AGASC Newsletter Spring 2016 

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Call for Artists
Kathleen Mitchells Show
Be sure and visit our website to learn more about us!
You will find a list of our members who have websites
and teach art glass.

Letter from the President 

I want to welcome all glass enthusiasts to a new year with the AGASC. Last year was a great year with more workshops, shows and lectures than we have ever had before. I hope you were able to take advantage of a few of our events, which included:
Alec Miller Photography Sessions     
Allure Exhibit
Pt. Loma Library Exhibit
Gallery 21 Annual Show
Catherine Newell Workshop & Lecture
Carmel Valley Library Exhibit
Carrie Iverson Workshop & Lecture
Tom Marosz Lecture
Fritz Dreisbach Lecture
Annual Holiday Party
This year we hope to have another year full of exciting events. We have already lined up a lecture with Tom Marosz, a workshop by Cathy Coverley and the Front Porch Gallery Show. To make the rest of the year a success, I would like to invite you to volunteer for any of our upcoming events. Volunteering is a great way to get to know your fellow glass artists and to help the organization put on even better events. We need everyone to participate. It can be a lot of fun!
Glass is a blast; get involved.
Jack Wade
President AGASC


Everything You Ever Wanted
to Know About Adhesives
with Tom Marosz

Have you ever had an adhesive fail?  Tom Marosz will help us uncover the mysteries of gluing glass to glass and glass to metal.

Note the new date is February 27th

This informative LecMo will be February 27th at 3:00 pm at Tom's studio, 606 Concepcion Ave, Spring Valley, CA 91977

$5.00 per person and you can register here:
Three Day Cast Glass Workshop
Texture and Geometry
with Cathy Coverley

An exploration of kiln casting using clay positive and plaster investment techniques.

This hands on workshop will leave you ready to successfully cast in your own studio. Participants will make two pieces and learn how to incorporate inclusions into their work. 

Once you have registered you will receive a letter from Cathy confirming your registration and providing additional details about the workshop.

Sign up NOW, this workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Dates:  March 19th and 20th 9am-4pm
             and March 26 10am-1pm


Cost:   Members $475.00
           Non-Members $525.00 

Bring Your Own Lunch.   Water and coffee will be available.

Location:  Susan Hirsch Studio
968 Rancheros Suite S, San Marcos, CA 92069

Sign up now with this quick link

Fritz Dreisbach Lecture at Glashaus

We had the good fortune to have one of the founders of GAS and the studio art glass movement in the United States to visit us and give an in depth presentation on the history of Studio Glass. Kathleen Mitchell introduced him and was instrumental, along with Dick Ditore and Heather Trimlett, in making this happen. It was a full house and a great evening.





 Art Glass, Supplies

and Classes 


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Gardena, CA 90248

phone (800) 354-5277

or (310) 516-7828  






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Portland OR 97202

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Phone 503-284-4900

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Stained Glass & Repair 

2176 Chatsworth Blvd

San Diego, Ca 92107

619-223-1895 or 619-224-4622  







Division of Clay Art Center, Inc.

2636 Pioneer Way East

Tacoma, WA 98404 United States

800-952-8030 or 253-922-5342 

Fax 253 922-5349 




The finest hardware for the hanging and displaying of
glass art available!  
Phone: 650-353-4642

955 Park Center Drive 
Vista, Ca 92081  
Monday-Friday, 7:30 - 4:30 p.m.  
Phone: 800-729-9478  
Fax: 760-727-2986


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Orange, CA  92867  USA 
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Portland, OR 97206
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Office: (503) 774-6000
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Toll Free: 877-793-6636
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Redlands, CA 92374
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 4:00PM

Personal Injury Lawyers
200 W Santa Ana Blvd. #630
Santa Ana, CA  92701
Phone:  (714) 550-6000

Screen Printing for glass
1200 Harkness St.
Manhatten Beach, CA 90266


Vetri, Verre, Vidrio:  
The Universal Language of Glass

Front Porch Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad is hosting an exhibition of work from artists in the Art Glass Association of San Diego in Spring/Summer 2016. (Special thanks to Kathleen Mitchell for the awesome title idea!)

