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SOFA Chicago 2012

Chicago, IL
November 2 - 4, 2012
The Roadshow at SOFA

SOFA (which stands for Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) is one of the world's foremost fairs of contemporary arts and design. At SOFA CHICAGO 2012, Museum demonstrators and renowned artists represented by SOFA galleries will present live hot glassblowing on the Hot Glass Show stage.

New applications are being accepted for the Blow Glass at Sea program aboard Celebrity Cruises. Auditions will be held in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday, October 31 - November 1. Apply online.

Guest artists at the SOFA Chicago 2012 Roadshow

Laura Donefer
Laura Donefer distinguishes her work in two parts based on her emotional inspirations: the happy, beautiful baskets that make people smile, and her “darker work” which has pulled from themes of assault and depression. As an artist, she finds...
John Miller
John Miller has been working in glass for more than 20 years and focuses on blown sculpture. He earned his MFA at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and has worked at Pilchuck Glass School for 15 years. He exhibits internationally,...
Davide Salvadore
Davide Salvadore is from a family of Venetian glassworkers. In 1987, he and two partners founded the studio Campagnol e Salvadore, where he works as a glass master. Salvadore is also a founding member of Centro Studio Vetro, in Murano, a nonprofit...
Woman wearing purple glasses with her hair in pigtails shapes a piece of hot glass with newspaper.
Nadine Saylor’s work investigates the rise and fall of the American economy while preserving its history in glass. “I like to think of my work as a time capsule that begins with a photograph or an antique,” Saylor explains. “I then transform it into...

Additional guest artists included:
Tim Shaw
Rob Wynne
Richard Jolley
Shelley Muzylowski Allen