GAS conference?

GAS conference?

Post by Lisa Edwar » Wed, 17 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Just to let everyone know, there are many hot glass artists who
lurk in this group.

I also did not get to attend the GAS conference.  However, I do
know a few people who went.  They said lots of interesting
flameworking projects.

Hopefully I'll get to go next year!

-Lisa
 (Glassblower and beginning glass fuser)

 
 
 

GAS conference?

Post by J » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi,
>Did anyone have the opportunity to attend the GAS conference, that I
>believe took place in Boston?  I don't remember seeing any posts of
>attendees.  How was it?  Did you learn anything new or interesting that
>you wouldn't mind sharing with the rest of us?
>Thanks,
>Stephanie (anxiously waiting on pins and needles)

     Not to sound pessimistic (even though I am), I'd be supprised if more than about 3 or
4 people who follow this newsgroup even know what your talking about. I'd like to be
proven wrong!

--
JC
http://www.indra.com/~james803

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot:
     others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
                                                   -Pablo Picasso

 
 
 

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Post by Stephanie Brama » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Hi,

Did anyone have the opportunity to attend the GAS conference, that I
believe took place in Boston?  I don't remember seeing any posts of
attendees.  How was it?  Did you learn anything new or interesting that
you wouldn't mind sharing with the rest of us?

Thanks,
Stephanie (anxiously waiting on pins and needles)

 
 
 

GAS conference?

Post by John D. Sutt » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00


  I only wish I could have gone to the G.A.S conference
this year.  Alas I'm stuck on the opposite side of the planet
for another year or so.  I'll probably return to Boston
right before the G.A.S conference in Japan..  

I'll see if I can get one of the other MIT folks to
post about it..

-j

--
John D. Sutter          Sanyo Electric Co, Ltd                3D Project
(w) 1-1 Dainichi-higashi,   Moriguchi,  Osaka 570  Japan  +81-6-900-3511
(h) Honjo-nishi 2-19-14-601,   Kita-ku  Osaka 531  Japan  +81-6-375-9975

 
 
 

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Post by Glasshoppe » Sat, 20 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> >Hi,

> >Did anyone have the opportunity to attend the GAS conference, that I
> >believe took place in Boston?  I don't remember seeing any posts of
> >attendees.  How was it?  Did you learn anything new or interesting that
> >you wouldn't mind sharing with the rest of us?

> >Thanks,
> >Stephanie (anxiously waiting on pins and needles)

>      Not to sound pessimistic (even though I am), I'd be supprised if more than about 3 or
> 4 people who follow this newsgroup even know what your talking about. I'd like to be
> proven wrong!

> --
> JC
> http://www.indra.com/~james803

> "Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot:
>      others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
>                                                    -Pablo Picasso

Yo... Dude!
I was there and it was cool!  Lots of interest to lampworking and the
Bloshka flowers were out of this world!

BK.
http://www.nas.com/~gossamer/h.html

 
 
 

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Post by Mary Ly » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>     Not to sound pessimistic (even though I am), I'd be supprised if more
than>about 3 or
>4 people who follow this newsgroup even know what your talking about. I'd like
>to be
>proven wrong!
>--
>JC

JC must be a little too pessimistic for his own good - while I did not go to
GAS, I am a member and was well aware of the meeting's existence, etc.  I
heard it was good, focused a lot on lamp/flameworking - had lots of
demos, etc.  Check Robert Mickelsen's home page ...

http://www.websharx.com/~kahuna/glass.html

for his more editortial notes (titled "short essay") and his many other very
good writings on lampworking.  

Mary

 
 
 

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Post by L. Kupersmit » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



> >>Hi,

> >>Did anyone have the opportunity to attend the GAS conference, that I
> >>believe took place in Boston?  I don't remember seeing any posts of
> >>attendees.  How was it?  Did you learn anything new or interesting that
> >>you wouldn't mind sharing with the rest of us?

> >>Thanks,
> >>Stephanie (anxiously waiting on pins and needles)

> >     Not to sound pessimistic (even though I am), I'd be supprised if more than about 3 or
> >4 people who follow this newsgroup even know what your talking about. I'd like to be
> >proven wrong!

