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Left: Pressed dish, 3 7/8 in. dia. 1 in. deep, Heisey Glass Co. "SATURN OPTIC", with fired on lettering "The National Early American Glass Club 1935"
Right: Pressed window medallion, 3 1/4 in. dia., commemorating NAGC 70-th Anniversary, Art Reed, Sweetwater Glass, DeLancey, NY
This page updated October 4, 2016
The Glass Club Bulletin, a biannual publication, is given to the membership which includes more than thirty museums, libraries and other institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. The Bulletin's editors have consistently brought to their readers leading scholarship in a wide variety of original articles and research, not only about American glass, but on international glass topics from antiquity to the work of contemporary artists.
The current issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2016, Number 229, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2015, Number 228, contained:
- Cover: Hock Glass, possibly C. Dorflinger & Sons; T. G. Hawkes & Co., about 1880-1910. H. 12.3 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (902.2.114 gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Lyon).
- Gail Bardhan, "From The Editor's Desk"; Jane Spillman, former editor of the Bulletin; Gail Bardhan, Editor of The Glass Club Bulletin - a brief introduction; about Paul Engle; about Jim Measell; glass exhibitions at The Corning Museum of Glass
Gail LeCleire Taylor, "A Letter From The President"; First issue edited by our new editor, Gail Bardhan of the Reference and Research Library - The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass; In recognition of Jane Spillman's editorship of The Glass Club Bulletin; Mary Mills elected to the NAGC Board of Directors; Ann Madarasz elected to the NAGC Board of Directors; about the NAGC seminar in Norfolk, Virginia; Our 2017 seminar in Charleston, West Virginia;
- James Measell, "Double Loop/Stippled Loop: Royal Glass No. 53; National Glass Company, Pittsburgh; Rochester Tunbler Company; McKee Brothers; West Virginia Glass Company; Royal Glass Company; Greensburg Glass Company; Huntington Glass Company; Robinson Glass Company; Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Glass Company; Harry L. Humphreyville and his wife Susan; Charles E. Beam; Fred Squiggins; Thompson Glass Company; Addison Thompson; Captain Marion F. Noll; A. D. Alderman; H. G. Chamberlain; A. D. Follett; Daniel B. Torpey; Belle and Christina McCauley; Theodore Dyson; S. T. Millard; Ruth Webb Lee; Minnie Watson Kamm; Christian Revi; Elizabeth Welker; Jane Spillman; Belmont Glass Company; A. H. Heisy and Company; American Flint Glass Workers Union; George Weinstock; Thomas Charleton; Darby Furniture Company; Jack Malone; Four illustrations depicting various forms in the Stippled Double Loop pattern
- Paul Engle: "Benjamin Franklin and His Gathering of Glassmakers; Glass factory in Braintree, Massachusetts; Thomas Godfrey; Lambert Emerson; Caspar Wistar; Alloway Creek; Thomas Darling; Archibald Spence; Collison apparatus ilustrated; Peter Collison; Mr. Kinnersly, Franklin's neighbor; George Whatley; bifocals; John Fenno; Franklin's glass armonica illustrated; Charles James; Marie Antoinette; Beethoven; Strauss; Mozart; Franz Mesmer; Royal Society; Joseph Priestly; David Hume; Erasmus Darwin; Leyden jars; pulse glass; John Winthrop; James Watt; Joseph Leacock; Jacob Schaub; William Deane; Prince Rupert's Drops; Prince Rupert's drop illustrated; Samuel Butler; King Louis XV; Henricus Regius; King Louis XVI; Müller de la Piolette; Herman Heyman; Sutter, Paris glassmaker; John Fried Amelong (Amelung), Maryland; Caqueray de Mezancy; David Rittenhouse; Thomas Jefferson; illustrated is Joseph Duplessis' portrait of Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin's electrostatic generator, 18th century; Anton Hohenstein's "Frankin's Reception at the Court of France; Joseph Cell; John Franklin; Knight of Glin; James Peill; John Rogers; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art; Arlene Palmer, Gail Bardhan; James Delbourgo; Polly Fenno; Richard Rockrich; Edmund Delaval; Hugh and Company; Cockpit Glasshouse; glassworker Barnes; Robert Towers; Henry William Stiegel; Samual Butler; Hilaire Dubourcq; Kevin Keim; Peter Keim
- Tom Felt, "Museum Of American Glass Receives Major Collection of Steuben Glass; Marti Massman; Frederick Carder; T. G. Hawkes & Company; Steuben Division, Corning, New York; Arthur A. Houghton; illustrated are Carousel by Peter Aldridge, Noah by Paul Schulze and Frank Eliscu and Tristan and Isolde designed by George Thompson and engraved by Tom Vincent; Excalibur designed by Jaes Houston; Moby Dick by Donbald Pollard and Sidney Waugh; Frog Prince designed by Lloyd Atkins; M& B Mini Blinds; Studio Movie Grill; Side Show, Of Mice and Men; James Franco; Chris O'Dowd; The Glass Menagerie; Cherry Jones; Porgy and Bess; Audra McDonald; Norm Lewis
- Cover: Namur Hedwig Glass showing the abstract form. Collection of King Baudouin, Baudouin Foundation, Musée Provincial des Arts Anciens de Namurois, Trésor d' Oignies, Photo © Guy Focant.
- Jane Shadel Spillman, Letter From the Editor's Desk; Editor's Move to State College, Pennsylvania; This issue's content; On the Glass Mega-Convention in Indianapolis; Corning's Exhibition of Mold-blown glass by the entrepreneur Ennion and The show of Pyrex Glassware in the Rakow Library.
