The Week in Craft: May 16, 2018

The Week in Craft: May 16, 2018

Your weekly dose of links about craft, art, design, and whatever else we’re excited about sharing

Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
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Nancy Callan, JuJuBe Top

Nancy Callan, JuJuBe Top, 2016, 21.5 x 13 in. dia.

Russell Johnson

The Glass Art Society hosts their annual conference overseas this year (May 16 – 19). For the first time it will convene in one of the most historic centers for glass art: Murano, Italy. If you’re following the conference proceedings from afar, be sure to keep an eye on the social media hashtag #GASMurano2018.

Nancy Callan and Katherine Gray, who'll be demonstrating this week at the Glass Art Society conference, love working and teaching together. Here's the back story on the Callan-Gray friendship.

He's called the world's greatest living glassblower, and the GAS conference is on his home turf of Murano, Italy. Refresh your memory about the maestro, Lino Tagliapietra.

We've been asking artists how they've been influenced by their families. Glass sculptor Alex Bernstein's parents are also glass artists, but his path has diverged from theirs.

My Modern Met highlights the history of mosaics and also includes a handy “how to” guide to create your own mosaic masterpieces.

By teaching LA teens to blow glass, sculptor Jaime Guerrero is expanding the field. Read about his practice in American Craft's article "To See Clearly."

We're remembering the great lecture, “W(h)ither Glass? The Next 50 Years,” that the late James Yood gave at the 2014 GAS conference.

Ohio's Youngstown Mirror & Glass Co. reflects on changing markets and 100 years in the industry

Julie Gonce creates luscious, nature-inspired glass forms and installations that are so in tune with spring.

The Textile Study Group of New York welcomes textile artist and ACC Fellow Michael James this evening as a guest speaker at the Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist.

Are you an emerging maker looking to build a sustainable career? CERF+ is offering a free webinar on Thursday, May 17, with Iowa ceramist Brett Beasley. He will talk about what it takes to succeed as a working artist as well as answer questions live.