The siren song of glass is strong! Charles Shepard, #fwmoa CEO & President, details his surprise spring trip to Santa Fe to learn more about glass in anticipation of the new glass wing.
If you know anything about #fwmoa President and CEO Charles Shepard, it's probably that he loves glass. Here, he shines a light on the magic behind the glass of sculptor/artist Wilfried Grootens.
"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.
Staff at #fwmoa are playing favorites! We're asking museum staff to pick their favorite work currently on display in the museum. VP and CFO Ashley Stoneburner's current fave? A blown glass piece by duo John Littleton and Kate Vogel.
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.
What's so special about glass? I have that in my kitchen! Studio glass, the precursor to our contemporary glass, founded the fine art glass movement. Read on to learn the beginnings of glass in art.