Glass Art May/June 1998

The Impossible Made Possible: Loren Stump's Lampworked Sculpture In the following conversation with Glass Art magazine, Loren Stump discusses his technical and aesthetic approach to lampworking, resulting in his latest large-scale, detailed sculpture. Slumping Glass for Lighting Fixtures: Part I In Part I of this series, Dan Fenton removes the mystery and reduces the guesswork in slumping glass for lighting fixtures. He will cover mold making materials and preparation, repair and restoration, design of new work, placing work on the mold and firing procedure. "Stir the Magic" at Source '98: The International Art Glass Suppliers Trade Show At Source '98 - the International Art Glass Suppliers Trade Show - art glass professionals will find a crowded exhibit floor, over 200 hours of seminars and workshops, and multiple opportunities to rub shoulders with top suppliers and peers. Glassy Bones: Part I Sarah Hall and Jeffrey Kraegel discuss their personal link to the tradition of stained glass and its importance as a part of an artist's work as well as his/her identity as an artist and craftsman. The Wind's Eye Gallery features works by Hubert Distler. Design Your Way to Excellent Glass Carving Butch Young and Rita Long discuss the importance of good, skillful design in glass carving. Since other than rudimentary glass preparation, the pattern is the absolute starting point of every carving project, all success and failure stem from the quality of the design. Artist Jan Mitchell's Designs Take on New Life with Waterjet Technology If you happened to catch this past year's official lighting of the White House Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., chances are you also saw the beautiful glass ornaments that adorned the tree. However, what you probably did not know was that some of those ornaments were designed and created by nationally renowned artist Jan Mitchell, using waterjet technology.


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