The NCAGG was founded in 1978 as a community of artisans interested in stained glass. As the glass arts have expanded, the guild and the interests of its members have grown to include any and all forms of glass art, including but not limited to blown, kiln-worked and lamp-worked glass. Through meetings, workshops, and exhibitions, the NCAGG provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and promotes in the community at large all aspects of glass as an art and craft.
Every year guild members conduct classes in many glass techniques, and present programs to interested schools, organizations, and community groups through our outreach efforts. We hold regular planning meetings and social events such as special presentations from visiting artists, field trips, an annual picnic and an annual meeting/auction. We also organize various glass art shows for our members every year at local galleries and cultural institutions.
The Guild Purposes
- Establish a community of artists and artisans interested in all forms of glass art.
- Provide a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences.
- Provide opportunities for members to display their work and demonstrate their skills.
- Promote higher standards of glass art work.
- Promote all aspects of glass as an art form and as a craft.
- Educate the public of the value of glass as an art and craft form through educational programs and community service.
2017 NCAGG Board
Vice President – Sherri Watkins
Treasurer – Carol Sontheimer
Secretary – Sarah Pick
Director – Jane Hartman
Director – Gayla Lee
Director – Sue Summerville