> >--
> >JC
> >http://www.indra.com/~james803

> >"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot:
> >     others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
> >                                                   -Pablo Picasso

> This would be the recent Glass Arts Suppliers conference / seminar?
> No, I did not have an opportunity to not attend.

I beleive you mean Glass Art Society - the conference was entitled
"Critical Mass" and took place June 6-9 in Boston. We didn't have the
time to attend but the conference included seminars ranging from glass
painting, fusing, lampworking to blowing. They also presented seminars
on building studios plus there were open houses at area artists.
--
Not Just Mud! Gallery  -- (603) 433-4120
Fine contemporary art glass, kaleidoscopes, jewelry & pottery
in the historic waterfront district of tax-free Portsmouth, NH
http://www.njmgallery.com
 
 
 

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Post by MikeFir » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
Merrow) writes:
>This would be the recent Glass Arts Suppliers conference / seminar?
>No, I did not have an opportunity to not attend.

 No silly, the Glass Art Society, which attracted 800 people and included
(this time) most of the great lampworkers in the country and normally
attracts some of the most experienced hot glass workers in the country,
representatives of most of the schools that offer hot glass training,
great demonstrations, and hands on equipment displays of virtually
everyone selling tools for working hot glass.
  Glass Art Society, 1305 4th Ave.,Suite 711,   Seattle WA 98101-2401
        1-206-382-1305  FAX:    206-382-2650

Mike Firth, Hot Bits Glassblowing Newsletter
Home Page: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/MikeFirth

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey Merr » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>>Hi,
>>Did anyone have the opportunity to attend the GAS conference, that I
>>believe took place in Boston?  I don't remember seeing any posts of
>>attendees.  How was it?  Did you learn anything new or interesting that
>>you wouldn't mind sharing with the rest of us?
>>Thanks,
>>Stephanie (anxiously waiting on pins and needles)
>     Not to sound pessimistic (even though I am), I'd be supprised if more than about 3 or
>4 people who follow this newsgroup even know what your talking about. I'd like to be
>proven wrong!
>--
>JC
>http://www.indra.com/~james803
>"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot:
>     others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
>                                                   -Pablo Picasso

This would be the recent Glass Arts Suppliers conference / seminar?
No, I did not have an opportunity to not attend.
 
 
 

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Post by J » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Just to let everyone know, there are many hot glass artists who
>lurk in this group.
>I also did not get to attend the GAS conference.  However, I do
>know a few people who went.  They said lots of interesting
>flameworking projects.
>Hopefully I'll get to go next year!
>-Lisa
> (Glassblower and beginning glass fuser)

     If you have'nt fiqured it out already, that "pessimism" thing was a deliberate
attempt to bring the hot glass lurkers out!

--
JC
http://www.indra.com/~james803

"If it's got a hole in it, it's 'craft'. If it doesn't, it's 'art'".
                                                              -Harvey Littleton

 
 
 

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Post by Allan Po » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>Hi,

>Did anyone have the opportunity to attend the GAS conference, that I
>believe took place in Boston?  I don't remember seeing any posts of
>attendees.  How was it?  Did you learn anything new or interesting
that
>you wouldn't mind sharing with the rest of us?

>Thanks,
>Stephanie (anxiously waiting on pins and needles)

I read the posts from all those who did not attend and thought I'd
better put in my two cents.

Yes, I attended the Glass Arts Society Conference in Boston, June 6-9.

I'm a glass collector... I've never worked with the hot stuff although
that day may come.  I was encouraged to attend by one of my glass
worker friends and had a ball.  The actual conference was lasted four
days and included lectures, demos (by the dozen) and tours.  It was
preceded and followed by additional classes and workshops, so you could
easily stretch it out to two weeks.  

What did I see... a lot of lampworking and hot glass demos up close.  
There were also technical seminars in a class room setting.  I took a
class on photographing glass.  I managed to shoot 8 rolls of film
during the conference. I learned a lot about glass that the typical
collector does not get to see. And I got to see some of the big names
in glass up close and in person.  The conference included a goblet grab
and an auction as well as artists doing a little selling on the side,
so I managed to add a few samples to my collection.   And most
important, I made a lot of new friends in the glass world.  

