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The Birth of the Studio Glass Movement Through The Eyes of Marvin Lipofsky

Witness the birth of the Studio Glass Movement through the eyes of Marvin Lipofsky. As one of the students that participated in Harvey Littleton's first glassblowing class, he was present from the beginning. His work as a glass artist has taken him all over the world, where he was often the first American artist to collaborate with local factory workers. From the Czech Republic to Russia, Japan, Finland and Yugoslavia, this international glass master has seen it all. You'll also hear about the events leading to the formation of the Glass Art Society.

We would like to thank Glasscraft, Inc. for sponsoring this podcast. Find out more about them at: www.glasscraftinc.com. And remember to tell them you heard about them on Glasscaster!

Printed excerpts of this podcast can be seen in the Summer, 2010 issue of The Flow Magazine.

Direct download: Marvin_Lipofsky_Podcast2.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Build Your Dreams with Tim Macfarlane

 

Build your dreams in glass! Engineer Tim Macfarlane shares a bit about the complexities of determining the stress, strain and structural strength of our favorite sparkly material. He brings architects' visions to life, an accomplishment that is no small feat!

 

You may recognize his work when treading upon sculptural glass staircases at Apple stores around the world. Or climbing the ruby red staircase at Times Square to usher in the New Year. 

 

But it's not all about the modern application of glass as a building material....

 

He's also working on the restoration of a historic building in Virginia, circa 1769. Replacing missing sections with glass makes it "clear" to all the separation of the old from the new. A conservators dream! Or is it? Find out more in this engaging interview. 

 

Direct download: Build_Your_Dreams.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

Paul Stankard: My Life So Far

Paul Stankard's contributions in glass span more than four decades. You'll enjoy this candid and revealing interview with one of the world's foremost and well-loved paperweight makers. Find out about his thoughtful and provocative book, "No Green Berries or Leaves", and see what's happening at his alma mater, Salem Community College. Their new Glass Center now fuels it's furnaces using methane from a nearby landfill while turning extra gas into electricity. An ambitious undertaking! (Recorded at the 9th annual International Flameworking Conference.) 

We'd like to thank Glasscraft Inc. for sponsoring this podcast. Learn more about them at: www.glasscraftinc.com.

Want to sponsor a podcast? Go to www.fireladyproductions.com and find out how.

To see more of Paul Stankard's work, go to www.paulstankard.com.

Check out the International Flameworking Conference and the glass program at Salem Community College at: www.salem.cc.edu.

Direct download: Paul_Stankard_Corrected..m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Our first podcast tutorial! For a very long time I've considered the podcast potential for creating "enhanced tutorials." So here we go....Watch! Look! And Listen!

Suzie Fitzwater shares how she constructs her S'elf. It's just the CUTEST little flameworked Elf on a mandrel.

We've created this tutorial to feature the flesh tones of Lauscha's CARAMELLO.

If you want to try making this elf but you're out of CARAMELLO, head on over to www.firelady.com and you can find it under Lauscha Glass rods. 

Meanwhile, enjoy the tutorial. Suzie rocks!

Direct download: Love_Your_Self_A_Podcast_Tutorial.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT