"With glass, everything is possible." As the #fwmoa studio glass collection continues to grow and expand, Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick explores the relationship between two of her favorites: Bertil Vallien and Ulrica Hydman-Vallien.
Think you know the history of studio glass? Think again! FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard takes us back to 1962, where the contemporary studio glass movement got off to a shaky start, and how it eventually found its footing in the art world.
In this "Off the Cuff", President & CEO Charles Shepard addresses the questions he received in response to his last post about FWMoA's contemporary glass collection.
In this "Off the Cuff", President & CEO Charles Shepard tells the story of FWMoA's first forays into contemporary studio glass, and how we've continued to build and exhibit our studio glass collection.
Every generation of artists has wrestled with two major demons – how to create art that is distinct from the notable art that preceded them and how to create art that is relevant to the particular time in which they find themselves. Read on to see how contemporary glass artist Michael Estes Taylor found his place in the art world.
If you've visited FWMoA lately, you've most likely seen some glittery glass artworks. Today, we discuss three interlinked terms we use to discuss glass and the way it glitters: transparent, translucent, and opaque.