Artists are encouraged to submit up to 5 pieces of work for the exhibit. There is NO submission fee.  From the submissions, the gallery will select work for the exhibit. All artists who submit will be in the exhibit. Artwork can be exhibited on walls, tabletop and pedestal.

The gallery retains a 40% commission on all sales, and commissions are paid within 30 days. Participating artists will need to complete the Gallery Consignment Agreement.

Front Porch Gallery will provide a professionally designed, printed and mailed postcard (we are happy to mail to your lists and will not use them otherwise), an evite, advertising on PBS - both television and radio, a press release, and a lovely opening reception with live music and hors d'oeuvres.

Dates of Show:  May 15 - July 9, 2016  

Submissions Deadline:  March 25, 2016 - to have work considered for the show postcard - images to be 300dpi@5x7

Final submissions date - April 29, 2016

Email submissions to:
    (Please list your name, title of artwork and the sizes
    of artwork submitted)

Notice of Selected Art:  May 1, 2016

Delivery of Art:  May 4 - 8, 2016
    during gallery hours: Wed - Fri 12-6, Sat - Sun 11-5

Reception:  May 15, 2016   Noon-2pm

Pickup Unsold Art:  July 10 and July 13-16, 2016
    during gallery hours: Wed - Fri 12-6, 11-5

Any questions? 
Contact Julie Weaverling at:
or Kathleen Mitchell at: 

 Bullseye Announcements and Events 

Bullseye Glass Co. is excited to announce our newest location is opening this spring. Bullseye Resource Center Los Angeles is coming to South Pasadena in late February 2016. For more information, email

Want to take your kilnforming skills to the next level? Join us for Explore Santa Fe, our intensive week-long workshops led by artists at the forefront of kiln-glass. New workshops for 2016 have just been announced, and enrollment is open.
You'll spend part of each day immersed in Santa Fe's splendid natural areas and built environments, with the remainder in the state-of-the-art kilnforming studio at Bullseye Resource Center Santa Fe. During the evenings, students are free to explore the many pleasures of this historic, arts-rich city.
Explore Santa Fe with Joanna Manousis (May 3 - 7)
Explore Santa Fe with Catharine Newell (June 14 - 18)
Explore Santa Fe package also includes:
* Lodging, plus breakfast and lunch each day
* All glass and tools needed for studio work
* Field trips to local galleries, museums, and private collections
* Insider tips on interesting shops, galleries and other features many visitors miss
* Evening tour of the art collection at Casa de Asterion (private home of Bullseye Glass owners)
For more information, contact Bullseye Glass Resource Center Santa Fe at or 505.467.8951.


Kathleen Mitchell Show and Talk
by Connie Govier

I had the pleasure of attending Kathleen Mitchell's Opening and Closing Receptions for her first one-woman-show at Planet Rooth Design Haus.  This amazing show highlighted two powerful bodies of work:  Rough Childhood and DISfigured.

Rough Childhood is the sculptural work Kathleen made in response to metaphorical self portraits created by the inmates she works with at Donovan State Prison through Project PAINT.

DISfigured is the visually jarring series she produced after her near fatal accident in her studio last year. DISfigured is an arresting representation of pain and loss, a record of her journey of physical and psychic healing.

The closing reception was an even more personal sharing of the "DISfigured" event.  I continue to be amazed at Kathleen's courage and determination, creativity and continued humor in the face of life's challenges.


Pictures from the 4 Day Printmaking
Workshop with
Artist Carrie Iverson

In late October we were fortunate to host a workshop here in San Diego with Carrie Iverson. She shared her printmaking techniques in Glass with silkscreen and Lithography. It was four full days of creating images and experimenting with reactive powders and glass. She brought lots of samples to show the different effects that could be created with just a change of glass or powder and an extensive syllabus to keep for reference in later testing. Her husband Jeremy Skidmore gave a talk on the last day about the physics of heat and glass and firing schedules that was very in depth. Students were able to make lots of imagery to fire and re-fire in thick stacks.  

