The Board of Directors operates under the Bylaws of The International Guild of Glass Artists. The Board of Directors also operates using Motions and Standing Rules.
Any IGGA member in good standing may apply for a position on the Board of Directors. Length of service for most positions is three years, although extended terms are allowed. All members serve as volunteers and are expected to participate regularly in online discussions. Send an email with your interests and/or questions to:
Ann Baxter Baxter Glass Art Grosse Pointe Park, MI, USA
Ann has worked in and studied various art mediums throughout her life, including painting, sculpture, metals and needlework. She has always had a special interest in architecture and restoration, which led her to learn the craft of stained glass in 1983.
Working almost exclusively in glass since 1987, Ann now spends all her time on commissions from interior designers, architects and builders, and finds the most rewards in good design that compliments the structure. She can incorporate further dimension into her work through the use of traditional glass painting, fusing, etching/sandblasting and custom beveling. Her work is in many residential, community and church buildings throughout southeast Michigan and is expanding into other states across the country.
Ann spends her free time with her family, redesigning her home and garden, and in many volunteer activities in the metro Detroit area. She has been a member of the IGGA since 1997 and on the Board of Directors since 2000, having served as Membership Director, Editor of Common Ground: GLASS and most recently as Publications/PR Director. Her role as IGGA Chairman began in February 2012.
Nadine Beth Schneider Nadine's Folly
Ashburn, VA, USA
Originally from New York City, Nadine has lived all over the world before settling in Ashburn, Virginia, a number of years ago. Her studio, Nadine's Folly, Ltd, has created many stained glass windows and entryways as well as fused/kiln-formed glass over the past 32 years.
Nadine is a past President of the Killen (Texas) Civic Art Guild, a former director of the National Capital Art Glass Guild and a member of the Loudoun Arts Council. Her work has been exhibited at the First Cavalry Museum in Fort Hood, Texas, Washington Technological Park and at various shows around the country. Her commissioned work is in private collections through the country.
Nadine is the current President of the National Capitol Art Glass Guild, a position she has held since 2006. When she is not fooling around with frits or flux, Nadine enjoys cooking, entertaining and playing with her two standard poodles, Shadow and Luce. She and her husband, Larry, also enjoy cruising the Chesapeake Bay in their sailboat. She will soon welcome her fourth and fifth grandchildren, twin boys!
Cape May, NJ and
Sanibel Island, FL, USA
Vicki Bundschu is from the New Jersey shore, where she recently retired from the motel and restaurant business in Cape May. She started working in small stained glass projects more than 20 years ago, and has moved enthusiastically into fused glass, making vessels and jewelry for friends and family. During her snowbird time in Florida, she can be found taking classes in many different glass techniques from well-known glass instructors including Dan Fenton, Michael Dupille, Ken Leap and Patty Gray.
Vicki particularly loves to work with textured glass and making controlled bubble fuses. She is honored to serve on the IGGA Board as Treasurer, a position she has held since 2006.
Social Media Director:
Gerry Phibbs In Search of Alternatives
Glendale, CA, USA
Gerry, a "hands-on" type of guy, works in an ever-changing menu of media, including glass. He started working with glass in the early 1970's and was largely self-taught. His defining moment came when he observed a color-intense oil painting being hit by the setting sun, making it appear to be backlit. Realizing the power of that strong visual, and the subsequent chance to purchase a small stash of glass and supplies, Gerry found his path leading to glass.
Gerry is a founding Member and the first Chairman of the IGGA. His contributions on the Board, and as a long-term dedicated IGGA Member, have helped guide the guild throughout the years.
Stephen Richard Verrier and Stained Glass Supplies
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Born and educated in Kansas, Steve has resided in the UK since 1965. Trained and employed in the library sciences, he received several degrees and was elected Fellow of the Library Association before his passion for glass took over completely in 1989. He then set up a full time studio, and recently opened Stained Glass Supplies, distributing and retailing glass and supplies. His skills are many, and include restoration, French Embossing and glass painting. His current interests are leaded glass and kiln-forming.
Steve was elected as IGGA Vice Chair and later served as Chairman of the IGGA from 2001-2004. He has been chairman of the Scottish Glass Society and of Craft Scotland.
Web Site Manager:
Brad Walker Warm Glass Gallery & Studio
Clemmons, NC, USA
Brad and his wife Jody are glass artists and owners of the Warm Glass Gallery & Studio in Clemmons, just outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Brad is the author of Contemporary Warm Glass: A Guide to Fusing, Slumping and Kiln-Forming Techniques, now out of print, and the recently published Contemporary Fused Glass.
He is the founder and owner of www.warmglass.com, the internet's largest web site dedicated to glass fusing, slumping and related kiln-based processes. Brad founded warmglass.com in 1999, and the site remains very active still, with an extensive bulletin board, a tutorial, a resource section and an online gallery. He has served the IGGA on the board of directors for a number of years, and on its Advisory Board.
IGGA Advisory Board
The Advisory Board's duties are to "reflect on matters referred to it by the Chair, Executive Committee, or members at large. The Advisory Board may also initiate consideration of issues on its own authority."
Holliston, MA, USA
Linda's "day job" as a Controller isn't enough to stop her from expanding her glass fusing skills through publications, seminars and classes. Her unique, kiln-worked glass art has won numerous awards and is featured at L'Attitude Gallery in Boston.
New York, NY, USA
Monona is an international authority on health in the arts. She advises organizations and governments in proper safety precautions. She is the author of numerous articles and books addressing health hazards for craftspeople and thespians.