Houston Studio Glass
February 2012 Newsletter
  • Houston Studio Glass:   
  • HCCC:   Transference:  Andy Paiko & Ethan Rose
                         CraftTexas 2012 - Call for Entries
  • MFAH:  Czech Modern Glass
                         Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics
  • Paperweight Collectors Association - TX:  February Meeting
  • Archway Gallery:   Gene Hester & Liz Conces Spencer
  • Hooks-Epstein Galleries:  Marc Petrovic & Kari Russell-Pool
  • Glass Art Society:  Celebrating 50 Years of Studio Glass
  • Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva:  New work
  • David Graeve:  Deborah Colton Gallery
  • Leigh Taylor Wyatt:  East Side Glass Studio opens in Austin
  • Glass Classes:  Exciting New Workshops
            --Coastal Bend College
            --Sand-n-Fire Studio
            --Hot Glass Houston
            --Art Glass Experience
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    Demonstration of rondelle making in keeping with the stained glass theme of the event.
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
    Transference, Photo by Jake Stengal Craft                  
    Transference: Andy Paiko & Ethan Rose
    February 4 - May 13, 2012
    Opening, Friday, February 3

    5pm, Artist Talk    
    5:30 - 8pm, Reception     
      Exploring the material's often overlooked quality of resonance, this collaborative multimedia installation by glass artist Andy Paiko and experimental sound artist Ethan Rose will fill the small gallery with ethereal music.

      Application Deadline:  March 15, 2012
       September 29 – December 30, 2012
      CraftTexas 2012 is the 7th in a series of juried exhibitions at HCCC showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. This year the jurors will be Jean W. McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Penland School of Crafts; Rachelle Thiewes, metal and jewelry artist from El Paso, TX; and Jade Walker, Director of the Visual Arts Center and the Creative Research Laboratory at UT-Austin.
    Application Details
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass
    from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection

    Nov 6 - Feb 5, 2012

    Bohemian glass production dates to the 14th century. Carving and engraving flourished in the 17th & 18th. Among the objects on view are outstanding examples from the flowering of Czech Surrealism; rare artists’ books and avant-garde periodicals; and exquisitely molded and blown modern glass.
    Manufactured by Johann Lötz Witwe, Vase, 1908, glass, collection of Roy and Mary Cullen.

    Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection
    March 4 - June 3, 2012

    Major contemporary ceramics exhibition, showcasing nearly 200 works acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2007. This exhibition of modern and contemporary ceramics embodies 5 decades of collecting. The show organized by Cindi Strauss will present the Clark/Del Vecchio collection on a large scale for the first time. Opening weekend coincides with the annual Ruth K. Shartle Symposium, featuring a roundtable discussion and lecture.
    Don't miss it!
    For more information
    Ron Nagle, Cardworthy, 2001
    Courtesy of MFAH
    Paperweight Collectors Association of Texas
    Houston Meeting
    February 3-5, 2012
    Visiting Gallery: L.H. Selman Ltd.
    Mitch & Ben Clark, owners
    Visiting Artist: Damon MacNaught
    Archway Gallery
    Collaborative & Solo Work
    Gene Hester
    Liz Conces Spencer
    February 4 - March 1, 2012
    Opening: Saturday, Feb. 4, 5-8pm
    Hooks-Epstein Galleries
    Marc Petrovic
    Kari Russell-Pool
    February 18 - March 17, 2012
    Opening Reception:
    Saturday, February 18,  6-8pm
    Sunday, February 19,  1-3pm
    @ Houston Studio Glass [MAP]
    Golden Goose, 15 x 6 x 6 (2010)
    Blown glass, found objects
    Blue & yellow/orange mix Cylinder
    Tacoma series Dahlias, 15 x 11 x 11 (2011)
    Glass Art Society
    This year's GAS Conference commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Toledo Workshops which ushered in the Studio Glass Movement in the U.S.   2012 will be a yearlong celebration of the mystery, magic and wonder of glass.
    The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
    is a great resource for information and a calendar of glass events.
    Pioneers of Studio Glass from corecubed on Vimeo.
    Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva
    While I was working on this piece, a pair of wrens built a nest and hatched a chick in the garage. When the chick fledged, they raised it all around the house and I would see it every day. So that is how the scroll with the story of the wrens raising their chick came to be inside the box.  - Ellen
    See more new work on their website.
    The Book of Wren, 8" x 8" x 3"
    pate de verre cast glass, bronze, vellum, wood
    David Graeve
    Deborah Colton Gallery
    Transformations 2012
    January 20-22, 2012
    Two new installations and performance
    David's yearlong installation of photographic balloons at Discovery Green will come down soon.
    Leigh Taylor Wyatt
    Shara Funari
    East Side Glass Studio is Austin's newest and only public access professional hot glass facility, located on the East Side at the end of E. 6th Street. ESGS offers services that include: Classes, One Time Experiences and Private Parties (i.e. Dinner and Demos, Corporate workshops), Build Your Own Mascot (casting), Hot Shop & Cold Shop rental, Hot Glass Cold Beer nights.
    Visit the East Side Glass Studio website for upcoming events!
    Coastal Bend College
    Glassblowing Workshop: Jayne Durea,
    CBC Students & Visiting Artists

