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The Kokomo-Jenkins Glass Company, Part 2 by Marg Iwen - In this section, Marg Iwen focuses on the Kokomo, Indiana, glass plant. Its history is presented in some detail. Of importance to collectors are the many clues to identification provided. The 36 photos provide clear examples of patterns and shapes. Also included is a chart listing patterns (i.e. Arcadia Lace, Kokomo, Strawberry) line numbers, dates, color and forms with remarks.
The Bear Pomade Jar . . . Sandwich or ? by Albert Christian Revi - The Bear Pomade jar referred to in the title is used as an example to illustrate why glass collectors need to allow for the possibility that new research might make them question previously accepted notions of attribution. One B&W photo and one color photo, both depicting bear jars. Incidentally, the Pomade once stored in these jars was made of bear grease.
Paden City: Hidden Lines and Rare Pieces by Pat Stillwagner - Unusual pieces of Paden City Glass are discussed (complimented by two color plates and three B&W photos) by enthusiastic collector, Pat Stillwagner.
Glass: The Many Ways It's Decorated, Part 3 by Helen and Robert Jones - Hot glass techniques are concluded in this article. Four hot metal techniques which change the glass shape are explained, as is the hot metal technique for creating an iridescent finish. Several post-annealing decorating types - enamel, luster painting fired-on color, etc. - are covered. All techniques are displayed in the six B&W and eleven color photos.
Neo Whatsis Glass ? by Judith van Buskirk-Gugudan - Collectors of Neodymium glass will find this article particularly interesting. Author Buskirk-Gugudan describes the frustration in asking dealers about this two colored (dichroic) glass for which glass companies had a plethora of names (e.g., Wisteria, Hetherbloom, Alexandrite, Pink Luxodine, and Twilight). Its history of unique composition is discussed. The thirteen color plates show a wide range of types - Tiffin, Steuben, Morgantown, Fostoria - both older and recent examples as the Czech glass.
Denali Crystal: Making Sense Out of Abstract Art by Lawrence H. Selman - Denali artists, Peter Temple and Desmond Hatfield, use a sculptural approach in creating their abstract paperweights. In this article, Selman contrasts their techniques and immense technical skills with other paperweight artists. The ten color plates highlight the special vision and skills required in creating a Denali piece.
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