Winter 2010 Newsletter

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                     Glass Patterns Quarterly 


Winter 2010

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In This Issue
Maureen's Musings
Standing Heart
Beautiful Glass Painting-Shading
Bunny in the Carrot Patch
Jennell Hogue-Trade Secrets
  TR BiddleNLW10

         design by TR Biddle


Inspired by the beauty of nature, TR bases his designs on images of plants, and flowers. He strives for a realistic effect in his work, preferring relatively simple, uncomplicated patterns. 
GPQ's  Winter 2010 issue features "The Creative Breath" article by Dr. Linda Seger and art work by
TR Biddle.
The Dance of Life
by Jody and Jonathan Sheppard


SGN Publishing is celebrating the art of the dance with its new volume, "The Dance of Life", by mother-and -son team Jody and Jonathan Sheppard. This book contains nineteen patterns for stained glass panels that represent historic and contemporary dance styles from around the world. These projects are designed to be enlarged to the desired size. The scenes are perfect for capturing the motion of dance in a form that can be enjoyed over and over again.
SGN Publishing


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Maureen James
Dear Readers,

 The Importance of Sharing Your Art with the World 

This winter edition of Glass Patterns Quarterly has been a particular treat to put together. As with so many previous issues, this one seemed to come together from the creative sparks we call ideas. It almost had a mind of its own, in a sense. In the opening article, I hope you will enjoy the work of TR Biddle and the message from him and Dr. Linda Seger on the connection between creativity and spirituality. I have known for years that artists are special people, and I believe that in this particular economic environment, their place on this earth is paramount to our survival and well-being. If it's been awhile since you have dabbled in "glass," I urge you to pick it back up for all the reasons that they shared and more. You and the world around you will be healthier for it, I promise. It's no mistake; artists are here for a reason and you are here for a reason beyond our full comprehension. Together we can create a magazine that represents many, many artists and a collection of brilliant and unique styles. You might begin to recognize and understand art glass techniques when you see them in galleries and be able to discuss them intelligently. You may begin to recognize particular artists by their art as they trademark their own unique styles and systems of working with glass. Sharing ideas and techniques with others helps to keep the hobby growing and strengthens the skills of the individual glass crafter. Witnessing beginners who are new to glass and how much they enjoy it reminds us of our own first years in glass.

Glass Patterns Quarterly has an exciting year planned for you, our valued readers, for 2011. In addition to the great lineup of new techniques in glass and artists, you will find galleries throughout the pages of GPQ that inspire even more creativity and ideas. We'll make every attempt to load our pattern sheet full of great designs for all skill levels plus larger projects that aren't overly complicated. You can also look to our website, newsletters, and Facebook page for timely updates that tie in projects from the magazine as well as free downloadable projects and patterns. You'll be receiving new and relevant information from us each month. As a subscriber, you'll also receive additional content each quarter that will be delivered via e mail. Please make sure we have your current e-mail address with your subscription so you receive all of your benefits. We hope you will always turn to us as a trusted source of glass patterns and glass instructions.


Future issues will feature various themes as we continue to share seasonal projects and information. We welcome your submissions as well, and now there are more ways than ever to become a part of our publication. We'll walk you through each stage of submission and strive to promote you as we give our readers ways to connect with the designers we feature. We're sharing so much information with you, because we know that the creative well is deep and abundantly overflowing. Inside this issue I believe you'll find plenty of glass projects that are exciting and challenging from a variety of talented artists and designers. Enjoy!

Maureen James
Editor in Chief

Submission Deadline for Upcoming Issue

Summer 2011 March 20, 2011
Theme: Summertime and Nature, Seaside and Seascape Project


Standing Heart

Standing Heart

design by Dodge Studio 

A copper foil project for beginners. This project is one of
thirty-two patterns in "Holiday Portfolio" from Dodge Studio Designs.
of Beautiful Glass Painting-Shading
designed by David Williams and Stephen Byrne
This is the second of a four-part series on the techniques of stained glass painting. We show you an amazing way of shading and matting stained glass when you make this festive decoration.

