Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces “Glasstronomique” Gala

How many Galas are casual? How many are held in a 14,000, square foot Historic FEC Train Depot building? How many Galas have glass blowing, flame working, and fusing demonstrations going on during the cocktail hour???  Honoring their namesake, the Oriental Goddess, “Benzaiten”, it will be an Asian inspired affair with some of the guests opting to come in costume.  Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will have great live entertainers besides all their staff, who will be performing live glass demos and a lovely sit-down-dinner. All funds raised by the Gala will help pay for  ‘Children’s Programming,’  ‘Scholarship Programming,’ and Benzaiten’s continuing mission of providing professional services to the artists in our community.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations now for this April 8th event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Annual Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Gala

“GLASSTRONOMIQUE”

A Night of Asian Delights

Saturday, April 8th

6pm – 10pm

Casual Dress or Oriental Costume
$250

 

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, FL

Do not use GPS

Exit I-95 go East and Turn Left at Kwik Stop at South F Street
Then Turn Right on 2nd Avenue South to Valet Parking

 

 

For more information about this event, classes, workshops, tours and volunteering:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment.

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artist, Rob Stern

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcomes the public to 3 days of events featuring internationally renown glass artist, Rob Stern. Mark your calendars for March 16th, 17th and 18th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Free Family Fun Day! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  Rob Stern is a real showman and works large so his demonstrations are extra dramatic and should not be missed.  Nowhere else in Palm Beach County is there a facility that brings in these types of world renown artists to blow glass in front of large audiences in real time. It is a sizzling hot experience!

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

 

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS!

FEATURING THE ART
OF
RENOWNED GLASS ARTIST:

ROB STERN

March 16th to 18th

 

 

The “Last Call” will not be happening from 8pm-10pm on Friday night. As that was St. Patty’s Day, we were not able to engage a band, so we are doing it after the Saturday’s public demonstration from 7pm -9pm.

Directions:  Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

“DO NOT USE GPS”
Exit I-95 at 6 Avenue, South and go East
Take a Left on South F Street at Kwik Stop
And a Right on 3rd Avenue South to Parking Lot

 

 

Hot Glass Demo With Rob Stern 

 

Thursday, March 16  6 – 9 PM

“Meet The Artist Dinner”

$100

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artist, a lecture by the artist, and piano music

Friday, March 17th

“Gallery Openings”

$10. at the door or FREE with Basic Membership

6 – 8 PM

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artist

Saturday, March 18th

“Family Demo Day”

2 – 5 PM

FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a three-hour public demo by the visiting artist

 

LAST CALL EVENT:

Saturday, March 18th

 

 

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

About Rob Stern:

Born in Miami, Rob was reared in Atlanta where his mother taught art and his father worked in the movie industry  and dabbled in photography. Rob attended Northside High School for the Performing Arts, in Atlanta, where he was a member of an elite touring group, singing dancing, and acting.  While active in many traditional sports, he also enjoyed skateboarding, surfing and rock climbing.  All of these factors combined with the inventive and adventurous spirit he inherited from his grandparents, would be important to his future career as a glass artist.

Glass installation by Rob Stern

Rob attended San Francisco State University where he studied art and discovered glass making. He worked as an apprentice at John Lewis Glass, an industrial casting facility in Oakland for five years.  He traveled to Europe touring glass factories for a semester and then returned to begin his study at the Pilchuck Glass School, renowned worldwide for its glass programs.  Rob went on to study, apprentice and assist numerous artists/masters at Pilchuck and other schools.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

In 1992, after working as a teaching assistant for Czech master, Petr Novotny, Rob was invited to work in the Ajeto Glass Factory in the Czech Republic.  It was the start of a long term working relationship, as he lived and worked there for a number of years.  He continues to work closely with Petr both in Ajeto and doing demonstrations and conducting workshops throughout the world. From 1997-2003 Rob taught glassmaking at the University of Miami, FL and earned his MFA.  Rob now co-teaches with many artists/master at schools worldwide and frequently travels abroad to make his work. He has been invited to work as a master craftsman in both the US and Europe. In 2003, he established Rob Stern Art Glass Inc. in Miami , where he now works with his team on many commissions and personal sculptures.

