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Joyce Scott Head Shot

Joyce Scott, Head Shot, 2008. Seed beads, thread, glass, and bullets. H 18 1/2, W 4 1/2, D 4 1/2 in. courtesy: goya contemporary gallery, baltimore

Thursday March 12, 2020 | by Nick Lykoudis

Joyce Scott awarded 2020 American Craft Council gold medal, Katherine Gray inducted into College of Fellows

The American Craft Council has announced its 2020 ACC Award winners. Among the recipients are renowned glass artists Joyce Scott, who takes home the highly coveted Gold Medal for Consummate Craftsmanship prize, and Katherine Gray, who was accepted into the ACC College of Fellows. The Gold Medal is the most prestigious award given by the council acknowledging a lifetime of achievements. Acceptance into the College of Fellows represents "an outstanding contribution to the crafts in America."

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Split Screen

Zynsky's fused-glass-thread vessel Bald Eagle (2020) shown below a picture of a bald eagle. photo: andy morffew, courtesy: flickr; zynsky work courtesy: heller gallery, new york

Thursday March 5, 2020 | by Nick Lykoudis

OPENING: Toots Zynsky celebrates the plumage of endangered birds in New York City exhibition

Toots Zynsky's solo exhibition at New York City's Heller Gallery, which opens on March 6th, borrows its name, "Red List", from the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species. The title speaks to Zynsky's recognition of the fragility of our ecosystem and calls attention to our world's decaying biodiversity.

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Jiyong Lee Mitosis

Jiyong Lee, Mitosis

Tuesday March 3, 2020 | by Nick Lykoudis

Four glass artists among finalists for Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2020

The finalists for The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize have been announced, and four glass artists — Veronika Beckh, Jiyong Lee, Jessica Loughlin, and Tobias Mohl — are among the 30 artists short-listed. This annual prize, offered since 2017, is sponsored by the European luxury fashion house Loewe, and seeks to recognize artists that have made "fundamentally important contributions to the development of contemporary craft." The prize was developed to celebrate the luxury-goods company's origins as a 19th-century collective craft workshop, and the company's creative director, Jonathan Anderson, is among the 12 jurors. Others include award-winning architects Wang Shu and Benedetta Tagliabue, as well as museum directors Naoto Fukasawa, Olivier Gabet, and Deyan Sudjic.

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Marc Peiser Corning

Portrait of Mark Peiser. courtesy: the corning museum of glass

Wednesday February 12, 2020 | by Nick Lykoudis

LECTURE: Mark Peiser to discuss the evolution of glass in New York City talk February 25th

On Tuesday, February 25th, Mark Peiser will deliver a lecture titled "Reinventing the Wheel: And Then Some," at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. As part of the "Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass" series, the eminent glass artist will discuss the evolution of the medium using the history of his own work as an example. As Peiser told Glass in an interview from 2010, his approach to the material is heavily influenced by his graduate studies at the Institute of Design in Chicago, where the importance of process and "honesty" were emphasized. A focus on the transparency (in both a literal and figurative sense) of glass can be seen across his wide and diverse oeuvre.

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