an incredible glass artist who specializes in painting on glass. Using
materials and techniques traditionally used in the production of fine
stained glass windows, Cappy incorporates images from legend and
mythology to create unique works of art. I especially love her large
painted blown glass vessels!
has been part of the Pacific Northwest Studio Glass Scene almost from
the beginning. A talented and creative glass blower, sculptor, and
painter, Walt's enamelled and fired glass works are superb.
blows wonderful goblets in the Venetian style, often updated with
modern colors and imagery. He also does a variety of custom work,
including executing glassworks designed by other artists.
brings an architect's training, a photographer's eye, and a
glassblower's skills to her Kilnformed and Lampworked Glass Art. I
especially like her Japanese Tapestry Sushi Plates.
is an accomplished glass artist and jeweler now working in North
Carolina. I love her Sculpted Rose beads! She also offers a DVD that
will teach you, step-by-step how to make them yourself.
a guide to Glass Blowing
by Kelly Riddle A
great on-line resource for anyone interested in finding more
information on blowing glass. Includes: the History of glass, glass
Production, building and maintaining a Hot Glass Studio, The presence
of Women in glass art, High Schools blow glass into curriculum, video
and instruction on blowing Glass Ornaments, Links to glass sites,
illustrated glass Dictionary, Suppliers of machinery, materials,
equiptment and plants, and more!
And here's a
guide to Scientific Glassblowing from the East
Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Lots of tips, pix,
and links. Highly recommended!
A stained glass studio located in the city of Cipolletti on the Rio
Negro (Black River) in the region known as Patagonia (Southern
Argentina). Run by its creators, Graciela Rapetti & Hugo J.
Gavarini, these artists and artisans specialize in architectural
applications, often incorporating "warm glass" techniques in their work.
Eleven Seventy-Eight Designs
started in 1978 when Jean Luc Comperat and Minouche Waring merged their
experiences into designing glass and stained glass decorative useful
objects. Their site features a variety of colorful works in fused,
slumped, and painted glass.
Kristina Gaidry and her partner Björn Ingbrandt have an
shop selling Scandinavian handblown crystal and art glass from quite a
number of different designers and producers.
Resnik Thermal Lab
Sally Resnik Rockriver makes what she calls "geochemical formations" by
orchestrating chemical reactions in molten glass and ceramics, largely
through heating or cooling. She traps ceramic salt or ceramic glaze in
blown glass vessels where the salts explode and the glazes form
brightly colored cores. Using sudden cooling, she fringes the edges of
ceramic sculptures with drips of calcite glazes that later oxidize into
white hairlike crystals resembling frost. She also covers sheets of
clay with glassy, crystalline glazes that crack and fissure into random
compositions as they cool. Cutting edge glass art?
Permanent Reflectionsfeatures etched and sand-carved glass, mirror,
and stone by Randy Mardrus.
Corning Glass Museum
The repository of the World's largest collection of Glass as well as
the most extensive library of glass literature. Awesome!!
Tacoma Museum of Glass
Located in Dale Chihuly's hometown - Tacoma, Washington. Rotating
exhibits and one of the most incredible hot shops you'll ever see! Stop
by for a box lunch while you watch visiting artists blow glass.
Ancient Roman Glassmakers in the 21st
- Mark Taylor and David Hill are glassmakers who specialise in
reproducing a wide range of extremely high quality reproductions of
Roman glass vessels. Research and experimentation feature strongly in
their efforts to understand techniques of glass production during the
Their current major project is the recreation of
Roman furnaces and a period of operating them to gain insight into the
working circumstances of glassmaking in Roman times. Hopefully these
wood fired furnaces will produce glass during the early part of May.
Details are on this website.
Every glass related website seems to have a link to Dale Chihuly's
Studio page. Why not? Dale's done more to promote the modern Studio
Glass Movement than just about anyone else around. Thanks, Dale. See
our collection of books and videos by and about Dale Chihuly's fabulous
glass work in the Chihuly "wing" of our Glass Library.
