Prairie Dog Glass and Native American Glass Artists
A recent article by Cathy Short (Citizen Potawatomi) featured Native glass artists who are active at Prairie Dog Glass in the Jackalope complex. The artists whose work is detailed include Robert “Spooner” Marcus, Ira Lujan, Tony Jojola, Adrian Wall, Ramson Lomatewama, and Carol Lujan.
The article provides a great summary of Native American glass artist activity, past and future. Many of the artists whose work is discussed will be part of the May “Clearly Indigenous” show at the Museum of Indian Arts and Crafts (MIAC).
Read the full article here. This article is reprinted with permission of America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), Publishing Editor of First American Art Magazine. Copyright (2020-21) by First American Art Magazine, LLC.
GANM member James Evanson was recently named a winner in the annual Bullseye Glass Challenge. This year’s national competition attracted 136 entries. His Cobra Reaction was the creativity winner. This is the second year in a row that Evanson won top honors in one of the four Bullseye Challenge categories.
The Bullseye Challenge theme this year was “Reactions!” and called upon the artists to make innovative use of the chemical and color reactive properties that can arise when combining specific types of Bullseye glass. Evanson’s winning kiln-formed work was meticulously constructed in a workflow that went from hand drawn sketches to computer-generated design, to more than 280 paper templates, to custom slumping forms crafted on the CNC router in his workshop, and finally into the kiln. The entire process took more than a month of intensive work.
Read the full story here.