Repair 1950s Bitossi “frite” vase

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Hello Guild Members

I got a referral to your guild by Bullseye Glass. I have an interesting problem to solve.

I collect and sell mid century European and American ceramics. One of my favorite pieces is a 1950s Italian piece by Bitossi Ceramiche. The decor of the vase is called fritte, since glass has been added to the ceramic during firing. This is one of the earliest examples of fritte by Bitossi. The glass is rough, with uneven surfaces, bubbles and craquelle; that is part of its charm. Within each color square, the glass sometimes has mixtures of color and opacity. In one of the yellow squares, I believe a piece has cracked so completely as to have fallen out. This happened years ago and was crudely filled with painted plaster; I have removed that repair. I would be interested in having someone look at this vase and give an opinion on what it anything can be done to sensitively repair the glass.  Luckily, the glass has so much variation, it makes it easier to match. My only idea so far would be to do a casting mold of the cavity and cast a piece of glass to fit, but I don’t know if that is possible. I would also be interested in working with someone to make the casting.

The vase is 14.5″ high and the cavity is 5/16″ in diameter. In the attached photo, the round cavity is at the center top of the right photo, in a yellow square.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.

George Vogt, Portland, Oregon, vogt321@gmail.com

Repair work needed

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Looking for repair of this piece. The broken glass is 5’ across. East Portland area Oregon.

Thanks

Nicole

njergov@yahoo.com

503-348-4657

Looking for glass for middle school stained glass program

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Hello there!
My name is Alycia Helbling and I am a middle school art teacher at Leslie Middle School in Salem, Oregon. A fellow teacher told me about this group and how to ask for any support that might be available. Any donations of glass or glass supplies, for stained glass,would be greatly appreciated! My email is helbling_alycia@salkeiz.k12.or.us. I am happy to come and pick up stuff. Thank you!

-Alycia Helbling

Correction: Need a glass artist who can do artistic sandblasting to replace a broken plate.

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I received this request from Eric Freund and Jackie Young ericfreund01@gmail.com:  “One of our prized plates was unfortunately broken beyond repair. We were wondering if we could work with you in creating a plate similar to the one we lost. ”  I do not do sandblasted etching but was hoping someone in the guild might be interested in talking to them about this project….or may know a glass artist who is not in the guild but does this type of work.  The design is two iris stems on a 16 inch clear plate….not just etched flat/matte but lightly carved and very well done.  If the photo I have is too large to post here Eric can email you a photo directly.    They are located in West Linn, OR. and his email is attached to this post.  Thanks!    -Greta Schneider

Need a glass artist who can do artistic sandblasting to replace a broken plate.

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I received this request from Eric Freund and Jackie Young ericfreund01@gmail.com:  “One of our prized plates was unfortunately broken beyond repair. We were wondering if we could work with you in creating a plate similar to the one we lost. ”  I do not do sandblasted etching but was hoping someone in the guild might be interested in talking to them about this project….or may know a glass artist who is not in the guild but does this type of work.  The design is two iris stems on a 16 inch clear plate….not just etched flat/matte but lightly carved and very well done.  If the photo I have is too large to post here Eric can email you a photo directly.    They are located in West Linn, OR. and his email is attached to this post.  Thanks!    -Greta Schneider

Replace glass pane

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We need the middle pain in our door to be replaced.  We’re in NE Portland.
contact Murray at circlemurray@gmail.com

Call to Artists – Multnomah Arts Center Gallery

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Multnomah Arts Center Gallery, Call to Artists

Deadline to submit: 12 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) Gallery in Portland serves as an educational venue for the community and a supportive environment for artists to share their work. Artists who show here are residents of Oregon and southern Washington near Portland and are selected by a group jury process. Our exhibits reflect the artistic dynamism of the area, with an emphasis on the following: a wide spectrum of media is shown throughout the year; diverse subject matter is explored; unique perspectives are shared; multidisciplinary and intersectional approaches are appreciated.

