Glass News

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

This summer, the median rent for a one-bedroom in San Francisco’s cityscape of peaked Victorians soared higher than Manhattan’s, sent skyward by a housing shortage fueled in part by the arrival of droves of newcomers here to mine tech gold.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Em Meine

Despairing Adolescent, Clifford Rainey, 2014, 3D printed cast yellow uranium glassView slideshow 

CCA's Glass Program chair Clifford Rainey is currently showing work alongside MFA Glass alumni Lynne-Rachel Altman (MFA 1994) and David Ruth (MFA 1987) in an exciting group exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, a gallery space in Oakland. 

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Em Meine

Current CCA Glass faculty Elin Christopherson and former faculty Marvin Lipofsky are included in the exhibition Studio Glass: The Art of Marvin Lipofsky, Richard Marquis, John Lewis, and Elin Christopherson on view in Terminal 2 of the San Francisco International Airport through May. 

From the press release:

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Em Meine

Glass artist Ethan Stern will be teaching a three day workshop this summer from June 1 - 3 on the Oakland campus.

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 by Em Meine

Untitled (from the "Heroes" Series 2012) by Martin Janecky

Renowned glass artists Martin Janecky and Charlie Parriott (BFA 1976) will join forces to visit CCA's glass classrooms this Spring, giving students an inside look at their techniques and approach to the material. 

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 by Em Meine

Changing Tides, Marilyn da Silva. (Courtesy of the artist)

Jewelry / Metal Arts chair Marilyn da Silva was recently selected by The Maloof Foundation and Craft in America as one of 12 "core artists" to exhibit her work and nominate other artists working in craft-based fields for California Handmade: State of the Arts

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 by Jim Norrena

The Center for Art & Public Life (The Center) and the MBA in Design Strategy program, both at California College of the Arts, last month co-organized TechRaking 7, an annual hackathon series put on by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), which focused on the intersection of journalism and design.

TechRaking 7, the first within the series to work exclusively with college students (and CCA as its official partner), had CIR CEO Joaquín Alvarado reaching out to CCA to pose the question: How can we rethink human interaction around the news within our communities?

CIR enlisted colleagues from two of its local media partners -- Bruce Koon of KQED and Martin Reynolds of the Bay Area News Group (BANG) -- to challenge CCA students with some of their toughest community-engagement issues. For example, how might:

CIR create new ways for people to communicate about the role of guns in their neighborhoods?
BANG offer a more participatory model that empowers residents to share overlooked topics?
KQED develop cross-regional tools to communicate better the personal effects of the growing technology industry?

Far be it for anyone at CCA to turn away a challenge, thought leaders at The Center decided to enlist the help of CCA students -- working in small teams representing a wide range of disciplines -- to collectively come up with innovative solutions that could encourage greater public participation in today's changing news gathering and distribution policies and procedures.

In short, TechRaking 7 challenged students to give the concept of the traditional newsstand a much-needed facelift.

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 by Jim Norrena

"Things Fall Apart. Sore Head – No. 2," 2013 glass, wood, gesso, and flashlight, 31 x 28 x 18 in. [Photo: M. Endo]

In the Beginning Was Black is the title of CCA Glass chair Clifford Rainey's current exhibition at Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area in Emeryville, which runs through July 12, 2014.

Autobiographical Work

Following a catastrophic year of upheaval and personal loss, Bay Area artist Rainey mounts a solo exhibition of sculptural work made predominantly of black glass.

Although the work often features popular and classical iconography, Rainey admits that all of his work is somewhat autobiographical.

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 by Rachel Walther

Gregory Kloen with a work in progress [photo: Rachel Walther]

Gregory Kloehn (Glass 1998) is working hard to build a better community -- literally. At his West Oakland live-work space, he is engaged in an ongoing project to build mobile shelters for the homeless residents of his neighborhood.

His efforts have attracted attention from all over the world, and from all types, from off-the-grid survivalists to the media (he’s been featured on Inside Edition, Rachel, and many other shows) to green-minded micro-home design enthusiasts.

Read the San Jose Mercury News and KQED features on Gregory Kloehn.

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Allison Byers

Watson, 37, has a master's degree in glass from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. He's also executive director of Public Glass, a nonprofit glassblowing workshop in San Francisco's Bayview district - a more expensive program than the one at S.F. State.

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