Issue 101 | Winter

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

The vessel pictured on the cover of this annual design issue was not an easy choice. Blending delicate Venetian technique with a refined sense of color and light, the piece designed by Anzolo Fuga is breathtaking. Yet its startling freshness belies the fact that it was blown almost 50 years ago. While a decades-old work may at first seem out of place on an issue devoted to groundbreaking designs in glass, it suits our cover because so few have ever seen it.

Hourglass

Battered New Orleans takes stock, the neglected secondary market for glass is ready for takeoff, notable new books, a glass-blowing films takes the Bombay Prize.

Reviews

Kéké Cribbs at Leo Kaplan Modern, New York; David Reekie at Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland; Jessica Loughlin at Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Keith Sonnier at The Arts Club of Chicago; Densaburo Oku at The Glass Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Ethan Stern at Vetri, Seattle.

UrbanGlass News

Carl H. Pforzheimer III is elected chairman.

Reflection

by James Yood

Can Dan Flavin's flourescent sculptures be considered work in glass?

Features

Finding Fuga

by Rosa Barovier Mentasti

Recently unearthed designs for the A.V.E.M glasshouse reveal Anzolo Fuga's visionary collaboration with Muranese glass masters in the 1950s and 1960s.

Artists' Statement

Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles on the story behind Song in A-Minor 1 in the "Tapestry Series."

Defining The Void

by William Warmus

James Carpenter's work in glass has taken him from the artist's studio to the architectural realm, but his belief that "light needs a target" remains unchanged.

Precious By Design

by Candice-Elena Evans

Crafted from materials with limited intrinsic value, glass jewelry is prized for its outstanding designs that celebrate beauty, technique, and strength of concept.

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.