Glass Creation by Rob Stern

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have traveled, studied and lived in many places where glass is made by masters.  I have experienced many cultures, techniques, and the people who I have met have greatly influenced me.  I draw my inspiration from this, from music and from mostly everything I see in nature.  Working as a glass artist has enabled me to view the world as fluid, reflective, and full of light.  I strive to express emotion in my work and my other primary goal is the share the gift of glass with others”.

Glass Demo with Rob Stern

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Announces Three Days Of Events With Glass Artists Julia And Robin Rogers

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts welcome the public to three days of events featuring the art of renown glass artists, Julia and Robin Rogers.  Mark your calendars for February 23rd, 24th, and 25th for glassblowing, dinner, and music plus a Family Fun Day!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue, South          Lake Worth, FL

561.508.7315

Parking in back of building on 3rd Avenue

 

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS

WELCOMES YOU

TO THREE DAYS OF EVENTS

FEATURING THE ART

OF

RENOWNED GLASS ARTISTS

JULIA & ROBIN ROGERS

February 23rd to 25th

 

Julia and Robin Rogers, renown glass artists

 

 

 

Thursday, February 23rd 6pm – 9pm
“Meet The Artist Dinner”  $100

 

This is an elegant, intimate sit-down dinner for only 30 people held in our Center’s beautiful gallery featuring one-on-one time with the visiting artists, a lecture by the artists, and piano music

 

“Group 2” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Friday, February 24th
“Gallery Openings”

$10 at the door or Free with basic membership
6pm – 8pm

This is a lovely cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine, piano music, and a private glassblowing demo by the artists

8pm – 10pm

Now we open our doors to the young people, or people who are young at heart, and do a second glassblowing demo to the strains of live jazz music by the RECLAIM BRASS BAND

 

“Urban Group” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

Saturday, February 25th
“Family Demo Day”
2pm – 5pm
FREE EVENT

This is a great family day featuring a 3 hour public demo by the visiting artists.

 

About the Artists:

Husband and Wife Team, Julia and Robin Rogers tell The Rickie Report, ” We are enlivened by the inherent qualities of molten glass; its luminosity, viscosity, and seductive flow.  Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates blown and sculpted glass with electronics, sound, light, shadow, and a host of other materials. Inspiration is around us all, our work is specifically driven by humanity, nature, science, and music. Collaboratively, we meld our ideas into, what hopefully are, contemplative, intriguing, and thought provoking works. In addition to sculpture, we create installation and performance”.

 

 

“Dancer” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

Some of their series include, “Animalia Fantastica,” “Sentient & Sapient,” and “Architecture of the Mind.”  “Animalia Fantastica” is a series of blown/sculpted anthropomorphic glass figures.  Since the advent of human expression, animalia has been a driving source of inspiration. In fact, the oldest cave paintings depict animals and the hunt. This narrative continues in “Animalia Fantastica” touching on nourishment and sustainability.  “Sentient & Sapient” is a series of blown glass heads with mixed media that delves into our subject’s psyche.  These pieces physically and metaphorically open up to reveal the interior workings of the mind.  In “Architecture of the Mind,” heads are turned into buildings and the occupants and history of these buildings tell the story of the subject. Looking through the windows the dynamics of life are ever present.

 

 

 

 

“Sassy” by Julia and Robin Rogers

 

 

 

“With performance and installation, we are able to broaden our ideas, creating a larger picture. Ideas of collective conscious, life cycles, perception, and an advancing technological civilization are prevalent in this work.  In the “Journey,” a performance, using a video projected and reflected in a pool of water, we tell a story that begins in a modern, active city in the rain and takes viewers backward through time to the beginning of all life on earth.  We use hot glass in this piece to represent the primordial ooze where life first emerged. We are two artists living, breathing, and working together.  Our minds never stop imagining the possibilities of what can be explored, discovered, shared, and executed”.

