2011 American Glass Guild Conference
July 21-24, 2011, Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville Conference Schedule
2011 Asheville Auction
2011 Auction Rules and Procedures
SPECIAL EVENT PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP -
Exploring Fused Glass for Stained Glass with Brad Walker
Monday, July 18th - Wednesday, July 20th - $400
intensive course starts with a quick overview of the basics of glass
fusing, including kiln and mold preparation, glass selection, project
design, firing schedules, annealing, and compatibility testing. Then it
builds on the basics by exploring a cross-section of intermediate and
advanced techniques, with a focus on creating flat pieces appropriate
for use in stained glass or two dimensional panels.
schedules, examples, and instructions will be provided. In addition to
creating numerous sample tiles to illustrate various techniques,
students will also create larger projects using their choice of
techniques. Glass cutting experience is necessary. Familiarity with
basic kiln processes is extremely helpful, but is not required.
Download a .pdf (5mb) flyer for the workshop.
Register for the special event fusing workshop by downloading the registration form (.pdf file, 300k) and either fill it out interactively and email or print and send to AGG per the instructions.
Gluing Techniques with Mary Clerkin
21, 9am - 1pm $180 ($20
materials fee to be paid
four-hour workshop is intended to introduce students to the basics of
conservation gluing repairs for stained glass. Using a
combination of lecture and hands-on work, it will cover materials,
edge-gluing, fills, and inpainting. Mary Clerkin Higgins has 35
years of experience in stained-glass conservation. She has
restored hundreds of panels, some from as early as the 12th century and
many of which are masterpieces of their time period.
Multiple Layers/One Firing with Hallie Monroe
Thu, July 21.
9am-1pm: $180 members
($20 materials fee to be paid to instructor)
class will begin with discussion and demonstrations of techniques on
applying, modeling and rendering multiple layers of paint, all in one
fire. Samples will be shown as examples of each of the steps. Art
work will be provided for hand-on practice on all steps of the one fire
Paint brushes will be available, however
students are encouraged to bring their own "tracing" brushes, "English
stippler's" and "scrubs" for modeling and rendering. If possible
students should bring a respirator.
Glass Painting with Indre McCraw
Thu, July 21.
2pm-6pm: $180 ($20 materials fee to be paid to
will be a 4 hour painting workshop taught by Indre McCraw.
Instruction will provide the opportunity for hands on painting.
The focus will be on exploring the participant's artistic point of view
as applied to the art and craft of stained and painted glass.
Demonstrations and discussion of Indre's direct and detailed, signature
approach to trace and enamel application will be covered.
brushes will be available, however students are encouraged to bring
tracing, application and badger brushes. Bringing sketchbooks and
reference material is suggested as well.
Mosaic Workshop with Carol Shelkin
Thu, July 21.
2pm-6pm: $180 ($35 materials fee to be paid to
this four-hour workshop you will be introduced to the earliest Roman
& Byzantine mosaic works extending to modern day contemporary
You will see a Power Point Presentation
displaying ancient tools used by the Roman and Byzantine craftsmen from
centuries ago and experience a hands-on workshop while making your own
creation, understanding the flow and placement of mosaic design called:
andamento. You'll use tools and tesserae that modern day craftsmen use
today. Each participant can choose from offered designs to make
their own mosaic following ancient Roman design techniques.
Photoshop for the Stained Glass Artist with J. Kenneth Leap
Fri, July 22.
class will cover what you need to know about Photoshop and how to use
it. Learn to resize, crop & correct photographs for email, website
& print; process images for screen printing and photo sandblast
applications and use Photoshop to build and visualize windows for
better presentations. What can Photoshop do for you? What are you
missing out on? All levels welcome. Handouts provided. Lecture/demo
format - no class size limit.
Open Drawing Class with Debra
Balchen and J. Kenneth Leap:
Eve. 7:30-10 PM, Free (Sign-up required)
Drew Anderson, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Manna From Heaven - A Stained Glass Conservation Project
Tiffany restoration for Virginia Museum of Art
Tom Kupper, Lincoln Cathedral
Should We Or Should We Not Spend
All Our Expertise, Valuable Time And
Money In Conserving Windows Of A
Sub Standard Quality? Focus On 19th
Century "Amateur" Stained Glass
Windows At Lincoln Cathedral
Is This What My Stained Glass is "Supposed" to Look Like?
Conservative Restoration of Plated Opalescent Windows
Painting Conservation Tips
Enamels for Stained Glass
Space, The Final
Frontier: Twelve Stained Glass Raccoons for an Astronaut
A Tune Up for the
Soul: Human Perception and Stained Glass
Givens Estates Chapel: A case study of a successful stained glass
How Working With A Fabricator Has Improved My Business, My Life And My Art
Karl Heinz Traut
Possibilities in Glass – Utilization of New Techniques
Virginia Chieffo Raguin
of Glass Painting - The Hand of the Artist
Mary E. Tillinghast:
Un-hiding the Hidden in Recognizing and
her Achievements as a Woman Stained Glass Window Artist,
Decorator, and Marketing Genius during the Gilded
A Guide to Getting
Better Press for Stained Glass
What To Market; If You Don't Market When You're Busy;
When You're Done Being Busy, You May Not Have Any Work