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Franz Hellwig

Antique dealer, self in New Orleans

The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass

PRESENTED ON MAY 13, 2015
IN NEW ORLEANS @ VOL 17

"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."

Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015. 

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Glass and Paint

BY JAKE ZOLLIE HARPER AND AMADA MILLER
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 19, 2013

Jake Zollie Harper, a glass artist, and Amada Miller, a graphic artist and painter, showcase their work and discuss their collaborative projects with other local artists.

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A Parable About Glass

BY JILL REYNOLDS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Jill Reynolds talks about the intersetion of glass and science and glass' essentialness in measuring the natural world. She further relates the idea of glass to human beings in that just as glass "...humans are fragile beings shaped by breath and filled with potential and possibilities." 

 

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Stained Glass

BY EMILY CARLSON
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Emily Carlson is passionate about making, stained glass and chocolate.  Here she talks about the creation of the centerpiece window for a Chicago temple.

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Through a Glass Lightly

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 05, 2015

Less that 2 weeks before this event Amy Anderson learned that there would be glass art on display in the gallery. She put together this presentation that explores all of the ways we interact with glass - emotionally, spiritually, physically, and many more. I guess all that time spent in libraries (see her previous PK) has paid off.

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Glass is HOT!

BY JERRY CATANIA
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass." 

In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.

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Duffy's Cut

BY JOE DEVOY
IN LANCASTER

Joe Devoy dicusses Duffys Cut and the death of 57 Irishmen. 

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Glass - The Material

BY ADÉLA NOVOTNÁ
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Adéla Novotný talks about glass as a material.

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Jan Falta's Glass Works

BY JAN FALTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Czech glass artist Jan Falta presents about his work.

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The Inspirations and Processes of Laser-cut Jewellery Designing and Making

BY JESSIE GROWDEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2015

Jessie Growden takes us through her process for creating laser-cut jewellery from her first attempt.