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July 2018

posted on 9:34 AM, July 16, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Skyler Blood-Raiter. I grew up playing in the forests of the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico. I first became captivated by glass when I was 14, and I have...
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posted on 12:36 PM, July 9, 2018

Tell us about yourself!  My name is Conrad Bishop I currently live in Seattle, Washington, I am working in several shops as a glassblower. What draws you to the material you work with, and why have...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Elizabeth Barbano, UTAH
posted on 11:58 AM, July 2, 2018

Tell us about yourself!    I am Elizabeth Barbano. I have a Master in Arts from Southern Utah University, Bachelors in Science from Utah State University and Associates Degree in Business Management...
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June 2018

MEMBER MONDAY: Anna Alsina Bardagí, SPAIN
posted on 10:10 AM, June 25, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Anna Alsina Bardagí and I am an optical glass sculptor from Barcelona, Spain. I am a science journalist by background. I began working with glass in 2011 and it has...
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posted on 11:17 AM, June 18, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Jo Andersson. I recently moved to Sweden to pursue making my own glass art after working in the Seattle and Portland area for four years. I was introduced to the material...
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posted on 10:05 AM, June 11, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Mark Abildgaard and I have been making kiln cast glass sculpture in Northern California since 1986. I began blowing glass as an art student studying ceramics at San...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Cristine Baena, Brazil
posted on 11:04 AM, June 4, 2018

1) Tell us about yourself! Cris Baena. I was born in São Paulo, Brazil and nowadays SP and Miami are my home, always working with glass and traveling back and forth.  My passion for glass started...
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May 2018

MEMBER MONDAY: Junichiro Baba
posted on 9:56 AM, May 7, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Junichiro Baba. I am a studio artist and an instructor teaching hot and warm glass at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan. I came from sculpture background,...
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April 2018

posted on 10:24 AM, April 30, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Dean Allison. I have been working with glass for 20 years. I was introduced to glass (as a trade/ art form) in a college elective class with Jack Wax while in a studio...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Carissa Baktay
posted on 10:19 AM, April 23, 2018

Tell us about yourself! Hi! My name is Carissa Baktay and I am a Canadian artist currently working in Reykjavik, Iceland. I started working with glass in 2008 and am constantly, and greedily, trying...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Mary Louise White
posted on 11:03 AM, April 16, 2018

Tell us about yourself! I’m Mary Louise White, from Ontario Canada.  I was introduced to fused glass while visiting my daughter in Tracy, California and that serendipitous beginning evolved, guiding...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Eddie Bernard
posted on 11:53 AM, April 9, 2018

Tell us about yourself! My name is Eddie Bernard, I have been a resident of Star, NC since 2008.  I began working with glass in 1988 in Lafayette, LA, working for an artist named "Whoojoo" at Whoojoo's...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Kazuki Takizawa
posted on 11:15 AM, April 2, 2018

Tell us about yourself! I am Kazuki Takizawa. I am a Japanese glass artist based out of Los Angeles, California. Becoming an artist was something I did not have in mind until I went to University of...
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March 2018

MEMBER MONDAY: Nina Casson McGarva
posted on 10:32 AM, March 26, 2018

Tell us about yourself!  My Name is Nina Casson McGarva, I was born in Gloucester in England, I grew up in rural central France in the middle of the Burgundy countryside, in a house surrounded by the...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Philip Vinson, Americus, GEORGIA
posted on 11:27 AM, March 19, 2018

Tell us about yourself!  I got the glass bug in 1994 hanging out with some friends in the hot shop at Tyler School of Art. Since then, my career path has been a winding one, working as a glassblower,...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Xiao Tai, Shanghai, CHINA
posted on 9:31 AM, March 12, 2018

-- Tell us about yourself! -- My name is Xiao Tai. Xiao is my surname which is pronounced Shaw. I'm from Shanghai, China. At present I am a glass artist, designer and professor at a university. As a...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Angela Ferraris, Turin, ITALY
posted on 9:51 AM, March 5, 2018

 Tell us about yourself … After my schooling, Artistic high school and Academy of Fine Art in Turin, the city where I was born and I live, I spent many years freehand drawing and painting with tempera,...
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February 2018

MEMBER MONDAY: Vittorio Costantini
posted on 10:51 AM, February 26, 2018

Tell us about yourself...I was born in 1944, on the Island of Burano, which is near Murano and situated in the lagoon of Venice, Italy. I began my apprenticeship in a glass factory, in Murano, at the...
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MEMBER MONDAY: Jeanne-Sophie Aas Neoyookai
posted on 9:34 AM, February 12, 2018

Tell us about yourself!  I’m a half-French half-Norwegian glass artist and teacher based in Oslo, Norway, who started working with stained glass in 2008. Along the years I discovered and studied...
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posted on 10:17 AM, February 5, 2018

Tell us about yourself!  I am Lourdes Zenobi, I am from Buenos Aires Argentina. I discovered the glass world about 7 years ago, before that I was a porcelain painter but glass changed my perspective!...
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posted on 4:21 PM, February 2, 2018

Dear Members,  It is a momentous time for the Glass Art Society (GAS). We have been both overwhelmed and overcome with excitement with the responses we have received from people about our upcoming conference,...
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January 2018

posted on 9:32 AM, January 29, 2018

Tell us about yourself!                                                                                                    My name is Emily Williams...
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posted on 10:10 AM, January 22, 2018

Tell us about yourself! I am Rui Sasaki a Japanese glass artist and educator. I currently live in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan. I graduated from Rhode Island school of Design and Musashino Art University...
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posted on 9:55 AM, January 8, 2018

Tell us about yourself! I was born in Venice in 1973 to Iolanda and Bruno Seguso. Since my birth, I have lived on the small island of Murano, known all around the world for its glass.  After attending...
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December 2017

posted on 12:55 PM, December 18, 2017

Tell us about yourself. My name is Allyssa Burch, I grew up in central Wisconsin where I pursued my undergraduate studies in psychology and dance.  While interning at a youth detention center, I witnessed...
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posted on 9:19 AM, December 11, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I'm Teresa Childers from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Currently, I am the Director of Glass Programs at Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio. I teach classes as well. I have a BFA in Commercial...
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posted on 10:42 AM, December 4, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  I was born in Seattle, Washington, which was a lucky place to be after the founding of Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and the Glass Art Society. In the decades...
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November 2017

posted on 8:26 AM, November 27, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  I’m Katey Murphy and I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but now I live in Richmond, VA. I began working with glass in high school, when my art teacher found a scholarship...
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posted on 10:05 AM, November 20, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  I am KT Hancock, a metal and glass artist currently residing in Seattle. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Working...
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posted on 2:12 PM, November 18, 2017

-- MEMBER MONDAY: JAY MACDONELL -- posted on 12:06 AM, November 13, 2017 Tell us about yourself!   I’m Jay Macdonell, from Canada. I have worked since 1992 as a gaffer, project manager, administrator...
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posted on 11:40 AM, November 6, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  I grew up outside of New York City in the Hudson Valley. In my last year of High School, we were given the opportunity to take on an internship of our choice. I worked in a production...
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#GASFilmFriday 2000 Brooklyn Conference
posted on 4:08 PM, November 3, 2017

#GASFilmFriday presents the last installment of the 2000 Brooklyn Conference series featuring a presentation from Lifetime Achievement honoree Ginny Ruffler. Watch the video here!
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October 2017

posted on 9:23 AM, October 30, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I am María Renée Morales Lam, a Guatemalan recently based in Stockholm. Before pursuing the glass/art dream, I studied industrial design. Beside my practice, I teach art to young...
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#GASFilmFriday: 2000 GAS Brooklyn Conference
posted on 3:07 PM, October 27, 2017

#GASFilmFriday is here with another flashback! This week we are taking it all the way back to the year 2000 at the Conference in Brooklyn. Click here to watch all the action!
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posted on 11:21 AM, October 23, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  My name is Pavlina Cambalova. I'm a Glass Artist based in a glass town called Zelezny Brod in the Czech Republic. I began studying gem cutting and engraving when I was 15 years...
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#GASFilmFriday 2012 Emerging Artists Presentations
posted on 7:13 AM, October 20, 2017

#GASFilmFriday presents the Emerging Artists of 2012. In this video, Virginia Griswold talks about "opposites" as they exist in her recent work, specifically: inside/outside, making/un-making, moving/being...
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posted on 9:16 AM, October 16, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  My history with glass is an unusual one. I studied Painting and Art History while attending the Kansas City Art Institute. I was first introduced to kiln glass there during an...
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#GASFilmFriday: 2012 Education Panel - Embodied Learning: Intelligence of the Making Body
posted on 11:02 AM, October 13, 2017

Craft-based/material-based educational programs have always been based in experiential/embodied learning. This #GASFilmFriday explores what importance this kind of educational experience has for students....
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posted on 8:01 AM, October 9, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I am a Seattle-based artist currently working as the Operations Supervisor at Pilchuck Glass School. While I remain active with my personal studio practice, I am further enriched...
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#GASFilmFriday: 1991 Casting Techniques Panel
posted on 7:24 PM, October 7, 2017

#GASFilmFriday is here with another blast from the past! This week we are flashing all the way back to 1991 with a Casting Techniques Panel. Watch it here!
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September 2017

#GASFilmFriday: 2012 Labino Lecture "Seeing Glass in Its True Colors"
posted on 1:56 PM, September 30, 2017

"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...
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posted on 9:37 AM, September 25, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  My name is Jane Cook, and I live in Southport, NY, about 20 minutes from the Corning Museum of Glass, where I have the great pleasure to be CMoG’s Chief Scientist for the last...
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#GASFilmFriday: 2012 LECTURE: Winds of Change: The Future is Now by John Drury.
posted on 9:08 AM, September 22, 2017

This #GASFilmFriday presents the 2012 LECTURE: Winds of Change: The Future is Now by John Drury. Generations of young glassmakers have made the leap from the blantantly decorative as dictum, to embrace...
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#GASFilmFriday: Glass & Steel: The Sympathy of Opposites by Albert Paley.
posted on 1:42 PM, September 16, 2017

For over twenty years, Albert Paley has been involved in an independent body of work that integrates glass and steel. Although the logistics, methodology, and material characteristics are extremely different,...
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#GASFilmFriday 2012 Future Methods Panel
posted on 6:31 AM, September 8, 2017