- Gay LeCleire Taylor, A Letter From the President; Issuance of the new NAGC Membership Directory; New members; Gail P. Bardhan's extensive glass research; Philip S. Smith, Treasurer of the NAGC Chapter Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass Society; Dianne C. Wright's return to the NAGC Board of Directors; the NAGC Nominating Committee; Our next seminar in Norfolk, Virgina.
- Francis N. Allen, The Hedwig Glasses: Thoughts On Design, Function, And Origins.
- Saint Hedwig
- Richard the Lionhearted
- The Corning Hedwig Glass, ill.
- The Amsterdam Hedwig Glass, ill.
- The Coburg Hedwig Glass, ill.
- The Hedwig Glasses, earliest known locations, map
- Wrocław Hedwig Glass, design rollout
- Hedwig Glasses, lion's manes
- Dianne Gregg, 20th-Century Finnish Glass (Part 2), ills.
- Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpeneva, Jaj Franck, Finnish Glass
- "Op" Glasses, Finnish glass
- Gunnar Cyren, Orrefors designer
- Riihimaki Lasi Oy (company)
- Kerttu Nurminen, Nuutajarvi, Notjso
- Mondo glasses, Finnish glass
- Oiva Toikka, Nuutajarvi, Notso - Bird Series; "Fauna" bowl - reissues sold by Crate & Barrel
- Nuutjarvi merger with Iittala, 1988; Iittala Nuutajarvi sold - Fiskars Corporation
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Our First - The Glass Club Bulletin, No. 1, January 1938
EDITORS OF THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN
Rt: Pressed cup plate by Pairpoint Glass Co. Sagamore, Massachusetts commemorating NEAGC 50th Anniversary 1983
- Ada J. Danforth 1938 - 1943
- Emma D. King 1944 - 1955
- Ethel Mary Doane 1955 - 1958
- Joseph W. Limric 1958 - 1959
- Louise Draper 1959 - 1963
- Robert Bryden 1963 - 1967
- Dorothy-Lee Jones 1967 - 1973
- Fred Meyer 1973 - 1974
- Paul Hollister 1975 - 1985
- Arlene Palmer Schwind 1985 - 1990
- Eason Eige 1990 - 1993
- Bonnie Bledsoe-Fuchs 1994 - 1998
- Kyle Husfloen - 1999
- Jane Shadel Spillman 1999 - 2015
- Gail Bardhan 2015 -
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Glass Shards is NAGC's illustrated newsletter which is published four times a year.
Past issues of Glass Shards Are Now On Line - Full Copy via the Glass Shards search page.
View the Summer 2016 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- Highlights from the 2016 Seminar in Norfolk: Visiting with Carolyn and Richard Barry in nearby Suffolk, The DeWitt Wallace Museum of American Decorative Arts in Colonial Williamsburg and attendance of a lecture by Suzanne Hood, Curator of Ceramics and Glass, Demonstrations of glassworking with NAGC Second Vice President Art Reed at the Chrysler Museum's Glass Studio. Pictured is Suzanne Hood with Mary Mills during a "hand's-on" session in the Ceramics and Glass Vault of the DeWitt Clinton Wallace Museum. Also illustrated is Art Reed "at the chair."
- President's Letter - Kenneth William Lyon (1922-2016).
- 29th Annual Cape Cod Glass Show and Sale. .
- Westchester Club, a NAGC chapter, Donates $200 to NAGC.
- The Glass Fireworks of Dale Chihuly Light Up Children's Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, Spectacular illustrations here .
- Glass Calendar; Work by Suellen Fowler, Ludvig Lüfgren, Rick Ayotte and Margareta Hennix are illustrated.
- 17th Annual Liberty Museum Glass Auction and Gala, Champagne cocktail reception in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dinner and live and silent auctions. Dr. Arlene Silvers honored, Dale Chihuly's Cobalt Blue Basket illustrated.
- David Huchthausen: A retrospective Selection. A Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington presentation. Huchthausen's Mirage is illustrated.
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: New Works by Andrew Miller. Miller's work is illustrated.
- Works by Charlotte Potter Showcased in Exhibition. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas. Potter's Armor is illustrated.
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NAGC Newsletter Editor:
1980 - 1982: John Gotjen, RI
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1985-1993: Sylvia Applebee Lyon, VA
1994 - present: Alice Saville, Illinois
The National American Glass Club's Membership Directory is published annually solely for the use of the membership. It lists members' names and addresses, officers, local chapters, and, occasionally, a compilation of educational programs for NAGC members and chapters. The current Membership Directory 2015-2016, lists:
- Thirteen chapters nationwide.
- By-Laws of the National American Glass Club
- Officers and Directors, Committee Chairs and Appointments
- About The NAGC Web Site
- Membership Dues
- Institutuional Memberships
- The General Membership Listing - A sampling of the diversity of those interests includes American
Glass, European Glass, cut glass, depression glass, paperweights, Moser art
glass, sparking lamps and other lighting, bottles and flasks, carnival glass,
commerative and historical glass, Tiffany, salts, Bohemian glass, opaline,
enameled glass, Gillinder, pressed pattern glass, Duncan, cordials and
decanters, ancient through Islamic, Heisey, 18th & 19th c. Anglo-Irish,
buttons, stained leaded glass, salt shakers, glass literature, cranberry glass,
glass dolphins, perfume bottles, vaseline glass, cup plates, children's pressed
glass, Sandwich glass, crackle glass, Dorflinger, Steuben - the list goes
on. Also, members may elect to include their e-mail addresses in the
directory (those desiring to do so, should e-mail the NAGC Membership Chairperson and Directory Editor Mr. John Kohut PA.)
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