FYI: Notes & News



The Stained Glass School, Inc., is actively seeking qualified professionals interested in teaching workshops and classes at the new location in Raytown, Missouri. Interested instructors should send description, outline of class, and materials list. Also include your curriculum vitae, a portfolio of work relevant to the class, and compensation requirements (i.e., teacher’s fee and expenses). Future class dates and schedules are being set for Winter, 2015; Spring of 2015; and the 2015 Conference Classes in Portland, Oregon. Please consider donating your teaching fee for your first class to help get the school started! Please send all information via email to or to SGAA Headquarters, 9313 E. 63rd Street, Raytown, MO 64133.

SGAA Conference

Excelsior Springs, MO — June 9 – 11, 2014: The Stained Glass Association of America is proud to announce that the 105th Annual Summer Conference will be — for the first time — the SGAA Artists’ Retreat at the Elms Hotel and Spa. The park-like grounds and the serenity of the atmosphere at the Elms is perfect for an artists’ retreat. The SGAA has received a special room rate of only $119 per night, single or double. The Retreat registration rate will be $225. Plus, additional registrations will receive $25 off of their fee. Register before January 1, 2014, and be automatically entered to win a case of glass from Uroboros at the Portland 2015 Conference.

The SGAA Artists’ Retreat will include more hands-on, interactive, and contemplative programs with time for reflection and sharing of art and theory. But the business-minded will not be left out. We are planning workshops on Committee Psychology, Creative Marketing, and Restoration.

The Conference Committee is also working with the Stained Glass School to provide workshops during the conference rather than prior to the conference. This plan will allow attendees to save on travel and hotel expense while still being able to attend School workshops.

The Annual Summer Conference tour will be optional this year, taking place on June 12, and will include a tour of churches, historic buildings, and some of the local wineries.

Are you interested in being a Conference Sponsor? Contact us at 800.438.9581, or and request a Suppliers Showcase program — you’ll receive lots of advertising coverage at very little expense!

Turn to page 14 for detailed conference information. Watch the SGAA website at for updates and on-line conference registration.


Philadelphia, PA — May 26-30, 2014: The American Glass Guild’s 9th Anuual Conference will be held just north of Philadelphia at Bryn Athyn College. Workshops include restoration, fused glass, blown glass and more. Post-conference stained glass tour. For more information, visit


Newton, MA — Oct. 2013–July 2014: Charles J. Connick: Adventurer in Light and Color is a new exhibition at the Jackson Homestead and Museum and will be co-sponsored by the Connick Foundation. The exhibit will explore his life, work, and his unique approach to using light and color in stained glass. For more information, visit

Juried Exhibitions

Swansea, United Kingdom — July – October 2014: Dylan Thomas International Glass Award To celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David has launched two international competitions for glass and poetry. Glass artists worldwide are invited to submit a decorative or stained glass panel in response the word “Harmony.”

In May 2014, a judging panel will shortlist works to be exhibited at Swansea Waterfront Museum in July 2014. From the works selected, there will be a prize of £1000 for judge’s choice of best work. The winning panel will be exhibited for the next year at the Dylan Thomas Centre and later become part of the Swansea School of Glass Collection.

All of the selected work exhibited will form part of a centenary catalogue. It is anticipated that the winning artist and poet will be commissioned by the University for a collaborative piece of work as an ongoing tribute to Dylan Thomas.

Deadline for entry is May 1, 2014. Entrants will be informed of judges’ decisions by email May 10th. Selected works are due by June 10, 2014. For more information email: dt100glass@sm.uwtsd. Please type Dylan Thomas Glass Competition in the subject box.

Apprenticeship Programs

Siena, Italy: The Vetrate Artistiche Toscane is accepting applications for its apprenticeship programs. There are apprenticeships lasting two months (January – February; March – April; November – December) and three lasting one month (May, August, and October). Although designed to be of benefit to the beginner and intermediate, advanced and professional glass artists have also found the apprenticeship useful to enhance their skills. Apprenticeships will be held in Siena in English and target most aspects of glass craft. Intensive hands-on courses are also available. Contact Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, Via della Galluzza 5, 53100 Siena, Italy;;

Educational Opportunities

Enders Island, CT: The St. Michael Institute for the Sacred Arts provides religious programs and seminars in the sacred arts, including stained glass, iconography, and other sacred arts. This unique retreat provides a special location to learn and further artistic studies. Contact 860.536-0565, or visit

Oviedo, FL: Stained Glass Imagery offers classes designed for beginning students and as a refresher course to learn the craft of stained glass. Basic techniques such as glass cutting, pattern making, copper foiling and soldering will be introduced. They also offer classes through: Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL. For more information, contact or call 321.377.1492.

Deer Isle, ME: The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts sponsors a community of 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Workshops explore creative arts, with lectures, presentations, and performances. Enrollment is limited. Haystack also sponsors spring and fall workshops for craft makers. Visit

Amherst, MA: Horizons to Go offers a wide variety of destinations for artistic vacations. Trips are a combination of education, inspiration, and fun. For current schedule of trips, contact

Williamsburg, MA: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program offers intensive workshops in a variety of media as well as summer programs for high-school students. For application and classes, visit

Lansing, MI: Delphi Glass holds one-day, weekend, weekly, and special-event glass art classes. Call 800.248-2048, or visit for details.