This #GASFilmFriday is a flashback to the 2012 Future Methods Panel. Panelists: Amy Baur, Brian Boldon, Vanessa Cutler (moderator), Glen Gardner set out to demonstrate the applications of technology (rapid...
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posted on 4:20 AM, September 4, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  Hi! My name is Jubee Lee. I grew up in the ocean city of Busan, South Korea and lived there about 23 years since I was born. My family and I traveled around Europe for about two...
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#GASFilmFriday: Cheeseburger Goblet Hot Glass Demo
posted on 1:05 PM, September 1, 2017

Here's a fun #GASFilmFriday! Watch Michael Amis, John Miller, and Amanda Pierce-Grahramany work together to create a cheeseburger goblet. This piece was inspired by sketches Amis made durign his time as...
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August 2017

posted on 8:59 AM, August 28, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  The land of fish and rice ~ the moon.         Adventure. Alien air. Pool. “Who am I? ” Interlocutor, eater, an inside foreigner, Thomas  Edison, self…. the otherness*...
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#GASFilmFriday: Highlights from the 1998 GAS Conference in Seto, Japan
posted on 9:28 AM, August 25, 2017

As our world becomes smaller it becomes increasingly important that we begin to understand one another's historical and cultural traditions. This #GASFilmFriday we proudly present highlights from the 1998...
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#GASFilmFriday 2012 Rowney Demo
posted on 11:54 AM, August 18, 2017

Hey everybody! It's another fabulous #GASFilmFriday! This week we are flashing back to 2012, when artist Thomas Rowney and his crew demonstrated how to construct a Venitian-styled, cane-worked, footed...
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posted on 8:05 AM, August 14, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  I am an artist, designer, administrator, and educator with an avid love of frozen treats. I currently live in Norfolk VA, where I am the Program Assistant at the Chrysler Museum...
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#GASFilmFriday 2001 Oral History Project
posted on 9:33 AM, August 11, 2017

Grab some friends, gather around the furnace, and listen to today's #GASFilmFriday. This Oral History Project presents legendary stories from the early days of glass with Fritz Dreisbach, Sylvia Vigiletti,...
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posted on 7:45 AM, August 7, 2017

Tell us about yourself! (Background, name, location, work, how you began working with glass, etc.) I live and work in the rural hills of western Massachusetts. I'm a flameworker using soda-lime aka “soft...
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#GASFilmFriday: 2012 Post-Object Glass Panel: A Look at the New Parameters for Work in Glass
posted on 6:53 PM, August 5, 2017

This #GASFilmFriday flashback features Panelists: Andrew Page (moderator), Alexander Rosenberg, Matthew Szösz, Tim Tate. The work in glass being shown in galleries and art fairs still focuses on formalist...
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July 2017

posted on 11:01 AM, July 31, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  My name is Paula Mandel and I live right outside my hometown of Philadelphia. I received degrees in Fine Arts (Painting) and Psychology from Temple University. I worked in oils/mixed...
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#GASFilmFriday: Ultra-Clean Glass Casting: Understanding and Controlling Glass Flow in the Kiln
posted on 9:18 PM, July 29, 2017

This #GASFilmFriday features a lec-mo by Joel O’Dorisio from 2012 entitled "Ultra-Clean Glass Casting: Understanding and Controlling Glass Flow in the Kiln." In this lec-mo, O'Dorisio will demonstrate...
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posted on 10:49 AM, July 24, 2017

Tell us about yourself!  I am a glass artist and educator, living in the woods of Smithville, Tennessee.  I serve as Director of the Appalachian Center for Craft, part of Tennessee Tech University,...
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posted on 8:49 AM, July 17, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I am an artist, administrator of other peoples art, and material technician in my professional practice. I am also an amateur writer, runner, gardener, biker, reality singing competition...
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#GASFilmFriday: "Get it Wicked Hot and Swing it Over Your Head!" Richard Royal Demo
posted on 1:32 PM, July 14, 2017

#GASFilmFriday presents "Get it Wicked Hot and Swing it Over Your Head!" a demo of Richard Royal making a piece from the Optical Lens series, an homage to the Fresnel Lens, a type of lens used in lighthouses...
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posted on 10:05 AM, July 10, 2017

Tell us about yourself! (Background, name, location, work, how you began working with glass, etc.) My name is Saman Kalantari and I was born and grew up in Shiraz ,the  sixth-most-populous city of my...
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#GASFilmFriday: 2016 Corning Glass Fashion Show
posted on 9:57 PM, July 8, 2017

It's the end of the week, time to party with #GASFilmFriday! Today GAS proudly presents full coverage of the epic 2016 GAS Fashion Show in Corning, New York. Organized by Laura Donefer, an honorary Glass...
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posted on 9:25 AM, July 3, 2017

Tell us about yourself! (Background, name, location, work, how you began working with glass, etc.) I work in hot glass, neon, mixed media and others materials as well. I've been traveling a lot over the...
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June 2017

#GASFilmFriday 2012 GAS Lec-Mo with 3-D filmmaker Gary Adcock
posted on 7:22 AM, June 30, 2017

