Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Glass Artists and the Importance of Notebooks

The following from our Glass Blog friend Tony Patti
Note:   Many collectors are purchasing artist drawings.

Glass Artists and the Importance of Notebooks

People I respect like Ed Schmid and Karl Carter have steadfastly stated that an important step in becoming a better glass artist is keeping a detailed notebook.

My friends at Turning Point Gallery www.turningpointgallery2.com  in Media, PA
today provided me with these examples of notebook pages of the North Carolina Glass Artist John Nygren www.johnnygren.com/gallery.html

I was awestruck by both his work and his detailed notebooks with color sketches.

You may not be able to tell in the reduced-size photos below, but every glass piece, now numbering in the thousands, is sequentially detailed in his notebooks.


Anonymous said...

Just curious - does anyone have possession of Anderson, myers etcs
sketch pads?
These things belong in a museum.

Anonymous said...

I was told
but don't know l00% that Tammy Kosla has many archival Blenko documents, also JPM gave to Hillary everything he possessed that was Blenko related in 2009.
So between the two of them and that NYC guy who was Winslow's friend they probably have what you are speaking of.
Terrance H.

Dr.BOB said...

I doubt that Glassdoc owns these materials, she would have shared with us.
I agree these documents should belong to a serious collector or a museum.