Wheaton Village, NJ: J. Kenneth Leap has 20-plus years of experience as a stained glass instructor. All tools and materials are provided. Small-group classes of no more than six are held at the Wheaton Arts; private classes are also available. Wheaton is one hour from Philadelphia or two hours from New York City. There is an on-site hotel. For detailed stained glass class information, visit

Corning, NY: The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass offers 10-week classes in glassblowing, lamp-working, cold working, painting on glass, sandblasting, marble making, and bead making. Fall, Winter, and Summer courses are offered. For class schedules and detailed information, visit

New York, NY: Creativity Workshop is dedicated to teaching people about their creativity and how to use it in all aspects of life, work, and creative expression. Workshops are available in New York and Europe. For more information, visit

White Plains, NY: The SUNY/ Westchester Community College, through the Westchester Art Workshop, offers stained glass classes for credit. The instructor is Patricia O’Connell from The Glasserie. For more information, call 914.684-0094.

Portland, OR: Bullseye Glass Co. offers a wide variety of kiln-glass and glass torchworking classes and demonstrations during the Spring and Summer. Classes are taught by Bullseye staff instructors unless otherwise specified. Classes and special events are held at the Bullseye Resource Center. For more information about education activities at Bullseye Glass, visit:

Bryn Athyn, PA: Hands-on summer workshops in stained glass, metal forging and stone carving taught by nationally recognized master craftsmen. Draw inspiration from the magnificent buildings of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, including their collection of more than 100 stained glass panels from the Middle Ages. There are two four-hour sessions each day, for four days. Designed to accommodate beginner and intermediate students. Small class sizes. Must be 18 to register. Bryn Athyn is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia with onsite apartment-style housing available. Each course qualifies for one Act 48 Professional Development Credit. For more information, contact Martha Gyllenhaal: 267-502-2569,

Philadelphia, PA: Kathy Jordan has 20 plus years of glass painting experience and instruction. She is offering week-long painting intensives with co-instructor Ken Leap during October. Hands-on glass intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire with more advanced techniques. Private instruction is also available. For more information, call 610.891.7813 or email Kathy Jordan at

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Glass Center is dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. The 16,000-square-foot facility houses state-of-the-art studios in hot glass, flame working, cold working, casting, and kiln work. For an application and list of classes, visit

Gatlinburg, TN: The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers five 11-month residencies in all media for pre-professional, self-directed artists mid-June thru May. Project includes $300 monthly stipend, private studio, housing, meals, exhibition space. Teaching and professional-development opportunities are also available. Spring and Summer Studio Assistantships, Work-Study, and Scholarships. Deadline: Spring, Jan. 15; Summer, April 15. Spring and Summer Workshops: Spring one-week workshops and summer one- and two-week workshops in various media are now available. Visit for details on these projects and all that Arrowmont has to offer.

Ephraim, UT: Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College provides hands-on experience in traditional building skills for old and new construction. Workshops include stained glass restoration and more. Contact 435.283-7324, or visit

Bennington College, VT: Bennington College in Vermont, through the North Country Studio Workshops, offers workshops in various arts and crafts. Applications can be found at

Readsboro, VT: Debora Coombs, of Coombs Criddle Associates, offers week-long stained glass classes in her studio during the summer and fall months. Hands-on classes will include rigorously structured design that teaches the fundamentals of stained glass via practical exercises in drawing, color selection, and glass painting. Special glass-painting classes will allow students to expand their glass-painting techniques. For information or application, call 802-423.5640, or e-mail

Bingen, WA: Peter McGrain has opened Peter McGrain Cascadia Studio, a new teaching facility in the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Small class sizes and extended studio hours allow students to receive maximum personal attention. An emphasis is placed on creativity and design. Go beyond the basic how-to stage. Great restaurants and accommodations are within walking distance. Scenic adventures and recreational activities abound. Whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or a seasoned professional, this is a fantastic opportunity for extended study. Students wishing to attend two consecutive sessions can qualify for a discount. Registrations are now being accepted for Springtime sessions. Contact Peter at or visit

Stanwood, WA: The Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg. Pilchuck is an international center for glass art education. Located on a former tree farm, two- and three-week classes are offered each summer in a broad spectrum of glass techniques as well as residencies for emerging and established artists working in all media. For more information, contact Sara Ball at, or call 206.621-8422 ext. 50.

International Educational Opportunities

Frauenau, Germany: Bild-Werk Frauenau is an art academy in the middle of the Bavarian Forest, with a strong emphasis on various courses in glass as well as other arts. For information, e-mail, or visit

Waldsassen, Germany: For 75 years, the Glashütte Lamberts has been manufacturing beautiful mouth-blown clear and stained glass. In order to give artists a chance to incorporate Lamberts Glass into their projects, they have created the Zentrum für Glas Künst Design in Waldsassen. Outstanding artists will deliver insight into their world and work with Lamberts Glass for the seminar participants. The unique ambiance of the traditional glassworks will set the mood for a design workshop in cooperation with the artists. Guest artists included in the program are Guy Kemper, Andreas Dierig, Gunter Grohs, Stefanie Schönlau, Karl-Heinz Traut, Tobias Kammerer, Prf. Dr. hc. Johannes Schreiter, Thierry Boissel, and Raphael Seitz. To download the Seminar Journal and Registration Form, visit

Swansea, Wales, Great Britain: The Swansea Metropolitan University offers a series of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in architectural glass. Contact the Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Alexandra Road, Swansea, Wales, SA1 5DU, 011.1792.481117.