A large part of my collection is concentrated in paperweights, and I
did not expect to see many paperweight artists in attendance.  But I
was wrong, almost every well-known paperweight artist was there.

I'm avoiding mentioning names for fear of leaving someone out.  But if
you want more details, ask and I'll go get my program and notes.
--
=========================================================
 From:  Allan Port                                        


    ALWAYS looking for Glass Paperweights to buy or trade
=========================================================

 
 
 

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Post by Jackie Butt » Mon, 29 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Lisa, James, et al.,

A word from another lurker.  No GAS for me either, but while the
teachers are away in the mountains of NC, studio time is up for
grabs at Miami Hot Glass.  This is *not* the time of year any
reasonable person choses to blow glass in Miami, but the mangoes
are great.

After three 8-week classes, two kind Guild members took me in,
allowing me to share their slot (Friday afternoon) and keeping
an eye out so I won't destroy the place.  

Last week I did something dumb that won't soon be forgotten, while
trying to make a glass (which is what I'm making until I can do it
right).  Had the planned three gathers over solid light aqua K#40,
decent centered bubble, wanted to swing it out.  Always hearing
"Not hot enough," so, got it hot and swung.  Two swings and it was
an 8" tube.  Too hot!  After a few comments about how to rescue the
piece with a couple of additional bits, it turned into a vase, like
all the others I have, a glass gone wrong.  It may have cracked in
the annealer, have to go now and see.

Later,
Jackie B.
(not hardly a glassblower...yet)

Quote:

>>Just to let everyone know, there are many hot glass artists who
>>lurk in this group.

>>I also did not get to attend the GAS conference.  
>>Hopefully I'll get to go next year!

>>-Lisa
>> (Glassblower and beginning glass fuser)

>If you have'nt fiqured it out already, that "pessimism" thing was a
>deliberate attempt to bring the hot glass lurkers out!

>--
>JC
>http://www.indra.com/~james803

>If it's got a hole in it, it's 'craft'. If it doesn't, it's 'art'".
> -Harvey Littleton

 
 
 

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Post by Stephanie Brama » Tue, 30 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Hi Allan,

Quote:

>What did I see... a lot of lampworking and hot glass demos up close.  
>There were also technical seminars in a class room setting.  I took a
>class on photographing glass.  I managed to shoot 8 rolls of film
>during the conference. I learned a lot about glass that the typical
>collector does not get to see. And I got to see some of the big names
>in glass up close and in person.  The conference included a goblet grab
>and an auction as well as artists doing a little selling on the side,
>so I managed to add a few samples to my collection.   And most
>important, I made a lot of new friends in the glass world.  

Out of curiosity, who taught the photography class and how did your
photos turn out?

Quote:
>A large part of my collection is concentrated in paperweights, and I
>did not expect to see many paperweight artists in attendance.  But I
>was wrong, almost every well-known paperweight artist was there.
>I'm avoiding mentioning names for fear of leaving someone out.  But if
>you want more details, ask and I'll go get my program and notes.

Sounds like you were in seventh heaven!  I have followed many of your
discussions in the artglass group and would be interested in any details
that you would care to share.

Thanks in advance,
Stephanie

 
 
 

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Post by Allan Po » Mon, 05 Aug 1996 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>Hi Allan,
>Out of curiosity, who taught the photography class and how did your
>photos turn out?

The class was taught by Tommy Olof Elder.  He does a lot of Josh
Simpsons
photos.  We didn't take any pictures in the class, it was all a show
and
tell on his part.  

Those who attended the 1995 class said this was more a continuation of
that
class, but I thought it was pretty useful.  He spent a lot of time
addressing lighting, not so much reflection.  He had a lot of
suggestions
for backdrops, backlighting, etc. He seems to prefer a darker backdrop
than
I can use.

I found it a good reminder of techniques that I should be using but
don't
always.  

I did take a lot of pictures during the conference.  Most came out.  I
got
lots of good lampworking pictures and some good ones of the hot glass
demos.

Quote:
>Sounds like you were in seventh heaven!

I was.... and it didn't hurt to be able to be able to add a few pieces
to my collection.

Thanks for asking.

--- Allan

=========================================================
 From:  Allan Port                                        


    ALWAYS looking for Glass Paperweights to buy or trade
=========================================================