Due to construction on Sunday, June 16 the Agnes Varis Art Center will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM only, and our studios will be closed all day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Press Coverage

Press coverage from November 7, 2018 by Natalie Matthews Butcher for New York Times - Link

6 New York Jewelers to Know

The holidays are coming, and so-called engagement season is fast approaching. Little wonder, then, that jewelry is on the brain. For the city’s stellar local jewelers, of course, jewelry is top of mind year-round.

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Press coverage from October 17, 2018 by Anna Talley for Modern Magazine - Link

Shari Mendelson at UrbanGlass

At first glance, it’s surprisingly difficult to distinguish between what is ancient and what is modern in Shari Mendelson: Glasslike, curated by Elizabeth Essner, on view at UrbanGlass in downtown Brooklyn.

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Press coverage from November 30, 2017 by Margaret Carrigan for Observer - Link

At Brooklyn’s Urban Glass, Artists Smash Symbolic Ceilings

Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it.Perhaps that’s because we failed to remember that glass, despite its fragility, is incredibly malleable and can stretch, bend, and buckle before it ever breaks. This tension is precisely what Urban Glass’s current exhibition, “Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility,” on view through January 13, 2018, takes up. Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it.Perhaps that’s because we failed to remember that glass, despite its fragility, is incredibly malleable and can stretch, bend, and buckle before it ever breaks. This tension is precisely what Urban Glass’s current exhibition, “Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility,” on view through January 13, 2018, takes up.

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Press coverage from November 17, 2017 by Liz Clayman and Lindsay Morris for Edible Manhattan - Link

Our 2017 Holiday Guide

From a natural wine share to a handmade carbon-steel pie pan, here are treasures from some of the area’s best makers.

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