2003 an invitation to be a member of the Glass Furnace Family in Istanbul

To Whom It May Concern:

The Glass Furnace of Istanbul commenced education on May 26, 2002 and successfully concluded the 2002 courses with glass artists from different countries. The school and its facilities have already been announced via articles in various glass art magazines and
newsletters that are sent periodically to our data base.

At a point we announce 2003 course program, we wish to improve our communication network with contact names in all institutions related to glass and fine arts, so we will have a chance to communicate through these contact names in the institutions-organizations they work for. For this reason we put together all the related names with the help of the artists we already have some contacts and we are working through this list to build the above mentioned network. So we will have a chance to forward all the written information to those contact names in order to reach everybody in that institution who may be interested in taking a course at the Glass Furnace of Istanbul.

We are sending you this e-mail as an invitation to be a part of this network. The Glass Furnace of Istanbul is a growing organization with a lot of energy and we are open to any comments or suggestions regarding our school, course program, marketing approach and any issue you can think of. We believe that your experience will be quite helpful in our early steps. We wish to have a longlasting relation and co-operate with you.

The Glass Furnace provides a rare opportunity for glass art aficionados through its high educational standards and the rich historical and cultural heritage of Istanbul. The artists who have taught here agree that the quality of the education and the facilities at the Glass  Furnace is on a par with the most important glass schools of the world. The Glass Furnace campus and the magical city of Istanbul offer a wonderful glass art vacation to all the glass art lovers. Two weeks of art, nature, and Istanbul!

The courses scheduled for 2002 for the Glass Furnace of Istanbul was taught by Michael Estes Taylor, Paul de Somma, Therman Statom, Lucarta Kohler, and John Drury from the USA, Michaela Köppl, Korbinian Stöckle, and Helga Seimel from Germany, Sallie Portnoy and B. Jane Cowie from Australia, Jean-Pierre Umbdenstock from France, and Hitoshi Hongo from Japan.

For detailed information on the Glass Furnace of Istanbul and 2003 workshops, please check www.glassfurnace.org

We are looking forward to your urgent reply,
Yours faithfully,
Nilay Altun,
Education Marketing Supervisor