Meet the Maestro: Dan Neil Barnes
A new way to think about stained glass - that's what you get when Dan Neil Barnes goes beyond traditional ideas about lamps and windows by adding treated metals, crafted wood and unique lighting to stained glass. His work moves the craft of stained glass into a new creative art form, one that pushes the idea of glass in art to a whole new level.
Born to a family of builders and craftsmen, Dan Neil Barnes experienced firsthand the satisfaction of creating something from an idea or inspiration. The love of creating his own designs was what led Dan to open his own business in 1986. Since then, Dan has earned an outstanding reputation in the glass community for his design flair and top quality craftsmanship.
Seeking another creative outlet, Dan began experimenting with stained glass several years ago. After studying the craft from Laura Hallock in Lexington, KY, Dan began creating his own original designs combining light, color and texture. Dan was awarded top honors for his stained glass in local art shows.
Coming up next month: Gerry Newcomb
Meet the Maestro: Gerry Newcomb
November 10th, 2018
Saturday 10:00am (Refreshments at 9:30am)
Globe Fine Art
727 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Recap of last month's Maestro: Duncan McClellan
After successfully working with leather and clay, he finally had the opportunity to learn to blow glass at a studio in Ybor City, Florida in 1987. Duncan has studied the creation of larger forms with Fred Kahl and John Brekke, two instructors and artists working at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop. Duncan has also been honored as the second American invited to study and work at the ARS Studio in Murano, Italy.
Duncan's processes enables him to place imagery on the inside and outside (and in some cases both) of his glass vessels. In his one-of-a-kind or series works, images are juxtaposed to articulate the message or idea. The focus is centered around the internal graal technique and overlay techniques, incorporating hand cutting, photo resist and computer graphics.
To finish these works, acid etching, fire polishing and a six-stage grinding and polishing technique are used. Currently, his work depicts emotions relating to family, personal growth and the spiritual connections between each of us as souls.