Cynthia Miller, Featured Artist

Cynthia Miller

Miller's medium, vitreous enamel glass, is kiln fused onto burnished copper. Her work is in collections throughout the United States, Europe, and New Zealand.

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Jason Chakravarty, Featured Artist

Jason Chakravarty

Chakravarty is a mixed media, object maker living in Arizona. His most recent works are semi-auto biographical, and reflect on human relationships, communication, and social networking.

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John Ryszka II, Featured Artist

John Ryszka II

Ryszka's goal is to create unique glass pieces that challenge the viewer to become a mindful observer. "From the infinitely large on a cosmic scale to the infinitely small on the quantum scale we know the act of observing if fundamentally important."

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Welcome to The Arizona Glass Alliance. We welcome new members to our group, from artists and collectors to those who simply love the art of studio glass.

Use the “Read More” links below to view more information. Select “News” from the top menu to view a schedule of events for the season, and to scroll through past events, photos, and detailed information about any happenings for our group.

January 8, 2018: Wesley Neal Rasko Presentation

As our first event of 2018 Arizona Glass Alliance will proudly sponsor a presentation by glass sculptor and painter Wesley Neal Rasko on Monday evening. You will find Wesley’s work to be clean, elegant and sculptural, with very interesting interplays of shape, color, texture and transparency. Wesley will be bringing several brand new sculptures with him to Phoenix … Read More →

December 17, 2017: Holiday Champagne Potluck Brunch

All Arizona Glass Alliance members are invited to attend a Holiday Brunch on Sunday, December 17, 11:00 am at the Scottsdale Ranch Clubhouse. Reservations are required by November 19. See details on our Events Page. →

California Fires and Clifford Rainey

Glass sculptor and teacher Clifford Rainey has lost his home, studio, tools and all of his archival work in the recent fires that have affected Napa. He and his companion Rachel have to rebuild from the ground up. If anyone is interested in supporting Clifford, please visit Go Fund Me. There are two funds for Clifford, a “survival fund” and also a fund to help to rebuild his studio. Search “Clifford Rainey” to donate. Take me to Go Fund Me →

November 6, 2017: Kelly Crosser Alge Presentation

Kelly’s presentation will be held at the Stonegate Clubhouse. Her work uses the “sgraffito” technique of creating paintings on glass. She states, “I create imagery with finely powdered black glass on a sheet of glass substrate. Sgraffito is a subtractive technique; light areas are created … Read More →

October 23, 2017: Laura Goodwin Presentation

Laura runs an independent studio, Nambe Glass Studio in Nambe, NM, creating wonderful objects inspired by the beauty of nature. She describes herself and her work this way: “From the beginning I wanted only to be an artist. My work reflects my life. From travels to Australia where I discovered an Aboriginal vessel, the coolamon, to mushrooms in the Amazon and ripening mangoes on a farm in Peru; these works are a reflection of … Read More →

September 25, 2017: Clifford Rainey Presentation
Arizona Glass Alliance will kick off the 2017-18 season on a really high note with a presentation by the very well known and internationally recognized sculptor, Clifford Rainey. Originally from Britain, Clifford’s ground breaking sculptures in cast glass and other media reflect his wide ranging interests in Greek mythology and architecture, modern day … Read More →

May 2017: End of Season Updates
View the preview for next Season using the “Calendar” tab on the menu, or the submenu for 2017-2018 Season. Additionally, we have recently uploaded many photographs from this past season, as well as some from previous seasons. See the menu link under “News” for “Photographs”, or  Click here to View Photographs →

May 2017: Invitation to join AACG on Seattle/Washington Trip
Celebrate AACG’s 30th Anniversary on a fabulous annual member trip from September 13-17, 2017.  Download Flyer for More Information →

August 2017: Invitation to join GLANC
Our sister group, the Glass Alliance of Northern California, is running a trip to Toronto in August and has kindly invited our members to participate. If you would like more information, contact Demetra →

March 17, 2017: Matthew Fine Presentation & End of Season
Matthew’s cast glass and stone sculptures are very strong, combining materials, shape and color to create an integrated work of great interest. They also tend to be quite good size and will dominate any room or setting with their presence. I’m sure you will enjoy getting to know Matthew and his work.