Portland Glass Manufacturers
Hit with Toxic Emissions Studies
by Marti Blair
The recent revelation that shook Bullseye Glass Co., and our longtime AGASC sponsor Uroboros has alarmed the art glass industry and created uncertainty as to the potential outcome. Starting in early February the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reported that toxic emissions from the factories have been causing air pollution and soil pollution of the toxins cadmium, arsenic and chromium. The toxins were found to be at levels 500 times the recommended safe levels into the community surrounding the factories.  

Bullseye Glass Co. owners Daniel Schwoerer and Lani McGregor were shocked  to find themselves are in the position of defending themselves against attacks from environmentalists and concerned neighbors. Many of their staff and employees and their children live in the area. There is concern on everyone's part, but employees have been supportive. Oregon being an environmentally conscientious state, the report has created anger and civil protests aimed at Bullseye Glass.

Schwoerer was quoted in the Portland Mercury News as having said that the news hit him "like a ton of bricks". He also sympathized with anyone who was angry, scared, and concerned, as he was experiencing all of that himself. For the past 20 years, Bullseye has worked with the very agency (Oregon Department of Environmental Quality or DES) that brought these revelations to light. Bullseye has complied willingly with the required environmental criteria for the state of Oregon, for a company of their size. Twice a year they received certifications from the DES that they were in compliance.

Both Bullseye and Uroboros have halted production of the colors of glass that utilize cadmium, arsenic, and chromium which covers a LOT of colors!! The cadmium used in glass produces reds and yellows,  chromium the greens. Paul Tarlow of Austin, TX  has been posting updates on Facebook. I don't know his relationship to Bullseye, but he seems to be on the ball as to developments. He has listed the glasses that have been affected to date...approximately 50 of their line of colored sheet glass, frit, and powders. The suspension of these colors has caused panic buying of red and yellow glass! Bullseye has attempted to manage the situation by limiting the amount of sheets, etc in one order.

There are ways to implement controls of these toxins and larger glass producers are required to use them. Once the State and the glass manufacturers are clear on what must be done, I believe we will see the companies implement these measures at any expense. Until then we can let them know how much we appreciate them and continue to support them as usual.
Included here are some links to a few of the stories coming from this developing story.

Most of my sources for this article are from the Facebook posts from Lani McGregor and Paul Tarlow, as well as the coverage of the events in Portland by the The Portland Mercury news and the Oregon Public Broadcasting ( stories. In addition, Bullseye Glass has published information on their website:    AND on Feb 19 this is posted on Paul's page: 

Welcome New Members!    

Lane Hammond
Ted Rips
Trisha Saylor
Pat Stark
Dennis & Renee Wharton
Amanda Wilcox


 February 27
    Tom Marosz Will Give A Presentation On:     
                          Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Adhesives
                               Tom Marosz's Studio
                          606 Concepcion Ave.
                          Spring Valley, CA  91977
                          Saturday, 2/27  at   3:00pm 
                          $5 fee to attend.  You must register for the presentation
                          and pay your fee online at:

March 19, 20    Texture And Geometry In Cast Glass 
and 26               By Cathy Coverley
                          For more information go to: 
April 1 - 3         Glass Craft and Bead Expo                          
                          South Point Hotel and Conference Center                                       
                          Las Vegas, NV  
April 23             AGASC General Meeting                     
                          Mission Vall
ey Library
                          2123 Fenton Pkwy.
                          San Diego, CA  92108
                          3pm - 5pm
May 7 & 8         Art Glass Guild Spring Patio Sale 
                          10:00am to 5:00pm
                          Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park
                          1770 Village Place
                          San Diego, CA  92101

May 15 -            Vetri, Verre, Vidrio: The Universal Language of Glass
July 9                Front Porch Gallery 
                          2903 Carlsbad Blvd. 
                          Carlsbad, CA  92008
                          This is an AGASC sponsored exhibition.
                          Details and registration are on:                          

June 9-11
         Glass Art Society (GAS) Annual Conference
                         Corning, NY 

To submit events that may be of interest to our members contact us!
Share your experiences at a workshop, show or event with all of us at AGASC!
              This is your newsletter...  We would love to hear from you!  
           Deadline for Articles and Events for 2nd Quarter is March 15. 

 Susan Hirsch  Newsletter Designer 
Art Glass Association of Southern California