See the Light: National Capital Art Glass Guild – Artists Talks and Demonstrations

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Artist Talks

Screen Printing on Glass

In many ways, this is similar to screen printing on other media, but with glass, the image can

also be applied to the glass dry. This demo will show that process, and samples will show the

effects achieved with variations in firing temperatures.

Artist: Sherry G. Selevan


Bas Relief technique with Plaster of Paris

For this simple technique a pile of plaster of Paris powder is the mold for giving a piece

of glass bas-relief texture or image. In the kiln, the piece of glass sags into the pile and

conforms to its contours. It is usually imperfect, in a good way.

Artist: Claudia Lipschultz


I have worked as a glass artist for almost forty years. I chose this medium for its beauty,

many techniques, and expressiveness. My background includes course work at the Art Institute

of Chicago, Pilchuck Glass School, Oatka Glass School and on-going classes, workshops and

tutorials. I’ve retired from a career as a research biologist at the Smithsonian Institution and

National Institutes of Health.


Kiln Carving Warm Glass

Explore this simple process for achieving low relief, textured or sculpted surfaces in kilnformed


Artist: Viki Keating

Biographical Statement

I have worked with glass for over 30 years, starting with traditional stained glass.

However, when I took a class long ago in fusing, I was hooked! I took classes in all kinds of

techniques including casting, experimenting in any way I could. I do commission work for

residential and commercial spaces. Color and texture are the most fascinating aspects of glass

to me. How the light plays off the colors and patterns is what defines my work. I show my work

in local galleries and conduct artist residency programs for elementary and middle school

students, making fused glass windows for the school.


Dichroic Glass Jewelry

How do artists make that bright and sparkly glass jewelry? See samples of different types of

dichroic glass, and watch how they all go together to make striking jewelry. You will also see

how silver and copper settings set off the glass.

Artist: Merrilee Harrigan

Merrilee Harrigan has been making glass jewelry and art since 2000 and has studied

glass art at numerous glass schools. She also studies silversmithing at Silverworks at Glen

Echo and incorporates silver and other metals into her glass art. Her career as a glass artist

follows a long career in environmental education, which inspired her to power her home studio

with solar panels. Merrilee is a studio artist with the Glen Echo Art Glass Center.


Copper Foil Stained Glass

Stained Glass Demonstration – Ever wonder how those amazing windows are made?

Watch as the artist demonstrate the Copper Foil Technique — Learn the steps to make a

stained glass window, from creating a pattern, to cutting glass, foiling, and then soldering it all


Artist: Jane Hartman

Jane Hartman’s educational background in science is evident in her unique choice of

subjects: from insects, fish, and trilobites; to protozoa, planarians and viruses. She has been

creating her quirky art for 20 years using stained glass, fused glass, mosaics, and lamp working.


Vitrigraph Glass

This is a process where molten glass is molded and maneuvered as it flows freely from

the bottom of a raised and supported kiln. A small kiln is raised so that working with the flowing

glass can be accomplished without any interference. This is not a process for the faint at heart.

It can be an extremely dangerous process and all safety procedures need to be followed to

ensure a satisfactory outcome. Fortunately you can watch an experienced artist work in hot

glass and see molten glass become a work of art.

Artist: Gayla Lee

Gayla Lee has been working in glass for 12 years. She apprenticed with Baltimore

glassblower, Anthony Corradetti and has taken many glassblowing and kiln-forming classes at

The Studio. Ms Lee was The Studio’s artist in residence in May of 2010. She currently lives in

Annapolis, Maryland where she maintains her studio and gallery and runs the glass program at

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.


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