectural Tour - Public Art Tour
Presenters and Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award - Joel Philip Myers En Lykkens Pamphilius (One Lucky Guy)
Lifetime Achievement Award - Bertil Vallien There Must Be a Reason
Lifetime Membership Award - John Steinert, Steinert Industries, Inc.
Brian Kennedy, Director TMA The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Workshops: Changing Contexts from the Early 1960's to Now
John Parker Seeing Glass in its True Colors
Glenn Adamson, Victoria & Albert Museum The Attack of the Blob: Glass Art and the Will to Form
Fred Wilson Speak of Me as I Am: Glass Works Made in Venice and Seattle
- Daniel Clayman Turn Right to Go East!
- Stephen Paul Day Stairway to Heaven, 25 years of work with Erwin Eisch
- John Drury Winds of Change: The Future is Now
- Luke Jerram Edges of Perception
- Daniel Schwoerer Bootstrapping, Brainstorming and Busting Butt (the early years of Bullseye)
- Mary B White Eco Art Collaborations & Inquiries: Marking Flood Levels
- Mark Zirpel The Glass Isn't the Thing
Emerging Artists Presentations:
  - Virginia Griswold spoke about "opposites" as they exist in her recent works
  - David King Productive Illusions
  - Anna Mlasowsky Contemporary Traditions
- Gary Adcock 3D Stereoscopic Video
- Masahiro Asaka, Daniel Clayman, Judy Hill Molded My Way
- Herb Babcock Hot Roundel Pie
- Scott Benefield Slow Blowing
- Katherine Gray The Why and the How
- Sidney Hutter Making Art Using Ultraviolet Adhesives and Plate Glass
- Richard LaLonde Inspiration for a Recycled Revolution - 1950's American "Window Glass Fusers"
- Kristin McFarlane Typecasting: Typography Within Glass
- Joel O'Dorisio Ultra-Clean Glass Casting: Understanding and Controlling Glass Flow in the Kiln
- Gordon Smith, HS Martin, Inc. Industrial Methods for Arts Sake
- Paul Stankard 50 Years of Cajoling Glass in a Flame
- Masahiro Asaka Coldworking: NOT Just About Taking Punties Off
- Joon Yong Kim Air Tools on Blown Glass
- Lucio Bubacco Discobolus
- Ellie Burke Snappy Dresser: Perfume for my Mother
- Matthew Eskuche Homage-o-thon Millionbillion
- Shane Fero Exotic Hummingbirds
- Andre Gutgesell Surprise, a Composition from Coloured Soft Glass Tubing
- Dorie Guthrie Shadows in the Dark
- Jin Won Han 1+1=3 (Utilizing 3D computer rendering for flameworking)
- Bronwen Heilman Imagery Inside the Orb
- Robert Mickelsen Pattern and Chaos - Sculpting with Small-Diameter Rod
- Robin Schultes Off With Their Heads!
- Gideon Rockwood From Libbey to the Lamp
- Hank Adams Historic Methods of Mold Blowing
-Michael Amis, John Miller, Alex Stisser, Amanda Pierce-Ghahramany The Ripple Effect: featuring a lineage line-up for the ages
- Jeff Ballard Stopping Time
- Fritz Dreisbach Where Were You in '62?
- Beccy Feather & Clay Hufford Sum of the wHole
- Jeff Mack A Glass for Elio
- Mark Matthews Precision Air Entrapment (void as subject)
- Richard Marquis & Nick Mount The Nick and Dick Show
- Shawn Messenger, Ian Schmidt & Jack Schmidt Schmidt / Messenger Family Blow
- Klaus Moje Wrapping the Fusing
- Thomas Rowney Sea Horse Bowl
- Charles Savoie Goblets 201
- Rick Schneider From the Chop Shop to the Hot Shop
- Davide Salvadore The Tradition Continues
- Hiromi Takizawa & Angus Powers Glass in Space / Daschund On the Moon
- Bertil Valien (Lifetime Achievement Recipient) Nose in the Dirt Makes No Art
- Albert Young Foundry to Furnace
- California State University: San Bernardino STUDENT GROUP DEMO Bubble! Bubble! Bubble!
   Students: Sarah Dominick, Liz Herrera, Aya Oki and Nao Yamamoto with Instructor Katherine Gray
- Ohio State University - STUDENT GROUP DEMO Glass Furnace
   Students: Josephine Anderson, Abby Christ, Robert Flowers and Megan Lockhart with Instructor Richard Harned
- University of Wisconsin: River Falls - STUDENT GROUP DEMO The Cheese Inside
   Students: Chris Gray, Carol Lehman, Phil Reed, Andy Schultz and Jeff Stenbom with Instructor Eoin Breadon
EFFECTIVE TEACHING PANEL Embodied Learning: Intelligence of the Making Body
Moderated by Herb Babcock with panelists Robin Cass, Tim Mather, Mary B White
Moderated by Tina Oldknow with panelists Charles Parriott, Paul Haigh, Michael Rogers and Robert Zollweg
Moderated by Dr Vanessa Cutler with panelists Amy Baur, Brian Boldon and Glen Gardner
GREEN PANEL Sustainable Glass Education
Moderated by Eddie Bernard with panelists Ruth King, Jessi Moore and Chris Taylor
HISTORY PANEL Blowin' in the Wind
Moderated by William Warmus with panelists Fritz Dreisbach, Henry Halem, Marvin Lipofsky, Joel Philip Myers and Toots Zynsky
POST STUDIO GLASS PANEL A Look at the New Parameters for Work in Glass
Moderated by Andrew Page with panelists Alexander Rosenberg, Matthew Szösz and Tim Tate
WORLD INFLUENCES PANEL American Glass or World Glass?
Moderated by William Warmus with panelists Lucio Bubacco, Sam Herman, Klaus Moje, Charlie Parriott and Bertil Vallien

Conference Sponsors

The Glass Art Society salutes the 2012 Conference Sponsors.
Block Communications, Inc. | Frederick S. Upton Foundation | Ohio Arts Council | Toledo Museum of Art
Healthcare Reit | Kingston Healthcare Co. | Libbey | Owens Corning | OI | NSG Group | Toledo Community Foundation | Margy and Scott Trumbull | Mary Wolfe | Anonymous (A friend of the Glass Art Society)
Birkhill Family Foundation | Fifth Third Bank | HCR ManorCare | Hylant Group | Lucas Country | Mansour Wealth Management | ProMedica | Shumaker | Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) | BGSU Art | Brooks Insurance | Entelco Foundation | KeyBank | PNC
Glass City Patrons
Bill & Pam Davis • Margot & Scott Estes • Marc Folk of The Arts Commission • Mary Lou Fox • Milt & Lee Hakel • Ellen & Bill Hamilton • Ann Hartmann & Frank Snug • Katherine B. Jones & George Jones III • Claire & Allan Kirsner • Robert & Patricia Levy • Kathleen Magliochetti • Mr & Mrs Aubrey McClendon • Johnna & Philip McWeeny • Cindy Niggemyer • Dorothy M. Price • Gerald David Runkle • Rory Shanley-Brown • Georgia E. Welles • Tom & Kathy Young
In-Kind Sponsors
The Arts Commission - Bowling Green State University - City of Toledo, Ohio - Hanson, Inc. - Johns Mansville - Madhouse Design - The Oliver House - Schroeder Consulting - Toledo Museum of Art - Toledo School for the Arts - Toledo Symphony - University of Toledo


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.

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.