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2006 American Glass Guild Conference

Many thanks to everyone who made the 2006 American Glass Guild Conference such a huge success! We look forward to seeing you again at the 2009 Conference!

Albany, New York
July 2006

Conference Highlights

Thursday, July 21

Afernoon Sessions
K. McWilliams Tribute to Jim Whitney
Welcome and Introductions
Structure, Support and Installation
Robert Pinart The Glass Will Tell The Story
Linda Cannon Cottier Window Restoration
Deborah Coombs The Good, The Lead, and The Ugly
Vic Rothman, moderator Tip Time
Cliff Oster Albinus Elskus' Windows Depicting the First American Catholic Saint
Members Slide Show

Saturday, July 22

Jean Farnsworth The State of the Stained Glass Craft Prior to the Civil War
Barbara Krueger Statewide Surveys of Stained Glas Windows
Art Femenella Victoria's Secret - Traditional and Non-Traditional Means of Support
Karen Mulder A Season of Influence: Revisiting the Influence of Schaffrath, Schreiter , and Poengsen, and the Germans.
Drew Anderson, Linda Cannon, Geoffrey Wallace CVMA Guidelines for the Conservation of Stained Glass
Jerry Durr
Nature or Nurture? How I Design.
Linda Cannon
Professional Accreditation for Conservators in the United Kingdon: How It Works
Sylvia Nicolas A Stroll Through the History and Iconography of European Stained Glass:  Facts, Fallacies, Myths and Misadventures
David wilson
The Work of Robert Sowers
Arthur Femenella Why is the Sky Blue?
Dick Millard Replication, Reproduction or Restoration Painting
Roundtable Discussions

Sunday, July 23

Mary C. Higgins The Treatment of an Early 13th Century Window
Geoffrey Wallace Preventive and Remedial Conservation
Stephen Koob  Cleaning, Care and Repair of Glass
Live Auction

Both Sides of the Fence: Topical Issues in Stained Glass
Roundtable Discussions

Monday, July 24

Stained Glass Bus Tour
Troy, NY
The Bus Tour included three historic churches of Troy. St. Paul’s Church was built in 1827. In the 1890’s, the Church underwent major structural changes and also engaged the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company to redesign the interior. There are windows and mosaics by J.A. Holzer. The East window is one of his masterpieces. Other windows, by Cox and Sons of London, the Lamb Studio of New Jersey, and a Boston firm, relate harmoniously to those of Tiffany's.

St. John’s Episcopal Church was built in 1855. The elegant interior is highlighted by a number of great windows, including windows by Tiffany, Holzer, Lamb, Westlake & Barraud, Cox Sons Buckley & Co. and other unknown artists. There are also beautiful mosaic floors by Holzer.

St Joseph RC Church. This large Catholic Church is filled with windows and lamps from the Tiffany Studios of New York.