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January 09, 2017
'I like that I can almost zone out and lose myself as I work'
Glass artist Michael Janis, co-director of the Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier, Md., specializes in sgraffito, a technique that uses crushed glass powder as a drawing medium. A 1983 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Janis started his professional life as an architect, working first in Chicago and then moving with his wife to Australia. When the couple returned to the United States in 2003, Janis decided to dive into the art career he’d always wanted, and began a serious practice in glass.
Janis has an extensive list of public commissions, including casting...
May 23, 2016
Pre-College profile: Jody Amsden
CIA interior architecture grad wants the room to feel right more
May 19, 2016
Pre-College Profile: Sculpture teacher Kelley O'Brien
May 13, 2016
Fiorelli designs new beginning after 32 years at CIA
One-of-a-kind Foundation prof influenced a generation of artists more
May 10, 2016
Brouillard leaves CIA Ceramics, heads to studio full time
April 29, 2016
Visiting Artist: Michael DiTullo
'Dissatisfaction is a core driver that keeps me coming in every day' more
April 29, 2016
CIA awards more than $10.5 million to students for 2016-17
The Cleveland Institute of Art will bestow over $10.5 million in scholarships, awards, and financial... more
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