American Glass Guild Annual Conference (22–24 July 2011)

The annual conference of the American Glass Guild (AGG) will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, with workshops on Thursday 21 July and a stained-glass tour on Monday 25 July. Several sessions will highlight medieval stained glass.

The keynote speaker will be renowned artist Charles Z. Lawrence. Other speakers include national and international stained-glass artists, art historians and conservators: Drew Anderson, Don Burt, Joseph Cavalieri, Nancy Gong, Guy Kemper, Tom Küpper, Andrew Moore, Robin Neely, Virginia Chieffo Raguin, Roberto Rosa, Scott Taylor, Karl Heinz Traut, Kent Watkins and Andrew Young. Topics include artists’ work; the history of glass-painting; working with enamels;  new glass techniques; conservation of Mary Tillinghast windows; stained glass at Lincoln Cathedral; late Gothic German windows at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Tiffany at the Virginia Museum of Art. Workshops will be given by Mary Clerkin Higgins on conservation gluing, by Indre McCraw on glass painting, and by Matteo Randi on traditional glass mosaics. There will be a free drawing workshop with Debra Balchen.

Conference details can be found on the guild’s website.

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