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|Meet the Great and Talented Instructors that teach at D&L Art Glass Supply®
Mark Abildgaard began working with kiln-cast glass in 1986 in his own studio, and quickly became inspired by the interaction between glass, light and color. When creating glass sculptures, he uses the inherent property of the material to transmit light as a way to express a feeling of spirituality. Mark began as a teaching assistant in 1984 for a glassblowing course in Hawaii, and since then has been a guest lecturer at the Smithsonian Associates Studio Arts Program, as well as an instructor at Pilchuck School and the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass several times. Collections of his work can be found in The Corning Museum of glass, The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, Pacific Enterprises, and the Tokyo Glass Art Institute.
Nationally recognized for her self-developed copper foil-overlay techniques, Cathy developed her unique style of copper foil "sculpture" in an effort to bring more realism to her stained glass work. Her art is in galleries and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She has been featured in multiple glass industry magazines, and is the author of a video that describes her copper foil overlay soldering techniques. She lectures and teaches a variety of classes across the country.
Erinn Diekman is an artist with a passion for glass. As a graduate from Purdue University with a degree in Fine Art and Art Education and a licensed Art Educator in the state of Colorado, she loves to share her art glass knowledge and enthusiasm with all learners. Erinn has taught both adults and children in traditional classrooms as well non-traditional arenas. She is constantly expanding her knowledge of art glass by learning from renowned master artists in the field in addition to experimenting and researching the boundaries of her own style. She began her art glass apprenticeship in a stained glass professional studio and continues to build upon her art glass knowledge by working with D&L Art Glass. Erinn teaches at the D&L Art Glass “Learning Center” on a regular basis. Erinn’s art is found in galleries and private residences across the country.
Seattle resident Michael Dupille has worked in art his entire career, as a creator, consultant and educator. Experienced in a variety of media including animation, illustration, print, and textile design, he continues to challenge himself through invention and innovation. Since the late 1980's he has worked exclusively with glass, having developed and refined a technique for 'painting with glass', using crushed glass in combination with kiln fired methods. Michael is recognized as a pioneer in the field of kiln formed glass, especially in the area of mold making and kiln casting. He is the creator of Castalot--a reusable glass casting mold material. He has done design work for Bullseye Glass, was a guest artist and instructor at The Camp Colton Glass program, and his creative input is well featured in Boyce Lundstrom’s books on art glass techniques. He has also been a guest studio artist at the Uroboros Glass Factory.
Robin has been working in the glass medium since 1971 and teaching since 1978. She continues to find new and different ways to see her art. Her residence/studio is on 400 acres in the foothills above Lyons, Colorado with horses, cats and dogs that are a constant inspiration. Her work can be viewed at Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery and at www.glassponydesigns.com
As an art student in college working primarily in clay, Patty was introduced to glass blowing in 1973. She and her husband built their first glass blowing studio in 1975 and Patty started fusing in the early 80’s. Together they have produced architectural fused/cast glasswork for installations in major hotels, public buildings and private residences as well as a body of personal work.
Petra and Wolfgang Kaiser:
Petra Kaiser is the author of the popular books, Introduction to Glass Fusing
and Fuse It
, published by Wardell Publications, Inc. She and her husband, Wolfgang, have specialized in glass fusing since they moved to the US from Germany over 15 years ago. Petra's creative focus is on kiln-worked-glass. Wolfgang is an experienced entrepreneur and a 'tool wizard' fabricator. The Kaisers discovered the specialized fiberboard, (now known as Kaiser Lee Board) in Europe and quickly recognized its benefits and its application to fused glass art. Petra & Wolfgang constantly experiment with cutting-edge techniques and designs in their Florida Studio. Petra and Wolfgang can also be found teaching all over the US, and in Japan and Mexico.
Kent has been working with glass for more than 30 years. What started with a fascination with glass soon became a career. Kent learned to bevel early in his art glass career, and was determined to find out everything he could about pushing the limits of beveled glass. His work has since been seen worldwide, in important homes and historic buildings.
