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Please support the generous sponsors of the 16th annual Flame Off competition!
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Free courtesy of AACG
Join us for a lecture and new display reception for John Kobuki. John will be discussing his thoughts on the difference between technique and design while showing a slideshow of his own work.
Light refreshments will be provided.
This lecture and reception is brought to you with support from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.
November 4th, 2016
Free for SGS Members
$10 donation for general public
Join us for a talk from Stephen Boehme on the Franchini style/technique of murrini making as he explains his process with visual aids on an HD screen. Boehme is joining us here at Sonoran Glass School from Riverton, Utah to teach a Visting Artist Workshop on November 5th and 6th.
This lecture is free for SGS members and a $10 donation for the general public.
Some of Boehme’s work will be on display with select pieces available for purchase in the gallery during this time.
“Most of my artwork is inspired by the textures, history, and diverse landscape found throughout my home state. My interests be it fishing or fossil hunting are all reflected in the texture of my Work. I find it hard to separate one from the other. I teach ceramics, sculpture, and silversmithing at a wonderful High school during school year. And I create art during the summer months and in the evenings. My motto is make something every day no matter how small. Right now I am probably in my studio at the torch making murrini. I have become infected with the glass bug. And yes it is contagious. Sitting behind a torch and melting glass rods is highly addicting.” – Stephen Boehme
Join us at Fiesta Lanes to enjoy time with friends, family, and coworkers
while beating the heat and supporting a great cause.
Pins for pals is an event hosted by Men’s Active 20-30 Club of Tucson where 90% of the proceeds support Sonoran Glass School programming and the SGS Youth Education Program. Sign up as an individual bowler for $35 or a team of four for $125 and bowl for glass art education. These tickets include 3 hours of bowling, shoes, and the chance to win fun prizes!
Sign up at www.pinsforpals.com
The Hot Shop is back after a summer break.
Now, we want you to get back in the studio!
Saturday, September 10th
Studio time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Glassblowing Lecture & Demo: 5:00 PM
SGS History Video: 6:00 PM
This is a Saturday event featuring specially discounted studio rates during the day and a lec-mo in the evening. Members receive 50% off the normal rental rate from 8 AM – 4PM and free admission to the evening lecture and demo. [More]
Sonoran Glass School
633 W. 18th Street
Sunday, Dec. 4th
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 14
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
at Tucson Museum of Art
140 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
A day of art activities and fun from three Tucson-based arts and educational organizations.
Children’s Museum Tucson, Sonoran Glass School, and Tucson Museum of Art host arts and crafts activities for all ages, including pool noodle robots, glass art magnets, mini-craft masterpieces and more. Puppetsamongus presents a puppet show at 11 a.m. Featuring free activities and others at an additional cost ($3-10).
Thursday, May 19 at 6 PM – 9:30 PM
Westward Look Resort & Spa
245 E Ina Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85704
Each year the American Scientific Glassblowers Society picks a local charity or nonprofit to give back to the community in which it holds its annual symposium. This year the society is holding an art auction in honor of Sonoran Glass School on Thursday May 19, with proceeds benefiting SGS programs.
- Mingle with scientific glassblowers and glass art enthusiasts
- Browse pieces made by glass artists, including many from SGS staff and students.
- Enjoy artistic demos from Robert Simons and others from 6-8 p.m.
- A silent and live auction of glass and other art pieces takes place from 8-9:30 p.m.
- This event is open to the public and a cash bar will be on site.
Monday, July 4th, 2016
$5 (kids 12 and under free)
633 W. 18th Street (map)
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
About the event
Celebrate the United States of America’s 240th birthday with BBQ, glass art demonstrations, make-your-own glass projects, “A” Mountain fireworks, and an educational talk on U.S. Glass. Entry is $5 with kids 12 and under admitted free.
- Watch exciting glassblowing demos
- Create glass art projects in our studios
- Enjoy food from Brushfire BBQ
- Grab a seat, BYOB, and watch the fireworks
Note: make your own activities, food, and beverages not included in admission.[More]
Monday | March 21, 2016 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Public: $5-10 suggested donation
SGS Members: Free
American Studio Glass Movement Pioneer Henry Halem presents a lecture on glass chemistry
April 7, 2016
Thursday | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Public: $5-10 suggested donation
SGS Members: Free
Kim has been working with glass since 2003. While she has always loved all forms of art, from the first moment she worked with molten glass she was hooked. She loves the challenges inherent in the medium and that every time she turns on a torch she learns something new.
Kim is known for her glass chainmaille, which is created using borosilicate glass stringer. She is captivated by the idea that by shaping and joining the glass in a nontraditional fashion, a traditionally stable and fixed medium can be changed into one that is both flexible and fluid.
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Josh Mazet has been working in art and art education for almost 20 years. A BFA graduate of the University of Oregon he was the resident artist and instructed the wood fire pottery program. His ceramics skills and knowledge led him to a position in a production glass blowing shop. He has always felt that clay and glass are exciting mediums to work in, having similar properties, yet contrasting. He is responsible for initiating both of his brothers into glass and partnering with them to form the family glass business. Josh has developed his own line of glass and travels cross country teaching, attending glass events and creating custom pieces. He continues to work in ceramics whenever he can find the time.
Award winning glass artist and teacher since 2000 – Eli Mazet is the author of “The Contemporary Shot Glass” a book that documents a new movement in the glass industry to bring back the hand crafted shot glass.