Tag Archives: glassworks

Looking into the Colorful Past of Stained Glass Art

Medieval window series, Troyes Cathedral, France, 14th century.

Looking into the Colorful Past of Stained Glass Art by Kary Pardy   Stirring scenes, epiphanies of light, color and symbolism, glowing recreations of nature – you may connect all these ideas with the artistry of stained glass, but what about urine? Wine? Terms like “cames,” “grozing,” or “armatures?” We know stained glass today as […]

Great Collections: July 2018

Great Collections: July 2018

The National Bottle Museum Inside an unassuming, historic 1901 three-story brick commercial building in downtown Ballston Spa, NY, you will find The National Bottle Museum, and its Director and Collections Manager Gary Moeller, on a mission to preserve the history of bottle making and the story of a time when glass was made by hand […]

The Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels

Glass Paperweights By Art Elder “The Crown Jewels for Collectors” – that’s what Paul Hollister wrote about fine glass paperweights. He was one of the foremost scholars of 17th to 19th century glass studies, glass paperweights, and contemporary studio art glass. Paperweights are considered the most collectable of 19th century glass items, and also the […]

Blowing New Life into Old Glass

Blowing New Life into Old Glass

Rescue and Restore Jennifer Wanless-Craig and Terry Craig are the founders, artisans, and chief bottle washers of Artech Glassblowing Studios, a traditional glassblowing studio in the Haliburton Highlands, nestled in the rocks and woods of ghost town Tory Hill, Ontario in an old United Church. As glassblowers, Jenn and Terry follow a long line of […]

The Story Behind Lalique

The Story Behind Lalique

The Story Behind Lalique By Chad Smith If you’ve ever looked at a piece of Lalique glass and wondered what the story is behind that matte, smoky finish and those perfectly smooth lines, where those exotic and provocative motifs come from and why the work of René Lalique and the Lalique Company even to this […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sunburst Snuff Jar, $57,330, Heckler's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sunburst Snuff Jar, $57,330, Heckler's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Sunburst Snuff Jar, $57,330, Heckler’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 at the Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks (N.H.), very rare and in near-perfect condition, sold for $57,330 in an online-only absentee auction (#108) held March 17-26 by Norman C. […]