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Sonia Costa

glass artist in Nantes

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PRESENTED ON JUL 12, 2016
IN NANTES @ VOL 12
Conflicting and binding medium, the glass is Sonia Costa's material. She chose this craftfor his radical property, between softness and sharpness, fragility and strength, coldness and light. The artist experiments through firing, she uses a reduced palette, looking for uncluttered style.
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@ VOL 6 ON SEP 21, 2013

Nancy Giere is a recovering workoholic. When she realized her working lifestyle was resulting in negativity, she decided to take a workshop and go into glass-fusing as a way to reconnect with her creativity. We see how she views crafting as a metaphor for the corrections she has made to live a better life.

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A Parable About Glass

BY JILL REYNOLDS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Jill Reynolds talks about the intersetion of glass and science and glass' essentialness in measuring the natural world. She further relates the idea of glass to human beings in that just as glass "...humans are fragile beings shaped by breath and filled with potential and possibilities." 

 

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Stained Glass

BY EMILY CARLSON
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Emily Carlson is passionate about making, stained glass and chocolate.  Here she talks about the creation of the centerpiece window for a Chicago temple.

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Through a Glass Lightly

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

Less that 2 weeks before this event Amy Anderson learned that there would be glass art on display in the gallery. She put together this presentation that explores all of the ways we interact with glass - emotionally, spiritually, physically, and many more. I guess all that time spent in libraries (see her previous PK) has paid off.

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Glass - The Material

BY ADÉLA NOVOTNÁ
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Adéla Novotný talks about glass as a material.

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BY JAN FALTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Czech glass artist Jan Falta presents about his work.

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The Transformative Power Of Glass

BY PEARL DICK
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

"People of color are largely underrepresented in the glass art world so, I sought to change that ratio."

In The Transformative Power Of Glass from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 40, Artist and Educator Pearl Dick uses glassblowing to empower at risk youth in Chicago.

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Why Contemporary Art Is Important, and How to Understand It

BY KAI DENNETT
IN PORTSMOUTH NH

Kai Dennett explaines how to interpret contemporary art using three questions. Very informative and amusing.

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40 Years of Glass

BY BOB SWIDERGAL
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 25, 2019

A master glass artist describes his 40 year journey.  An amazing variety of glass blowing and glass art.