 

 

To receive more information or to Register for these events, classes, workshops or upcoming events please  visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

Call 561-508-7315 or
Email aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way    Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

On Small Business Saturday, November 26th, McMow Art Glass Offers Discounts For You And Donations To Local Elementary School

Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in November, 2010. It encouraged holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local, especially during the busiest time of the year for shopping. This initiative has been wildly successful and McMow Art Glass is honored to be a part of it.  The Rickie Report shares the exciting details of McMow’s discounts on classes and how purchases will also benefit the Highland Elementary School!  Be there on Saturday, November 26th!

 

 

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701 N Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL

(561) 585-9011

 

 

 

 

Small Business Saturday is
Saturday, November 26th, 2016

 

 

Small Business Saturday was started by American Express in November of 2010. It began as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local, especially during the busiest time of the year for shopping. This initiative has been wildly successful and McMow Art Glass is honored to be a part of it.

 

 

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This year, in addition to giving you something special as a thank you for shopping small with McMow, we also want to give back to our local community!

 

 

Receive 10% OFF your entire purchase on
Small Business Saturday!

(cannot be combined with any other offer or discount)

and we will be giving 10% of our sales from that day to our neighborhood elementary school,
Highland Elementary!

 

 

YOU GET 10% and WE GIVE 10%!

 

We have the perfect gift for all your loved ones at McMow Art Glass

– Beginner Art Glass Classes in Fusing, Stained Glass, Mosaics and more!
– Beautiful pieces of Art!
– Custom Stained Glass Doors and Windows for your home or office!

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This holiday season – you have the choice! Local retailers are in constant competition with online and large scale retailers so it is with the most sincere sentiment that we say

THANK YOU for choosing to Shop Small at McMow Art Glass.

 

 

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For more information about these events, classes or tours:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011
Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass Announces New Fusing Technique, Specialty Classes, Mosaic Master Class And Holiday Sale Pre-Orders

McMow Art Glass announces many exciting Specialty Classes for November and December, including Open Face Kiln Casting, Making Wearable Art with Dichroic Jewelry, Liquid Caming (this is not a typo), a Master Mosaic Class with Jane Wright and “Harnessing Flow” with Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio, to mention the highlights!  The Rickie Report shares the details about classes and the upcoming One Day Sale!

 

 

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701 N Dixie Hwy.    Lake Worth, FL

 (561) 585-9011

 

 

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2016

SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Special Dates to Remember in November!

Saturday, November 5th –

Last Day to submit all Holiday Sale Pre – Orders.
Skip the lines while taking advantage of our biggest savings of the year!

 

 

Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday –

Support your local economy by shopping small!

Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN-CASTING

At the Armory Art Center with McMow Master, Phil Materio

Thursday, November 3rd & 10th from 9am – 4:30 pm 
Tuition: $240 Lab Fee $64:

To register for this class hosted at the Armory Art Center please visit: http://www.armoryart.org/

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday November 2nd 6:30-8:30pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING

 

Saturday November 5th 9am-3pm

$150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

WEARABLE ART!!!
DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES


Wednesday, November 9th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

 


In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

NEW! FUSED LIQUID CAMING

Saturday, November 12th 9-3pm

$150 *Beginner-Intermediate Level*
Create this work of art using technique that gives the appearance of both fusing and caming in one project. Incorporate bright pops of color to create a stunning contrast! This class includes all materials & kiln firings.

 

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!

NEW: FUSING FORUM!

Hosted by Fused In Glass in Boynton Beach
Location: 1107 SE 2nd St, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Wednesday, November 16th 6-8pm Free and Open to the Public!


