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stained glass portrait panel


SEEN ON INSTAGRAM JULY 2016

Listed by Unknown Emporium, is this stunning stained glass art figure.
Brilliant use of glass to shade and colour the arms, the clothes, the lot! Really inspirational panel.

 

stained glass by linus galleries Prescott, Arizona artist Jooj Hooker


SEEN ON INSTAGRAM APRIL 2016

Posted by Linus GalleriesPrescott, Arizona artist Jooj Hooker created this stunning stained glass art that was accepted into their Art and the Senses online art competition.

 

INTERNATIONAL GLASS ARTISANS GATHER FOR CONFERENCE AND JURIED EXHIBIT IN CHICAGO

Chicago, IL, May 1, 2016 --- The American Glass Guild will hold its 11th Annual Conference in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago July 8-11th, 2016. The public is invited to a Keynote Presentation by glass artist and designer Kenneth von Roenn on Saturday, July 9th at 5:30 pm in the Performance Hall, a Live Auction of Stained Glass Art at 8:00 pm in the Performance Penthouse, and to view the juried exhibition American Glass Now:2016 in the Gidwitz Lobby, on view from June 17th through to July 11th .

 

Spectrum stained glass

Spectrum Announce Closure (MAY 2016)

EXTRACT from the announcement:

"We are making an extraordinarily difficult announcement today. After serving the art and specialty glass industry for 40 years, it is with very heavy hearts that we must announce the closure of Spectrum Glass Company. Due to several factors, it is no longer financially feasible for our company to continue to operate.

We will continue manufacturing through June and July 2016, and will sell the product inventory currently on hand over the months ahead.

Market factors have played the most significant role. Our facility was built to support product demand at the height of art glass movement, but our sales never fully recovered following the Great Recession.

Additionally, the entire U.S. art glass industry is now being evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with respect to potential new regulations. Long-standing interpretations of air quality regulations are being re-evaluated, and if new regulations were applied to our facility, it would require substantial capital expenses. Spectrum Glass Company has operated well within existing environmental guidelines and has been the only stained glass manufacturer to employ baghouse technology on furnace exhaust. Still, we have already accrued extraordinary, unanticipated expenses since the start of the EPA evaluation and cannot withstand additional investments of an unknown scale for an already faltering business."

 

Decorative Stained Glass are based in Bradford


Decorative Glass Supplies SALE

Nothing to do with the Spectrum Closure featured above, Decorative Glass (Bradford) are holding a 2 for 1 GLASS SALE.
This is for sheet glass, (full sheets, call and collect only). Any even number of full sheets, you pay for the dearer half of your selection, and you get the cheaper half free.
Applies to Kokomo, Wissmach, Old Cathedral, some Spectrum (primarily Opals).
This is to make room for new lines.

 

Cadmium in red glass

BULLSEYE PRESS RELEASE FEB 2016

Bullseye Glass has suspended the use of Arsenic and Cadmium because of air quality concerns.
Hot colours are affected, reds, pinks, purples etc. We suspect that his is likely to spill over to other manufacturers.

This is an interesting one, because Bullseye are taking action without being required to. Although significant levels of these chemicals were detected in their car park, the authorities have not required any action be taken.

This situation has led to panic buying in the USA. I expect this will result in a shortage of Bullseye reds, even the opaques, and quite soon a rollover into other makes of glass.

And on their web site:

VIA ELECTRONIC DELIVERY May 2016

Re: Comments of Bullseye Glass Company on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality's proposed temporary rule limiting metals emissions from small colored art glass manufacturers. Submitted March 30, 2016
Dear Commissioners:
Bullseye Glass Company ("Bullseye") encourages the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission ("EQC") not to adopt the "Air Quality 2016 Temporary Rule" (the "Rule") proposed by the Department of Environmental Quality ("DEQ"). The Rule is regulatory action based on fear and speculation, not fact nor science. It is a misguided political attempt to bypass regular, deliberate rulemaking procedures without justification and would enshrine unworkable, unnecessary and possibly fatal burdens on glass manufacturers in the Portland area.

 

1865 Green Man, Alkmaar, Netherlands.



Latest onto our Green Man page is this panel, apparently dated 1865 (but this may be a commemorative date), sent in by Roel Hildebrand, (DE ALKMAARSE GLAS IN LOOD)
The panel was bought in as a loose panel, but Roel is not certain of its age or whether it is German or Dutch. Very good condition and very detailed.

 

poetoaster


SEEN ON INSTAGRAM MAR 2016.

Looks like rather a good self portrait in stained glass by the Poetaster!

 

Salmon in stained glass


SEEN ON INSTAGRAM FEB 2016.

Port of Leith in stained glass. No details but clearly a stunning memorial window.

 

Salmon in stained glass


SEEN ON INSTAGRAM, 22 JAN 2016.

Brad Pitt in stained glass.
An excellent panel he has been captured in a few very simple lines.
Clever and stunning.

 

Aviation leaded panel

AVIATION.WEDDING LEADED PANEL SEEN ON INSTAGRAM

Another interesting panel, made by "Luminaire".
Interesting to the Editor who has an Aviation background.

 

Leaded Panel fused glass

DETAIL FROM THE LEADED PANEL CEILING IN MANGEL'S, ILLINOIS

Posted on Instagram by Shirley Girl.

 

Leaded Panel fused glass

ANOTHER LEADED PANEL SEEN ON INSTAGRAM

A really exciting panel, made by "vanpatto" of New Mexico.
Great project, even with the apparrently clashing ethnic colours!

 

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