| THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB
Left: Pressed dish, 3 7/8 in. dia. 1 in. deep, maker unknown, 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 April 29, 2013
The Glass Club Bulletin, a biannual puplication, 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 2013, Number 223 contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Autumn Winter 2012, Number 222 contained:
- Cover: At The Corning Museum of Glass, Cream Jug with 1794 U.S. penny in knop, blown, tooled. U.S., probably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, possibly Kensington Glass Works, John Nicholson's Glasshouse or Philadelphia Glass Works, about 1800-1815. H. 12.2 cm (2012.4.130, purchased with the assistance of the Karl and Anna Koepke Endowment Fund)
- Jane Spillman, From The Editor's Desk, about the Gillinder and Sons Catalog, trip to France.
- Gillinder and Sons Glassware: A Catalog, Part 2, Jane Shadel Spillman, ills.
- The History and Artistry of French Glass for the National American Glass Club (September 1-11, 2013), itinerary and details, Jane Shadel Spillman.
- Book Review by Jane Shadel Spillman: Bibliography of Glass From the Earliest Times to the Present, written by Willy Van den Bossche, ill.
- In memoriam, Alvina Hefeli Brekel (1948-2013), former member and co-founder of the James H. Rose Chapter, NAGC
- Agenda, 29th-Annual NAGC Seminar, New Bedford, MA (May 8-10, 2013)
- Letter from the Present, Ken Depew. Second term as president ending. On the enthusiastic response to registration for our 29th Annual NAGC Seminar. The seminar will be held jointly with The Mount Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society in New Bedford, Massachusetts. About the NAGC-sponsored trip "The History and Artistry of French Glass, about the loss of David Whitehouse, former executive director of the Corning Museum of Glass, about the newly organized Mount Pleasant Glass Museum at 537 West Main Street, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Mount Pleasant was home of the Bryce Brothers, Lenox and L. E. Smith glass companies.
- Cover: At The Corning Museum of Glass, a Roundel showing Columbia with eagle and liberty cap, cased, cut, engraved, assembled. Bohemia, probably 1840-1860. H. 20.1 cm. D. 18.4 cm (2011.3.6). Purchased with funds from Kenneth R. Treis Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
- Jane Shadel Spillman "From The Editor's Desk." About this issue of the Bulletin
- Ken Depew, "A Letter From The President." About the NAGC Seminar in Virginia; planning for the 2013 NAGC seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts; NAGC election - officers needed; announcement of publication of a bibliography of glass by Willy Van den Bossche; The Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass Society's recent seminar in New Bedford.
- Jane Shadel Spillman, "Gillinder & Sons Gassware: A Catalog, Part I. Thirty-five pages of the original catalog depicting a wide range of Gillinder's products are reproduced.
- Frank O. Swanson, "American Glass Exhibit at Düsseldorf. A brief review, ills.
- Upcoming Conferences
- Cover: Vase, blown, cased, cut, U.S., Sandwich, MA. Cape Cod Glass Company, 1860-1870, H. 24.28. cm, D. 12 cm. (CMOG 2011.4.196). Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Maris Zuika in memory of Austra Zuika
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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 -
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Glass Shards is NAGC's illustrated newsletter which is published four times a year.
The GLASS SHARDS Are Now On Line - Full Copy
View the Spring 2013 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- Kenneth Depew, "President's Letter," Plans for Spring NAGC Seminar finalized; registration packages have been distributed to NAGC members; It is with much sadness that we announce the loss of David B. Whitehouse, former executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass, who died February 17, 2013; Receipt of an announcement of the organization of the Mount Pleasant Glass Museum, 537 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
- The Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA presents the exhibition “The True
History of Glass?” with William Warmus, ill.
- Glass from Australia and the Pacific Northwest. Richard Marquis, Nick Mount, Klaus Moje, Bullseye Glass Co., Pilchuck Glass School, Vicki Halper, Clare Belfrage, Giles Bettison, Gabriella Bisetto, Jane Bruce, Scott Chaseling, Cobi Cockburn,
Nadège Desgenétez, Mel Douglas,
Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott, Tim
Edwards, Brendan Scott French, Mel
George, Steve Klein, Jessica Loughlin,
Dante Marioni, Tom Moore,
Stephen Proctor, Kirstie Rea, Tom
Rowney, April Surgent, Janice Vitkovsky
and Richard Whiteley
- “Life on a String,” A special exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 18,
2013–January 5, 2014. Showcases Glass Beads ills.
- In Memoriam - Dr. David Whitehouse 1941–2013 ill.
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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 Walsh, MA
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 and Resource Directory 2010-2011, lists the NAGC Membership, forty-four Institutional Memberships and seventeen chapters nationwide. Members may list their collecting interests in the directory. Also included are the By-Laws of the National American Glass Club, Officers and Directors, Committee Chairs and Appointments, "Exploring the NAGC Web Site www.glassclub.org" and a list of supporting members. Also included are a number of illistrations depicting a variety of glass objects.
A sampling of the diversity of those interests includes American
Glass, European Glass, cut glass, depression glass, paperweights, Moser art
glass, sparkling 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
In addition, members may elect to include their e-mail addresses in the
directory (those desiring to do so, should e-mail the NAGC Membership Chairperson).
The current Membership Directory was compiled and edited by Jim Davidson,
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