The 2023 Call for Artists is now open. Emerging and experienced visual artists are invited to apply. During the jurying process, 2-D and 3-D artists are typically paired to exhibit together. Requests for solo or group shows are also welcome. Musicians, writers, filmmakers and other artists whose work would complement the visual arts exhibits may also submit proposals. More information and the link to the online application can be found at www.multnomahartscenter.org/gallery.

The application deadline is 12 pm on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023. All submission materials will be reviewed by the group jury, and artists will be notified of the jury’s decisions by early February 2023. Exhibits will be scheduled between May 2023 – April 2024.

Email gallery@multnomahartscenter.org or call 503-823-2787 with questions.

 

The Multnomah Arts Center is a department of Portland Parks & Recreation. The City of Portland ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids, and services. To request these services, contact 503-823-2525, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.

503-823-2525 (Translation and Interpretation)   |   Traducción e Interpretación    |   Biên Dịch và Thông Dịch  |  अनुवादन तथा व्याख्या    |   口笔译服务  |  Устный и письменный перевод  | Turjumaad iyo Fasiraad | Письмовий і усний переклад    |   Traducere și interpretariat | Chiaku me Awewen Kapas | Liliu Lea mo e Faka’uhinga lea Tafsiri na Ukalimani | ဘာသာပြန်ခြင်း နှင့် စကားပြန်ခြင်း | ةمجرتلا ةيريرحتلا ةيوفشلاو Traduction et interprétariat | هړابژ وا حیرشت | တၢ်ကွဲးကျိာ်ထံ ဒီး တၢ်ကတိၤကျိးထံ | Translation and Interpretation: 503-823-2525

Kiln Repair Recommendations

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I am needing some help with kiln repair for an Olympic Kiln. Does anyone have a great kiln repair person in the Portland area they would recommend? Thank you!

Send info to Kathy at wildflowerfusing@gmail.com

Seeking a memoriam piece

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Greetings,

I have about a tablespoon of my father’s ashes I would like incorporated into a piece I can put on a window sill. I have seen from an artist that used to be located in Hood River what amounted to paperweights with a swirl of color and rolled in a loved one’s ashes. I was thinking of something like that. I would enjoy hearing about any ideas you might have.

Chris Patrick

cpatdaltx@msn.com

541-588-0083

Stained glass

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Hi, I am looking for some cathedral ripple in a turquoise blue color for a restore!
also  semi opal blue white and clear for the sky!
Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you,

Cindi Szeimies

Photoshop Tutor

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I was wondering if anyone in your group knew someone who is good at photoshop.  I am looking for someone who can teach me how to crop, duplicate, and customize an image of glass to help visualize custom multi-piece projects.  You can contact Kyle at (503)707-6988.  glassbykyle@gmail.com

Need help to identify the artist that created this art glass

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Many years ago while on vacation I visited an art gallery near the Oregon coast and purchased this fascinating art glass. It measures 4” on each side however one side is angled. It is signed with an etching pen but I can’t make out the name as it is very small. I am hoping someone in your organization might recognize the piece and identify the artist. I rotate it every now and then to get a new interesting view.  jdebess@flash.net

 

Repair needed

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I need help with a repair.
The artist John Nutter in B.C. sent me a glass feather which broke in transit. It is a clean break. He says it is a simple fix with UV glue. One of you would know. Is there someone who would help me fix this piece? I’m in SE but would bring the piece. See below. It’s about 14″ long.
Hopefully
Francoise brun-cottan 310-429-3739 tuffythefirst@gmail.com

LOOKING for TAURUS!

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HI! It’s almost my birthday, and I have decided to treat myself to a wonderful SAW! Can’t afford a new one, so I am reaching out to see if anyone might have a Taurus Ring Saw. I can’t wait to as Beyonce would say “put a ring on it!”  Contact me at bridget.culligan@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

Studio Safety

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Does anyone know of someone who can advise me on how to keep my home studio safe for myself and my family.  I’m wondering how people clean the air in their studios.  I’m specifically concerned about the particles left in the air from Thin Fire after firing fused glass.  Are there professionals who can come to a studio to advise on important safeguards for home studios.  I do fused glass and live in Portland.  My phone # is: 503-421-5888.  My email is farmrage1@msn.com