February 27, 2011

Venini Murano Stained Glass at Auction

Stained glass window in the New York Times, under Antiques.

Photo Los Angeles Modern Antiques

The window is up for auction March 6, 2011, under the name Modern Art & Design

The estimate is USD 10,000 - 20,000, which is to say about USD 540-1080 per square foot.

Posted by Tom at 01:43 PM

February 17, 2011

10 words with Judith Schaechter

Judith Schaechter - 10 words - 10 answers

nuff said.

Posted by Tom at 01:01 PM

February 16, 2011

Video of Bottle Village

German language video tour of Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village.
It is definitely worthwhile since you can hear some of the English tour guide and there are lots and lots of nice details shots.

It's part of a movie called American Daydream.

Posted by Tom at 10:45 AM

February 14, 2011

The Coty Building

Art Femenella has posted 2 videos on YouTube about The Coty Building in New York and the restoration of the Lalique Glass Facade. For some reason only part 2 is embeddable but here is the link to part 1 if you want to see that The Coty Building Part #1, Glass Facade Restoration

and see part 2 embedded here -

Here is a blog post about the Coty Building on Daytonian in Manhatton - The Windows that Saved a Landmark -- The 1908 Coty Building, 714 Fifth Avenue.

And a detail of the Lalique I found on Flickr, via creative commons from Paul_Lowry -

click to see larger image in a new window

Posted by Tom at 08:38 AM

February 12, 2011

Strawberry Hill Videos

Strawberry Hill, is the Gothic revival home of Horace Walpole. This is the single place that is credited with starting the very idea of Gothic Revival. I've always imagined it a weird and wonderful hodge-podge of ideas having to do with Gothic, and the videos do seem to bear that out.

Painted Glass of Strawberry Hill
Being restored by the Chapel Studio
the video has no sound

Some background on Strawberry Hill

Posted by Tom at 12:17 PM

February 10, 2011

Photographic Images on Glass Workshop

The workshop went great, with a diverse group of people (scientist, architect, photographer, glass flameworker and more), very interesting. Sometimes the groups just click, and this one did for sure. Thanks to Craft Alliance and all the participants.

I only got the one shot of the workshop taking place in the graphics studio, but I had some shots of the studio a few months ago. It is really nice to have a fully functioning computer graphics studio included in with such excellent craft facilities.




The following were taken on Sunday during the workshop at the Glass Studio on Delmar.

Jill, Leslie, David and Joe, the architect who also works in stained glass.

Sarah's work station (with colorful tape)

Pieces pre-fire

And post-fire -
the 2 on the right, which I think came out exceptionally well, are from David the photographer.

Sarah and Leslie

and this is the piece Sarah (she's the scientist) was working on. She is the one who got most into the idea of post print blending.

Posted by Tom at 09:08 AM