Cascade Metals has partnered with Ariana Makau at Nzilani Glass Conservation to promote lead safety while working with leaded glass. Watch the video below to see a behind-the-scenes look at the handling, dismantling, and recycling of lead.
After discovering new information, the Public Reading Museum is reintroducing two of its stained glass window panels : the Crucifixion and the Virgin and Child, from Barivian court painter Hans Wertinger in 1524.
The Glass Art Society is looking for individuals and organizations to share their experiences and expertise with the global glass community through demonstrations, lectures, demos, panels, performances, and more.
As part of our industry’s Reference and Technical Manual, first published by the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) in 1988 and updated in 1992, the issue of Protective Glazing was tackled according to the leaving research and practices of the day. The same philosophies, materials, and information are still valid today (2020). In the 30 years since publication, however, misinformation and confusion has continued to dominate the conversation in regards to protective glazing solutions. This might be the result of the fact that there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. There is no magic solution for increased efficiency, and protective glazing is not a replacement for actual restoration.
To try to provide some relief from the misinformation that abounds for stewards and caretakers trying to make a decision, we have put together a brief guide based on the continuing, valid information presented in Chapter 20, Section A, Number 4 “Protective Glazing” Chapter in our 1992 “SGAA Reference & Technical Manual” in combination with today’s best practices and material information about the most commonly available options utilized across the country. This guide is not intended to be exhaustive but should be an adequate reference when used in conjunction with trusted advice from an industry expert, such as an Accredited Professional Studio.
In this guide, you find information on the basic philosophy of Environmental Protective Glazing, sometimes referred to interchangeably as ‘Secondary Glazing’ or simply ‘Protective Glazing.’ You will also see information on an overview of information in regards to ventilation, condensation, materials commonly used, their pros and cons and the lifespan of those materials, and a note on energy efficiency.
The Seven Pillars of Humanity—an intricate and detailed work of stained glass art—will be on display during the Confluence Conference from June 27th - July 1st, 2022 at the One SeaGate Building in Toledo, Ohio. This is a unique opportunity to view this unprecedented work of spectacular, touring stained glass art - on display for just a few days before it travels to its next location.
THE SEVEN PILLARS OF HUMANITYOn display at:
Fifth Third Center at One SeaGateOne SeaGate, Toledo, OH 43604
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9 am - 7 pmWednesday, June 29, 2022, 9 am - 7 pmThursday, June 30, 2022, 9 am - 7 pm
Buffalo’s rich history can be found in all sorts of places - including in the collection of its historic stained glass windows. The Stained Glass Association of America has compiled a list of the top must-see stained glass located within and around the city. Whether you're a local searching for hidden gems, or you plan on visiting for the first time, we have a list of glass that can't be missed.
The SGAA Offices received this incredible video courtesy of member Daniel Oppliger to share with our community. The approximately 15 minute video shows the entire process of creating a window from concept to construction and packing for transport at Jacoby Art Glass based in St Louis.
We will premiere the video LIVE on YouTube on November 17, 2021 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time. Join us to watch and we can comment and chat about what we're seeing in the comment section. "See" you at the Movies!
LINK FOR THE YOUTUBE VIDEO PREMIERE
We recently saw a post highlighting the work of Kessler Studios for the Peri State College Library in Peru, Nebraska and the images seemed so familiar... and that's because they were! We featured that commission as the cover art on the Summer 2008 SGQ.
Here follows an excerpt from the article and a few images from the article. For more SGQ stories and back issues, check out our store here.
“Orchestrations of Colour” is devoted to the life and work of the Glaswegian stained glass artist-craftsman, Douglas Hamilton (1895-1959), who trained with the Stephen Adam Studio, studied at the Glasgow School of Art and served in the Great War. He later moved on to Guthrie & Wells until setting up his own studio in 1938. From then until his death in 1959 he produced stained glass for the 90 or more churches listed in the gazetteer. He rarely signed his windows so there are undoubtedly others, yet to be identified.
A group of historians who are scholars in Jewish Art have come together to gather information. They have a stained glass sub-group through the International Survey of Jewish Monuments. They are asking for help to put together a list of stained glass windows existing in Synagogues. It is data collection at this point - trying to figure out where windows exist in Jewish buildings and some basic information about them. It turns out American synagogues are under-represented in stained glass art history.
