Artist Studio Visits, Trip Reports

July 12, 2015: Glassblowing Demonstration by Laura Donefer

It was an honor and a real treat to attend the demonstration by Canadian artist Laura Donefer, at the Ignite Studio in Chicago.  Laura is well known for her “basket” pieces – blown vessels with multi-colored and whimsical ornamentation.  We learned that these pieces reflect her personality – exuberant, unconventional, and uninhibited.  As always, it was fascinating to watch her with the team of assistants perform the choreographed steps of glassblowing.

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The MCGAG Board hosted Laura at a dinner the night before the demonstration.
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With President Alan Lasser looking on, Judy Bendoff introduces Laura.The MCGAG Board hosted Laura at a dinner the night before the demonstration.[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”left”]https://midwestcgag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/IMG_4853.jpg[/image_frame]
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Laura and the team at work:
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Photos by Bob Weissman