PLEASE RSVP as space is limited! 561-585-9011 x100

About the Fusing Forum:

If you missed the fun at the last Fusing Forum – please join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections this November! Local fusing artisans, hobbyists, and retailers will be invited to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. This forum’s theme will be about discussing your failures & successes. Use the knowledge of your fellow-fusers and LEARN from your mistakes! Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss with the group. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community. Refreshments will be served.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum? Contact taylor@mcmow.com

 

LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders

Saturday, November 19th from 9am – 3p m

$150.00
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

 

 

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!
Saturday, November 26th – Small Business Saturday – Support your local economy by shopping small! Special sales & give-a-ways to be announced.

 

 

 

DECEMBER
Special Dates to Remember in December!

Tuesday, December 13th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!


This one day event will be held from 9am – 9pm

Details to follow!

 

 

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Mosaic by Jane Wright

 

NEW! MOSAIC MASTER CLASS

WITH MOSAICIST JANE WRIGHT

Two-Part Class: Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd from 10am- 3pm

 $300 
*Basic Mosaic Knowledge Required*

 

 

In this two-day Contemporary Mosaic Master lass you will learn about creating design, technical cutting with mosaic nippers, problem solving, and grouting technique. Design choices will be provided and students can also bring in designs of their choice. Take your mosaic art to the next level and meet other mosaic enthusiasts! All materials are included!

 

About Jane Wright:

 

South Florida professional mosaicist/instructor Jane Wright creates fine art. Long before Jane began creating mosaics she had always been attracted to the art form because of its beauty, intricacy and amazing longevity. She finds her own inspiration from nature, personal moments in her life and a sense of whimsical fantasy. Jane uses a broad variety of materials to create a dramatic narrative of texture, movement and visual interest. She focuses on unique and well tested techniques and generously guides her students with her knowledge and practical advice.  She is a member of The Society of American Mosaic Artists and is presently on the administrative staff of the Contemporary Mosaic Artists.  Her exhibitions (both juried and non-juried): Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Minnesota and Nevada.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday December 7th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

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Glass As Art Contest Winner, Gina Sneiderman

NEW! GO WITH THE FLOW

 Learn the “Harnessing Flow” Bullseye technique from our 2016 Bullseye Glass Category, Glass as Art Contest winner – Gina Sneiderman & Phil Materio

Take your fusing to the next level! Learn this INCREDIBLE technique

 

Two-Part Class: Saturday, December 10th & Saturday, December 17th 9am – 3pm

$350
*Intermediate – Advanced Level*
In this two-part Master Class students will learn the process of using heat, gravity, and beautiful Bullseye Glass to create a dimensional piece of kiln-formed art. Learn the following: The basics of how glass moves • The fundamental tools and materials necessary to harness flow within a body of glass • How to fire sheet glass arranged within an assembled mold that includes a ramp or incline to achieve flow within a finished piece. All materials and kiln-firing are included.

 

 

About Gina Sneiderman:

Gina Sneiderman started working with glass over the summer of 2012.  After selling her sign company, she gave herself some time to find her creative outlet and came across McMow Art Glass’ beginner stained glass class.  After completing that class and several stained glass projects, she decided to give fusing a try and was hooked, from the first day.  A short few months later, at the McMow Annual Holiday party, she bought her first kiln and the following year at the same party, she bought her second kiln. Gina has taken numerous classes in fusing at McMow Art Glass; at a couple of other teaching studios; and at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
She especially likes to work with architectural styles of glass and with deep pieces – glass casting is her absolute favorite.

 

 

 

 

For more information about these events, classes our tours:

Taylor Materio, Creative Director
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 
Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmowartglass.com
www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Benzaiten Gala, “Glasstronomique” Will Be A Feast For The Senses!

Founder of Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, JoAnne Berkow, announces “Glasstronomique … A Feast for the Senses”!  This will be a fun-filled event with tons of entertainment, taking place on March 19th.  It includes a glass-blowing cocktail hour followed by an elegant wine pairing dinner and great musical entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details. Reserve your space now and get your colorful attire ready for what promises to be a hot night!