Richard La Londe:
Richard La Londe has been working with art glass since 1974, and began fusing in 1980. He was one of the original glass fusing instructors at Bullseye Glass Company, has taught at Pilchuck Glass School, and is the author of two books: Richard La Londe & Friends
and Fused Glass Art & Technique
. When not instructing or working on private commissions, Richard enjoys the natural scenery around his home on Whidbey Island, Washington.
Kate MacLeod is the 2012 First Place Winner of the CBS Dichroic by Design Contest. Kate has a long history in art and design and holds a BFA and an MBA, and is the former co-founder and
co-owner of Glass Symphony. She has published in
multiple magazines, and now enjoys her quiet country
lifestyle outside of Bend, Oregon while working
commissions and independent whim.
Peter is a contributing writer for GLASS ART and GLASS CRAFTSMAN magazines and frequently travels, offering visiting artist workshops. He currently maintains an independent studio in Washington state where he creates his own experimental work as well as architectural commissions for his clients throughout the US and abroad.
Originally from the
Pacific Northwest, Anne Nye studied fine art at the
University of Idaho and California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, CA. After years in the graphic design field, Anne began working full-time at her art in 1997, moving into fused glass in 2000. She approaches her glass work like she does
painting. Anne currently lives in Omaha, NE with her
Jayne has worked in stained glass, kiln formed glass and hot glass for more than twenty-five years and has been a popular workshop speaker for over a decade. She is widely known for her glass design and groundbreaking finishing techniques, particularly in bracelets and watches. As innovator of the kiln formed bracelet technique and her trademarked glass embossing system, Jayne has also developed the precision tools that support these procedures. She is the author of several books, and has produced six instructional videos on fusing, glass & wire jewelry designs and kiln forming.
Beginning his studies in Rome and later completing his fine art studies at the Art Institute of San Francisco, Narcissus discovered glass as the most suitable material with which to express himself artistically. His interest in how art can transform the human image in the public and private sphere is central to his work. Narcissus is considered one of the world’s most significant glass artists, due to the volume and beauty of his commissioned pieces in public areas. ‘Taiwan Dome of Light’, the largest illuminated glass ceiling in the world, and the glass dome in the Santa Maria degli Angeli church in Rome are just two of his best-known works.
Craig Smith and Larry Jacobsen:
Craig Smith is a classically trained ceramist who started his career selling one-of-a-kind art pieces in galleries and production lines sold in finer department stores such as Nieman Marcus. Later in his career, Craig developed complex ceramic and porcelain mold systems for other artists and industries throughout North America and Europe. In 2002, Craig transitioned to glass. After almost a year of research, he developed the ceramic mold systems on which the Colour de Verre product line is based. Larry Jacobsen brings many years of marketing and technology experience to the Company. He is responsible for managing the relationships with the art potteries and machine shops that produce Colour de Verre’s products; authoring the Company’s newsletters, website, project sheets, and other support material; and the Company’s business affairs.
Australian Glass Artist Christine Stewart has been working in glass for over twenty years, a career which began in stained glass, undertaking both private and commercial installations and ecclesiastic restorations and now specializing in glass mosaics, fused and slumped art glass, and dichroic glass jewelry. Christine is the author of five art glass books and three pattern packs with CKE publications which are distributed worldwide. She is internationally recognized for her dramatic designs, innovative techniques and eccentric use of color.
Townsend is a self-taught artist with over 30 years experience in his field. His 10 year study of dancers in New York City had a profound influence on his style, leading to the clean lines and focus on motion that he has become known for. His background in classical music was instrumental in developing the preference for structure and form that permeates his work today. A master flameworker, Townsend uses a variety of traditional and modern techniques--including methods that he has developed--to create the sculptures that appear in his mind. Townsend is the author of six books, which include technical instruction manuals, marketing guidelines and insight for artists, and contemplative philosophical volumes. He is currently writing his next three books, and writes columns for 3 periodicals. He has also produced a series of eight videos, which demonstrate the techniques he has developed.