Gujarat, India: The Institute of Design Expression, Art and Learning (IDEAL) is an autonomous institute and was founded in 2003 by the Foundation of Art and Craft Expression, with the objective of providing an education in Art and Design in the relatively new-to-the-region media of glass, wood, and fabric design, ornamentation, and usage. Workshops were designed to teach students to work with the media. Over the years, the workshops evolved into highly integrated programs with a practical, hands-on approach. IDEAL focuses on developing visualization skills along with technical skills. IDEAL is located on the Gujarat University Campus. For more information, e-mail to

Barcelona, Spain: The Center, Fundacio Centre del Vidre de Barcelona, fosters research and training in the glass arts. Courses include majors in design and glass arts, including conservation and restoration of stained glass. For more information, visit, or e-mail vitrall@

Monthey, Switzerland: The Stained Glass and Fine Arts College offers a program of academic, technical, and artistic formation. Visit

Istanbul, Turkey: The Glass Furnace is a center for glass and fine arts. Choose from various two-week courses at levels from beginner to advanced. Visit

York, United Kingdom: The University of York is offering a Masters program in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management. For more information, contact Sarah Brown, Course Director at


June 9, 10, 11, 2014: SGAA Conference Classes Presented by the SGAA Stained Glass School
Class: Advanced and Creative Portrait Painting presented by Jim M. Berberich; 15 Hour Class
Class: Restoration Painting presented by Nicholas Parrendo; 15 Hour Class
Class: Verifix 2 K Silicone Lamination presented by Bohle America, 15 Hour Class
Class: Introduction to Painting presented by C. Robert Markert, 15 Hour Class
Class: From Concept to Cartoon presented by Diane Eissinger, 7.5 Hour Class
Class: Adobe Photoshop for Stained Glass presented by Bryant Stanton, 7.5 Hours
Fees: Advanced and Creative Portrait Painting, $625; Restoration Painting, $500; Verifix 2 K Silicone Lamination, $350; Introduction to Painting, $500; From Concept to Cartoon, $250; Adobe Photoshop for Stained Glass, $250
Limit: 8 students per class
Materials: Some materials provided; please bring protective clothing; instructors welcome you to bring personal brushes, tools, and supplies
Description: For individual class descriptions, please visit the Conference page at
Location: Excelsior Springs, MO
Contact: SGAA Headquarters, 800.438-9581 or

June 20-23; July 10-13; July 17-20; July 31-Aug 3, 2014: Stained Glass Workshop
Instructor: Ken Leap
Fee: $525
Limit: 12 Students
Materials: Tools and Materials provided.
Description: Pursue individual projects under the themes of tradition, innovation, and creativity. Draw inspiration from the buildings of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, which includes a collection of more than 100 stained glass panels from the Middle Ages. Two four-hour sessions each day. Designed to accommodate beginner and intermediate students.
Contact: Martha Gyllenhaal: 267-502-2569,

August 31 – Sep. 6, 2014 Glass Painting Workshop
Instructor: Debora Coombs
Fee: $720
Limit: Small class size
Materials: Materials Fee
Description: Students will lean to mix, thin, and apply kiln-fired lead-free paints with an inexpensive, non-toxic food additive, plus techniques that enable lively, expressive trace-lines, printed effects using lace, plastic and rubber tools, and how to create faux textures such as stone, wood, fur and fabric.  Students who wish may work on self-portraits.
Location: Debora Coombs Studio, Readsboro, VT

Oct. 6-10, 2014: Glass Painting for the Artist Session I – Core Foundation
Instructor: Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap
Fee: $875
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: This is a hands-on glass painting workshop that covers materials, tools, and terminology while emphasizing execution and technique. Ideal for the new glass painter and a valuable review to anchor a painter’s existing skill set. Includes: traditional glass painting techniques, airbrush, silver stain and enamels.
Contact: Kathy Jordan, www.theartof,

Oct. 13-17, 2014: Glass Painting for the Artist Session II – Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap
Fee: $875
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: Hands-on glass painting intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire by introducing more advanced techniques. Students pursue individual projects. Includes: traditional glass and china painting techniques, airbrush, application of multiple matts for one firing, silver stain, and enamels.
Contact: Kathy Jordan, www.theartof,

Oct. 20-24, 2014: Glass Painting for the Artist Session III – Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap
Fee: $875
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: Hands-on glass painting intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire by introducing more advanced techniques. Students pursue individual projects. Includes traditional glass and china painting techniques, airbrush, application of multiple matts for one firing, silver stain, and enamels.
Contact: Kathy Jordan, www.theartof,


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