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Wednesday, July 16, 1975

THE MICHIGAN GAILY

Page Nine

"My work is a kumulative ex-
perience . . . controlled experi-
ment and adaptation. A Ict of
my recent pieces I couldn't have
done a year ago."
Most recently, he has experi-
mented with bone-china litho-
phanles. The technique,° first
used in Europe in the 1820's, has
for the most part faded into the
history of fickle artistic func-
tions and fashions. His liho-
tshanes are all reproductians of
the 19th century creati)ons, qual-
ity engravers being "hard to
find now-a-days, at least around
here."
A BEESWAX mold is taken
from the original, usualiv a

medieval landscape or figures in
quaint apparel, and the image
is then transferred to a plaster-
of-paris mold. The final piece, a
tile roughly 6" x 6", is rmade
of bone-china porcelain slip fir-
ed at-1900-2300 degrees Fahren-
heit for 12 hours.
Aesthetics, as well as the crea-
tive application of various tech-
niques and processes, is a seem-
ingly endless source of stimula-
tion for Jeferson. He's happy to
make a living at it as well.
Although much of is uncom-
missioned work goes to outlets
on the east and west coasts and
various arts and crafts shows
around the country, Ann Arbor
See ARTIST, Page 12

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DAVID JEFFERSON, a craftsman in glass, devotes much of his energies to stained-glass work
these days, though he's also skilled in acid-etching, fire-coloring glass, glass-blowing, fire-coloring
ceramics and jewiry-making.
Local artist strives for

quality, individuality
a By MIKE LONG ques, of acid-etching and fire- Jefferson draw
"Most mass-produced stained- coloring glass and has devised in stained-glass b
glass looks more like plastic his own technique of leading aesthetic aspecta
than glass," David Jefferson, a (the process of uniting stained- tal f has the un
27-year-old Ann Arbor resident glass segments with strips of artisan is limited
a n d stained-glass craftsman lead to create the overall pat- processes he ha
complained. tern or form). He's experienc- of," he explained
He held two 81x11" tiles of ed in glass-blowing, ceramics -- -
stained-glass up to the light, and jewelry-making as well as O ir a
One tile, filled with swirling other diverse crafts.
shades and explosions of creamy Jeferson pointed to a recent-
green, had a delicate art noveau ly completed 2' x 2' window, a
ink drawing applied to one side commissioned piece, as is the
by a process he described as bulk of his work.
photo silk-photo silk-screening. "That circle of green between
The other tile was unadorned, the two blue circles has 63
time-colored glass. chunks of jade in it. Those spi-
"See the difference? There's der-webbed chunks in the corn-
no depth. They didn't use ers are moss-agates." The win-
enough lithium." dow consists of 300-400 asper-

s his interest
both from the
nd from what
limied poten-
n. The glIasas
only by "the
as Knowledge
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JEFFERSON, who has an art
degree from Eastern Michigan
University and sits on the steer-
ing committee of the U. of M.
Artists and Craftsmen Guild, be-
came dissatisfied with m a s s-
produced stained-glass shortly
after he began working with it
about six years ago. He now
produces all of his own porcelain
glass and when he needs a
bronze base for one of his
lamps, he casts it himself. He's
alsi skilled in various techni-

ate pieces of five types of glass,
some of which he molded into
three dimensional pyramid
shapes. He, will get $300 for
"I THINK the recent popular
.interest in glass is more than
the nostalgia thing . . . a lot of
it comes out of the sixty's
psychedelichexperience." Be
pulled a handful of shoulder-
length auburn hair away from
his face. "People started to
really look at the colors and
designs and, 'wow'."

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