Issue 96 | Fall

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

Twenty-five years ago this fall, Richard Yelle launched a tabloid art newspaper devoted to glass. It was an audacious move. Only a handful of art galleries dealt in the medium, and collectors were just discovering studio glass. The launch came at a time when the two-year-old New York Experimental Glass Workshop still had a policy of never answering the door without first opening a small window to check that it wasn't ConEd coming to shut off the glass.

Hourglass

Penland turns 75, Wheaton Village's new strategy, GAS conference round-up, glass pipe makers unite, SOFA Chicago preview.

Reviews

Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg in Chicago, Czech glass in New York City, Jennifer Elek and Korean glass in Seattle, Turkish glass in Amsterdam. 

UrbanGlass News

New M.F.A. competition opens, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" inspires new beadmaking class, UrbanGlass at SOFA Chicago.

Reflection

Through his dedication Rob van den Doel (1940-2004) raised the profile of glass in Europe. 

Features

Pointed Argument

by Peter van Kester

New work by Richard Meitner challenges the contemporary art world's attitudes towards glass sculpture.

Light Industry

by William Warmus

Tom Patti's architectural constructions explore the outer edges of visibility.

Fountainhead

by James Yood

In Chicago, multimedia artist Jaume Plensa unveils his grand vision in glass, a monumental celebration of our age.

Glass at 25: An Oral History

In the words of its former editors, GLASS presents the story of how a tiny tabloid art newspaper grew to become a glossy art magazine.

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for 35 years.