| THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB
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 June 25 2017
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 2016, Number 230, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2016, Number 229, contained:
- Cover: Cameo scent bottle with fruit. England, Amblecote. Thomas Webb and Sons; probably Jules Barbe (gilding); probably Fridolin Kretschuman (engraving and painting); and probably John Groffe & Son (silver), about 1880-1890. OH: 7.3 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass (2016 2.7 gift of the Enion Society). The front of the bottle decorated with plums, is shown.
- Gail Bardhan, From The Editor's Desk, About the authors in this issue
- Gay LeCleire Taylor, A Letter From The President; Blaschkas and The Corning Seminar on Glass; New NAGC web site planning underway; Next seminar to be in Charleston, West Virginia; Gail Bardhan and the upcoming issue of The Glass Club Bulletin;The Nominating Committee
- Paul Engle, GLASS: A poem by Henry Schoolcraft, 1814. ill. Schoolcraft; ill. Glass note for $1.25 bearing image of Vermont Glassworks at Lake Dunmore; drawn of Farmer's Bank, Troy, New York; ill. Masonic flask - front and back; ill. sample of Schoolcraft's handwritten manuscript Glass
- Garry L. Fitzpatrick, Fire Insurance Maps and the Study of the Glass Industry: A Personal Memoir and Prospectus for Their Use. Sanborn Map Co.; Hexamer Co.; Rascher Co.; Findlay Window Glass Co.; Author's experience at Library of Congress, Map Division; Chadwyck-Healy, England; Rakow Library fire insurance map holdings; ills. of Corning Glass Works fire insurance map.
- Francis N. Allen, Sooner or Later . . .; Sooner Glass; Old Hickory Glass; Eunice F. Underwood; Orville C. Hamon; Central Glass Co., of Pocola, Oklahoma; Glynn Underwood; Clifford Underwood; DeWayne Underwood; Marigold Glass Co, Durango, Colorado; Orville Joseph Hamon; Sunset Glass Co.; Burness G. Underwood; Cherokee Glass Co.; Billy Gene Jones; Ozark glass; Arklahoma glass; ill. Sooner Glass Co. Swan Vase; ill. Packing Room, Sooner Glass Co.; U.S. Patent application for Sooner Glass Co.'s Swan Vase
- John Falconer Byrd, A conversation with Dominick Labino, 6/29/1982; Toledo Museum of Art; Studio Glass Movement; Gunnar Birkerts (p. 24); Bacharach Instrument Co., (p. 26); Owens-Illinois (p. 26); ACL - Applied Color Decoration (p. 27); Randy Bernard (p. 28); asbestos gas masks (p. 29); Libbey-Owens-Ford glass fibers (p.29); NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (p. 29); Johns-Mansville (p. 29); Harvey (Littleton) (p. 30); Toledo Federation of Art Societies (p. 30); Freda Diamond (p. 30); Paul Perrot (p. 30); American Craftsman Council (p.30); Michael Higgins, Frances Higgins (p. 31); Norm Schulman (p. 31); fiberglass manufacture (p. 31); Clayton Bailey (p. 31); Harvey Leafgreen (p.31); Edris Eckhatdt (p.32); Ben Alderson (p.32); Toledo Glass National 1966 (p.32); using glue is "for the birds" (p. 33); sand core glass (p.34); Roman Glass (p. 34); dichoric glass (p. 35); ill. Dominick Labino photo 1962; ill. Emergence 1980; ill. Ionic Structure of Glass -1979; ill. Dominick Labino photo in his studio; ill. Vase ; ill. Footed tumbler - Dominick Labino; ill. Dichoric bowl, Dominick Labino 1969
- 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
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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 2017 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- NAGC Seminar, Charleston, West Virginia - May 10-12 2017. Blenko, ills.
- 2018 NAGC Seminar Heads to Portland, Maine, Portland Museum of Art, Dan Dailey, Linda MacNeil.
- President's Letter from Mary Mills. Talked about visit to Blenko in May.
- Ellen Roberts (1927-2017), ill.
- Show and Sale at the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts. Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ.
- Annual Convention of the American Cut Glass Association:
“Crystal City Homecoming”, AGCA
- Airport to Display Glass Art from Staff and Faculty
of the Chrysler Museum. Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Chrysler Museum of Glass - Perry Glass Studio. Charlotte Potter, Programming Director and Manager; Robin Rogers, Assistant Manager; and Gayle Forman, Program Assistant and Instructor. Additional instructors with recent work on view include James Akers, Emily Bartelt, Joan Biddle, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Laura McFie, Kimberly McKinnis, Colin McKinnon, Julia Rogers, Josh Solomon, Tim Spurchise and Sarah Vaughn. ill. of "Amelia (Schrõdinger) Pilot."
- There at the Beginning: Early Studio Glass
from the Parkman Collection, ill. Works by Harvey Littleton, Suellen Fowler, Pauline Solven, Patricia Esch, and Nancy Freeman, the display also features works by Dominick Labino, Charles Lotton, and Art Reed’s “floriform” vase.
- Duncan Miller Glass Show and Sale, Duncan Society, ill.
- Glass Callendar. ills.
- Celebration of Mid-Century Modern American Glass. Museum of American Glass, Weston, WV
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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 2017-2018, lists:
- Eleven 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 - Includes a sampling of the diversity of member's interests which 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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