Introduction to Basic Glassblowing Materials

By | Glass Facts

Glassblowing, like most other art forms, uses specific materials that are unique to the discipline. If you’ve spent some time in a hot shop, like the St Pete Hot Glass Workshop at The Duncan McClellan Gallery  watching the DMG School Project glass artists work, you’ve probably heard terms for materials that left you mystified. Getting familiar with terminology is a great first step to learning more about any art form, so we’ve put together this guide to help you better understand what these terms mean and how they are used in making glass art. Batch – The raw materials to…

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Art Walk Recap

By | News
This past 2nd Saturday Art Walk was a blast!  Our Emerging Artists in residents successfully installed their show in the DM Gallery.  They gave great presentations on the new body...
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Keeping Kids Engaged with Etching All Summer!

By | News, School Project

The DMG School Project doesn’t slow down even when school lets out! All summer long we are proud to host the R’ Club’s middle school groups, giving them a comprehensive, educational experience that we hope inspires some of the children to pursue glass art. We’ve provided them with materials to prepare their own glass plates for etching ahead of time, but the real fun begins when they get here.  Their day begins with a tour of the Gallery and sculpture garden with Mr. Duncan to include a history and technical overview of studio glass, followed by a demonstration in the…

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Help Us Welcome Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell this Saturday!

By | Events, Exhibit

It’s that time again- join us for Art Walk this 2nd Saturday to welcome dynamic duo Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell from Phoenix, Arizona!  While also developing independent bodies of work, Jason and Jennifer have blended their unique styles and techniques to bring us some beautiful collaborative pieces, as well as several of their individual pieces for their ‘Sea Discernibly’ show this month at Duncan McClellan Gallery. Stop by from 5 until 9:30 PM for the festivities- Demonstration begins at 6, live jazz at 8, and of course the exquisite Chalkboard Special food truck will be providing great eats and…

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