Category: glassmaking

Object of the Week: Violet/Ruby/Teal, Sonja …

Object of the Week: Violet/Ruby/Teal, Sonja Blomdahl, Seattle, Washington, United States, 1994. 96.4.36. 

Sonja Blomdahl has spent her career exploring color through the form of the vessel. She always works in incalmo, an Italian glassworking technique in which two or three bubbles of the same size are joined during the blowing process.

For her last day of demos in the Amphitheate…

For her last day of demos in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, guest artist Micha Karlslund started outlining forms and applying decals to one of the cylinders she worked on with the Hot Glass Team this week. Don’t miss seeing Micha’s work in “New Glass Now” when it opens to the public this Sunday!

Deep breaths now, everyone: “New Glass Now” …

Deep breaths now, everyone: “New Glass Now” opens in 3 more days. 

Detail of “Breathe,” Jahday Ford (Bermuda, b. 1994) and Joseph Hillary (United Kingdom, b. 1994).

Guest artist Micha Karlslund worked on layer…

Guest artist Micha Karlslund worked on layering decals and pigments on one of her pieces today in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Don’t miss her last day of demos tomorrow morning 10 am to 12 pm!

In 4 more days, be stunned by Alicia Eggert’…

In 4 more days, be stunned by Alicia Eggert’s work in neon when “New Glass Now” opens! Don’t miss your chance to be the first to see “New Glass Now” at our premiere party; ticket sales end today at 8 pm Eastern! 

Detail of “All the Light You See,” Alicia Eggert (United States, b. 1981). Photo: Ryan Strand Greenberg.

Object of the Week: Vase with Branch of Dogw…

Object of the Week: Vase with Branch of Dogwood Flowers, Émile Gallé (artist), Cristallerie d’Émile Gallé (studio), Nancy, France, about 1914. Gift of Erica Evans in memory of her mother, Lucie Loeb. 2014.3.11. 

April showers bring May flowers in the form of this vase decorated with dogwood flowers by Émile Gallé, who was born on this day in 1846.

Guest artist Micha Karlslund worked with the…

Guest artist Micha Karlslund worked with the Hot Glass Team in the Amphitheater Hot Shop today to create blown glass cylinders. Once these cylinders are cooled, Micha applies decals all over the vessel to create three-dimensional images. See the team at work tomorrow 10 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch and Thursday 10 am to 12 pm!

Explore Nadège Desgenétez’ sensuous and stro…

Explore Nadège Desgenétez’ sensuous and strong mirrored work in “New Glass Now,” opening in 5 days! Get your tickets for our premiere party on May 11 before ticket sales close tomorrow. 

Detail “Promise,” Nadège Desgenétez (France and United States, b. 1973). Photo: Greg Piper.

We’re excited to have guest artist Mic…

We’re excited to have guest artist Micha Karlslund in the Amphitheater Hot Shop this week. Today, Micha and the Hot Glass Team created a cylinder coated with mica powder to give it a pearlescent finish. Micha’s work often involves applying decals to these types of cylinders to create three-dimensional images. See the team at work tomorrow and Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch and on Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm.

“New Glass Now” opens this Sunday! Our staff…

“New Glass Now” opens this Sunday! Our staff is putting the finishing touches on every detail just in time for opening day. Be the first to see “New Glass Now” during our premiere party on May 11. Ticket sales end May 8!