2020 IN REVIEW & LOOKING AHEAD
The work of the SGAA in 2020 was a vastly different kind of creative than what we had planned. Still, in many ways, we are fortunate that we were already in a sort of “challenge and rebuild” mode here at the office and with our dedicated, long-time Board and Committee members. Digging into the organization’s foundation and embracing change has been the routine here since January 2018. So while we certainly have felt disappointed at times not to be on the path we envisioned, we’re still proud of all we accomplished.
Download our entire membership report read about both the highlights of 2020 as well as what we're looking forward to in 2021.
At 4:30am December 25th, 2020, internationally recognized stained glass conservator and scholar Mary Clerkin Higgins passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Mary Clerkin Higgins was an award-winning artist and conservator who has worked in stained glass since 1976. She has written about, lectured internationally, and restored stained glass from the 12th century to the present for numerous museums and institutions around the country, while also creating new works of art at herstudio in Brooklyn, NY. Windows that she has built and worked on are in Cathedrals, Museums, and Universities around the world. Among the institutions that have turned to Mary for her stained glass conservation expertise are Harvard University, The Nasher Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United Nations and many others.
Mary lived life intensely, passionately, and generously, dedicated to stained glass and to those she loved. The entire community is lucky to have her works of art and her writings to turn to in her memory. Here, we share the last piece she wrote for Stained Glass, our quarterly magazine, where she writes about the conservation of three of J&R Lamb’s Stanford Memorial Church windows on the campus of Stanford University.
2020 has been a highly unusual year, to say the least, and the leadership of the SGAA wanted to dedicate this space to make clear that if you are passionate about stained glass, then there is a place for you among us.
There is a renewed focus on diversity and inclusion all around the country and that is a good thing. There is no organization so perfect that it does not need to purposefully, constantly challenge how it might be building bridges between leadership and everyone who we hope is a part of our organization.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of the Stained Glass Quarterly - Vol 115 No 1.
Teaching creativity one cut of glass at a time : The Stained Glass Project in Philadelphia is changing lives
Be Safe - it applies to Everyone.
When the Bay Area shelter-in-place order was announced in mid-March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic; Nzilani Glass Conservation immediately started thinking about how to safely continue employing their core staff while keeping people safe in the Bay Area and Beyond.
A letter from Youghiogheny to all Art Glass Industry:
Our industry is long overdue for an announcement of excitement and positivity, so we are pleased to be the bearer of good news. Youghiogheny, together with Oceanside Glasstile, is announcing the acquisition and launch of Uro by Yough, a resurrection of the Uroboros line of both traditional art glass and 96 compatible fusible glass. The machines and all of the equipment have arrived at our Connellsville factory, and we are just about ready to start production.
We are already more accustomed than most to wearing masks as PPE in our day-to-day work but now that it's just a part of daily life, it's more important than ever that we have options of how to take care of ourselves.
Excerpt from Stained Glass Spring 2016 - Vol. 111, No. 1
By Amie Jane LeavittLike many stained glass artisans Tom Holdman started his career in his parents’ garage. He has excelled in glass on the wisdom his father shared with him growing up.
The Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) of the University of Rochester is pleased to present The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art, the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist's 37-year career.
After his 1982 sculpture depicting the Last Supper with African-American faces was rediscovered, Akili Ron Anderson found himself back in the spotlight. A sculptor, stained-glass artist, and painter (among other things), Anderson has infused his work with Afrocentric themes which has served as his contribution to changing the world.
New works, many of which are her personal favorites, of Judith Schaechter will be on exhibit at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. The show opens on Sept. 20, 2019 and runs through Jan. 5, 2020.
As the Richard H. Driehaus Museum prepares for its exhibit and accompanying publication Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany the museum has also launched Chicago's Tiffany Trail, an app that takes visitors to Tiffany windows around the Windy City.
Robert Jayson, owner and president of S.A. Bendheim Ltd., was presented with the SGAA Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual awards reception and banquet, held June 4 to close out the 2019 summer conference in San Antonio, Texas. Megan McElfresh was presented with the Distinguished Service Award, Tony Glander the President's Award, and Ellen Mandelbaum the Stained Glass School Excellence in Education Award.
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