This #GASFilmFriday join filmmaker Gary Adcock and guest artist Davide Salvadore for sneak prevew of a 3-D stereographic motion picture exploration of his art, his sons, and his island home, Murano....
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posted on 9:37 AM, June 26, 2017

  Tell us about yourself! (Background, name, location, work, how you began working with glass, etc.) I am an Adjunct faculty member at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio and a neon bender at Riehl...
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#GASFILMFRIDAY: John Miller Demo at the 2017 GAS Conference
posted on 5:58 PM, June 23, 2017

Many thanks to the Chrysler Museum and videographer Echard Wheeler for making this week's #GASFilmFriday! See John Miller and his team push the envelope during this demo at the most recent GAS Conference...
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posted on 8:14 AM, June 19, 2017

--   -- Tell us about yourself. My name is Rïse Peacock and I grew up in Cuba NY. It's a small town in Western NY. I recently graduated with my MFA in Glass and Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art...
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posted on 12:00 PM, June 5, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My name is Nancy Gong. I live and work in Rochester, NY. I came to crafts with early influences from my mother and Asian arts. I came to glass while at SUNY (State University of...
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May 2017

posted on 10:15 AM, May 29, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I started melting glass more than 16 years ago with a MAPP torch that orange glow has had me mesmerized by the material ever since. My passion for flameworking glass beads eventually...
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posted on 9:00 AM, May 22, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My name is Krista Israel. I was born in 1975 in Amersfoort, a historical city in the centre of the Netherlands. I was raised here, and this is where I have my studio. It took...
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posted on 1:28 PM, May 1, 2017

Tell us about yourself! Hello! My name is Christine Barney and I have been a glassmaker for 40 years. Born and raised near Corning, New York, my sculpture draws from a deep immersion in the world of glass....
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April 2017

posted on 1:32 PM, April 24, 2017

Tell us about yourself! Charlie Macpherson – I specialise in blown glass, but in recent years have been using casting processes to expand the work I can make. I work with my wife, and fellow glass artist,...
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posted on 1:24 PM, April 17, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My name is Gayle Matthias, I am involved in education, research and the arts.  I am currently the 3D Design Crafts Programme Leader at Plymouth College of Art, UK.  I studied...
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posted on 1:53 PM, April 10, 2017

Tell us about yourself! Richard Parrish, Bozeman, Montana. I studied art and architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art and the University of Idaho, receiving degrees in Architecture from both. For many...
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posted on 11:46 AM, April 3, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I arrived in the U.S. having already completed a Master’s degree in glass from Kookmin University (Korea), but determined to pursue further glass education. I chose the Rochester...
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March 2017

posted on 11:16 AM, March 27, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I'm originally from the San Juan Islands in Washington state. When a friend moved to Maui after high school, I followed. I learned flameworking on the job at a small gift shop where...
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posted on 1:49 PM, March 20, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My background is in fine art: mixed media, mostly painting. I established Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland in 2004. I recently relocated to my native coast,...
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posted on 10:40 AM, March 13, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My name is Lothar Böttcher. I live and work in Pretoria, South Africa and run my own coldshop, Obsidian Glass. In 1994 I helped build our first furnace for the Glass Department...
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posted on 9:47 AM, March 6, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I was born and raised in a tiny European country called Luxembourg, surrounded by artwork. I earned a master’s degree in architecture in 2003 in Paris, France and my passion for...
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February 2017

posted on 10:19 AM, February 20, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My earliest experience working with glass was massacring some jam jars with an engraver as a kid. That must have stuck with me to return to working with it as a teenager at a stained...
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posted on 10:04 AM, February 13, 2017

Tell us about yourself! Born and raised in Maine, I’ve slowly made my way across the country to end up (somehow) in the North Bay area of California. I originally started working with glass on the torch...
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posted on 9:09 AM, February 6, 2017

Tell us about yourself! It took me a while to find glass. A long detour through a 25-year career in communications as a creative director in advertising and as a documentary filmmaker. In 2004, during...
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January 2017

posted on 10:33 AM, January 30, 2017

Tell us about yourself! Most people know me as “Quade” and don’t even know my first name. I stumbled upon glass in 2000 at the Cleveland Institute of Art through a community college where I took...
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Pilchuck Glass School: Two Incredible Incentives to Apply for a Scholarship for the 2017 Summer Program!
posted on 1:41 PM, January 23, 2017

Two Incredible Incentives to Apply for a Scholarship for the 2017 Summer Program!  The top scoring scholarship applicant will receive a full scholarship to a Pilchuck summer course and a residency...
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posted on 10:32 AM, January 23, 2017

Tell us about yourself! My name is Rick Eggert and I've been working in glass since 1992. I am from Southampton, NY but I started working with glass in Vermont. I currently reside in Florida where I operate...
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posted on 10:58 AM, January 16, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I am Lucy Lyon and have been working in glass since the early eighties. I live and work north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. New Glass by Otto Rigan inspired me to pursue work in stained...
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posted on 10:46 AM, January 9, 2017

