Glass News

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Jaime Guerrero on his life size glass children and piñata

Glass artist and CCA alumnus Jaime Guerrero creates life-sized youth out of blown and sculpted glass to illustrate innocent souls being detained and the struggles young immigrants face in search for a better life. He was interviewed in for the PBS special Craft in America last Friday. 

"Coming from a Mexican Background, I come from a culture that works with their hands. That's something that get's passed down.It's engrained in your DNA. When I discovered glass, I realized I was going to be doing that for the rest of my life."

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Chris Bliss

CCA alumna Ann Morhauser

Source: Forbes

When Annieglass founder Annie Morhauser bought a 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Watsonville, California, the stress of the investment made her sick to her stomach—literally: she threw up in the face of owning such a massive hunk of real estate. Twenty years later, she can safely say her investment was a success. The building is the site of the Annieglass environmentally-friendly glassmaking facility plus a vibrant event space.

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Experimental videos by Sofia Cordova are on tap Aug. 13 in Temescal

Source: Oakland Magazine

The prolific Oakland multidiscipline artist Sofía Córdova (MFA 2010) possesses an ambitious imagination. Her ever-expanding experimental video series, Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas al Fin de los Tiempos), is set a millennium and a half from now, when a new world order exists with the potential to transcend the hierarchies and discrimination well known to denizens of the early 21st century. 

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Laura Braun

Annieglass founder Annie Morhauser was a student at California College of the Arts when she fell in love with glass, eventually creating her own version of an ancient glass forming process called “slumping.” This process involves pouring molten glass over handmade ceramic molds. Some, like her first piece called Roman Antique, even have accents of precious metals. Annie has since created many lines sold in boutiques and major retailers, including Neiman Marcus.

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 by Laura Braun

The masterly glass art of Marvin Lipofsky, a beloved Berkeley figure who founded the glass departments at UC Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts, goes on view Jan. 10 at the Richmond Art Center in “Marvin Lipofsky: Molten Matter/Fantastic Form.”

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Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

But Lipofsky went with it, and thus became one of the handful of graduate students who midwifed the birth of the American studio glass movement, finding their way with the help of a furnace set up in a garage at Littleton’s 80-acre farm in nearby Verona, Wis. Through these humble origins, glass began to move from the realm of the functional to fine art, and glass artisans felt the freedom they needed to evolve into glass artists.

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

A political science major in Olympia, Wash., Kloehn moved to the Bay Area in 1994 after a few years in Amsterdam, where he had begun doing metal shop work. He attended what was then called the California College of Arts and Crafts, now just California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, in the late 1990s and graduated with distinction in glass work.

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Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016 by Laura Braun

I went to CCA (California College of the Arts) near San Francisco to focus on glass specifically. It was a small department and I loved everyone there. The school was so interdisciplinary. They let you work with all the materials and had a hot shop going 24 hours a day. You could try everything!

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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016 by Chris Bliss

In today’s world, across every imaginable industry, there’s a growing demand for creative people. Skilled artists are needed who can bring to the table an entrepreneurial spirit, unique problem-solving skills, and a hacker/DIY mentality.

Fine arts graduates can be found at the cutting edge of creative solutions, working in industry and in the community, and founding partnerships and enterprises of their own.

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lipofsky was among the first students to work with Harvey Littleton, the celebrated founder of the American Studio Glass movement, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by the University of California, Berkeley to build and direct its glass program, where he taught until 1972. Teaching full-time, he concurrrently developed the glass program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he remained until 1987, when he left to work full time in his studio in Berkeley. 

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