A Travellerspoint blog

Modern glass at Chrysler pt 1

Red Gum Tree Leaf, Dante Marioni, 1988; to make these vessels, Marioni organized brightly colored and colorless canes into chevron patterns, picked them up on a blowpipe, and then shaped the glass into elongated, stylized leaf forms

Red Gum Tree Leaf, Dante Marioni, 1988; to make these vessels, Marioni organized brightly colored and colorless canes into chevron patterns, picked them up on a blowpipe, and then shaped the glass into elongated, stylized leaf forms

Aquaman Stinger, Nancy Callan, 2014; while her work exemplifies the skill and finesse of the Venetian tradition in glass, Callan exhibits the witty humor and aesthetic sensibility of a contemporary artist who loves pop culture, fashion and design

Aquaman Stinger, Nancy Callan, 2014; while her work exemplifies the skill and finesse of the Venetian tradition in glass, Callan exhibits the witty humor and aesthetic sensibility of a contemporary artist who loves pop culture, fashion and design

Faliera, Ettore Sottsass and Luciano Vistosi, 1974; at a Christie's auction in 2002, this piece sold for almost 1000 euros (that would be about $2400 US today)

Faliera, Ettore Sottsass and Luciano Vistosi, 1974; at a Christie's auction in 2002, this piece sold for almost 1000 euros (that would be about $2400 US today)

Cold Stream Cast Basket, Mark Peiser, 2006; imagine winding soft-serve ice cream inside a bowl, resting one coil upon another; by carefully controlling the glass as it came out of the furnace Peiser created this piece in much the same way

Cold Stream Cast Basket, Mark Peiser, 2006; imagine winding soft-serve ice cream inside a bowl, resting one coil upon another; by carefully controlling the glass as it came out of the furnace Peiser created this piece in much the same way

Iasia Vase, Ettore Sottsass, 1986; this piece made in Murano, Italy (I love that place!) has a red element roughly in the middle of the piece slightly off center giving the intentional impression of instability.

Iasia Vase, Ettore Sottsass, 1986; this piece made in Murano, Italy (I love that place!) has a red element roughly in the middle of the piece slightly off center giving the intentional impression of instability.

Stone Vessel, Curtiss Brock, 1986; Brock cites the 9 years he spent working and teaching at the Pilchuck Glass School (in Stanwood, WA founded by Dale Chihuly) as the primary influence driving his creativity

Stone Vessel, Curtiss Brock, 1986; Brock cites the 9 years he spent working and teaching at the Pilchuck Glass School (in Stanwood, WA founded by Dale Chihuly) as the primary influence driving his creativity

Untitled, Dale Chihuly, 1988; the new Chihuly Garden and Glass (located next to the Space Needle) is the number one thing to do in Seattle according to TripAdvisor (I've added it to my bucket list)

Untitled, Dale Chihuly, 1988; the new Chihuly Garden and Glass (located next to the Space Needle) is the number one thing to do in Seattle according to TripAdvisor (I've added it to my bucket list)

Passage 7, Mark Peiser, 2015; in his quest to capture the transparency and luminosity of the sky, Peiser formulated a unique opal glass that is many colored due to microscopic particles that formed within the glass during the cooling process

Passage 7, Mark Peiser, 2015; in his quest to capture the transparency and luminosity of the sky, Peiser formulated a unique opal glass that is many colored due to microscopic particles that formed within the glass during the cooling process

Blue-Green Linked Forms, Harvey Littleton, 1983; considered the father of the US studio glass movement, he initiated the first glass program at a US university (Wisconsin) which fostered the talents of a generation of glass artists, including Dale Chihuly

Blue-Green Linked Forms, Harvey Littleton, 1983; considered the father of the US studio glass movement, he initiated the first glass program at a US university (Wisconsin) which fostered the talents of a generation of glass artists, including Dale Chihuly

Storm Eater, Barbara Earl Thomas, 2018; the artist is known for her distinctive style that grapples with societal issues like gun violence, environmental harm and the continuing needless loss of young Black men

Storm Eater, Barbara Earl Thomas, 2018; the artist is known for her distinctive style that grapples with societal issues like gun violence, environmental harm and the continuing needless loss of young Black men

Tray, Maurice Heaton, ca. 1950s; the complex variation in texture and color on the tray—in hues of red, dark blue, and white—are a result of Heaton’s technique of fusing glass enamel powder that he pioneered

Tray, Maurice Heaton, ca. 1950s; the complex variation in texture and color on the tray—in hues of red, dark blue, and white—are a result of Heaton’s technique of fusing glass enamel powder that he pioneered

Posted by VagabondCowboy 11:13

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Login