Episode 123- Jeremy Grant-Levine AKA Germ and 1000 glass cranes
Germ (Jeremy Grant-Levine) is a Philadelphia based glass artist and teacher. His parents are both artists and encouraged him to experiment with all materials from a very young age. Germ has a degree in Scientific glassblowing and spent several years working in the scientific glass industry, before returning to making art full time. He has traveled extensively, collaborating and learning from some of the best glassblowers in the country. He has been teaching in studios around the US and internationally for the past few years.
Episode 121- Best of featuring MIke Souza: Princeton University's Glass Man
Michael J Souza Princeton University Dept. of Chemistry Frick Lab /Glass Shop
Job Title: Professional Specialist / Scientific Glassblower
Princeton University Princeton NJ 1992 - present -Hired as an hourly employee - Promoted in 1994 to Tech Staff III
W. A. Sales LTD., Wheeling, IL 1986- 92
- Master Glassblower and Shop Foreman
- Oversaw operations at Northwestern University & The University of Chicago
Wyse Glass, Midland, MI 1986-88
- Became business partner for small custom shop that serviced Dow Corning
-Dissolved partnership as Dow/Corning faced Chapter 11 from lawsuits involving breast implants
W. A. Sales LTD., Wheeling, IL 1980-86
-In 1981 the company established a contract shop at Northwestern University and I ran the shop full time at the university
Valley Design Corp. Littleton, MA 1978-80
-Head of Glassblowing Dept.
Aldrich Chemical, Milwaukee WI 1977-78
-Completed my Journeyman program under Dieter Dammrow
W. A. Sales Ltd., Wheeling IL 1975 -77
-Journeyman at a custom shop to work more independently
Kontes / Martin, Evanston, IL 1973-75
-Apprentice at the shop where my father was Production Manager Education
-Graduated as Honor Student at Palatine High School -Attended Oakton Community College
For merchants, cost accounting is rather useful. The idea behind it is simple: buy cheap, sell expensive. To maximize your profits, you should use your limited resources (money) for activities that give you the best return on your investment.