Artistic Auction Chair

Doni Hatz

Thursday, June 29th
Time: TBA
Location: Greneral Howard Room

Our artistic auction gives American Scientific Glassblowers Symposium participants a chance to give back to the community and bring people together. The proceeds from the auction are donated to a local charity.

This year our charity is will be announced soon
We invite you or someone you know to participate in the artistic auction. Please fill out the proposal application and share your expertise in glass

Doni Hatz

Doni Hatz has been captured by glass since she was 19 years old. She holds a degree in Scientific Glass Technology and continues to learn and challenge her skills by attending ASGS events. Doni intersects with the Glass Art Society, International Society of Glass Bead Makers and Corning Museum of Glass to learn and share her passion for glass. She has been active in the ASGS holding many positions most notably as President 2000-2001. While she makes reactors during the day for Procter & Gamble she creates floral and Venetian inspired glassware in her own time.

The Flame: The Art and History of Lampworking
an InMurano production

Presenter: Eric Goldschmidt
Moderator: Sally Prasch

Friday, June 30th
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Chinook & Klickitat Room
Eric will answer question via zoom after the movie

The Flame follows Eric Goldschmidt, Flameworking Supervisor for The Corning Museum of Glass, as he learns about the origins of his craft and starts a beautiful journey that takes him to Murano, Italy. In Murano, he engages with Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Verilda De Polo, Lucio Bubacco, Cesare Toffolo, Vittorio Costantini, and Bruno Amadi, among others, to discover more about the history of lampworking. The Flame travels across lampworking history through the works, words, and memories of these notable artists and scholars.

Since 1996, Eric Goldschmidt has devoted himself to practicing and developing the techniques of hot glass manipulation with a focus on flameworking, while studying and assisting with many of the world’s most talented glass artists. Although he has been working with glass since 1996, Goldschmidt actually started working with molten materials in 1993 as a candlemaker. After witnessing flameworking, however, he became intrigued by the process which led him to take classes from master flameworkers at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Soon, he was hooked and began working at The Studio in the Make Your Own Glass Workshop and as the resident flameworker. Now, as the properties of glass programs supervisor at the Museum, he gives live demonstrations in flameworking, glass breaking, and optical fiber, in addition to teaching, lecturing, and exhibiting his work around the world.