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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...
February 18, 2015
Environment, Art, and Engaged Practice course brought students outdoors, brought new concepts to light
Elective course met in rustic lodge in a hemlock forest more
February 16, 2015
Full-tuition CIA scholarship available to CMSD students
CMSD grad encourages Cleveland students to apply for admission, work hard more
February 11, 2015
Furniture design competition brings student work to MOCA Cleveland
Two student-designed furnishings already generating buzz; another on the way more
February 05, 2015
Designing a career: Jewelry + Metals grads advise current students
Jewelry designers Rich and Austin (Bates) Zarobell were visiting artists more
February 03, 2015
First year student's self portrait makes cover of pencil box
General Pencil Company to feature Julia Maddalina '18 on promotional materials more
February 01, 2015
Two full scholarships to CIA's summer Pre-College program made possible by Cleveland nonprofit Graffiti HeArt
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