Friday, August 31, 2018

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly issue #152 now on shelves!

Included in this issue: 
  • An oral history of the extraordinary 2018 Glass Art Society conference in Murano, the secretive historic center of glassblowing
  • An exclusive look at a private museum being quietly assembled by Lino Tagliapietra and his family to enshrine the maestro's legacy
  • The unique sonic qualities of fused silica have drawn a wide variety of artists to explore the sound of glass in their artwork
  • An appreciation of the late René Roubíček (1922 - 2018), a Czech sculptor who broke the mold for large-scale work in glass
  • ON THE COVER: An article on Etsuko Ichikawa's haunting new work in glass and other materials that takes on radioactive contamination
All this plus four reviews, an essay on a remarkable new book on Richard Jolley's monumental installation at the Knoxville Museum of Art, and all the latest news from the field.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Adults who want to give "Give Pottery a Try" before enrolling in a full session: There will be a special workshop on Saturday, August 25, 12:00-2:30, taught by our talented pottery studio manager Lisa Knaus. Get a chance to try throwing on the potter's wheel for yourself in our riverside clay studio. This one time workshop is for those with no previous pottery experience. The cost is $50 plus $10 for supplies and is limited to 8 participants. Click here to register. This workshop will be the first in our fall series of pottery workshops. More on that and other special fall workshops to come.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018


UrbanGlass|ware presents a new line from Ashcraft Glass - bright, colorful jewelry can add fun to your daily tasks. Have enough fun in your life? We thought not. Shop in-store and online.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Garrison Art Center / The Riverside Galleries

Riverside Galleries from August 11 through September 9

Melinda Stickney-Gibson - SOME STORIES...., and Victoria Thorson - BassWood Bodies, two abstract artists, whose medium and approach are very different, but whose passion and expertise resonate through each work.

Melinda Stickney-Gibson, NOW WHAT?, 2018, oil on linen with steel rod and hangers, 80x84
The bold and intricate surfaces of Melinda Stickney-Gibson's paintings and painted "tapestries" reveal a personal and graphic approach to abstraction. Stickney-Thorson often incorporates tiny bits of writing from her own journals, writing by others, and universal words such as "yes" "maybe" "no" "her" etc.

Victoria Thorson, Kimono, Ceramic on wood base, 21x7x4"
Victoria Thorson works intuitively on sculptures that tread a line between recognizable form and pure abstraction. Working mostly with basswood, repurposed wood and metal, visitors will see the evolution of Thorson's visual language as some of her earlier ceramics will also be featured in the show.

Friday, August 10, 2018


Make your gift today to continue this critical support!

UrbanGlass relies on your generosity to provide scholarships to artists and students from across New York City and beyond. Thanks to your support in 2017, more than 250 participants from diverse backgrounds were able to take advantage of our dynamic educational roster through our scholarship fund.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Waterfall Sounds[鍋ヶ滝/熊本]

Gail Gelburd / Landscape! / St Francis Gallery in Lee MA.

A detail of one of three of 7 foot waterfalls (photography and encaustic) now on view at St. Francis Gallery in Lee MA. In the Berkshires! 

 August 6 - September 30th., 
Reception: August 11, 3-6 PM

Monday, August 6, 2018


UrbanGlass is pleased to announce an exciting semester of workshops this fall! Use the code EARLY to get 20% off or apply for a scholarship to any of our classes by August 15th. Learn more about how to apply here.

But wait, there's more! Check out these cool summer classes: 

Proportion/Rhythm/Repetition: Introduction to Glassblowing | August 13th - August 17th Learn basic shapes, glass proportions and formulas to make complex designs in this all levels hotshop class. Join the fun!

The Glass Postcard | August 18th - August 25th  Working with a palette of colored sheet glass together and glass powders, students will create their own glass ‘postcard’. Sign up now!