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New G2 Bottle Cutter: Currently Only at Delphi
Lansing, MI (November 17, 2010) ï¿½ Delphi (www.DelphiGlass.com), art glass supplies and education, has exclusive rights from Diamond Tech International to be the first company to carry the new Generation Green (G2) bottle cutter. The G2 is more versatile and easier to use than other bottle cutters currently on the market.
The G2 minimizes the frustration of uneven score lines and jagged breaks, leading to a greater project success rate. Its clever design allows users to cut anywhere along the bottle's curved body and to cut rings of various sizes.
The tool is adapted to cut almost any size glass container including wide-mouth jar and oversize wine bottles. Its lightweight frame allows users to cut bottles in a few quick steps. Sturdy construction and a 6-wheeled turret cutting head helps ensure long product life. An included User Manual makes setting up easy.
The G2 can be used for creating a variety of projects, ranging from hanging pots and votive holders to glass jewelry. It earns Delphi's tile of "Earth Friendly" because it allows artists to repurpose used bottles into components for glass art. In addition, it is constructed entirely from recycled materials.
Diamond Tech is also the creator of a number of other popular crafting supplies including the Fuseworks Microwave Kiln and Krafyblok. The G2 is its latest tool, and can be found exclusively at Delphi during this introductory period. Customers can order the G2 through the store, catalog, or online at www.DelphiGlass.com.
Michigan State University Pre-cut Art Glass Lets Fans be Crafty
Lansing, MI (October 11, 2010) ï¿½ Officially licensed Michigan State University pre-cuts let fans create glass art featuring their favorite college sports team. They are exclusively available through Delphi Glass(www.DelphiGlass.com), a locally owned, internationally recognized art glass supply store. MSU approved Delphi's selling of these precuts just ahead of the height of their 2010 college football season.
Pre-cuts are designed to make it easy for people, even those with no previous art glass experience, to create MSU-themed projects like garden stepping stones, serving platters, wall art and fashion accessories. A FREE Project Guide is availble from the company's website.
Delphi currently carries two designs, the MSU Spartan "S" logo and Spartan Helmet mascot emblem. Sizes range from 1/2 inch to 6 inches. Pre-Cuts are available in either aventurine green, a dark green with metallic sparkle, or solid white. Both colors are lead-free and food safe. All glass is tested 96 COE Compatible for fusing. Pre-cuts are made using a high-powered water jet cutter allowing for precision detail, including interior cuts that would be impossible to do by hand.
"We are very excited about our new line of licensed collegiate pre-cuts. Everyone has a favorite sports team. Now they can create art glass projects using detailed school emblems and logos," says Delphi Glass Executive Director Lisa Parks. "They're also extremely versatile. We decided on using a 96 COE compatible art glass, so people can choose whether to use them for mosaics, fusing, jewelry crafts, or simply to hang in their window."
Delphi Glass is in negotiations with other schools as well as professional sports organizations.
Artist Credit: Projects shown by Delphi Artist Val Oswalt.
Note: This product is officially licensed, and is intended for personal use only. Use of this product in a new application for resale, without prior written consent, is prohibited.
New Delphi Creative Arts Catalog Features the Latest Glass Craft Supplies
Lansing, MI (October 1, 2010) ï¿½ Delphi, celebrating 38 years in the art glass community, has released its 2010-2011 Annual Creative Arts Supply Catalog. At 452 pages, it features more than 1000 new products, including some of the latest innovations in glass crafting.
The full-color catalog is densely packed with a wide selection of art glass, tools and supplies. Some of the notable new products include the Delphi EZ-Pro Disk Grinder, Delphi's exclusive Micro Dicro Packs, and the latest glass tools including Jen-Ken's Bonnie Glo and Bonnie Glo Deluxe Kilns.
This year's catalog also includes more ceramic fusing molds, more jewelry findings, and more than 50 different dichroic scrap glass assortments. Money-saving glass packs can be found for both stained glass and fusing artists. Additionally, Delphi is introducing a new line of fusible glass clay and starter kits.
"We are very excited about all the new items in this year's catalog," says Delphi Glass Merchandising Director Jennifer Newman. "Artisans deserve to work with a wide selection of top-quality products. Delphi's 2010 catalog delivers the best and most innovative glass art supplies anywhere."
DelphiGlass.com features thousands of additional products including a wide selection fusible and stained glass, tools, supplies and finished artwork. Visitors will also find free online instructional videos, step-by-step projects, and artist tips on the Delphi website.
Ring of Fire Artist Challenge Winners Take Home Top Prizes for Their Creativity
Lansing, MI (July 19, 2010) ï¿½ Delphi Glass, source for art glass supplies, and ArtFire.com, marketplace for handmade crafts, announced winners of the first Ring of Fire Artist Challenge. This unique contest challenged artists of all crafts and abilities to showcase their creativity in new ways. Winning projects can be seen at www.DelphiGlass.com/RingOfFire.
The Ring of Fire Artist Challenge was a new style of art competition. The challenge was to choose from 10 specified craft supplies and incorporate the item(s) into a project of the artists' choosing. The variety of awards, including Best Use of Recycled Materials, Best Use of Ring of Fire Materials, Most Inspirational, Hottest Project for the Summer and others, encouraged a wide range of mixed media entries.
There were 15 award categories in total. The Grand Prize went to Kristin Simpson for her fused glass flower titled "Garden Whimsy," (pictured above) which incorporated dichroic scrap, millefiori, copper mesh and art glass for a three-dimensional project. She was awarded multiple prizes, including a Delphi EZ-Pro Deluxe Kiln by Jen-Ken Kilns, which fires both glass and ceramics.