Tell us about yourself! I began my studies in the physical sciences and discovered the remarkable material of glass at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2007. After spending two years working...
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December 2016

posted on 10:08 AM, December 19, 2016

Tell us about yourself! Glass is my second act... Having studied economics in the United States, I started off as a banker and later founded businesses in manufacturing till I realized the immense need...
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posted on 10:25 AM, December 12, 2016

Tell us about yourself!  After a completely different career, I came to glass through the hobby of beadmaking, teaching myself by following instructions and photos in books. After studying at Pilchuck...
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posted on 10:32 AM, December 5, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is Scott Benefield and I currently have a glassblowing studio in Northern Ireland. I had studios in the Seattle area and New Orleans and before that I got my MFA from Ohio...
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November 2016

posted on 9:42 AM, November 28, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I'm originally from Victoria, Australia but have lived in Canberra for ten years. I previously studied and worked as a cartographer before I studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at...
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Thanksgiving 2016
posted on 9:32 AM, November 24, 2016

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posted on 2:33 PM, November 22, 2016

The Glass Art Society (GAS) is pleased to announce its selection of Murano, Italy as the host city of the 47th annual conference. From May 16 – 19, 2018, attendees will partake in highly anticipated...
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posted on 10:04 AM, November 21, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is Dana Laskowski and I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I started blowing glass in 2005 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center while I was still in high school....
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posted on 10:10 AM, November 14, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My partner Christian Arnold and I have recently relocated to Asheville, North Carolina from Melbourne, Australia, and set up casting and flameworking studios here. I started many...
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posted on 10:03 AM, November 7, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I started doing stained glass when I was still working as a skilled tradesman at Ford Motor Company at the Rouge Complex. After surviving Vietnam and later graduating from the College...
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October 2016

posted on 10:04 AM, October 31, 2016

Tell us about yourself! Norwood Viviano, I currently live in Plainwell, Michigan, but I grew up in the greater Detroit area and was introduced to glass as a student at Alfred University in 1992. The hotshop...
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posted on 10:09 AM, October 24, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I’m a half-French half-Norwegian stained glass artist based in Oslo, Norway. My interest in glass itself grew stronger after trying out kiln forming, pâte de verre, and coldworking...
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posted on 10:01 AM, October 17, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I am an artist living and working in the San Jose, California. I am a Bay Area native, born and raised. I started working with glass at San Jose State University when I took a glassblowing...
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posted on 10:20 AM, October 10, 2016

Tell us about yourself! With over 20 years in the photography business shooting everything from superstars to death row inmates, charming cobras and hanging out of helicopters to get the right shot, it...
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posted on 10:28 AM, October 3, 2016

Tell us about yourself! As a nerdy kid with an extensive chemistry lab in my parents' basement, I started teaching myself lampwork glass technique back in 1975 before it was cool. I currently have my studio...
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September 2016

posted on 10:02 AM, September 26, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I'm a contemporary glass artist creating surrealistic comic stories inside mouthblown glass by using a 100-year old Graal technique mixed with modern 3D design. I’m working in...
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posted on 10:33 AM, September 19, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is Mary Ayling and I am an artist currently living and working in San Jose, California. My relation to glass has been an intimate collaboration, one that began when I was...
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OPEN CALL: 2017 GAS Member Juried Exhibition
posted on 10:53 AM, September 16, 2016

GLASS ART SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2017 MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION AT 46TH ANNUAL GAS CONFERENCE IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Member artist applications accepted from September 15-November 15, 2016 The Glass Art Society...
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posted on 3:55 PM, September 6, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I am a compulsive creative type who will disintegrate if I go to long without making music or art. I live in Costal Virginia and have worked with glass since 1995. Like most glass...
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posted on 9:49 AM, September 5, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is Steven Ciezki (Chess-key). I was raised in Calumet City, Illinois and first began working with glass eight years ago at Illinois State University. I currently live in...
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August 2016

Member Monday: Grant Garmezy
posted on 4:51 PM, August 15, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is Grant Garmezy. I grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee. I began working with glass in 2005 at Virginia Commonwealth University. I discovered glass by total...
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Member Monday: Samantha Schmid
posted on 4:23 PM, August 8, 2016

* Tell us about yourself! My name is Samantha Schmid. After 4 years of studies at the Federal Arts and Crafts College in Vevey (Switzerland), and a decorator diploma, I lived for 20 years in various countries...
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Member Monday: Jean Fernandes
posted on 2:04 PM, August 1, 2016

  * Tell us about yourself!  My name is Jean Fernandes and I'm a multimedia artist currently focusing in glass. I was born in India, raised in Dubai and California, and now reside in Texas. While...
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July 2016

Member Monday: Demetra Theofanous
posted on 12:32 PM, July 25, 2016

View the member profile of Demetra Theofanous HERE.   * Tell Us About Yourself! I am a San Francisco based artist, working primarily in flameworked glass and pâte de verre. I got my start in glass...
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May 2016

Member Monday: Rene Culler
posted on 6:20 PM, May 16, 2016

  Tell us about yourself! I'm from Cleveland, OH and moved 1,000 miles south to found, teach, and coordinate the glass program at the University of South Alabama. We live in Mobile only 45 minutes...
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Member Monday: Su-yeon Kim
posted on 6:58 PM, May 2, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I am from Seoul, Korea and I did my undergrad studying ceramics and glass, and printmaking in Hongik University. I learned glassblowing during my junior year, and that was the...
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April 2016

