essay archive


2018 Essays

Ball State University’s Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass: Creating a Foundation for the Future by Lara Kuykendall, PhD in American art history, and Davira S. Taragin

Celebrating 500: Innovation in the Museum of Glass Visiting Artist Residency Program

Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts)

Collectors of Wood Art - Wood: 25 years of Innovation

Discipline, Skill, Method, Means, Deliberateness by Janet Koplos

Intersection: Art & Life

North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement

THE DOCUMENTA PROJECT Presents: Portraits of our Studio Glass Movement Community by Mary Van Cline

2017 Essays

American Association of Woodturners: MATERIAL EVIDENCE by Terry Martin

Ball State University School of Art: Fostering Dialogue and Collaboration by Natalie E. Phillips, PhD, and Davira S. Taragin

Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics: Contemporary Virtuousos by Karen Ami

Film Screening: Sonia by Travelogues Fine Art Consulting

MFA Applied Craft + Design: Thinking Through Making by Heidi Schwegler, Julie Beeler, Leslie Vigeant and Randy Higgins 

Pittsburgh Glass Center: Dissolution by Heather McElwee

The International Museum of Dinnerware Design: Timeless Dinnerware Design by Margaret Carney, Ph.D.

THE DOCUMENTA PROJECT: Building an Archival Collection of the Contemporary Glass Movement by Mary Van Cline

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum by The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

2016 Essays

Artist Profile: Barbara Stutman by Noel Guyomarc’h 

Ball State University School of Art: Embracing the Past, Making the Future by Arne R. Flaten PhD and Davira S. Taragin

Bertil Vallien: Passage - AKA the Million Dollar Boat by Staffan Bengtsson


Rebecca Hannon: Contemporary Camouflage by Noel Guyomarc’h

2015 Essays

The Mindful Making of Teaby Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Appropriate Technologies by Abigail Satinsky

Rural Studios: 22 Years of Designing and Building in West Alabama by Andrew Freear and Xavier Vendrell

Not Your Grandmother’s Mosaic: Modern Mosaic Art in the United States by Gwyn Kaitis

Marvin Lipofsky: An Appreciation by James Yood

Contemporary Wood Art & The Shock of the Timeless by Kevin Wallace

2014 Essays

Anderson Ranch: Mentoring Excellence by Doug Casebeer

Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Wood Art for the 21st Century by Emily Zilber

Kirk Mangus: Going for Baroque by Kirk Mangus

Comfort Me presented by Cranbrook Academy of Art

Building Bridges with Glass at the Pittsburgh Glass Center by Savannah Schroll Guz

2013 Essays

AIDA 2.0 by Doug Anderson

CASE: Community Art/Social Enterprise by Caroline Kerrigan and Margaret Bodell

Currents in Contemporary Woodturning by Kevin Wallace

The Dinnerware Museum: Whetting Your Appetite by Margaret Carney, PhD

The Next Generation: What’s New Under the Sun? by Hayne Bayless

SOFA in Context by Janet Koplos

Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship by Cindi Strauss

The Unexpected Lessons Taught by Nordic Ceramics by Ian Wilson

2012 Essays

A Culture of Looking by Jessica Hemmings

BAG Project: Bags Across the Globe by Heath Massey

From Technique to Artistic Expression to Acceptance in Art and Design World: Celebrating 50 Years of the American Studio Glass Movement

What is Beautiful in Contemporary Wood Art by Charlotte V. Wainwright , PhD

Gothic Jewelry: Sinister Pleasures by Valerie Steele

2011 Essays

A to Z Guide to European Jewelry by Damian Skinner

AAW@25: Turning International by Kevin Wallace