An intensely visual website from Brian Kerkvliet, a very creative
Lampworker/Glassblower in Bellingham, WA. A great artist and a
dedicated family man. Brian and his wife, Alexandra, offer a variety of
classes and workshops in a number of different glassworking techniques
at their Inspiration Farm studios.
I've known Marc for about 15 years now, and I have to say he's one of
the nicest, most talented glass artists I've ever met. Marc has
mastered classic forms and decoration techniques, and pushed them into
uncharted territory to create a style that's uniquely his own.
Andiamo Glass Studio
This is one of the first Glass Art pages we found on the Internet.
Interesting glass, including lots of "graal" work, and some helpful
tips (and links) on Webpage construction. Thanks folks for inspiring us
to put together our own website.
- From fine art jewelry to large sculpture, almost anything
can cast in another material can also be cast in glass, and these are
the folks who can do it!
With over 10 years experience casting glass and 25
of making molds and models for the casting industry, they have the
background and knowledge to successfully cast your work in glass. They
can work from models or rubber molds that you already have, create new
molds from your three dimensional sculpture, or make simpler molds for
open-faced castings. The examples on their webpage are mighty
impressive. Go check 'em out right now!
Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass
See Josh's "Planets, Portals, Saturns, Tektites, Copper Baskets", and
other wonderful glass creations. You can even download "Josh Simpson's
Coloring Book Guide to Planet Exploration".
Chris Heilman Hot Glass Studio
& Art Glass Gallery
A very talented glass artist in Portland, Maine. Chris uses traditional
lampworking and murrini techniques to create 3-dimensional "aquariums"
and floral art glass designs. Nice slide show here.
A Connecticut glass artist, highly skilled in Venetian techniques.
Check out his website for dramatically lit examples of his wonderful
is the Seattle area gallery representing Dale Chihuly, William Morris,
Rich Royal and many other notable glass artists. Find out who is
represented and what's showing now at their different locations in
Seattle and Kirkland, WA.
is the Seattle gallery representing Dante Marioni, Fritz Dreisbach,
Lino Tagliapietra, and lots of other "Pilchuck" glass artists. See
what's new and who's coming next.
Elliott Brown Gallery
in Seattle, WA specializes in Glass Art. They represent Dick Marquis,
Flo Perkins, Toots Zynsky, and a number of other Internationally
reknowned Glass artists.
Holsten Galleries - Contemporary Glass
This Stockbridge, Massachusetts gallery handles the work of many
contemporary glass artists including Dale Chihuly, Tom Patti, Michael
Pavlik, Stephen Powell, Dante Marioni, Christopher Ries, William
Morris, and Lino Tagliapietra. Lots of others as well.
The Pilchuck Glass School
is the American center
of the modern Art Glass Movement. From May to September they offer
classes taught by the world's foremost glass artists. It's a wonderful
facility with state of the art studios for glassblowing, lampwork,
kilnwork, casting, coldworking, vitreography and more; all set in the
middle of a tree farm in beautiful western Washington state. And the
food's good, too!
The Penland School of Crafts
is North Carolina's version of the Pilchuck School. They offer one and
two week classes during the Summer and eight week classes in the Spring
and Fall. They also offer classes in crafts other than glass. Same
world-class instructors, different scenery.
Pratt Fine Arts Center
is "Seattle’s Studio for the Visual Arts". Located in
Seattle’s Central District, Pratt Fine Arts Center offers
year-round educational and artistic programs including classes,
workshops and studio equipment access in glass, sculpture, painting,
drawing, printmaking, jewelry/metalsmithing and more.
A non-profit in San Francisco offering classes in glassblowing,
slumping and fusing, casting, flamework and neon....as well as space to
rent hot shop time.
And in Oregon the Eugene
Glass School offers more learning opportunities for
glass artists and "glassie" wannabees.
The Pittsburgh Glass Center
Beginner to advanced glass blowing, flameworking, beadmaking, stained
glass and more! Also offers studio rentals and private lessons.