Also note that since this is the last event of the 2016-2017 Season, we will be starting a bit earlier at 7 PM. Read More →

March 3, 2017: Reception Invitation
Celebration of Fine Art (the “white tents” art show at Hayden & the 101) management has extended an invitation to Arizona Glass Alliance to attend a wine & cheese reception from 4:00 – 5:00 on Friday, March 3, 2017. The event highlights four artists working in glass, and there may be other glass artists attending as well.

March 26, 2017: James Labold
James works in a variety of mediums including blown and cast glass, neon, paintings, water colors and collages. James describes his work as exploring the connections between patriotism, national identity and mythology… Read More →

March 13, 2017: Toots Zynsky
Toots, whose work is instantly recognized around the world, developed the use of filet de verre (glass threads) to create her wonderful sculptures. In fact, she co-developed the unique glass thread pulling machine that she uses today in a process which references the way in which glass. . . Read More →

February 27, 2017: Xandra Bremers
Xandra will be traveling here from her native Holland especially to make this presentation, and we’re very happy to have the opportunity to host her.  Xandra works in pate de verre, often in combination with a wide variety. . . Read More →

Peggy Stewart Featured in Images Arizona
A new issue of “Images Arizona” was recently published, and it includes a wonderful article about one of our member artists, Peggy Pettigrew Stewart. Enjoy reading about Peggy and her artwork:

February 13, 2017: Terri Grant
On Monday evening, February 13, Arizona Glass Alliance will host a presentation by a very interesting and talented artist who is also a physician, Terri Grant. Terri’s work won “Best in Show” in 2015 in “American Craft Today”, . . .  Read More →

January 30, 2017: Leana Quade
Leana describes her approach to glass as investigational, often modifying traditional techniques to create work that reflects her own individual style. She creates her own unique sculptures, as well as helping teach . . .  Read More →

January 16, 2017: Joseph Cavalieri
Cavalieri started his career as a successful art editor for well known national magazines. He began working in glass in 2010, creating beautiful and inventive paintings on glass . . .  Read More →

February 4 – May 27, 2017: North Carolina Perspectives
The Philabaum Gallery presents a survey of five artists representing the region’s glass makers in four distinctly different approaches to the medium. . .  Read More →

January 3, 2017: Cassandra Straubing Presentation
This event, originally scheduled for Jan. 2, presents Cassandra Straubing, who is known for her cast glass sculptures of  empty shirts . . .  Read More →

December 19, 2016: Peter Bremers Presentation
Peter’s sculptures are a monument to nature, and many of his most celebrated works reflect the majesty of icebergs or the desert landscape, as well as . . . Read More →

December 5, 2016: Karen Bexfield Presentation
Karen’s sculptures are in the collections of several museums, including the Corning and the Palm Springs Museum, and she describes her work . . . Read More →

November 19, 2016: John Tuomisto-Bell Studio Visit
We will be traveling to John Tuomisto-Bell’s studio in Phoenix for a special presentation of a live bronze pour . . . Read More →

November 14, 2016: Mary Clerkin Higgins Presentation
For the second event of the season, we are hosting stained glass conservator and artist Mary Clerkin Higgins. Mary has restored stained glass originally created in the 12th century . . . Read More →

April 19 – 22, 2017: San Francisco Trip
We are going to San Francisco, and it promises to be a wonderful time. Plan now to guarantee your spot for four days filled with art and activities! Read More →

Sunday, October 30: Martie Negri
Join us for a potluck supper and presentation by glass artist Martie Negri. Read More →

November 3-6, 2016: SOFA Chicago
Lino Tangliapietra will be exhibiting at SOFA Chicago in November, with Schantz Galleries. Read More →

October 7, 2016: Schantz Galleries
Earth Dialogue: Peter Bremers Read More →

October 1, 2016:  Philabaum Glass Studio
Philabaum Studio will be opening an exhibition along with their annual Barrio Vidrio event.  See more of their upcoming schedule and further details. Read More →

September 2 – October 4, 2016: Schantz Galleries Presentation
Pop, Classical and Native Cultures in Glass (Three Old Friends): Richard Marquis, Dante Marioni and Preston Singletary. Read More →

2016-2017 Season Schedule
Our upcoming season schedule is online! View an outline of presentation dates. As the events get closer, we will add more event details. Read More →

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