 

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass Announces Week Of Holiday Sales On Supplies, Workshops And Classes

McMow Art Glass is very excited to announce a week-long holiday sale! Their new Specialty Class Schedule will be released and on sale as well! Not sure what to buy the glass creative in your life?  The Rickie Report suggests a Gift Certificate, so they can choose among classes, kilns, tools and supplies!  McMow is also taking Special Orders – and still offering the discount!  Here are the details.

 

 

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McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 585-9011
Fax: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

McMowHOLIDAYSALE

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
and it just got even more wonderful…

For the first time ever, we are EXTENDING our holiday party from a one day sale to a WEEK-LONG SALES EVENT!

NO MORE WAITING! NO MORE LONG LINES! NO MORE CROWDS! NO MORE PARKING ISSUES!

Hours of Operation during our Holiday Sale:

Monday December 7th:
CLOSED!

Tuesday December 8th:
9am-8:30pm

Wednesday December 9th:
9am-8:30pm

Thursday December 10th:
9am-4:30pm

Friday December 11th:
9am-4:30pm

Saturday December 12th:
9am-3pm

Sunday December 13th:
CLOSED!

Our NEW SPECIALTY CLASS SCHEDULE will be released the week of the holiday sale…

20% OFF ALL CLASSES!

We will also be having special events and demos throughout the week- details to be announced!

Missed the pre-order deadline?

NO PROBLEM!

There are still PLENTY of opportunities to take advantage of the discounts on all the items YOU WANT! We will have a TON of great tools, glass, and materials in-house during our week-long holiday sales event!

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

SPECIAL ORDER anything you’d like and still receive the discount!

CLASSES! KILNS! GIFT CERTIFICATES! AND MORE!

Discounts Include:

20% OFF ALL NON-FUSIBLE GLASS-
includes Spectrum, Wissmach, Kokomo, and Youghiogheny

35% OFF ALL BULLSEYE GLASS CO. PRODUCTS
(45% OFF for Bullseye premium pricing accounts)

20% OFF Materials & Supplies

15% OFF Kilns, Saws & Grinders

20% OFF Classes & Workshop time

For more information Call 561.585.9011 ext. 100

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Fall Craft Festival Returns To Downtown Delray Beach October 3rd & 4th In Support Of Breast Cancer Research

The 21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival takes place on October 3rd and 4th. Over 100 leading crafters from throughout the U.S. will be selling their finest work including original handmade crafts, functional art and affordable gift items. The artistic media include folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Proceeds from the sale of “Pinktober” items will benefit the world-renowned Shula Moffitt Cancer Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details, including photos of Jodi Crespi (accessories), Finny Lazarus (fine jewelry), Inna Schoeler (fiber), John Nikas (leather bags) and Lai Price (plants).

 

 

21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival

Saturday, October 3rd

&

Sunday, October 4th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

 

Navigation Address:

330 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

 

Support the Arts, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority & the Local Economy

 

Free and open to the public

 

All HAE and ACE events in October are part of the “Pinktober” campaign benefiting The Shula Fund at Moffit Cancer Center

 

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Original Crafts – Functional Art – Unique Affordable Gift Items – Breast Cancer Inspired Artwork

 

 

 

 

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Jodi Crespi – Breast cancer belt for “Pinktober”
http://www.pjarttags.com

 

 

 

Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors will once again partner with the world-renowned Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. This not-for-profit hospital and cancer research facility has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance the fight against this disease. Proceeds from the sale of breast cancer awareness artwork will be donated to Moffitt.

 

 

 

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Finny Lazarus – special necklace for “Pinktober”
http://blog.artfestival.com/2012/12/finnys-jewel-house/

 

INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried outdoor craft showcase
  • Original crafts
  • Handmade in America
  • Unique and affordable gift items
  • 100 crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000
  • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
  • All crafters on site for duration of festival

 

A vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass.

 

In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts and an array of artistic media, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors.

