Issue 113 | Winter

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page

The Museum of Arts and Design's new building on Columbus Circle is not completely new, something those quick to attack it seem to have forgotten. It is a radical alteration of an existing art museum building, the original widely acknowledged as a failure. Still, a subset of New Yorkers are militant preservationists ready to mobilize against any change. The plan to redesign this deeply flawed Edward Durrell Stone edifice spawned groups of protesters shouting at guests attending exhibition openings at MAD's former 53rd Street location.


A glorious restoration of Tiffany’s largest glass dome; a glass prize debuts in Canada; Corning looks to historic wood-fired furnaces as a possible glass-blowing technology of the future; Stanford University hosts a contemporary glass exhibition; Chinese glass on exhibit in Germany.


Ivana Houserova at Leo Kaplan, New York City; Daniel Clayman at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington; J.P. Long at Habatat Galleries, Chicago; Nicola Mainville at Gallerie Les Trois C, Montreal; Erich Woll at Gather Gallery, Seattle; Susan Taylor Glasgow at the Pittsburgh Center for Glass.

UrbanGlass News

An exhibition of work by WheatonArts fellows and an UrbanGlass visiting artist at the Robert Lehman Gallery.


by Tanja Pak

European Studio Glass: A search for identity


The Door Left Ajar

by Tomoko Aoiki

Naomi Shioya’s poetic interpretations of everyday life engage our longings and invite us to revisit our dreams.

Lace Under Fire

Pushing the boundaries of murrini patterning in a developing body of work, Giles Bettison links the traditions of the islands of Murano and Burano.

MAD Deciphered

by William Warmus

Making sense of the new building and curatorial direction of the Museum of Arts and Design.

Everything is Sacred

by Andrew Page

An interview with Judith Schaechter, whose ecstatic depictions of contemporary angst in stained glass continue to push boundaries.

International Guide to Glass Art in Galleries and Museums

A worldwide directory to contemporary art made from glass.
PLUS: Our exclusive Artist Index, an indispensable cross-reference of where to find work by a particular artist.

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.