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Issue 99 | Summer

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

With thick sideburns, Buddy Holly glasses, and a black t-shirt that strains to cover his strapping frame, Danny Perkins looks like a lumberjack who moved to Seattle to play in a rock band. Perkins needs brawn for his work. He routinely handles up to 50 pounds of glass on the end of a pipe, which he pulls from a tall mold and shakes and jerks in a graceful slamdance with gravity that gives his work torque and sinew.

Hourglass

The glass bubble multiplied; the fight to keep Public Glass hot; stained-glass totems sighted in Scotland; the Chazen collection comes to the Museum of Arts & Design

Reviews

Nicole Chesney at Heller; Brad Copping at Elena Lee; Danny Perkins at Butters; Yumi Nozaki at Luniverre; Dzine at monique-meloche; Oben Abright at Tobin-Hewett

UrbanGlass News

A night to remember at the 2005 UrbanGlass Auction and Glassblowers Ball

Reflection

by Lilly Wei

Art critic and independent curator Lilly Wei on Christopher Wilmarth and other artists who defy the easy appeal of glass.

Features

Angels and Insects

by Gediminas Gasparavičius

Sibylle Peretti sets out to heal humanity's severed connection to the natural world.

Design in an Age of Adversity

by Tina Oldknow

How, in the face of political repression, Czech glass artists broke new ground in abstraction.

The Geometry of Light

by Gudbjorg Kristjansdottir; Andrew Page

Part of the geometric abstraction movement in Paris, sculptor Gerdur Helgadottir (1928 - 1975) revolutionized stained glass in her native Iceland.

Plus: A report from the International Conference of Architectural Glass Art in Kopavogur, Iceland.

The Navigator

by Michael Oatman

Hank Adams charts the flow of time with work in glass that records its own creation and destruction.

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.