Thousands of dollars in goods were presented to the winners, including $50 Delphi Gift Certificates and mixed-media supply packs, $100 shopping sprees on ArtFire.com, instructional books, DVDs and other prizes from the contest's many sponsors.
This was the first art competition Delphi and ArtFire.com partnered to organize. Major sponsors included Jen-Ken Kilns, Glass Patterns Quarterly, Glass Craftsman, Wardell Publications and Diamond Tech Crafts.
"The Ring of Fire encouraged people of all crafts and abilities to enter," said marketing director Monika Smolarczyk, "We were impressed with the creativity involved in the numerous entries we received. We are working on future contests and projects in celebration of the handmade arts."
ArtFire.com was launched in 2008 by president John Jacobs and his team of young, creative talent. The website attracts over a 1.5 million of visitors each month, including many glass and jewelry artisans.
Founded in 1972, Delphi Glass Corp. offers an extensive selection of art glass tools and supplies. Delphi sponsors a variety of events and classes year long, including The Ring of Fire. With over 30,000 specialty craft supplies, Delphi is dedicated to the entire glass art industry.
Delphi Instructors Teaching in Taiwan As Anguse International Expands into Art Glass
Lansing, MI (July 7, 2010) - Anguse International (www.bcd.com.tw), glass supplier and art studio of Taipei, Taiwan will be hosting instructors from Delphi Glass this summer for an intensive 5-Day Fusing Class. Anguse International is Delphi's exclusive dealer in Taiwan.
While art glass is not typically associated with Asia, Taiwan has a strong history of glassware. In more recent times, modern glass art such as fusing and stained glass has emerged as a popular new craft. Anguse International was one of the first Taiwanese companies to see a need in the country for glass crafting supplies and instruction.
Anguse International became part of Delphi's Elite Dealer Program, not only for access to its thousands of products, including Delphi Exclusive items, but because the company shares their passion for education.
"The Art of Glass Fusing" will be Delphi's first class in Asia. Taught by experienced instructors Roy Kapp and Suzanna Fung, the two will demonstrate a variety of fusing and glass crafting techniques. The class runs from July 12-16. More information can be found on Anguse's website www.bcd.com.tw.
"Delphi has always been dedicated to bringing art and education to as many people as possible. We have always wanted to share it not only across America but all over the world," says Roy Kapp, Delphi's Director of Curriculum and expert glass craftsman.
About his upcoming trip to Taipei, he says, "This is a great opportunity to bring professional instruction, supplies, inspiration and support to all the emerging glass artists of Taiwan."
About Anguse International
Anguse International is a well-established glass supplier and studio located in Taipei, Taiwan. They began in the commercial architectural glass market and have successfully expanded into art glass distribution. By joining Delphi's Elite Dealer program they now offer a full line of stained glass and fusible glass products and have quickly become the largest distributor of art glass in Taiwan.
Anguse International is Delphi's exclusive distributor of Taiwan.
Ring of Fire Artist Challenge Pushes the Limits of Creativity
LANSING, MI ï¿½ Apr. 28, 2010 ï¿½ Delphi Glass (https://www.delphiglass.com), the source for art glass supplies, and ArtFire, the premier marketplace for handmade crafts, announce a new online art contest. The Ring of Fire Artist Challenge is open to all artisans. Entries are being accepted now at DelphiGlass.com/RingOfFire. Contest ends June 30 and winners announced July 9, 2010.
Following its annual festivities for National Art Glass Month, Delphi has organized another online event with the help of its partner ArtFire. The first annual Ring of Fire Artist Challenge is designed for all artisans of all crafts and abilities, inviting them to use common art supplies in new and creative ways.
Artisans are asked to choose one or more items from the 10 Ring of Fire Products. These items range from dichroic scrap and fine silver wire to recyled glass tiles. Winners are chosen by popular vote and jury based on technical skill and creativity. A beginner's category is also available. Grand prize includes a Delphi EZ-Pro Deluxe Kiln by Jen-Ken Kilns, which fires both glass and ceramics. Winners also receive many prizes from Delphi, ArtFire and all sponsoring companies.
"We created the Ring of Fire contest to support the handmade arts, to inspire creativity and to unite artists across all crafts," said Dan Daniels, president of Delphi.
Delphi Kicks Off Its Annual Art Glass Festival March 27th
LANSING, MI ï¿½ Feb. 18, 2010 ï¿½
Delphi Glass (https://www.delphiglass.com), the complete source for glass art, announces its
19th Annual Art Glass Festival beginning Sat. March 27, 2010 at the
Delphi Creativity Center in Lansing, MI. Art Glass Festival showcases the
work of many glass artists from beginners to professionals in eleven different categories. Held in honor of National Art Glass Month in
April, more than 200 works of glass art will be on display during the month-long celebration.
Delphi's Art Glass Festival offers a competitive art contest and awards thousands of dollars worth of merchandise to its winners. There also are prizes awarded to the most promising beginner in each craft and recognition for all young artists. Delphi will begin accepting entries March 1. The festival opens to the public Sat. March 27, 2010 and runs through the month of April. Special classes, store events, and artist meet-and-greets are also planned. Please visit www.delphiglass.com/agf for full details.
For those who cannot make it to Michigan this spring, Delphi also holds an online art glass competition. All skill levels are invited to participate and thousands of dollars worth of prizes will be given to top winners. Last year there were more than 1200 participants. Entries came from as far away as Australia, the Middle East and South America.
About Delphi Glass Corp.
Established in 1972, Delphi Glass offers a comprehensive assortment of glass supplies and classes. They sponsor a variety of events including this juried show throughout the year. Visit www.delphiglass.com to see more than 30,000 products and a full list of upcoming events.
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