Glass Art May/June 2001

Teamwork, Technology and Scale: Milon Townsend's Body Language Series In this conversation with Glass Art magazine, Milon Townsend discusses his Glass Art Society conference presentation, his new books, his Body Language series and the cutting edge technology and teamwork used to create his large-scale, flameworked sculpture. Swansea: Light Years Ahead Over its nearly 70 years of existence, the Architectural Glass Department at Swansea has developed into a highly respected program, with a growing international reputation. The gray, rainy city of Swansea has been the genesis of thousands of square feet of color and beauty in libraries, hospitals, museums, churches, commercial settings and public buildings around the world. Sarah Hall and Jeffrey Kraegel review this remarkable glass program. Milwaukee's Glorious Glass Take a tour of Milwaukee's glorious stained glass with Judy Ramazzini. Dan Fenton's Adventures in Light and Color He's a walking encyclopedia of glass. Like a modern-day Jack Kerouac, Dan Fenton has traveled the country in his fleece-lined leather vest sharing his vast knowledge of glass and all its processes. His self-deprecating sense of humor and warm charm has secured his place in the hearts of those lucky enough to know him. His mind-boggling stained and fused glass creations and near photographic memory for technical information have secured his place as a master in the world of glass. A Warning About Lead Poisoning for Parents Working with Stained Glass at Home Cindy Suter, a stay-at-home mom with a stained glass studio, got her education in lead poisoning the hard way when her 2-year-old son tested positive for lead. This is Suter's account of her one-woman crusade to find the source of lead in her home studio and eliminate it, and the frustrations she experienced dealing with her local health department. Education: Investing in Your Future Productivity Butch Young and Rita Long examine some of the factors that any potential student might want to consider when shopping for educational advancement: what kind of student you are; class size; teacher/student ratios; post-instruction tools; and the differences between general courses, specialized seminars, and private instruction. How to Create Small-scale Latticino Debbie Tarsitano demonstrates how to create small-scale latticino you can pull alone. Protecting Historic Stained Glass Windows in French Churches and Cathedrals Hervé Debitus, a French craftsman specializing in stained glass windows, has developed and tested a principle based on thermoformed protective glazing that could be the answer for protecting stained glass of all ages.


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