It is with great sorrow that I say good bye to a dear friend and fellow
artist. I remember Laurie as always being bright and cheerful, full of
ambition and creativity. It was in the early days of the local fused glass
movement when I meet Laurie through the local glass scene. She and I, along
with the other core Guild members, had taken a few classes together and were
meeting from time to time to discuss what we were working on and what new
information was available. We all were interested in promoting our work and
as equally important promoting fused glass and educating the local
community in general as to what this art form was about.
I remember Laurie saying ‘we should form a guild or an organization of
glass artists to promote what we were doing.’ I remember her saying that
very well because I thought to myself at the time ‘what a silly idea that
was.’ It didn’t take long for me to realize how wrong I was and that
indeed it was a great idea and did exactly what Laurie had envisioned it
would. I consider Laurie to be the Mother of the Glass Art Guild of Utah
for having the vision to create it, the ambition to organize it and the
determination to keep it going through those early difficult years to make
it into the great organization it is today. She will be greatly missed.
Be sure to come check the amazing talent at this years Glass at the Garden show!
RED BUTTE GARDEN – 14th Annual Glass in the Garden
Show Dates: Nov 4th – Dec 8th, 2016
Artists Reception: Saturday, Nov 12th from 2-6 pm
Address: 300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Admission to the Glass Art Show is free; however Garden Admission is not included.
GAGU Press Release on Glass Manufacturing in the United States
We’ve just published a press release that is very important to the continuation of colored art glass in the United States. We would like to encourage you to read and write to your government officials as this is a matter of great importance for Glass Artists across the nation.
Several guild members recently enjoyed a one day Raku glass workshop with Phill Teefy. Phill’s definition of “Raku”, as an art form, is “unexpected/unknown result”. We combined metal inclusions with various chemicals to produce different colors. We then fused our inclusions between different layers of glass. We had a sand casting demonstration where molten glass was poured into a sand mold, an inclusion was added, then the inclusion was covered with with more molten glass.
Glass Alchemy – Art at the Main
Jan 11th – Feb 13th, 2016
Artists Reception, Fri Jan 15th, 2016 6pm-9pm
GLASS INCLUSIONS and RAKU GLASS (1 day workshop)
Instructor: Philip Teefy
Dates: (Maximum of 10 students per workshop)
Workshop 1: Friday, February 19, 2016 9am – 5pm
Workshop 2: Saturday, February 20, 2016 9am – 5pm
Workshop 3: Sunday, February 21, 2016 9am – 5pm
196 W Malvern Ave (2625 S)
South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Members: Approx. $175-200 ($90 non-refundable deposit)
Public: Approx. $275-300 ($120 non-refundable deposit)
This class will cover the use of inclusion in between the glass with reactive materials. The great thing about inclusions is that they can be used with any type of glass. We will work with the following materials: copper sheets, aluminum foil, silver foil, copper beads, copper powder, copper stands, glass paints, brown earth, green earth, green oxide, cobalt oxide, decals and mica. You will go home with a 7 x 7 x 3/8 finished piece and 2 x 2 test color design pieces. Students bring glass cutter, pliers, safety glasses, and mask.
Phil has worked in glass since 1972. He is a well known artist who owns and operates Rainbow Glass and Beads in Sacramento. He also and designs and builds kilns for Glass Glow Kilns. He is a popular instructor at major glass shops, teaching centers, and conferences around the country. He has been commissioned for major national works utilizing sand blasting and fusing techniques.
At: Bountiful Davis Art Center
Lester Lee Watercolor Workshop
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lester Bird Lee, full time artist and educator, has five children and now resides with his wife and youngest child in Clarkston, Utah. Lester graduated from high school in Mesquite, Nevada where he spent his boyhood. Later Lester received a BFA from Utah State University, and a MA from Brigham Young University. Lester is a full time art educator at Sky View High School in Cache Valley. In 2006, Lester received the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education. Lester is a self-taught stage scenery artist and has painted over 50 sets for Centerpoint Legacy Theatre (including Aida), and other local theaters and high schools. Lester also sells hundreds of pieces of fine art watercolors each year and several prints, including the distribution over one million copies of The Presidents of The Church lithograph. Lester has illustrated several children’s books including P is for Pioneer through Buffalo Books, and book covers for Bookcraft Publishers (including The Work and the Glory by Gerald Lund), Granite Publishing, the University of Utah, and others. Lester has designed Hundreds other posters, logos, and CD covers for other local and national corporations. Lester shows his work in many galleries across Utah and surrounding states and has won numerous local and national awards for his paintings and sculptures.
Call the Bountiful Davis Art Center to register.
Please join the Glass Art Guild of Utah at Red Butte this holiday season to enjoy the lovely glass items created by the members of our Guild.
The Show is open daily 9 am – 5 pm from November 6 to December 20, 2015.
Meet the Artists at a Reception on Saturday, November 14, 2 pm – 5 pm. Have a fun time learning about the art of fusing, casting and lamp working of glass items while you munch on delicious snacks.
Ruth Ann is the featured artist at One World Gifts and Gallery through October 31.
Artist reception at One World, October 9, 2015 from 6-9 pm.
“Crushed Light” by Christine Kende
Oct. 12 – Nov. 14
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 6-9 pm during Gallery Stroll