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Studio Faculty Presentations: Joseph Barlett, Robert Comploj, William Gudenrath, Alicia Lomné, and Emilio Santini

The Studio
January 14, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions.

This week features Joseph Barlett, Robert Comploj, William Gudenrath, Alicia Lomné, and Emilio Santini in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.


Joseph Barlett

Joseph Barlett

Joe Barlett has more than 40 years of experience designing, creating, and teaching stained glass. He is also a master craftsman in antique stained glass restoration. Barlett has taught adult education for two universities in Pennsylvania. He also has a studio in Williamsport, Penn., and has opened a second studio on Market Street in Corning, New York.

Man with short brown tousseled hair and black-framed glasses wears a black v-neck t-shirt and stands with his arms crossed. Slightly in front of him and to his left are a bunch of clear glass balls hanging from wires.

Robert Comploj

Combining old Venetian techniques and modern Scandinavian aesthetics, Robert Comploj uses cutting-edge methods to create glass objects with modern designs and bold colors. Nevertheless, their shapes are also influenced by various topical themes broached by contemporary artists, as well as by the social trends of our times.

William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher. He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on glassmaking techniques of the ancient world through the 18th century. He has spent many decades studying specific works in glass in an attempt to determine how they were made.

Alicia Lomné (Photo by Nancy Wiesser)

Alicia Lomné

Alicia Lomné is an artist living and working on Whidbey Island, Wash. Lomné has spent the last 15 years exploring and developing her own unique style of the kiln casting technique, pâte de verre.

Emilio Santini working glass at a torch (photo credit: Adam Ewing)

Emilio Santini

Emilio Santini is originally from Murano, Italy, and comes from a family with centuries of tradition in glass blowing. His glass work spans from lamp-working to glass blowing, from casting to diamond point engraving.