 

 

Inna Schoeler – FIBER

 

 

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Wearable Art by Inna Schoeler

 

Inna Schoeler creates unique handmade luxury knitwear and accessories. Her innovative approach updates the traditional techniques of knitting, crochet and weaving, while blending the finest yarns together to create distinctive twenty-first century clothing.

 

 

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http://www.foxxychique.com

 

You can purchase Foxxy Chique wearables at art festivals nationwide as well as order custom designs tailored to your fashion taste. Inna’s creations are sold in boutiques and art galleries located in Charleston SC, Carmel-by-the-Sea CA, Hilton Head SC, Sarasota FL and Pensacola FL.

 

 

John Nikas – LEATHER

 

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Leather Messenger Bag by John Nikas

 

 

Nikas Leather Works is a one man leather shop dedicated to creativity, functionality, and the quality of handcrafted leather goods.  John Nikas creates his own leather designs. John starting working leather while in college, and supported himself for many years with various leather shops. After a career as a successful builder, John returned to leather work out of the pure pleasure he gets from designing and making leather goods.

 

 

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John Nikas – HANDBAGS
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NikasLeatherWorks
https://www.facebook.com/nikasleather/info?tab=page_info

 

 

 

John’s mission is to make unique leather goods that are as practical as they are beautiful.  He creates custom guitar straps, messenger bags/attache cases, handbags, plain and tooled belts, wallets, tablet cases, wrist cuffs, hair barrettes,matching dog collars & leashes, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

Lai Price – PLANTS

 

 

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Lai Price – Plants
http://www.facebook.com/ModernLookSucculents

Lai Price offers nautical and seasonal contemporary flora designs with moss, coral, air plants, orchids, bonsai, succulents, drifted woods, seashells, in glass vessels at reasonable prices.

 

 

 

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Plants by Lai Price

 

 

American Craft Endeavors, producer of this show, and Howard Alan Events bring many art and craft festivals to Downtown Delray Beach each year including the city’s signature Festival of the Arts which takes place in January and the Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival in addition to many craft shows at various locations around town.

 

About American Craft Endeavors:

American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival (Fort Lauderdale, FL), the Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean (Jupiter/Juno Beach, FL), the Downtown Stuart Craft Fairs (Stuart, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

 

 

For additional information on the 21st Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund

McMow Art Glass is proud to announce The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund.  Shari frequented classes and entered contests at McMow, as she found a place to immerse herself in creativity. Throughout Shari’s life she was always looking for new therapeutic and creative outlets to craft her expressionism and skills. McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the ‘Glass as Art Contest’, a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education, including glass blowing classes through the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, to a local student in need.  The Rickie Report is honored to share the information and a few photos of Shari’s beautiful glass work.

 

 

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“After the passing of our beloved daughter, sister and aunt on April 25th, 2014 we, the family of Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney, have chosen to memorialize her life by starting a scholarship fund in her name. McMow Art Glass Studio in Lake Worth, Florida, where Shari frequented classes and entered contests, was a place where she could lose herself in creativity. Some of the art she enjoyed most consisted of glass beads, fused glass and slumping. Throughout Shari’s life she was always looking for new therapeutic and creative outlets to craft her expressionism and skills. Our hope is that Shari’s love for the art of glass live on through this scholarship and at the same time benefit someone in need.”

 

 

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Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney

 

 

McMow Art Glass is proud to partner with Shari’s family to honor her memory. Each April, in conjunction with the ‘Glass as Art Contest’ a scholarship recipient will be awarded. This scholarship will be utilized to provide a comprehensive glass arts education, including glass blowing classes through the Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, to a local student in need.

 

 

To contribute to this fund please make checks payable to:
McMow Art Glass

Memo:
The Shari Lynn Soldano-Carney Scholarship Fund

Mail checks to:
McMow Art Glass     701 N. Dixie Hwy
Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

Just a few of Shari Lynn’s beautiful art glass creations:

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For more information about McMow Art Glass please visit:  mcmow.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291