Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb

Gerry Newcomb works with kiln cast glass, forming large architectural panels, wall murals, sculptures, light fixtures and tables. These pieces invite people to explore them from many perspectives, with both their eyes and their hands. They play with light to produce colors and shapes and they speak to the forms around us.

Gerry first started working in clay in his late teens. Over time he developed the processes and skills to translate clay forms into cast glass. In his current work, clay is used as an initial model material to form a slab with relief and texture. After pulling a mold from the clay, these open face molds are used to cast the glass. Color is sifted, brushed, painted or laid in the mold and clear glass fills in the rest of the mold. The resulting glass piece has one side in high relief. The other side is flat, glossy and transparent, allowing a person to view the relief through the glass. Each side presents a different way to view the piece and each reveals as well as hides elements.

Coming up next month: Dylan Martinez

Meet the Maestro: Dylan Martinez
January 19th, 2019
Saturday 9:30am (Refreshments at 9:00am)

Winterowd Fine Art
701 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Recap of last month's Maestro: Duncan McClellan

After successfully working with leather and clay, he finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987. Duncan has studied the creation of larger forms with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, two instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Duncan has also been honored as the second American invited to study and work at the ARS Studio in Murano, Italy.

Duncan's processes enables him to place imagery on the inside and outside (and in some cases both) of his glass vessels. In his one-of-a-kind or series works, images are juxtaposed to articulate the message or idea. The focus is centered around the internal graal technique and overlay techniques, incorporating hand cutting, photo resist and computer graphics.

To finish these works, acid etching, fire polishing and a six-stage grinding and polishing technique are used. Currently, his work depicts emotions relating to family, personal growth and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls.

Video Interview with Collector Roddie Harris

Roddie Harris is Santa Fe's most celebrated Glass Art Collector and is a Glass Alliance NM Patron. She is a maker of art and a celebrated jewelry designer.

Roddie and her husband, Steve, started collecting art glass twenty years ago. Collecting small pieces at local art fairs led to a discovery of Dale Chihuly's work at The Detroit Museum of Art. Ask her about it and watch Roddie's face light up as she recalls how Chihuly and his Sea Foam of glass spoke to them in a way that started their passion for glass.

Over the years they have collected glass from every place they have traveled. From Europe to Israel, Detroit to Seattle, each art glass piece has a special place in their contemporary Santa Fe home, which is a work of art in and of itself. It houses their exquisite art collection, including this one of kind Chihuly chandelier.

Roddie also serves on the Board of Performance Santa Fe and Women in the Arts.

Glass events to know about

A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass

Glass has been called a new state of matter because it does not fit squarely within the definition of a liquid, solid, or gas. Its amorphous molecular structure allows it to transition from a liquid to a solid over a wide temperature range, causing it to be nicknamed chameleon matter. This quality makes glass an ideal medium for a wide array of processes including blowing, kiln-forming, casting, and flame-working.

Boise Arts Museum - Boise, Idaho
Sat, Nov 3, 2018 - Sun, Feb 3, 2019

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New Mexico Artisan Market

New Mexico Artisan Market arrives to the vibrant New Mexico marketplace scene bringing an event where local artisans can gather together and showcase their custom crafted products and goods. The mission is to expand and build the creative economy of New Mexico by supporting and promoting the local creative talent.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Fri, Nov 23, 2018 - Sun, Nov 28, 2018

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GANM Member News

Bullseye Glass Santa Fe

Bullseye Glass Santa Fe has scheduled the following classes. Contact Bullseye at 505.467.8951 for further details and to make reservations. Make sure you mention if you are a current GANM member!


Blue Rain Gallery

Blue Rain Gallery will be at SOFA Chicago November 1-4, presenting new collaborative works by Preston Singletary and Jody Naranjo, among its other offerings.

Tansey Contemporary

Tansey Contemporary is showing new works by Clare Belfrage through November 18.

Messages from our Board Members

GANM had a busy October, so many thank you's are needed and deserved. First, our initial Safari to Santa Fe had a small, but diverse group of attendees, drawing from Northern California, Ohio, Florida and New Mexico. Our gallery and artist participation was superb: Bellas Artes (Mary Shaffer); Blue Rain Gallery (Denise Phetteplace); Bullseye Resource Center (Emily Brock); Globe Fine Art (Patrick Morrissey); LewAllen Gallery (Lucy Lyon); Liquid Light Glass (Elodie Holmes, Cia Thorne and team)...

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Harry Miller Co-Acting President
Tom Murdock Co-Acting President

The following have renewed their membership or have become new members in the previous month. Thank you and welcome. Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

- Laurie and Michael Vander Velde

Let us know of any events or volunteering opportunities that can make your membership more enjoyable!

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Leslie Walker-Hirsch Membership Chair

Exciting News and You're Invited! GANM is hosting a glass art Safari weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Join us October 18-21, 2018 to explore Santa Fe’s vibrant glass culture. We've got details to our offered scheduled event that include: a downloadable tri-fold brochure; an itinerary page; and an application form for interested attendees. Sign up soon as only 26 spots available.

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