Bunny in the Carrot Patch 

design by Terry and John Benefiel 
Mosaic Stepping-Stone for Beginners

Glass Trade Secrets
by Jennell Hogue

Glass-a-holic Publications


A Good Shine

Believe it or not, a good looking patina and a long lasting shine to your solder seams begin

when you solder. By wiping the flux off with our trade secret solution of vinegar and water, keeps the flux from causing damage.  Don't leave the flux on for more than 5 minutes. Don't use window cleaner on your solder as it also contributes to a poor patina

or silvery shine.


Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events  and Classes  


Corning Museum of Glass                   Miami Mosaic Academy                  

Classes                                               Classes                                              


SGAA                                                  American Craft Council                             
Preconference Classes                      Events Calendar
                                                            Glass Classes 2011
International Society of Glass Beadmakers        
Events Calendar                                


Glass Art Society                                 Bullseye Glass Co.            

Classes                                                 Events & Classes


Show 2011                              Events & Classes                                          
Creative Paradise Inc                 Furnace Design Studio
Events 2011                               Botanical Glass Exhibition 2011                                          Carlisle School of Glass   

                                                                                                                                                Events & Classes

Workshops & Classes                                   Workshops
Authors Book Signing Event at Glass Craft and Bead Expo:  April 1st, 2011 - 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The Kay Bain Weiner Educational Art Glass Foundation would like to invite you to participate in the 5th annual
signing event and selling opportunity at the 2011 Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas.
This event is sponsored by the KBW Foundation and all proceeds go toward the growth and education of
art glass. Last year 16 authors participated in the signing and the event attracted a large crowd.  For more
information please visit:     All Authors of Book and DVDs are Welcome!

Winter2010coverGlass artists and hobbyists will find a fabulous array of information and projects in the Winter 2010 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly, which begins with a reminder to artists of where the spark of inspiration originates. Then GPQ celebrates that inspiration in a beautiful gallery that features the work of sixteen fusing and stained glass artists. There's also a great selection of tutorials and patterns including a hummingbird panel and a simple, hinged camel-backed treasure chest for beginners plus stained glass panels depicting a penguin family, an owl at night, a trio of ballerinas, and a graceful Japanese Kokeshi doll on a snowy day. Fusers will be thrilled with a contemporary mirror frame decorated with frit and squirt glass, molded glass knobs that don't require drilling or expensive hardware, and glass cabochon pendants created with scrap glass. Advanced stained glass artists will appreciate the challenging Victorian door panel design variations, which challenge artists to use the beauty of opalescent glass for more depth in color. Rounding out this great issue are tips for troubleshooting error messages on kilns. And don't forget to check this issue for our regular features on New Products, New Books and Patterns, What's Hot, Industry News, and full-size patterns available only from GPQ. Subscribers to the magazine can also now look forward to receiving Subscriber Only bonus material for each issue via e-mail. For more information or to become a subscriber, call 1-800-719-0769 or visit 


Glass Patterns Quarterly's Winter 2010 issue can be purchased as a Back Issue at our web site.

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Reader's Corner! 

The best place to learn and enjoy glass is by taking a class at a local stained glass retailer. Here you'll meet people of like mind and similar interests. We would like for you to meet Zoi and John Sandy, the owners of "Glass Endeavors", in Minneapolis, MN.  "Our retail store is a business with a mission.  We communicate that glass is an art form for personal expression rather than simply a craft to render in patterned projects with technical expertise".  Look for their profile in
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 Sandhill Crane 
 Sand Hill Crane-Sunrise
 design by Candy Michalski
 Designs in Stained Glass  


 " I have been doing stained glass for 15 years,

 became obsessed after the first piece, which

 was my own design. "


 Thank you Candy for sharing your art glass work in

 GPQ's Winter 2010 E-Newsletter!



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We hope you've enjoyed reading our newsletter and welcome any comments or ideas for upcoming issues. Look for our next Newsletter in May 2011.
Glass Patterns Quarterly 
Maureen James, Editor


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