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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...
November 24, 2014
Professor's design ideas feature prominently in report on Cleveland's creative economy
Cuffaro's workstations ideal for CIA students, model for design thinking more
November 15, 2014
Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal design competition
Entries impressed judges with creative interpretations, craftsmanship more
November 11, 2014
Grad wins first place for animated short on Asperger syndrome
Student's thesis project shares her personal experience more
November 05, 2014
Jewelry designer started her own company just three years after graduation
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November 04, 2014
New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion
New George Gund Building will unify CIA's now-divided campus more
November 03, 2014
CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall
Hall features suites, shared workspaces, balconies, great views more
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