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December 2018 Newsletter

This Month's Header Background Design: Cia Thorne, from the Tone & Depth series

Video Interview with Cia Thorne

Click on this picture to view the video on YouTube!

Cia has been reinventing the architecture of glass for over 30 years. After training at the California College of the Arts, Cia later attended Pilchuck to study under the renowned glass maestro Pino Signoretto. Cia was invited to Corning to take a master goblet making class with Bill Gudenrath in 2015. Showing her diverse skill set she took a sculpting class with Martin Janecky at Urban Glass, in 2016. She has worked alongside noted glass masters Elodie Holmes and Lucy Lyon, and currently resides at Liquid Light Glass, owned by Elodie.

Cia Thorne Glass Art

"The combination of graphite and glass seemed to be opposing materials. Glass has the unique ability to invite us into the inner experience. Graphite takes up space as a solid presence. The complexity of the relationship lets me communicate the separation between mind and body. It has opened up new levels of seeing and brought a connection between these abstract forms. Both hold their own in space and have a great companionship. This series is letting me break apart forms to create a story. This reflects a growth in my work where I can express more complex ideas," shares Cia.

Glass Artist Cia Thorne

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about Cia Thorne

Meet the Maestro: Dylan Martinez
Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:30am
     (Refreshments at 9:00am)

Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Alliance members: FREE

Guests: $10 charge for admission
Want to become a member?
Go to our website ( - it's easy to join!

#5163 5 Panel Mural by Gerry Newcomb
Various Works by Dylan Martinez
(l-r) Dancer 1 (hot sculpted glass), Vases, and Millochelli (cut and fused glass)

Dylan's art often examines the boundaries of human perception. His work challenges the viewer's expectations through the manipulation of light, space, and the optical properties of glass. While influenced by traditional techniques in glass making, he constantly strives to discover novel approaches to exploit the material and create a lens to view the world afresh.

Dylan Martinez is originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. He received his Bachelor's of Science in broad field science at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2008. In 2017, he received his MFA in glass, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Dylan Martinez
Dylan Martinez

Dylan is now running his own studio in White Salmon, WA in the scenic Columbia River Gorge where he continues to explore and push the boundaries of glass. His artwork has earned several awards of recognition and has been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally.

Learn More about Dylan Martinez

A Note from Harry and Tom

Our first item for this issue is to thank glass artist Gerry Newcomb for his Maestro presentation at Globe Fine Art (with special thanks to Steve Cie!). Gerry's skill set in architectural cast glass panels was clearly shown and the answers that followed numerous questions further stimulated our interest in his work.

Table by Gerry Newcomb
4217 - Console Table by Gerry Newcomb
16" x 60" x 30". Available.

The second item is to congratulate our new and renewing GANM Board Members: Jerry Silverstein, Sarah Nelson and Lucy Lyon were all re-elected; past Board Members who have returned to serve are Willie Haye and Harry Pollitt; and new Board Members, Barbara Bloomberg, Ellen Premack and Steve Harris, are welcomed with open arms! Together with current Board members not up for re-election in this period (Tom Murdock, Leslie Walker-Hirsch, Susan Hancock, and Harry Miller), we all look forward to an invigorating 2019, with stimulating Maestro programs and other events for our membership!

Enjoy the Holiday season and come join us at upcoming events!


Harry and Tom

Thank you to New and Renewing Members!
  • Helaine and David Lane
  • Lujan Glass Studio: Ira Lujan, Kacy Jones McCreery, Christopher Bogle, Shelby Kay
  • Prairie Dog Glass: Patrick Morrissey, Mary Elsesser, Margo Nieman, Robert (Spooner) Marcus
Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

If you are not yet a member and want to join GANM, please go to our website:


GANM Member News

Bullseye Santa Fe
Bullseye has scheduled the following classes. Contact Bullseye at 505.467.8951 for further details and to make reservations. Make sure you mention if you are a current GANM member!
  • Design with Decals, Dec 5
  • Ornaments in Kiln-Glass, Dec 8 and 15
  • Texture to Pattern, Dec 29-30
  • Crash Course in Glass Cutting, January 5
  • Vitrigraph Plate, January 12
  • Glass Fusing Fundamentals, January 19
  • Design, Blast and Fire, January 23
  • Graphic Coasters, January 26
  • Sandblasting Images: Photosensitive and Alternative Processes, February 1-3
  • Design with Decals, February 9
  • Vitrigraph Cane and Murrine, February 15-17
  • Kilncarved Plate, February 23

