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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
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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, Autumn/Winter 2015, Number 228, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer, Number 227, contained:
- 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
- Cover: Advertisement from a 1918 catalog for Engraved Pyrex in the Spray Design. The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass.
- Jane Shadel Spillman, From The President/Editor, Corning Exhibits - Enion and Pyrex, Stepping down, Gay Taylor takes over. 227
- Dianne Gregg, 20th Century Finnish Glass (Part 1), Finish design - Eliel Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, Artu Brummer, Iittala, Nuutajari Notsjo, Riihimaki Lasi Oy, Karhlula-littala, Savoy design, Tapio Wirkkala, Chanterelle design, Venini Glass Company, Orchid design,, Finlandia, Smile (with Micky Mouse ears), Marcel, Sarpeneva, Ills. 227
- Jane Shadel Spillman, Glass: Roman and American, American Mold-blown glass, Kent, Mantua, Vernon, Coventry, Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, New England Glass Company, Three mold blown, Harry Hall White, exhibits, Brooklyn Flint Glass Works, Jersey City Glass Works ills 227
- Jane Shadel Spillman - 100 years of Pyrex, McBeth Evans, Pyrexette children's set, Engraved Pyrex, Flameware, Pyrex electric flat iron, refrigerator dishes, Butterprint pattern ills, 227
- Book Review: Submitted by Dwight P. Lanmon, Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900, and the Families Who Owned Them. English sealed bottles, David Burton, Sealed Bottles from the North American Colonies, black bottles, "Sealed Bottles" published by Sheelagh, Thomas and Deborah Cooke keepers of the White Bear Tavern, Understanding Antique Wine Bottles published by Roger Drumbrell, Mother Shipton (Ursula Sontheil), Alloa Glass Work Company, Scotland, ills, 227
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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 Winter 2015 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- Founders Chapter
Meeting Summary, October 14, 2015
The Founders Chapter of the NAGC
meets monthly at the Morse Institute
Library in Natick, Massachusetts. For
the meeting on October 14, the morning
topic was “Children’s Toys and
Whimsies,” with an emphasis on fall
and Halloween. For the afternoon program
viewed was a video of Josh Simpson and
his team making his 100-pound Megaplanet,
which is the 1,000 paperweight
in the collection of The Corning Museum
- Westchester Glass Club
40th Annual Show and Sale
The Westchester Glass Club announced
its 40th annual Collectors
Glass Show and Sale to be held on
April 9–10, 2016, again at the Greenwich
Civic Center in Old Greenwich,
Connecticut. To celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the show and to attract
new dealers and new buyers to the
show, the Westchester Glass Club will
offer free admission to all buyers this
- President's Letter - Glass Visits to Houston, Texas, Chattanooga, Tennessee, New York, New York, Corning, New York, Tacoma, Washington, Norfolk, Virginia, and White Mills, Pennsylvania.
- At Th Chysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia - History of Urban America in Glass - Artist Norwood Viviano exploresthe complex history of urban America
through minimalist blown-glass forms
in the exhibition “Cities: Departure
and Deviation.” Composed in shades
of white, black, and gray, Viviano’s
glass diagrams can be read as three dimensional
timelines, telling the 400-
year story of the rise and decline of
urban industries and how fluctuations
in manufacturing prompted dramatic
changes in populations. ill.
- Penumbra: Evan Coronis - Artist Evan Coronis exploits the
ability of glass to transmit, reflect, and
refract light in the exhibition “Penumbra:
Evan Coronis,” which is on view
until March 12, 2016, at the Brattleboro
Museum of Art. ill.
- Glass Callendar - ills.
- Membership Update December 2015
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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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