Glass Art January/February 2004

Firing Glass: The Process Phase Part II Dan Fenton discusses slumping, paints and enamels, and post-process considerations. The Egyptians Are Coming Many blasters today are bypassing what Butch Young considers to be the most important aspect of blasting - learning to look at a given image and translate it to a final viable piece of glass art. Follow student Joanne Hanson through the creation of her Nefertiti project. The Paul Wissmach Glass Company, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years The Paul Wissmach Glass Company Inc. has not only survived 100 years in business; it has thrived. In an era where most companies are feeling the pains of economic hard times, Wissmach is providing glass for some of the most prestigious commissions in the world. Krakow Stained Glass Company S.G. Zelenski: Piotr Ostrowski Restores Historic Workshop to its Previous Glory In the oldest stained glass workshop in Central and Eastern Europe, 27-year-old artist/entrepreneur Piotr Ostrowski is trying to resurrect a dream - one that many thought died 50 years ago. In this conversation with Glass Art magazine, Ostrowski discusses the acquisition of Krakow Stained Glass Company S.G. Zelenski, his short- and long-term goals for the historic workshop, and some of the studio's prestigious secular and liturgical commissions, past and present. My Art is Going to the DOGS! Lisa Vogt traces the steps involved in the creation of a mosaic glass dog house for the Outdoor Arts Foundation, Tampa, Florida. The organization's event, Bow Wow Haus, invited 45 of the area's leading artists and architects to design, build and decorate full size, functional dog houses. Annual "Website Tips & Tricks Recap" and Home Page, Sweet Home Page Ann Sanborn answers reader questions. In the Beginning: Herstory This article was excerpted with permission from Lucartha Kohler's new book, Women Working in Glass, A Schiffer Art Book. Take a fascinating look at the contribution of women to the glass art's over the ages. ID THEFT: Don't Get Sued for the Loss of Business Data Your business is at risk of losing money from its bank accounts when account numbers and passwords are stolen. Your employees are at risk when their social security numbers and addresses are stolen. And your customers stand to lose a fortune when their credit card numbers are scooped up from your computer hard disks. Smart cyber thieves can use such information to engage in one of the fastest growing crimes in America: identity theft. How can you protect your business? Phillip Perry reports.


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