Spring is in full bloom, and we're celebrating in the Studio by collecting real flowers to capture in a springy suncatcher inspired by glass artist Paul Stankard. Take a walk, choose your flowers, and gather some simple materials to create your own!
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.
FWMoA loves glass! We've showcased various contemporary glass artists, from Harvey Littleton to Therman Statom. Today, we're looking back in history to Frenchman Émile Gallé and his botanical vases in this "Treasures from the Vault".
Glass artist Matthew Paskiet achieves perfection in his masterfully crafted blown glass ornaments, available for purchase at the #fwmoa Paradigm Gallery. See how he does it in this "Let's Talk Shop"!
This week, we take inspiration from working artist Therman Statom, who creates sculptures of houses and ladders out of glass and other materials. Construct your own cardboard creation with our intern, Galeena!
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.
Today, we delve into a book about an artist and his work of art that inspired an artist in the FWMoA collection, currently on display in our atrium. Let us read to you "The Wonderful Towers of Watts" by Patricia Zelver!
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.
Its summertime and that can only mean one thing at FWMoA – lots of glass on display! Through August 4th we have two stunning exhibits of glassworks by artists Tim Tate and Marlene Rose. Now on view are also several new dazzling glass sculptures that join our more permanent glass pieces, including a collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass. Read on to learn how FWMoA acquired this magnificent collection now on view.