Category: Art & Artists

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...

Happy Birthday, Tiffany!

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York City to Charles Lewis Tiffany and Harriet Olivia Avery Young.  (He died in 1933).  He attended Flushing Boarding School in New York City. The Civil war starts in April of 1861 and in 1863, Tiffany attended the Pennsylvania Military Academy, in...

Artist Spotlight – Miriam Di Fiore

This summer, July/August 2018 Glass Art Magazine did an article on Miriam Di Fiore.  Her art jumped right off the page to me.  Amazing! She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1959 and has lived in Italy since 1980.  Her work is in galleries all over the world...

.. AND THE WINNERS ARE

Each year CBS (Coatings By Sandberg) sponsor a contest called “Dichroic by Design” Here are this year’s winners! First Place Karen Pester “Noah’s Arc”   Second Place Nathalie Strickland “Butterfly Fish” and “Hatching Turtles”       Third Place Laura Dawson “Fish Totem” There are also a few Honorable...