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1770 Village Place Studio 25, San Diego CA 92101
Art Glass Association of Southern California
is pleased to announce: 

                                  Ojai Artists Studio Tour
                                     October 19-21, 2018

We are very excited to offer our members the opportunity to visit the studios of three very important and accomplished artists working in glass. The annual tour for Ojai Studio Artists falls on the same date as our Glass Guild Patio Sale. To make it work for us, the artists described here have graciously agreed to host a private tour of their studios for us on the following weekend. I hope you will be able to join us.

These are the artists with whom you will be able to meet and talk with on this journey:

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
Susan served as the first woman President
of the Glass Art Society from 1984-1986, 
and is an Honorary Life Member.  
She started working in glass in 1973
in Austin, TX and has been working  
in California for 30 years now. She
has taught at Pilchuck Glass School,
Tyler School of Art, CA College of the
Arts, Pittsburg Glass Center,  
NorthLands Creative Glass in  
Scotland, and other universities.  
She is a Trustee Emeritus of The  
American Craft Council, We will also  
be able to meet and visit the studios
of her husband Richard Amend, a  
Painter and their son  
Wyatt, a Ceramicist with a glass  
edge. See more on this amazing  
family of artists here:

As a bonus, Susan will be meeting us at the Jewish Temple in Ojai to see the stained glass windows that she made for the Jewish Museum in NYC in 1990's that were gifted
 to the temple in Ojai. She is also offering us a tour of The Collection Riverpark in Oxnard: another site with her work: a porcelain tile mural "The Shopping List", and a metal sculpture/fountain with large resin globes: "Coastal Conversion".  Stinsmuehlen-Amend is the only woman artist in a group of 12 artists with site specific work here. Details will follow. See videos at .

Stephen Dee Edwards
Stephen moved his family to Ojai  
a few years ago from their home in  
Alfred, NY where he is Professor of  
Glass Emeritus at Alfred University.  
He is also a past president of  
Glass Art Society (1990-91), and  
his work is collected in museums  
and galleries around the world.  
Please visit his website at for a  
full picture of his amazing works.  
He is willing to meet with us on  
Saturday morning, because he has a gig for his musical talents in the evening that date!  

Brian Berman
Brian has been working with glass since 1990, 
and casts sculptures in glass, bronze and 
other materials.  
His website will give you a complete  
picture of his work and the nature of  
his approach.  
and Brian's  
spiritual insights and nature play  
into his work beautifully.
"Sculpture embraces our perceptions
and empowers our dreams" -Brian  
Berman We will be visiting Brian on  
our last day in the morning followed  
by a lunch with the artists should that work out.

Logistics are in the works and you can contact Marti Blair at to receive information regarding transportation and lodging. (Several rooms are reserved for the 2 nights pending interest.) There are no fees other than your personal care for the journey. All lodging arrangements must be secured by October 10, 2018.  Space is limited, so please sign up early!