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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...
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Money for the road: Cleveland Institute of Art grads receive travel scholarships
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New mapping course opens students to the faces behind homelessness
Students create maps for Cleveland homeless more
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CIA awarded $9.3 million in scholarships, awards, financial aid
Recipients of 95 named scholarships announced to cheering students May 1 more
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Professor Dominic Scibilia '72 retiring after 35 tenacious years
Illustration chair encouraged some 500 students to do their best work more
May 06, 2015
Professor Judith Salomon retiring to studio after teaching 37 years
Ceramics chair described as nurturing and patient but firm more
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