For contemporary glass artists, the sky’s the limit with imaginative creations. This is a detail of one of three glass panels exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design (www.madmuseum.org) last autumn. This museum on Columbus Circle is one of the most consistently exciting spaces in New York City.
Some of the Goblet Collection of the MAD Museum lives in along a glass stairwall where the light illuminates the vibrant colors and shapes. Some of the multicolored glass vessels are functional and fanciful. Left, “Bunches of Grapes” by Jean Amann, 1994. Right, William Gudenrath, “Venetian Dragon Style Goblet”. I love the tiny figures on the middle goblet for which, sadly, I have no credit.
This handsome chartreuse glass container was a generous gift from The Plantswoman quite a few years ago now. It came from the workshop of the renowned Christian Tourtou. New Yorkers still miss Takashimaya and the fabulous Tourtou shop there.
Find some glass and light up your windowsill.