    March 7, 2012
    Beginning Glass Blowing
    Class #1:   May 14 - 17
    Class #2:   May 21 - 24
    Glass Classes ----- In Houston ----- Spring 2012
       Sand-n-Fire Studio  --  Glassblowing, Flameworking, Fusing
      Rick Clark:  Glassblowing classes thru May
                           Contact the studio for a schedule of classes

       Hot Glass Houston  --  Kiln Formed Glass & Cold Working
      Bob Paterson:   The Science (and Voodoo) of Custom Kiln Schedules - Jan 27
    Andre Bally:   Sand Blasting & Etching Glass Gold Bearing Pink Glass - Jan 28
    Donna Sarafis:   Autumn Aspens Landscape Panel - Feb 4, 5, 11 & 12
    Alicia Lomné:    Contemporary Pate de Verre - Feb 18 - 22
    Devon Willis:    Special Effects using Glass Chemistry - Mar 1
    Nathan Sandberg:    Go with the Flow - Apr 13, 14 & 16
    Nathan Sandberg:    Go with the Flow Demonstration - Apr 15
    Martha Pfanschmidt:    Layered Assemblage - Apr 19 - 22
    Brad Walker:    Stringers in Glass - Apr 28 & 29
    Brad Walker:    Snap, Crackle & Pop Powders in Glass - Apr 30, May 1 & 2
    Brad Walker:    The Drop Ring Vase - Apr 3, 4 & 5

       Art Glass Experience -- Fusing, Kiln working, etching, & more.
    Karen Bobetic, Artist, Instructor and Owner, will be joining the world of Facebook in February. Visit their page for updates on classes and events!
      January 31 & February 7:   Fused Glass Clocks - 6:30-9:30 PM
    February 8, 15 & 22:   Dazzling Dichroic Jewelry - 6:30-9:30 PM
    February 6 & 10:   Painted Landscapes: Glass and Enamels - 6-10 PM
    February 10:   Fused Glass Pocket Vases - 6:30 to 9:30 PM
    February 11, 18, 25 & March 3:   Beginning Stained Glass - 10 AM-3:30 PM
    February 17 - Event:   "Wine, Cheese & Bling", Reservations required
    February 20, 22, 24 & 27:   Intro to Kiln-forming Workshop - 6:30-9:30 PM
    February 21, 28 & March 6:   Mosaics-Turning Glass into Art - 6:30-9:30 PM
    March 10 & 17:   Intermediate Kiln-forming Workshop- 10 AM to 5 PM
    March 11:   Etching Glass Using Sandblasting Techniques - 1:30-5:30 PM
    March 12 & 19:   Metal Mosaics - 6:30 to 10 PM
    March 13 & 15:   The Art of Gold Leaf (Guilding) on Glass - 6:30-9 PM
    March 14 & 21:   Fused Glass Clocks - 6:30 to 9:30 PM
    March 16:   Event: "Wine, Cheese & Bling", Reservations required
    Mar 20, Apr 3,10,17,24, May 1,8,15:   Beginning Stained Glass - 6:30-9 PM
    March 22 & April 5:   Dazzling Dichroic Jewelry - 6:30 to 9:30 PM
    April 11, 18 & 25:   Mosaics- Turning Glass into Art - 6:30-9:30 PM
    April 14 & 21:   Intro to Kiln-forming Workshop- 10 AM to 5 PM
    April 16 & 23:   Painted Landscapes: Glass and Enamels - 6-10 PM
    April 19:   Etching Glass Using Sandblasting Techniques - 6-10 PM
    April 20:   Event: "Wine, Cheese & Bling" Reservations required
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