Thursday, April 23, 2009

Anthony Schafermeyer Visits STARworks Glass!

Anthony Schafermeyer with Nick Fruin

From April 2-9, glass artist Anthony Schafermeyer was the STARworks resident artist. While at STARworks, he worked on a furnace with Wet Dog Glass and on April 7, he worked on a glass piece in the STARworks Glass Lab. Anthony creates vessels using his Graaled Cane technique, which contains Swedish and Italian elements. He makes the cane with several layers of color then he engraves away some of the layers to achieve an asymmetrical pattern.

Anthony Schafermeyer has been a professional glass artist for fifteen years. He has taught, extensively throughout the country including but not limited to Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack mountain school of crafts, and the Corning museum of glass. Anthony has also lectured, and demonstrated abroad, including The University of Segovia, Spain. Niijima Glass school, Japan, The Riitveld Acadamy of Art in Holland, and Kittengela Glass in Kenya. Anthony has a studio in Millvale PA, and is currently working on an installation project for the new Fairmont Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. He is currently represented by Habatat Gallery, in Boca Raton FL. and Dane Gallery in Nantuckett MA.

We thank Anthony greatly for his visit and welcome him in the future.

For more pictures of Anthony at work, please visit the STARworks Glass website.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


The open house hosted by STARworks Glass on April 18, 2009 was a success. Over 70 people came to see glassblowing demonstrations by Mike Linzy, Nick Fruin, Stephen Protheroe, and Eddie Bernard.

Guests were able to ask questions about the glassblowing process and about the artist's themselves. A great time was had by all.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

STARworks Glass Open House - April 18

STARworks Glass Lab welcomes the public to come and experience the wonderful art of glassblowing. Our artists will be doing live glassblowing and artwork can be purchased.

Refreshments will be served.

April 18, 2009
STARworks Glass Lab
100 Russell Drive
Star, NC 27356
(Building under the Star water tower)