Issue 93 | Winter

Editor's Letter

by Kate Hensler Fogarty

Let Elizabeth Taylor and P. Diddy have their diamonds: an armload of crystal is what I'm craving. After a year spent in pursuit of the best and brightest glass designs for this, our fourth annual design issue, it's becoming clear that crystal is the most exciting medium around. Last summer's International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York, ground zero for the world's hottest new products and designers, glittered with a wide array of wares in glass and and more specifically crystal, from functional to fabulous. And don't take my (arguably biased) word for it: Swarovski, not always considered the hippest of companies, beat out more than hundreds of exhibitors for the Editor's Award for Best Booth. 

Hourglass

The latest news, exhibitons, and installations; in "Community," Beth Lipman invites glass artists to a "banquet." 

Reviews

Heller Gallery's summer group exhibiton; Portland Artists Deborah Horrell and Kathleen Mulcahy; Gary Curtis in Seattle; new work by John Kuhn; a Martin Lipofsky retrospective.

UrbanGlass News

Emerging Artist Fellow Dan Mirer; SOFA Chicago; the "Cosmopolitan Chicken Project." 

Reflection

by Regan Good

George Thompson's Cascade Wall, on display at the Museum of thr City of New York, embodies the ethos of Steuben's "modern moment."

Features

10 x 10

by Andrea Truppin

Ten new products by ten innovative designers, revealing the versatility and brilliance of glass.

The French Connection

by Claude Fillet

The world's leading designers, architects, and artists rely on Bernard Pictet to realize their concepts in glass.

Suspended Animation

by Angela Voulangas

Shimmering curtains, glittering funnel clouds, and extravagant torrents of crystal mark Swarovski's near magical Crystal Palace Project. 

Mark Zirpel's Moment

by Matthew Kangas

The Seattle Sculptor's brainy, original installation was the talk of last summer's Glass Art Society conference.

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.