Studio Glass in the Metropolitan Museum of Art


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In 1961 and 1962 artist Harvey K. Littleton, a professor of fine arts at the University of Wisconsin and son of the director of research at the Corning Glass Works, held a series of informal workshops to explore the art of hot glassmaking in a studio setting. Until then, almost without exception, glass objects had been blown or molded in an industrial context--that is, they were factory made. In the 1870s, the French designer Emile Galle had made a radical change in the prevailing attitude toward glass as art by being the ...