Lujan Glass Studio
A new GANM Member Gallery, Lujan Glass Studio, is hosting a Holiday Art Show on December 7 from noon to 9pm. Artists showing new work include Ira Lujan, Kacy Jones McCreery, Jesse Gayle, Chris Bogle and Shelby Kay. Paintings and ceramic sculpture by Crystal Carol will also be shown. Come welcome these artists to GANM!

Lujan Glass Studio
17715 US 84/285
Santa Fe, NM 87506
P: 419.250.4837

Blue Rain Gallery
Blue Rain Gallery is currently showing new works by Preston Singletary and Dan Friday, in addition to other glass artists at the Gallery.

Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary will be at Art Miami, booth #AM132, December 4-9, 2018, showing, in particular, Lino Tagliapietra and Udo Noger.

In addition, at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in Palm Beach, from December 19 through February 3, Tansey will present approximately 20 works that highlight the delicacy, intricacy and beauty of Venetian Heritage Art Glass.

Showing at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, January 10-13, will be new works by seven Gallery Artists: Bettison, Belfrage, Petter, Nishinaka, Cuspinera, Madrigal, Thomas and Shimomoto.

Of note is Tansey's big transition: the Santa Fe Gallery is moving to Denver by the end of 2018 to consolidate operations where the Tansey family resides - GANM thanks the Tansey's for their support! Visit for details on all the above.

In this issue:
  1. Video Interview with Glass Artist Cia Thorne
  2. Meet the Maestro: Dylan Martinez
  3. A Note from Harry and Tom - including Board Election Results
  4. Thank You to Members
  5. GANM Member News
  6. What's Heating Up!
  7. Glass Events to Know About
  8. Call For Artists

Heating Up!

Holiday Glass Art Show
December 7, 2018
Friday, noon to 9:00 pm

Lujan Glass Studio
Lujan Glass Studio
17715 US 84/285
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Meet the Maestro:
Dylan Martinez

January 19, 2019
Saturday 9:30am

(refreshments at 9:00am)

Dylan Martinez, Water Bags
Water Bags. H2O/SiO2 (Set of 3)
Hollow & Solid Sculpted Glass
16" x 15" x 11"
Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Meet the Maestro:
Joseph Ivacic

February 16, 2019
Saturday 10:00am

(refreshments at 9:30am)

Josepg Ivacic, Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful
(from the Structural Integrity collection)
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Glass Events to Know About

Boise Arts Museum
(Boise, ID)

A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

Now through Feb 3, 2019

Learn More

Bellevue Art Museum
(Bellevue, WA)

BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic

Now through Apr 14, 2019

Learn More

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
(Neenah, WI)

Sharper Edges: Women Working on the Edge of Glass

Now through Feb 17, 2019

Learn More

Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts
(Millville, NJ)


Symbiotic Spheres: The Interlocking Worlds of Glass, Science and Art

Now through Dec 30, 2018

Learn More

Lowe Art Museum
(Coral Gables, FL)


Year of Glass begins with Dialogues: Studio Glass from the Florence Robert Werner Collection
Giampaolo: My Page Is Glass

Both through Jan 27, 2019.

Learn More

River Cruise
(Budapest to Prague)

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Join Susan and Allan Weiner, with Habatat Galleries and Avoyatravel, on a river cruise between Budapest and Prague

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -
Sun, Aug 25, 2019

It will include glass exhibitions, receptions, museums, private collections and more.

Contact for complete information.

Call For Artists

The Magazine First Annual Artists' Issue

Selected Artists will receive a 2-page spread in the February-March issue of The Magazine and an invitation to participate in a group exhibition.

Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Learn More

Pilchuck Glass School

Now accepting applications for 2019 summer and fall programs.

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019
for scholarship and priority placement

Learn More

Pittsburgh Glass Center

Registration is now open for one-week summer classes
May 13 - Aug 9, 2019

Learn More

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