The 142nd weekly edition of the Northwest Ohio glass interest newsletter.

13 Apr

Welcome to the 142nd weekly edition of the Northwest Ohio glass interest newsletter.

  • Headlines
    • Adam Goldberg to Lead Localeyes Tour – Tonight!
    • Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition – Ending Today!
    • Prices for PGC Summer Intensive Classes Increase April 15 – Deadline Saturday!
    • New Glass Gallery Delayed at The Henry Ford – Breaking News!
    • Glass Artists Receive Awards from Ohio Arts Council – Breaking News!
    • Spring Sheet Glass Sale at Brazee Street Studios April 20-22 – New!
    • New Glassblowing Technique Book Available Soon – New!
    • Goblet Exhibition: The Boroff Collection at Wheaton – New!
    • Job Opportunities – New!
    • Wexler Gallery Auction on Now – New!
    • Recent Work by Christina Bothwell and Robert Bender in Dearborn – New!
    • Firenation Planning 15th Anniversary Party – New!
    • Glass Included in 20 North Gallery Exhibition
    • Teapots! at Morgan Glass Gallery
    • Hawk Galleries Showing Group of Five
    • Art Loop Resumes April 20
    • River House Arts to Show Work by Joanna Manousis
    • MIX it Up with Glass
    • Celebration Planned for Henry Ford Glass Donor
    • Washington Glass School Job Opening
    • Flameworking Intensive at Glass Axis May15-19
    • Brianna Barron to Address Glass Group in Chicago
    • Kehinde Wiley Exhibition Includes Stained Glass
    • Call for Artists: PGC Jewelry & Wearable Exhibit
    • Habatat Auction Catalog Available Online
    • Sharon Bladholm Exhibition, Talk at Monroe Community College
    • Habatat’s 45th Glass International Award Exhibition Opens April 29
    • Upcoming at the Glass Pavilion

    Adam Goldberg to Lead Localeyes TourTonight!
    Adam Goldberg, co-owner of Gathered Glassblowing Studio in Toledo, will lead the Localeyes tour at the Toledo Museum of Art from 6 to 7 p.m. today, April 13
    For those not familiar with it, the Localeyes program asks Toledo community members, including artists, musicians, and educators, to partner with a TMA docent to guide a tour of art that has personally inspired them

    Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition – Ending Today!

  • The second Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition, organized by the Janice Charach Gallery and Albert Young of Michigan Hot Glass, ends today, April 13
  • Six regional artists won awards this year:
  • Best in Show – Alexandria McAughey
  • 2nd Place – Alli Hoag-Clarity Series 1
  • 3rd Place – Lou Krueger-The Thinking Man’s Son
  • Honorable Mention – Kim Harty-A Wisp That Shatters
  • Honorable Mention – Ian Zapico– Invasion
  • Honorable Mention – Maxwell Davis – Curiosity Cabinet #4
  • Other artists this year include: Herb Babcock, Brianna Barron, Emily Cale, Niko Dimitrijevic, Juicebox Studio, Loraine Lynn, Shawn Messenger, Matt Paskiet, Adam Sanzenbacher, Jack Schmidt, Brien Strancar, Tim Stover, Adam Thomas, Marc VandenBerg and Albert Young
  • Juried by Ferdinand Hampson of Habatat Galleries, the exhibition is in the Janice Charach Gallery at The Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield

    Prices for PGC Summer Intensive Classes Increase April 15Deadline Saturday!

  • Prices for one-week summer intensive classes at Pittsburgh Glass Center increase Saturday, April 15
  • Students spend 12 hours a day in the studio with world-class instructors doing demonstrations and practicing what they’ve learned
  • View the summer class schedule at

    New Glass Gallery Delayed at The Henry Ford Breaking News!

  • The opening of the new Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Mich., has been delayed due to construction issues
  • Originally scheduled to open Saturday, April 15, the opening was moved to April 28 to be part of the VIP event in conjunction with the opening of the Habatat International
  • This week, the glass folks at THF got word that there is a construction delay which will set the opening back at least a month
  • “We plan to install the Village gallery during May and officially open in mid-June,” said Charles Sable, curator of decorative arts at THF
  • The Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass will be in Greenfield Village’s Liberty Craftworks District; the space is a careful redesign of the McDonald & Sons Machine Shop
  • The similarly named Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery in the Museum building and opened in October 2016
  • Both galleries provide an in-depth look at the American glass story; the Museum gallery focuses specifically on the studio glass movement launched in the 1960s, while the Village gallery will survey the history of American glass ranging from 18th-century colonial glass through 20th-century mainstream glass as well as studio glass
  • The Museum’s collection now includes 300 studio glass objects by 155 artists from the collection of Bruce and Ann Bachmann
  • • Greenfield Village also includes the Glass Shop, a hot shop constructed in 1930 to demonstrate the art of glass making as practiced in 19th century America; it was modeled after the Boston and Sandwich Glass House, located in Cape Cod, Mass.
    • To see a portion of the Museum’s collection of 10,000 glass artifacts, search for “glass” at

