Issue 104 | Fall

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

This special issue is a celebration of discovery, a rare chance to encounter significant new work you've probably never seen before. In an attempt to document new talent that is not well known but destined to be, GLASS Quarterly asked top museum curators, academics, and art critics to identify the most important artists working in glass that sudiences had not heard of (yet). Each of our contributors was limited to one choice-- and their selections will surprise and delight you.


Coburg Glass Prizewinners; Former Steuben Creative director is CEO of North Lands; Corning exhibits royal glass of India; Mark Zirpel awarded 2006 Pilchuck Fellowship. 


Afro Celetto at Prism Contemporary Glass, Chicago; Michael Crowder at R. Duane Reed Gallery, New York; Melissa McGill at Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago; Museum of neon Art, Los Angeles; Joy Wulke at Chappell Gallery, New York; Fred Wilson at PaceWildenstein, 57th Street, New York.

UrbanGlass News

Honorees at the 2006 Awards Dinner; visiting artists announced. 


by John Drury

The last project of Jerry Pethick (1935-2003) emerges from the sea.


Cool Fire

by Jørgen Schou-Christensen

In the absorbing, patterned surfaces of Tobias Møhl's blown vessels, the flourish of Classical Venetian meets an understated Scandanavian aesthetic.

Through a Glass, Darkly

by Matthew Kangas

Gregory Grenon's reverse paintings on glass employ a historic Bavarian technique once used for religious paintings to create distinctly American portraits of characters drawn frmo his own film noir imagination. 

New Talent: The Most Important Artists in Glass You've Never Heard of (Yet)

Jennifer Opie on Angela Jarman; Grace Cochrane on Tim Edwards; David McFadden on Marta Klonowska; Robert C. Morgan on Brigitte Nahon; Susanne K. Frantz on Helen Maurer; Milan Hlaves on Lada Semecka; Matthew Kangas on Fredrick Heidel; Tina Oldknow on Mark Zirpel; Richard Speer on Trinh Nguyen; Paula Metallo on Martina Veit; William Warmus on Dalibor Tichy. 

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.