Two CCA alumni organize 2012 California Glass Exchange

CCA Glass Alumni Michelle Knox (BFA Glass 2000) and Mary B. White (MFA Glass 1982, BFA Ceramics 1970) are organizing a two-day California Glass Exchange to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Studio Glass movement and contributions of California artists who have worked with glass. All events take place November 10–11, 2012 at The Crucible in west Oakland. The public are invited and encouraged to attend.

The 10 a.m.¬–6 p.m. program will feature four decades of California glass artists from the 1960s through today. Simultaneous lectures, panels, and demos are planned in The Crucible’s six glass studios, which include blowing, cold working, fusing, casting, neon, and flame working areas. An exhibition of participant and glass artists’ contributions will accompany the exchange, along with vendor displays and information about California educational programs in glass.

The keynotes include Marvin Lipofsky, who started the CCA Glass Program; Richard Marquis, who graduated from the UC Berkeley glass program in the 1960s; Suellen Fowler, a flameworking pioneer; and Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, an early flat glass innovator.

On Saturday night from 6–8 p.m., The Crucible will host a reception and an awards ceremony to honor contributions to the California glass community with a living time line.

General Admission is $15 per day; Crucible Members and Students may attend for $10 per day. The Saturday night reception and award ceremony are open to the public and free.

To register online, visit the event website. For more information email:

All California glass artists are encouraged to join the California Glass Directory on the web site.

The symposium is a volunteer-driven community project. It is partially supported by: The Crucible, The Glass Alliance of Northern California, the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Denny Abrams, and the Glass Art Society and Annie Glass.