Issue 129 | Winter


Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Davide Salvadore team up to create animal instruments; the glass program at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia receives a $1 million gift; a new boutique in New York City's SoHo employs glass for everything from hangers to hanging lights; Steffen Dam unveils his 2012 Rakow Commission work; the Museum of Glass raises more than $600,000 at it annual fundraiser; Illinois State University mixes emerging and established glass artists in Studio Glass exhibit.


Dual exhibitions focus on two generations of glass artists at Ken Saunders Gallery in Chicago; Josiah McElheny at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Dante Marioni and Preston Singletary at Blue Rain Gallery, Santa Fe; Wayne Strattman at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, Massachusetts.

UrbanGlass News

An arts district rises in downtown Brooklyn; UrbanGlass announces its eight annual M.F.A. exhibition, celebrating the best work of recent graduates.


by Andrew Page

In Memoriam: Maria Lugossy (1950 - 2012)


Enough (Un)Said

by Victoria Jossin

After decades assisting Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, John Kiley began making his own work only recently, pieces that are bracing in their elegant restraint.

Playing with Perfection

by Grace Duggan

Axel Russmeyer's pristine and complex spheres are made with glass beads from his immense collection, each piece of jewelry a combination of rigorous technical skill and freewheeling imagination.

Mirroring Multiplicity

by Annie Buckley

The polyglot sculpture of brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre.

Beauty Marks

by John Drury

Jean-Michel Othoniel draws us in with undeniably attractive forms that also reveal the scars of painful experience.

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.