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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
This page updated January 13, 2014
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, Fall Winter 2013, Number 224, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring Summer 2013, Number 223 contained:
- Cover: Detail of The Peace, one of Marc Chagall's famous stained-glass windows, located in the Chapel of the Cordeliers, Sarrebourg, France.
- Jane Spillman, From the President/Editor. Thanks to Ken Depew for his leadership - About the contents of the current issue - The NAGC-sponsored trip to France - Our program for the next seminar in Florida - A reminder that Amazon purchases linked from our home page on the web earns us funds.
- Paul Doros, "Stourbridge Glass Company and Tiffany Furnaces." Louis Heidt and Company - Heidt and Dannenhoffer - Boston Antique Glass Company - Streator Art Glass Company - Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company - Arthur J. Nash - Favrile - Corona - Dr. Parker C. McIlhiney - Jimmy Stewart, gaffer - Tiffany Girls - Daniel Cheser - Childe Hassam - Frederic Church - Gutzon Borglum - Edwin Blashfield - René de Quelin - Thomas Manderson - Laurelton Hall - Arthur V. Rose - Francis Thill glasshouse - Candace Wheeler - - old gaffer Thomas Manderson - Gillinder and Sons glasshouse - Boston and Sandwich Glass Company - John Hollingsworth - August "Auggie" LeFevre - Mt. Washington Glass Works - Arthur E. Saunders - Thomas Johnson - James A Stewart - gaffers' pay rates - George J. Cook - Maurice Kelly - Quezal Art Glass Company - Durand Art Glass Company - American Flint Glass Workers Union - Tiffany Furnaces Sick Benefits Society - James Grady - Joseph Cook - beer during breaks - The Glass Workers of Tiffany Furnaces club - John Page - Robert Hicks - "mask and civil ball" - cut glass - John Cook - Frederick George - baseball team - several ills. - extensive references.
- Ken Depew, "The History and Artistry of French Glass" - NAGC-sponsored trip - group photo - Notre Dame Cathedral - Sainte-Chapelle - Chartres - Malcom Miller - Verrerie d'Art - Versailles - glass flowers - Galerie-Musée Baccarat - Starwood Capital Group - Baccarat glassware - Anne Vanlatum - Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy - Gallé - Daum - Mme. Valois - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy - Chagall window The tree of Life (La Paix) - St Louis glass factory - La Grand Place Crystal Museum - Musée Lalique - Reims - wine at Vin et Maree, ills.
- 2014 NAGC Seminar, May 8-10, Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Orlando, Florida - schedule
- 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.
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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.
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View the Winter 2014 Glass Shards - it contains the following articles:
- A Life in Archaeology and Glass: Honoring David Whitehouse (1941Ė2013), ill.
- Jane Shadel Spillman, President'sLetter. Our forthcoming seminar in Orlando, Florida.
- Glass Art Society Conference: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds, ill.
- Glass Callendar, ills.
- A Celebration of Irish Glass and Glassmakers and Chihulyís Irish Cylinders on Display at the Museum of Glass. Irish glass engraver, designer, and tutor Eamonn Hartley worked in the Hot Shop at Museum of Glass last November
as part of the 2013 Visiting Artists residency program. ills.
- Retrospective of Bertil Vallienís Work on Exhibit in Denmark. Bertil Vallien is one of the truly
groundbreaking figures in Swedish glass art, and is known as the master of sandcasting. The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
presents a retrospective exhibition with works by this renowned artist, who has been experimenting with
glass for 50 years. ill.
- The Ringling to Display Studio Glass. In 2012, collectors Nancy and Philip Kotler made a significant donation of studio glass to The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Ill.
- A Glass Loverís Cookbook. The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia has published A Glass
Loverís Cookbook that is just right for
the glass lovers and food lovers in your life. ill.
- An Update on Mary Mills. Mary Mills, member of the NACG
Board of Directors, recently moved back to Yardley, PA, where she lived prior to being in Corning. She is currently working with URS Corporation as an historic glass specialist, excavating the area between I-95 and the
Delaware River in north Philadelphia.
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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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