    Glass Artists Receive Awards from Ohio Arts Council Breaking News!

  • Lou Krueger of Bowling Green, and Kari Russell-Pool and Marc Petrovic of Cleveland, have been named to receive excellence awards from the Ohio Arts Council
  • The three are among 77 artists statewide earning Individual Excellence awards from the council for fiscal year 2017
  • Each recipient will receive $5,000, with the exception of four collaborative winners who will receive $2,500 each
  • Krueger, who retired as a BGSU professor of fine arts two years ago, won in the photography category but lately he has also been working in glass; he was one of the prize winners in the second Michigan Regional Glass Exhibition mentioned earlier in this newsletter
  • For more about Krueger and the awards, see yesterday’s Blade and
  • Russell-Pool is an artist who uses flameworking to communicate using objects as metaphors; from quilts and teapots, to sailors’ valentines and cages, she is interested in the stories objects tell and how we elevate them into heirlooms
  • Her work is filled with personal content and commentary about society, the hard work of relationships, and her experience as a mom
  • Petrovic is chair and assistant professor in the glass program at the Cleveland Institute of Art; he works in a variety of series and is perhaps best known for his avians, in which he hot sculpts birds from plates of murrini he constructs
  • Russell-Pool and Petrovic have been married since 1991

    Spring Sheet Glass Sale at Brazee Street Studios April 20-22 New!

  • Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Cincinnati (Oakley), Ohio, will have a special sale April 20-22 offering 40 PERCENT OFF all sheet glass
  • The sale will feature new special production White Tekta and all opaque and transparent sheet glass (sorry, no additional cut-downs on the day of sale)
  • Two special presentations will be made by Bullseye Glass representative Amy Ferber:
    The Artist-Factory Connection, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
    KSI: Kilnforming Scene Investigation, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Register for the presentations at the Brazee Street website
  • Sale hours are Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For more information:, 513.321.0206 or

    New Glassblowing Technique Book Available SoonNew!

  • For the past 18 months, Steven Ciezki has been chuggin’ along on an intermediate glassblowing technique book for hotshop soft glass called Life on the Rails; he now expects to release it in May
  • The layout includes 900+ digital hand drawn colored process illustrations accompanied by detailed explanations of many aspects of the glassblowing process
  • Contents include cleaning the studio, gathering, starter bubbles, maintaining a centered bubble, loading into the annealer, the jackline, flattening the bottom, the transfer, trimming, opening the lip, color applications, torches, etc.
  • This information leads up to the creation of basic shapes: sphere, cylinder, cone, inverse cone, bottles, bowl and plate
  • Most importantly, troubleshooting portions are scattered throughout the pages
  • Ciezki (chess-key) sees the book as a new teaching tool to build a foundation for technical skills leading to individual artistic thought and design
  • He received his BFA from Illinois State University in 2012, and has since worked in a variety of hot shops including Neusole Glassworks in Cincinnati
  • He was artist assistant to Jason Chakravarty during Chakravarty’s residency at the Toledo Museum of Art in 2014
  • Books ordered in advance directly from Ciezki will be signed
  • See more, including his fabulous illustrations, at

    Goblet Exhibition: The Boroff Collection at Wheaton New!

  • The Boroff Collection: Goblets, Memories, and Friendships are being shown through Dec. 31 at the Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, N.J.
  • This exhibit shares the passion of contemporary glass art goblet collectors, Barbara and Alan Boroff
  • Through a curated selection of goblets from their extensive collection, this exhibit tells the story of the Boroff’s journey as collectors, illustrates their style and exemplifies their connection to and respect for the artists
  • Questions? Contact the museum at or 856.825.6800

    Museum of American Glass

    Job Opportunities New!
    Gallery Assistant at Firenation Glass, Holland, Ohio
    Development Manager at Pittsburgh Glass Center; submit a cover le