Issue 22 | Winter

A Clear View

by Karen S. Chambers

In the last two decades there has been a tremendous growth in the artistic use of glass, in using glass for purely aesthetic, not commercial, needs.


Letters from readers.

Glass Happenings

by Karen S. Chambers, Evelyn Grampp, Bonnie J. Miller,

The happenings in the glass art world in 1985.


by Karen S. Chambers, Margaret Richardson, Douglas Navarra, Karen Hobert, Geoffrey Wichert

Pilchuck Faculty Exhibition, Dale Chihuly: A Decade of Glass at Bellevue Art Museum, Artists from the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Narcissus Quagliata works at Foster/White Gallery, Flow: Glass and Clay by Mary Shaffer & Chung, Dong-Hun, Gary Beecham, William Morris, Michael Taylor works at Heller Gallery, Russell Maltz: Room Transformation at New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Kreg Kallenberger works at Heller Gallery, Doug Anderson works at Heller Gallery, Jon Clark works at Snyderman Gallery, Class of '84 exhibition at Coleridge Gallery, Harvey Littleton works at Heller Gallery, NEON exhibition at David Bernstein Gallery, Pedro de Campos Rosado and Negro: Neon and Transparency at New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Beach Butterfly by Vanessa, Harvey K. Littleton: A Retrospective at American Craft Museum, Michael Glancy works at Heller Gallery, Karzaribako Ornamental Glass Boxes for the Tea Ceremony by Kyohei Fujita, and Gail O'Neill's Windows for St. Vincent's Hospital Chapel.

New Work in New Work

New works by Robert Dane, Joseph Nuttgens, and Lutz Haufschild.

Joep Nichols: A Rubenesque Figure

by Claire Nicolas White

Discussion of the life of glass artist Joep Nicolas by his daughter.


Bertil Vallien & Ulrica Hydman-Vallien: Designs for Art and Living

by Karen S. Chambers

The couple individually maintain careers as independent artists making glass sculpture, ceramics, paintings, and drawings.

The Glass Eye Sees Ahead

by Richard Spaulding

Excerpts from two interviews with Rob Adamson and Charles Parriott about the establishment of The Glass Eye in 1978.

A Conversation with Willem Heesen

by Karen S. Chambers

Conversation between Willhem Heesen and Karen S. Chambers about Heesen's entrance into the glass studio movement.

Steuben's Clear Role in American Design

by Karen S. Chambers

An interview with Paul Schulze.

Working at "The Pratt"

by Bonnie J. Miller

Description and history of Seattle's Pratt Fine Arts Center.

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.