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Exterior of the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.

Tuesday July 21, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Announces Guest Curator

FILED UNDER: Announcements, Museums, News
The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery has announced that Patricia Deadman will serve as guest curator for the next year, while the gallery’s current curator Sheila McMath is on maternity leave. In her time as curator, Deadman will realize two exhibitions curated by McMath, and will also curate an exhibition of her own.  

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Navid Naito exhibition in the Vitrine of the Museum Nuutajärvi. Photo by Sarah Hulkkonen, courtesy of the Museum Nuutajärvi.

Tuesday June 30, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

OPENING: Brooklyn-based artist David Naito in Finland museum exhibition

A new body of work from glass artist David Naito is now on view at the Design Museum Nuutajärvi in Finland, a historic museum adjacent to Finland’s oldest glass factory. The exhibition is one of Naito’s first international shows, and is his first show in Finland.

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Michael Petry, Bad Restorations, 2012. Image courtest of Michael Petry.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

OPENING: “Michael Petry: A Twist in Time” at important U.K. art venue

The Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex has announced that they will be housing a new exhibition of the work of multimedia artist Michael Petry. Opening on July 4th, Petry’s site-specific works will populate the historical Queen Anne townhouse section of the gallery, a space famous for housing an immense collection of 20th century British art. According the the press release of the exhibition, the large exhibition will “create a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration.”

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Anna Mlasowsky, Untitled Work. Made with pâte de verre process that utilizes 3D computer modeling to create basic shapes, which are laser cut and assembled.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Glass Art Society accepting submissions for 2015 technology grant

Applications are now being accepted for The Glass Art Society’s annual Technology Advancing Glass (TAG) research grant. The award goes to an artist or group of artists “exploring new materials, techniques, making methods, or applications of technology that will generally advance the field of art made with glass”, according to a press release issued by the artist organization..

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Several participating artists, alongside Deborah Harding, selecting their artifacts from the collection. Courtesy of Nathan J. Shaulis.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

OPENING: New Pittsburgh exhibition mines ancient glass for inspiration and inquiry

New movements in art can be understood as conversations with contemporaries, as peers engage in aesthetic dialogues that can reshape the art world. A new project at the Pittsburgh Glass Center facilitated a related but contrasting conversation between contemporary glass artists and their long-departed precursors — the anonymous makers of ancient glass who created extraordinary glass objects two millennia ago, which are in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. An innovative partnership between two Pittsburgh organizations, the project resulted in an exhibition opening Friday, June 19th, entitled “Out of the Archives and Into the Gallery.”

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Lesley Pyke's work Wish You Were Here (2015) took the top prize.

Wednesday June 10, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

U.K. glass artist association announces winner of glass postcard competition

Earlier this week, The Contemporary Glass Society announced the winners of its annual glass art prize, which corresponded with the week-long International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, England. Artists were asked to submit postcard-sized works made predominantly of glass. Chosen from the more than 160 submissions received, artist Lesley Pyke was awarded first place, and Evy Cohen was awarded second place.     

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"Glass: In the Nature of Things" as installed at the Bullseye Resource Center New York.

Tuesday June 9, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

Opening Reception: “Glass: In the Nature of Things” at the Bullseye Resource Center

FILED UNDER: Events, Exhibition, New Work, Opening
Opening on Saturday June 13th in Mamaroneck, New York, an exhibition entitled “Glass: In The Nature of Things” will feature new work by Sandy Gellis, Susan Cox, and Jane Bruce—three New York-based artists who recently partook in a joint residency at the Bullseye Resource Center, the site of the exhibition which will include Sandy Gellis’ Charting Earth, River Sediments and Compounds (2015), Susan Cox’s Cathy’s Memories (2015), and Jane Bruce’s From the Edge (2015).

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Richard Royle, Habatat Galleries
courtesy: the artist

Wednesday June 3, 2015 | by Alexander Charnov

In Memoriam: Michael Nourot (1949-2015)

FILED UNDER: In Memoriam, News
Glassblower Michael Nourot, who, with his wife, Ann Corcoran, operated Nourot Glass Studio in Benicia, California, from 1974 to 2012, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the age of 66. At the start of his prolific 40-year career, Nourot attended the first session of the now-iconic Pilchuck Glass School, where he worked closely with founders Dale Chihuly and James Carpenter. In his glassblowing studio, Nourot went on the make decorative glass works, some of which were presented to popes and presidents, according to the studio website.

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