Issue 102 | Spring

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

The goblet at its most pure has a visceral impact that needs no interpretation. It;s about sculpting the bubble, giving molten glass a form and elegance that overcomes everything about the conditions in which it was made-- whether it was in the intense heat of the modern hot shop in summer, or the lamp-lit, smoky confines of a 16th-century Muranese glasshouse. Molten glass wants to be many things, but for a goblet to emerge from sand and silica and fire and breath is a triumph of spirit. Words are unnecessary; looking is all that is required.


Paul Marioni works large; remembering Andrea Bronfman; Dale Chihuly's copyright fight; Karen LaMonte at the Tacoma Museum of Glass; new books; a center for Dutch Glass. 


Richard Whiteley at Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago; Henry Hillman, Jr. at elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland; Christopher Wilmarth at Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York; Boyd Sugiki at William Traver Gallery, Tacoma; Masami Koda at William Traver Gallery, Seattle; Clifford Rainey at Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton. 

UrbanGlass News

Lino Tagliapietra joins the UrbanGlass board


by Matthew Kangas

A Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition positions the artist as a globally aware post-modern visionary. 


America's Cup

by Andrew Page

To the disciples of Lino Tagliapietra, the goblet is the consummate test of skill; its pure, essential form a holy grail of glassblowing. 

Building Blocks

by Robert C. Morgan

Michael Taylor's Neo-Constructivist aesthetic has helped form the foundation for the studio glass movement. 

British Glass on the Edge

by Andrew Page

Europe's answer to Pilchuck, North Lands Creative Glass brings the biggest names in contemporary glass to the remote coast of Scotland.

Glass Tiger

by Susanne K. Frantz

Studio glass programs debut at Chinese universities, blending a rarified artistic legacy with the best-- and worst-- of the country's frenetic growth. 

The 2006 GLASS Quarterly Guide to Glass Education

by Clara Wong

The most comprehensive list of intenational glass programs.

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 more than 40 years.