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Category: Glass Connections

Glass Auction
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Glass Auction

 Thank you for all who came to celebrate and donated to the glassblowing initiative. We had a great group for the private screening of “Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire” – It definitely fueled the excitement of building the Tyler Glassblowing Program! A silent auction, with generous glass & ceramic donations from local artists.

Glassblowing Program Sponsors
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Glassblowing Program Sponsors

We are grateful to have the following Sponsors as a founding members of the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Glassblowing Community! Chris Roghan Paul Segarra Lyn Jackson Helena Funk Leslie & Joseph Crilley with a matching grant from United Bank of Switzerland – UBS Newtown Kristin Ackerman Jennie Fazioli Smith Robin Klink Cindy Friel Pysanky...

Jim Graham
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Jim Graham

Jim Graham has been a professional sculptor for over 10 years specializing in architectural stone carving, public art and most recently glass. Jim will be the new director of the glass blowing program at TPCA and is diligently working on making this exciting new addition a reality.

Tony Patti
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Tony Patti

Glassblowing (with a blowpipe) has been my hobby since 2000.  There are many aspects of glassblowing which create the “moth to the flame” (quite literally) for me: A crucible of molten glass has infinite potential, limited only by a person’s skill and imagination. Anybody who has watched glassblowing knows that it is “the extreme sport...

Chris Rogahn
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Chris Rogahn

I have been working with glass for the last 16 years and have been creating things for as long as I can remember. I have yet to meet a material that I haven’t liked!  My two main focuses are Handblown Glass and Jewelry. When the Glassblowing furnace is off for the summer, I switch over to...

Harvey Littleton
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Harvey Littleton

Harvey Littleton (1922 – 2013). He was an American glass artist and teacher. He grew up surrounded by glass in Corning, NY, where his father worked in the corning factory and contributed to the invention of tempered glass and Pyrex). As he explored his interests, his vision and passion became glassblowing and creating sculpture with...

Glass Facts
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Glass Facts

Little is known about the first attempts to make glass. However, it is generally believed that glassmaking was discovered 4,000 years ago, or more, in Mesopotamia. Scholars believe that the ability to make glass developed over a long period of time from experiments with a mixture of silica-sand or ground quartz pebbles – and an...