Member Monday: Alejandro Herrera Guiñazú
posted on 12:15 PM, April 18, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I was brought up in the art world inspired by my parents who bred me with the spirit of glass. I worked at my father's stained glass studio from 1994 to 2004. Since 2010, I have...
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Member Monday: Nina Casson McGarva
posted on 7:27 PM, April 11, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is Nina Casson McGarva. I was Born in England and grew up in rural central France in the middle of the Burgundy countryside. I started learning the basic technical skills...
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Member Monday: Hye Sook Choi
posted on 2:16 PM, April 4, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I was born and raised in South Korea, where I earned a BFA in ceramics and glass and an MFA in glass from Hongik University. Two years later, I went on to learn about glass more...
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March 2016

Member Monday: Tanja Pak
posted on 2:22 PM, March 28, 2016

Tell us about yourself! I graduated from the Academy of Fine Art of the University of Ljubljana, then earned a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London (1996). In Ljubljana, Slovenia,...
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Member Monday: Karen Reid
posted on 2:07 PM, March 21, 2016

Tell us about yourself! Karen Reid is a studio artist and a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Reid’s glass work has been included in two Corning Museum of Glass international competition...
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Member Monday: Elizabeth Devereaux
posted on 8:42 PM, March 7, 2016

  Tell us about yourself!  I am Elizabeth Devereaux of Devereaux Architectural Glass in Chico, CA. Founded in 1969, we are a large architectural glass art studio for churches and public buildings...
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February 2016

Member Monday: Tegan Hamilton
posted on 3:47 PM, February 29, 2016

  Tell us about yourself! I am an Australian artist who moved to Seattle in 2014 to pursue glass in the United States. My main medium is hot glass, but I enjoy working in other glass techniques and...
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Member Monday: Mauro Bonaventura
posted on 10:25 AM, February 22, 2016

  Tell us about yourself! I was born in Venice in the 1965 and when I was 18, after earning my diploma in electronics at the high school, I went to Murano looking for a job as a helper in one of the...
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Member Monday: Kirsti Taiviola
posted on 7:40 PM, February 15, 2016

Tell us about yourself!  My name is Kirsti Taiviola. I'm a Helsinki-based designer and glass artist. I took my master's degree in ceramics and glass from The University of Art and Design Helsinki (currently...
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Member Monday: Kate Baker
posted on 1:56 PM, February 8, 2016

  Tell us about yourself! My name is Kate Baker and I studied my undergraduate at the ANU Glass Workshop in Canberra under Stephen Proctor and Jane Bruce, graduating in 1999. Since then I have been...
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Member Monday: Ali Feeney
posted on 6:56 PM, February 1, 2016

Tell us about yourself! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ali Feeney and I grew up in the mountains of Colorado, and I am currently a studio assistant at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio...
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January 2016

Member Monday: David Licata
posted on 12:23 PM, January 25, 2016

Tell us about yourself! My name is David Licata. I'm from White Plains, NY and have always wanted to be an artist and teacher. I attended SUNY New Paltz for sculpture and art education. I began working...
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Member Monday: Carol Milne
posted on 3:45 PM, January 11, 2016

Tell us about yourself!  I have a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, which led me to sculpture.   After four semesters working towards an MFA, I dropped out and began work on my own with...
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December 2015

Member Monday: Christopher Unger
posted on 3:33 PM, December 28, 2015

Tell us about yourself! I'm primarily a glassblower. I studied glass and received my bachelors degree at San Jose State University and I am currently working and assisting in teaching glass at Shasta Community...
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Member Monday: Jon Rees
posted on 11:02 AM, December 21, 2015

Tell us about yourself! I was born and raised in western New York State, where I received an undergraduate degree in architecture and an MFA in glass. I'm currently an artist in residence and adjunct...
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Member Monday: Dolores Barrett
posted on 6:38 PM, December 14, 2015

Tell us about yourself!  I began my career as Dolores Barrett, Glass Artistry in 1999 having left the world of  teaching and orchestral/choral conducting. I create my work in fused, slumped, and laminated...
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Member Mondays: David Magán
posted on 11:29 AM, December 7, 2015

Member Profile: Tell us about yourself! I was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1979. Today I work and live in a very peaceful place in Guadalajara,...
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2016 GAS Conference Registration Now Open
posted on 3:11 PM, December 2, 2015

Corning, NY • Creating Context: Glass in a New Light • June 9-11, 2016 Pre-register at the early-bird rate through March 1, 2016. Discounted prices for full-conference pass: $295 individual member...
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November 2015

2016 Pre-Conference Brochure Now Available Online
posted on 11:39 AM, November 4, 2015

Check out our 2016 Pre-Conference Brochure, which includes a list of conference presenters, concurrent glass exhibitions, pre- and post-conference events, travel info and accommodations, and much more....
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September 2015

2015 TAG Grant Recipients Announced
posted on 10:49 PM, September 11, 2015

The Glass Art Society is delighted to announce the 2015 Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) Grant will support four innovative research projects from around the world. Top recipient, Saman Kalantari, will...
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June 2015

