Bountiful Davis Art Center Features GAGU Artists

BDAC_400_800_2For a delightful summer outing visit the Bountiful Davis Art Center “Nothing Flat” exhibit between July 11 and August 29. The exhibit features several GAGU artists.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 6pm
Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays

28 East State Street
Farmington, UT 84025
801.451.3660

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Dana Worley’s Bubble Designs

finishedAfter the bubble pieces I did for the Warmglass magless exchange this year, I have been wanting to get back to experimenting more with bubbles. I had so much fun with the baking soda that I decided to purchase some Unique Glass Color artisan paints. UGC’s artisan line is formulated to create bubbles when it is sandwiched between two pieces of glass. I thought it would be interesting to use the paint as my bubble medium, rather than baking soda like I did for the maglesses. Click here to read about the procedure on Dana Worley’s blog …

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Guadalupe School Glass Workshop

 

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We had a very successful glass teaching experience at the Guadalupe School on June 23 and June 30, with teachers and helpers: Jodi McRaney-Rusho (teacher), Christine Kende (our new glass teacher–Jodi’s handed the torch over to her!), Kerry Collett, Judy Farmer, and me.  Lots of darling young glass students and we had some press from Fox News (which Christine handled very nicely).

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As Jodi saw Christine in action, working with the kids, press, everything, she breathed a great sigh of relief! (and will return to her other day jobs).  The kids made sun catchers and a 3×3″ piece that will turn into beautiful auction-able platters, bowls, wall hangings, and other delightful pieces.

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These fun notes of gratitude were sent to the presenters.

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Report on Jack Bowman’s Class

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by Dana Worley

One of the benefits of membership in the Glass Art Guild of Utah is the opportunity for the guild to bring in instructors for group classes. Not only are we able to attract some of the best teachers in fused glass, but we also have a wealth of knowledge under our own roof.

Last week I had the chance to take a two-day, open-face casting class led by GAGU member Jack Bowman, assisted by Stephen Teuscher (also with GAGU) and “guest lecturer”, Ann Cascarano. The open-face casting process uses clay to create a form over which plaster is poured. Once the plaster is dry, the mold is hardened in the kiln and then filled with glass and fired. Read the full blog entry here …

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Attention Members – Submit Photos Now

GAGU has been invited to display 20 pieces in the 3D show at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Members are invited to submit photos of up to five pieces of their own creation. Photos can be emailed to ebonfeveer@gmail.com by May 31, 2014.  The show will open in July, it is juried and insured.

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Visit our One World Show until May 31, 2014

Now until the end of May, One World Gifts and Gallery in Sugarhouse is hosting an exhibition of 14 artists from the Glass Art Guild of Utah. If you are looking for a gift or something to enliven your home,stop by and be amazed. Check out our Facebook page to see our photo gallery from this show: Glass art Guild of Utah Facebook Page.

One World Gifts and Gallery opened 2013. Their mission is to sell fair trade imports and locally produced items.The Gallery highlights local artists in rotating monthly exhibits.

The Glass Art Guild of Utah was founded about 15 years ago by a group of artists to educate,inform,and encourage the medium of warm glass. Artists join the guild to create friendships with like minded,learn from each  other,host well-known glass artists from the wider world, and sell glass art in annual shows.

What comes to mind at the mention of glass art is either stained glass or blown glass. Warm glass still needs plenty of heat,1400 degrees, give or take a couple hundred degrees, and a kiln.The term’ warm’ then distinguishes it from the before mentioned categories. The past 30 years have witnessed a renaissance of this art form. It is possibly the most innovative and exciting art form today. One has only to Google a bit to be flooded with possibilities from wearable art to architecture.

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GAGU members particpate in Annual Art and Soup Fundraiser

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Artist Linda Kalmar and her contributions to the event

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Wayne Jacobsen with a sample of his artwork

Guild Members, Wayne Jacobsen and Linda Kalmar were invited to participate in the Annual Art and Soup Event that was held at the Salt Palace April 8,9,10, 2014. Art and Soup raises funds for Community Nursing Services and this was their 16th year.

In the past, GAGU artists have been involved with the Art and Soup show. For quite a few years Dinah Ihle, past president of the Guild, was the only glass artist to participate in Art & Soup, then Jodi McRaney Rusho participated in 2013, and Lori Sharff created (with Dan’s sandblasting help) the awards for the function this year.

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by | April 18, 2014 · 11:12 pm

Upcoming class by Jack Bowman

Glass Artists of Utah are offering an exciting new class taught by Jack Bowman of Spectrum Glass.
the two and one/half day class will be on May 17 and 18 with the last 1/2 day voted on by attendees.

The $300.00 (for GAGU Members) and $400.00 for non-members) includes materials, lunch and snacks on both full days and you will walk away with a 9″ by 14″ by 1″ thick piece of glass Art.

You will learn Mold making, glass casting, glass inclusions, use of glass metallic and the cold working process, plus
all fusing stages, temps and annealing.

To sign up contact Linda Kalmar at lindakalmar@msn.com. Or call her at 801-597-6013.
Fees must be paid in full by April 15, 2014.

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Announcing our Spring Glass Show

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Join us for our Spring Glass Show at One World Gifts. You will see recent work of Utah’s best warm glass artists. This is the perfect time to shop for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Birthday gifts. Or, pick up something fun for yourself.

One World Gifts is located at 2166 South Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Intentional Bubbles

by Dana Worley

Bubbles can be the proverbial bane of a fused glass artist’s existence. Much care goes into eliminating bubbles from the finished piece. I have always been less concerned than I probably should be. I kind of LIKE bubbles, unleDanas Bubblesss they are the huge, oh-my-goodness-something-went-terribly-wrong kind of bubbles.

As I pondered bubbles, I thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if I could actually control those bubbles?”. So I set out on these experiments.

We all know that any pocket of air in a piece is likely to create bubbles. I decided to intentionally create pockets in a controlled shape, and then accentuate the bubbles by using an off-gassing agent. Check out this tutorial to create your own controlled bubbles.

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