Laura Donefer's Crazy Corning Glass Fashion Show

Laura Donefer's Crazy Corning Glass Fashion Show

Photography by Stephen Wild

Since her very first glass fashion show in Toronto in 1989, artist Laura Donefer has been cajoling artists to don costumes celebrating their imaginations and their material, which they then parade before an adoring crowd of fellow artists. For the closing-night party of the 2016 Glass Art Society conference, Donefer pulled out all the stops, memorializing the late rock stars Prince and David Bowie in a tightly choreographed sequence of moveable art and music as artists walked the catwalk set up at The Corning Museum of Glass auditorium. Because of the massive crowd of attendees, and a limit of 800 seats in the auditorium, there were two shows for the first time in the 27-year history of Donefer's productions.

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Glass Art: 112 Contemporary Artists

Glass Art: 112 Contemporary Artists

by Barbara Purchia and E. Ashley Rooney, Introduction by Corey Hampson, Foreword by Herb Babcock

More than 590 brilliantly detailed photos capture the work of 112 glass artists and show the tremendous diversity, depth, and breadth of how this ancient medium is used in the twenty-first century. New and emerging glass artists are featured together with some well-known experts, and all of them challenge the boundaries of familiar techniques. Many of these artists also teach or continue research into the capabilities of glass. Many have won major awards; still others have been the subject of media attention; and many are mentors and leaders of contemporary glass art. Their towering installations, miniscule insects, glass kimonos, and more will inspire everyone interested in appreciating, working with, or collecting glass.

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Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture

Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture

by Anne Lee , E. Ashley Rooney, Foreword by Lois Russell, Introduction by Adrienne Sloane

Nearly 500 photos of artwork with personal insights from 76 of today’s most noteworthy artists show the tremendously broad range of possibilities that working in three dimensions can offer. In conjunction with the other two books in this acclaimed series, it invites readers to re-examine fiber art through a multifaceted contemporary lens. Both established artists and emerging artists whose work is attracting notice are gathered here. Carol Milne’s knitted glass and Peter Gentenaar’s technique of vacuum forming and air-drying paper fibers are but a few examples of artists using new materials with traditional methods.

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 478 color images | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353420 | Binding: hard cover

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Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin

Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin

What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of serious craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before. 

A variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over that s sure to make you smile! 

The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike

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The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories

The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories

Catalog from the 2009 show at the Fuller Craft Museum.  Curated by Wendy Tarlow Kaplan.

29 pages

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