Apply for the Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) Grant by August 5
posted on 2:59 PM, June 16, 2015

Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) provides an annual research grant to an artist or group of artists exploring new materials, techniques, making methods, or applications of technology that will generally...
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March 2015

Join us in San Jose!
posted on 2:57 PM, March 20, 2015

Have you registered for the 2015 GAS Conference in San Jose? The next deadline for discounted rates is May 25th. Click here to register now. Thank you to our Interface: Glass, Art, and Technology Premier...
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2015 Emerging Artists Presentations Announced
posted on 3:56 PM, March 6, 2015

Each year the Glass Art Society selects three emerging artists to present lectures at the annual conference. Through these lectures, artists with promising talent are afforded the opportunity to introduce...
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January 2015

2016 Conference Call for Presentation Proposals
posted on 1:57 PM, January 29, 2015

The Board of the Glass Art Society is proud to announce that the GAS Conference will be returning to Corning, in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, June 9-11, 2016. The Corning Museum of Glass...
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December 2014

2015 San Jose Conference Registration Now Open!
posted on 10:06 AM, December 2, 2014

You must be a current member of the Glass Art Society through June 2015 to register for and attend the conference in San Jose. Check out the Fees and Deadlines page for pricing and cancellation policy....
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September 2014

Members: Submit Nominations for Board of Directors by Oct 15
posted on 10:22 AM, September 16, 2014

NOMINATE THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST...IT COULD BE YOU! In June 2015, GAS will be filling 3 spaces on the Board of Directors. Nominate those who you think possess a breadth of experience and vision, who can...
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August 2014

GAS seeks Membership and Development Assistant
posted on 2:31 PM, August 8, 2014

Aug 2014 - Applications accepted now with intent to hire in Sept 2014. (Re-posting open position with new description) The Glass Art Society, a non-profit organization seeks a Membership & Development...
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May 2014

Apply for the TAG Grant by July 31st!
posted on 11:41 AM, May 23, 2014

Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) is aimed to assist the advancement of the glass arts by providing an annual research grant to an artist or group of artists to fund research into new materials, techniques,...
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April 2014

Announcing the 2015 Conference & Call for Proposals
posted on 3:48 PM, April 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 44th Glass Art Society Conference will be held in San Jose, California. San Jose is a hotbed of technological innovation and is surrounded by a vibrant cultural arts...
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March 2014

A Successful GAS Conference in the Windy City
posted on 1:38 PM, March 28, 2014

Thanks to our 2014 Chicago GAS Conference co-chairs, presenters, volunteers and attendees! It was a truly amazing event, which would not have been possible without your participation and support. We have...
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January 2014

Join us in Chicago for the 43rd Glass Art Society Conference!
posted on 3:51 PM, January 24, 2014

Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds • March 19 - 22, 2014 We are looking forward to yet another spectacular event where attendees can watch, learn and connect with fellow members...
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December 2013

Farewell to Harvey Littleton
posted on 5:13 PM, December 20, 2013

The Glass Art Society is saddened by the news of Harvey Littleton’s passing on December 13, 2013 at the age of 91.  Noted as the father of American Studio Glass, Littleton is credited for conceiving...
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2014 Emerging Artists Presentations Announced
posted on 4:51 PM, December 13, 2013

  Each year the Glass Art Society selects three emerging artists to present lectures at its annual conference. Through these lectures, artists with promising talent are afforded the opportunity to introduce...
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November 2013

NEW! GAS Video Library
posted on 1:59 PM, November 22, 2013

As promised, we are beginning to upload videos to our new Video Library! Check out some great clips from Seattle 2011 (courtesy of Corning Museum of Glass) as well as full-length presentations from Toledo...
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Announcing the 2016 GAS Conference in Corning, NY
posted on 2:41 PM, November 1, 2013

The Glass Art Society and Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will partner together once again to present the 45th Annual GAS Conference in 2016. Corning, NY, has been the host city for six previous conferences....
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October 2013

2014 Conference Registration now open!
posted on 1:16 PM, October 30, 2013

Join us in the Windy City, March 19-22 for exciting lectures, demos, panels and special conference events! Come early and enjoy the fabulous, glass-inspired Pre-Conference Reception on Wednesday at Ignite...
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Introducing the new GAS website and logo!
posted on 4:07 PM, October 23, 2013

The Glass Art Society today announced the new comprehensive web design in a unique visual format, as well as the introduction of a new dynamic logo. The GAS Board and staff, together with Social Design...
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August 2013

posted on 2:16 PM, August 29, 2013

-- 43rd Annual GAS Conference in Chicago - March 20-22, 2014 -- We have yet another amazing line-up of presenters confirmed for next year including:   Lifetime Achievement Award and Lecture: DAN DAILEY...
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July 2013

In Memoriam: Jiří Harcuba (1928 - 2013)
posted on 2:17 PM, July 26, 2013

  Jiří Harcuba (1928-2013) The Glass Art Society is deeply saddened by the loss of Czech artist, Jiří Harcuba, one of the great glass artists of our time and the recipient of the 2007 GAS Lifetime...
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June 2013

View the Juried Selection Catalogue from the Int'l Student Online Exhibition
posted on 3:12 PM, June 21, 2013

