Several very interesting articles......first one......Judith Schaechter....born and raised in greater Boston where her parents encouraged her to become an artist.....BFA from RISD in 1983 where she learned stained glass.....and sandblasting....most recent notable works are the windows for the Eastern State Penitentary
Yes, an especially nice issue of Glass Art magazine with articles on several noted artists - each with a distinctive style and "voice."
The story of Schaechter's struggle to insert the craft of stained glass into the category of "fine art" is understandable to virtually EVERYONE in stained glass. Many of us have attempted this locally in one fashion or another, but her success in the intense and powerful spotlight of the London-New York-Philadelphia-DC high end milieu is especially impressive. And Nancy Gong is someone whose works I have admired for many years as uniquely original and thinking quite literally "outside the box." The other artists were all new to me and quite fun to read about - presenting new ideas of where to place art glass and what sort of new art glass in ways I would never have thought of.
Congrats to all! After all these years the magazine just keeps getting better...
* Ken Leap working with students at a middle school in New Jersey, with a grant from the NJ State Council for the arts....biggest problem was getting school administration on board with the students working with GLASS...and LEAD..a transom for the school entry was the final product.
* Dana Boussard....stained glass for a Catholic Church in Great Falls, Montana...congregation wanted windows to reflect "Wind" and "wheat".....no painting used, only very interesting glass...a local architectural/stained glass firm did the actual fabrication.
and....a historical article about Michael (d 1999) and Francis HIGGINS (d 2004).......they were very early in Fusing glass. in the middle 1950's.....looking at their work now, looks very "simple"....however, they were on the cutting edge (no pun intended)