Category: Art & Artists

Featured Artist – SILVIA “LILLA” TABASSO

This artist was born in Milan.  This is a self-trained artist, influenced by the bead makers in Venice.  Her work is a page stopper.  If you are flipping through a magazine and see her work, you are stopping on that page! Her work shows nature from flowers in full...

URO BY YOUGH

On May 7, 2020 Youghiogheny and Oceanside announced a partnership where Oceanside will continue with the Spectrum line and accessory glass and Youghiogheny will take on the manufacturing of the Uroboros line. It is exciting to have the Uroboros line again.  With Youghiogheny manufacturing the Uroboros line, we not...

COLOR OF THE YEAR, 2020 – CLASSIC BLUE

This announcement is something to look forward to every year!  It is plain fun.  Pantone is a company that provides a universal language of color.  Many manufacturers use it.  Once you might not know is paint. Because it is all about color, we watch for it every year and...

BOTTLE BUILDINGS!

I was recently asked if I had ever seen the Bottle House on Prince Edward Island.  “Never did! I’ll Google it.”  I googled ‘bottle house’ and got more than Prince Edward Island. There are a lot!  They are amazing. Here is the one on PEI This house is in...

Trompe L’Oeil

This is a glass blog, so before I launch into trompe l’oeil, I will say something about glass. In Readfield, Maine, there is a building called the Union Meeting House. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. We had the good fortune of being asked to repair...

Bottle Buildings!

I was recently asked if I had ever seen the Bottle Houses of Prince Edward Island. “Never did,” I responded. “I’ll Google it.” When I searched for “bottle houses,” I found more than those on Prince Edward Island. There are a lot of them – and they are amazing....

Current Artists

I have a habit of folding over pages in magazines that I want to go back and look at again. When I read the March/April 2019 Glass Art Magazine recently, it seemed I was folding over every other page. One article after another featured amazing artists. The first artist...

Happy Birthday, Marc Chagall!

Marc Chagall, one of the great artists of our time, would have been 132 on July 7 this year. He was born in the Russian Empire and worked with paint and stained glass. But he was a bit of a late bloomer in the stained glass medium — he...

Gallery of Excellence 2019

The largest glass and bead expo in America, Glass Craft & Bead Expo, is held every year at the fabulous South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is not on the strip, but you can take a shuttle to the strip, if you wish. If...

Tiffany Aventurine – A Celebration!

How beautiful is this VASE!?  (I FEEL LIKE I COULD JUST POST THE PICTURE AND IT WOULD BE ENOUGH!) This vase was made c. 1910.  It is Aventurine Lava Blown Glass by Tiffany Studios.  This is currently on display in the new exhibition at the Morse Museum called “Iridescence—A...