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ONLINE EXHIBITION JURIED CATALOGUE   You've seen the fabulous Online Exhibition, now check out the digital catalogue, featuring 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, honorable mentions...
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View the 2013 International Student Online Exhibition
posted on 1:43 PM, June 13, 2013

IT'S LIVE! 2013 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ONLINE EXHIBITION     First Place - Morgan Chivers, Particulate Pulse (Inertness is a Relative Matter)     The 2013 International Student Online Exhibition...
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April 2013

Thank you for submitting your Chicago Conference Proposals!
posted on 10:31 AM, April 15, 2013

  2014 Chicago Conference Proposals have been reviewed and a preliminary schedule is put together.   This year a total of 97 proposals were submitted for the Chicago Conference! 45 Lectures -...
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February 2013

Announcing 2014 - CHICAGO!
posted on 2:54 PM, February 28, 2013

Chicago, Illinois, March 20 - 22, 2014 Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds   The Glass Art Society is thrilled to announce that the 43rd conference will be held in the Windy...
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January 2013

Chicago's Mayor Welcomes GAS to the Windy City
posted on 10:07 AM, January 4, 2013

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November 2012

Resources for Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy
posted on 11:48 AM, November 5, 2012

On behalf of the Glass Art Society Board of Directors and staff, our heartfelt concern and thoughts are with all of you, your families, colleagues and friends who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy....
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October 2012

New Feature for Members! Event Calendar
posted on 4:08 PM, October 11, 2012

We now have an event calendar on our website where members can post things to for all to see. Mark things such as exhibition openings, application deadlines, special events, etc. Visit the calendar often...
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Apply to Host a GAS Conference!
posted on 3:31 PM, October 11, 2012

The Glass Art Society Board of Directors invites you to propose hosting a conference in your city! Take part in designing parts of the conference and assisting the Glass Art Society with conference details....
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June 2012

Thank you for an amazing conference Toledo!
posted on 2:57 PM, June 29, 2012

Over 1,200 participants from twenty-five countries and forty US States came to Toledo for the 42nd annual conference "Idea-Impact-Innovation:50 Years of Studio Glass". Thanks to all the attendees, donors,...
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Introducing the GAS Conference App!
posted on 10:42 AM, June 1, 2012

This new mobile web application can be accessed via your mobile web browser. Simply scroll down to search Conference events by date and time. Click on the event listing to access additional information...
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May 2012

Get your Portfolio Reviewed in Toledo! Sign-up now
posted on 11:09 AM, May 30, 2012

Gallery owners, curators, educators, and artists will be available to review portfolios of GAS conference attendees. Reviews will last 10-15 minutes each. A limited number of slots will be available on...
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Download the Toledo Conference Program Book and Color Schedule Grid
posted on 2:21 PM, May 24, 2012

The Toledo Conference Program Book is now available for download! pdf file Also available for easy printing is just the colored Schedule Grid current as of May 10 pdf file
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posted on 12:03 PM, May 15, 2012

Auctions during the Toledo conference * Preview online the Live and Featured Silent Auction. * Joel Philip Myers and Bertil Vallien, this years lifetime achivement recipients, have each contributed...
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April 2012

posted on 3:13 PM, April 27, 2012

Libbey Glass Factory tour now has more spaces Tour of Pilkington Float Glass Operations now has more spaces Both tours have multiple time slots on Wednesday, June 13th.
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November 2011

Are You at SOFA Chicago? Stop By and See Us!
posted on 9:51 AM, November 4, 2011

SOFA Chicago! GAS looks forward to this design fair every year. Art - artists - art lovers...what's not enjoy? Plus, we get the chance to chat with GAS members in person. Two GAS staff members are...
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September 2011

GAS 2012 Toledo Conference - Register by March 1st for lowest rate
posted on 1:47 PM, September 1, 2011

Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass: Idea - Impact - Innovation The 42nd Annual GAS Conference in Toledo, OH | June 13-17, 2012 May 15: Last day to pre-register Preview all that is to come in Toledo!...
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June 2011

GAS 2011 Conference
posted on 12:20 PM, June 2, 2011

The Creative Crossroads conference in Seattle (June 1-5, 2011) featured presentations and events at five different venues, plus a fabulous Closing Night Party at the Seattle Art Museum, auctions, student...
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October 2010

Thank you for Submitting YOUR ideas for GAS 2012 in Toledo!
posted on 10:49 AM, October 5, 2010

Glass Art Society 42nd Annual ConferenceCelebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass "Roots" in AmericaToledo, Ohio | June 13-16, 2012 The GAS conference is an annual opportunity to witness and join...
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July 2010

The Brychtová Forum
posted on 5:03 PM, July 2, 2010

Please Note: Two times have been circulating for the Pilchuck Glass School Open House on Sunday, July 18. The correct time is: noon–5pm. Have fun! The Glass Art Society is proud to be one of the participating...
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June 2010

GAS 2010 Louisville
posted on 9:49 AM, June 16, 2010

Thanks, all, for a great conference in Louisville, KY! Images and a wrap-up will come in the next week or two, but in the meantime: CONFERENCE EVALUATION Did you love the conference? Do you have ideas...
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