Friday, February 3, 2023

An Artist Talk with Pinkie Maclure

 An Artist Talk with Pinkie Maclure

October 12, 2022 - 1:07:46
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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Best of Vitreosity part 1 - Nov2003-Aug2008

Seeing that 'search' is currently disabled in the original 'Vitreosity 1', I thought this might be a good time for me to reflect on what I've done over the past 9 years, and put together a kind of 'best of Vitreosity'. A bit daunting, in that I need to look over all 450+ posts over 9+ years, and indeed so far I've only gotten through the first half. But here goes.

First - I went through the first 225 post and I chose what I see as the best 32 posts.
Whether you use it in your browser or through your pdf viewer, the links are all live.
(click on the picture or the caption - it's a pdf but, only about 140k, so easy to download)

If you wish to search through all 225 posts from this time period here is the pdf link for that.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Archiving Digital Image Files Powerpoint 2019

Archiving Digital Image Files
Tom Krepcio
2018 American Glass Guild Conference
Cleveland, OH
June 2018

Why Me?
I've been working with Computer Graphics in Stained Glass since 1993.
I created the blog Vitreosity (2004-present) and was the editor of AGGnews (2010-2015).
Since 1993, I have generated tens, maybe hundreds, of thousands of digital image files to store and maintain. Many have been lost with changes in file formats, storage technologies, operating systems, etc.The working computer files for the years 1993-1999 are almost totally gone.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Archiving Digital Image Files

I will be giving a talk at the 2018 American Glass Guild Conference in Cleveland OH. I'll be the last speaker of the conference, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:40pm. The  topic will be "Archiving Digital files". Here is the description I gave them for the talk -

With the advent of digital photography, the sheer number of images produced is virtually exploding. Though these digital images are easy to copy and share, they are not easy to archive. Where and how to archive digital images has become of paramount importance to anyone who uses images to market their work, and even more to those who wish to document their work for future generations. I will discuss the dangers ahead as it relates to stained glass images both in new work and restoration. Some advice on how to handle digital images in the short term will be given.

The gist of the talk will be about the possible large loss of images in the name of having many more. Various storage choices and a general strategy of how to handle volumes of images will be presented.

In the meantime, a .jpg of the flyer I had on hand.

A work in progress...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Temple Sholom Open House Chicago

Temple Sholom - Open House - Chicago, IL, Sunday, October 15, 2017

I first heard of the stained glass at Temple Sholom when I was helping organize the 2016 American Glass Guild Conference. Vic Rothman is a long standing member of the AGG and Vic recommended Temple Sholom as a site to be on a tour of contemporary stained glass in Chicago. Vic had worked on an unusual stained glass commission there and I was intrigued. Sadly, the tour never happened at the conference, but I'd held in back of my mind the idea of visiting the Temple since then.

On the weekend of October 14-15. 2017, there was an event called 'Open House Chicago', put on by the Chicago Architectural Foundation. One site at the event was Temple Sholom. It was the perfect introduction to the stained glass, as they had members of the temple thoughout the buildings with back stories about the building and the windows.

I have 124 images, mostly of the stained glass, on my VitreosityPictures Flickr Album.
Temple Sholom Open House Chicago 2017 

Highlights (click on any image to see larger size) -

Leon Golub and the Joseph Windows
These are the ones Vic worked on and they are pretty astonishing and unusual. Layered flashed glass.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Alice In Wonderland at 150

2015 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, I originally made this blog post in 2007.

I saw a postcard of this Mad Hatter panel a few years ago and always suspected it was part of a larger program of panels. Indeed it is and the full Alice in Wonderland Window can be seen as part of the website for the church where it's located - All Saints Church in Daresbury, England.

SG photography by John Eastwood

It turns out that the Mad Hatter panel is in the center of 5 small 'Alice character' panels below a larger Nativity scene.


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