Understanding and Controlling Line Absorption Peter McGrain discusses line absorption -- the tendency of a lead line, when occurring between two pieces of different glasses, to visually appear to become part of, or an extension of, the DARKER of the two. Line absorption is an incidental phenomenon which, when understood and properly controlled, can lead to some very sophisticated imagery within your work. Pope John Paul II Inspires Restoration at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colorado, underwent restoration beginning last Spring in anticipation of Pope John Paul II's arrival in the city for the World Youth Day conference. Dante Marioni: Upholding the Vessel Tradition As a crusader for the vessel form, Dante Marioni continues to create powerful vessel statements that speak as much about the artmaking process itself as they do the traditions which inspired them generations ago. His work is helping to establish new credentials for the vessel form. An Open Invitation to Experience "Pacific Cross Currents" The Glass Art Society (GAS) is hosting its annual informative and entertaining conference in Oakland, California, March 17 through 20, 1994. "Pacific Cross Currents" is the theme which reflects the cross-cultural influences of the participating Pacific Rim countries. The LaFarge Windows of Biltmore Estate Arthur Femenella reviews the recent restoration of a group of important LaFarge windows presently owned by the Biltmore Estate of Asheville, North Carolina. Accurate Recordkeeping Amounts to Success Loretta Radeschi discusses how maintaining accurate records is vital to every successful business. It helps the new business owner increase his chances of staying in business and the experienced business owner, his profits. Kim's New Year Resolutions Happy New Year! This being the season of resolutions, here are a couple to add to your list to insure that you have a successful year in business. Sandblasting: Getting Started Over the past several months, Kathy Bradford has been writing various articles on sandblast techniques, some more advanced in nature. There are plenty of people out there interested in sandblasting who simply don't know how to get started. This then will be a brief overview on the subject.