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Press coverage from April 30, 2024 by Sini-Ida Heiskanen for The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York - Link

Helmi Remes on sensitivity, beauty and glass

Helmi Remes​​​, a Finnish artist and designer based in Karkkila, Finland, creates unique pieces rooted in appreciation for beauty and sensitivity. During her two-month residency at FCINY for March and April, Helmi has immersed herself in New York's vibrant art scene, exploring new approaches to her craft. Recently, we had the privilege of visiting UrbanGlass, a Brooklyn-based studio and our partner for the residency, where we witnessed Helmi assisting ADAM HOLTZINGER from Keep-Brooklyn in creating a unique art piece in the hotshop. We wanted to learn more about her inspirations, New York experiences, and artistic journey.

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Press coverage from April 30, 2024 by Cebelihle Bhengu for BK Reader - Link

10 Offbeat Art Galleries You Must Visit in Brooklyn

UrbanGlass Gallery offers a dynamic and vibrant space for artists and audiences to explore the creative possibilities of glass art. Whether you're a seasoned collector, a curious enthusiast, or simply appreciate the beauty of contemporary art, UrbanGlass Gallery provides a rich and immersive experience of glass sculpture, glass blowing, and mixed media among other artforms. The gallery is located at 647 Fulton Street.

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Press coverage from April 4, 2024 by Charlotte Beach for PRINT Magazine - Link

Kelsie McNair Shares her Love of Stained Glass with the Masses

...At what point did you start teaching the art of stained glass? What’s your favorite part about the teaching aspect of your practice? I started teaching about one year after I devoted myself to working in stained glass. With the encouragement of my mentor and artist Rachel Rader, I pitched my first class, “Taking Shape,” an abstract 3D glass class, to UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. They loved it, and on January 4, 2017, I started my epic teaching journey...."

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Press coverage from April 3, 2024 by Camila Karalyte for Time Out - Link

The best woodworking, stained glass, and glass blowing classes in NYC

Learn a skill that doubles as an art form (or an art form that doubles as a practical home skill) in one of these immersive woodworking, stained glass or glass blowing courses. Whether you want to learn how to build a table, repair a chair or create stunning works of art out of colored glass, you will be able to find the perfect class for you in NYC.

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Press coverage from September 27, 2022 for Architectural Digest - Link

How a Master Glass Blower Makes Huge Abstract Vases

You may recognize Deborah Czeresko as the winner of season one of Blown Away on Netflix. Today, she lets Arch Digest into her studio for an up-close look at how she fashions molten glass into massive abstract vases. “Glass is very elemental, and some of the tools we use are also very elemental. Heat, water, air, gravity, centrifugal force - a lot of people don't think of those as tools. But they are for the glass maker."

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The Flora collection installed at Schloss Hollenegg, as seen in AD Photo: William Jess Laird

Press coverage from September 16, 2022 by Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest - Link

The Wizardry Behind Sophie Lou Jacobsen and In Common With’s Latest Collab

Urban Glass, a 17,000-square-foot glass making facility in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is something of a cave of wonders. Filled with confections in progress—think In Common With pendants, Lindsey Adelman chandeliers, and tableware by Anna Karlin—the site is the birth place of many of Brooklyn’s most loved glass designs. (Emerging talent Dana Arbib, who usually works in Murano, was recently spotted there exploring local production options.)

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