The Glass Furnace
Looking for a more exotic locale to learn some new glassworking skills?
How about Istanbul, Turkey?
Or maybe you'd prefer Scotland. North
Lands Creative Glass
is Situated in Lybster, a small fishing village on the far north-east
coast of Scotland. This year's programme is entitled 'The Design
Element' and includes Masterclass leaders such as Klaus Moje.
The Glass Art Society
(GAS) is an international organization of glass artists, educators,
manufacturers, and collectors. Their annual conferences are wonderful
opportunities to travel to far off (or maybe not so far) cities and get
together with other glass art aficionados. The 2009
conference was held in Corning, New York. The 2010 conference (39th
will be in Louisviille, Kentucky, June 10-12, 2010.
The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
(AACG) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the
development and appreciation of art made from glass. The Alliance
informs collectors, critics and curators by encouraging and supporting
museum exhibitions, university glass departments and specialized
teaching programs, regional collector groups, visits to private
collections, and public seminars.
The American Glass
Guild (AGG) is "an organization dedicated to the
open and widespread dissemination of correct information and
intelligent, informed opinions about stained, leaded and decorative
glass". They hold an annual conference featuring
presentations, round table discussions and demonstrations by notable
national and international experts. Check the
website for the latest conference information.
Glass Line The
newsletter for HOT GLASS Artists. An online publication (as well as by
mail) for glass artists.
Henry Halem has
written Glass Notes, A reference for the glass artist.
This wonderful book for glass blowers includes a wealth of information
on buying, building, and maintaining all the equipment, supplies, etc.
necessary for a hot glass studio. A must-have book for every hot shop.
has written a book called A Glassblowers Companion (available
from Joppa Glassworks, Inc). Check out the website for current pricing
information or find it in our Glass
Library. They also offer burners, kiln controllers,
plans and parts for other useful glassworking equipment. A great
offer a good selection of books and videos on neon, lampwork, and glass
blowing. They also have torches, protective eyewear, etc.
Edmund Scientifics carries all
sorts of cool stuff for science and experimenting. Check out their
clearance section for the best deals.
Angela Bowey's Glass Museum On Line
includes a selection of illustrated articles on various types of
antique and collectible glass, as well as a quite extensive collection
of links to other glass sites
around the world. Definitely worth a look.
Stained Glass Network on Architectural
This is an online discussion group dedicated to (you guessed it)
architectural stained glass. Recent discussion topics have included the
history, documentation, creation and restoration of stained glass, as
well as other related issues (like the patron saints listed below).
Important stuff! This group includes active members from England,
Scotland, Germany, Belgium, India, France, Japan, Australia, Canada and
the United States with the combined experience of centuries (literally)
of working with architectural stained glass. What a resource!
This web page lists five patron saints of stained glass
James Grissinger, Lawrence, Lucy of Syracuse, Luke the Apostle and Mark
the Evangelist. You can click on each name and see more information
about the saint.
And here's our page featuring Stained Glass
Windows in Churches around the world. Most of these
sites were recommended by the members of the Stained Glass Network
The Glass Armonica
A fascinating site all about Benjamin Franklin's wonderful invention, a
musical instrument made of blown glass.
Cecilia Brauer, Glass Armonicist
Another devotee to this rare musical instrument. Check out her site for
upcoming concert appearances and historical information.
Olympic Color Rods
Excellent source for hot glass batch, colors, tools, equipment, and
Wale Apparatus Co, Inc.
An excellent supplier of tools and materials for scientific and
artistic glassworking. They stock a complete line of torches, safety
Whittemore-Durgin Glass Company
boasts of "An incomparable line of stained glass material, supplies,
tools, machinery. accessories, patterns, instruction books, and videos
for the hobbyist or professional".
BeadRoom.com offers a
selection of glass beads, including vintage and hand-made beads.
There are literally dozens of magazines about
glass, art and collecting... way too many to list here. So we've added
this link for magazine subscriptions of all kinds.