Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Pittsburgh Glass Center
BOTTLES AND BOBS FROM DOWN UNDER
Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) presents “10 Years of Bottles and Bobs: A Survey” by Australian glass artist Nick Mount from June 1 – July 15, 2012.
The exhibition illustrates the dominant theme and aesthetic characteristics of Nick Mount’s work from 2002 to 2012 and traces the evolution of his “Scent Bottles” and “Plumb Bobs.”
Visit PGC in Pittsburgh’s East End at 5472 Penn Avenue, two blocks west of the Penn & Negley Avenue intersection or visit PGC online at http://www.pittsburghglasscenter.org
Nick Mount is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated studio glass artists. Fast approaching his fifth decade working in the field, he has been at the forefront of innovation and achievement since the early 1970s.
Mount’s earliest and most enduring influences include the U.S. west coast glass scene and the traditions of the Venetians. He was introduced to these by the American glass artist, Richard Marquis, whose approach to glassblowing and mastery of the medium has also had a lasting impact on his work.
Informed but not confined by tradition, Mount is known for his production, commission and exhibition work. Since the late 1990s he has focused on an evolving series of ‘Scent Bottles’. Sculptural assemblages that range in scale and character, they offer limitless potential and combine a respect for traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques with a wry Australian wit.