Glassmaker

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Maurice Max-Ingrand (1908โ€“1969) was a French artist and stained glass artist. He was captured by the Nazis during World War II but returned to France in 1945. In 1968, he established Verre Lumiรจre, one of the first businesses to manufacture halogen lamps.Read More →

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He worked for Sasaki Glass, for which he designed the 1988 San Marino glassware range.Read More →

French designer Georges Dunaime was from France. Between 1921 and 1927, five agents worked to sell Dunaime's work. He designed lighting for E. Etling. Gagnon, the designer and engraver, made most of his work, which included table lamps, torchรฉeres, and chandeliers made of silver, gilt, and patinated bronze with shades made of cloth, cut glass, quartz, marble, and alabaster. He made many different kinds of lighting for the ocean liner Paris in He made many different kinds of lighting for the ocean liner Paris in 1921. In 1922, a show of his work was put on at Gagneau. He won first prise in a competition held by the Union of Bronze Manufacturers in 1922. He also won first prise (for a table lamp) and an honourable mention (for a piano lamp) at the Great Lighting Competition in Paris in 1924. Work shown at the booths of Gagnon, Gagneau, Bรฉzault, and Christofle at the 1925 Paris "Exposition Internationale des Arts Dรฉcoratifs et Industriels Modernes."

Georges Dunaime designed lighting for E. Etling, the designer and engraver. His work included table lamps, torchรฉeres, and chandeliers made of silver, gilt, and patinated bronze with shades made of cloth, cut glass, quartz, marble, and alabaster.Read More →

Blenko established the first American factory to produce sheet glass for stained glass windows. Blenko’s early successes include providing glass for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. The White House has a collection of Blenko table ware, used periodically. Wayne Husted pioneered the concept of “architectural scale” designs. Blenko’s “Historic Period” begins with Anderson in 1946 and includes work of Nickerson up to 1974.Read More →

Jacques Gruber stained glass window

Jacques Gruber (1870-1936) was a French stained-glass artist, designer, and teacher, born Sundhausen, Alsace. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Gustave Moreau. He was distinguished as a designer in the Art Nouveau idiom. Read More →

Vegetable Dish 1955Designed by Masakichi Awashima

After studying design at the Japan Art School in Tokyo, Awashima worked for artisan Kozo Kagami, who had studied Western glass methods in Germany from 1935 to 1946. Read More →

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He was best known for his cut and engraved glass. Hlava enhanced a number of innovative technologies, both in terms of conception and manufacturing. These featured melted silver leaf and other materials, as well as skeleton moulds for shaping glass.Read More →

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Kiroshi Yamano is a Japanese Glass Designer. He studied at the Tokyo Glass Crafts Institute to 1984 and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, to 1989. Read More →

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He made deeply cut crystal objects that were often coloured. He used a lot of nature subjects. The most famous is “Lumpeenkukka”. This glass object, designed by Okkolin in 1960, was Riihimรคki Lasi’s best-selling single object. Okkolini’s glassware was presented to several foreign heads of state. He continued working for Riihimรคki Glass until 1976 when glassblowing by hand was stopped. After that, he worked as a freelance designer. He was granted a state artist’s pension in 1980. Read More →

Lino Tagliapietra glassware

From 1956, Tagliapietra taught glassmaking with Archimede Seguso and Nane Ferro; 1966โ€”68, designed glass for Venini, Murano; until 1968, for Murrina; from 1968, taught glassmaking at Haystack School and Pilchuck School, Stanwood, Washington.
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Jutrem was educated at the Norwegian School of Crafts and Design 1946-1950, and at the same time received painting lessons from Carl von Hanno. Later studies with Fernand Lรฉger in Paris 1952-53 and with Chrix Dahl 1954-55. He made his debut as a painter at the Autumn Exhibition in 1950.Read More →

Gunnel Nyman glassware

Nyman worked for all the great Finnish glass manufacturers of the 20th century: Riihimaki from 1932โ€”47, Nuutajarvi-Notsjo from 1946โ€”48, and Karhula from 1935โ€”37 (and at littala from 1946โ€”47). She designed for both production and studio glass.Read More →

Barbini Glassworks

Alfredo Barbini, a descendant of glassmakers from the early 15th century, studied at Abate Zanetti (design school at Murano glass museum) from age ten; in 1930, began studying at Cristalleria, Murano, becoming a maestro; became primo maestro at Martinuzzi and Zecchin; worked with Cenedese in the late 1940sRead More →

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In the 1930s, Farquharson was a major contributor to the design of British glassware. His documented career in glass began in 1935 with Arches, an engraved design on glass produced by John Walsh Walsh, where he produced other cut-crystal glassware as its head designer 1935โ€”51. Read More →

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He studied sculpture at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, under Leo Steppern; in 1966, glass making with Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino; in 1966, Edinburgh College of Art; in 1967, Royal College of Art, London.Read More →

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Artisan in glass and creator of family firm Cristal Lalique Renรฉ Lalique was a FrenchRead More →

Vulcanus from A la Carte range for Figgjo designed by Hermann Bongard

Hermann Bongard Norwegian graphic designer and glassware designer. He studied lithography and commercial design. Read MoreRead More →

Ulla Forsell

Ulla Forsell was born in 1944 and studied at the College of Art and DesignRead More →

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He began his work as an instrument builder for the Bacharach Instrument Company in Pittsburgh. He then moved on to Owens-Illinois Glass Company, where he developed a lifetime interest in glass. He established small laboratories to create new glass batches and fabricate small glass objects while in command of the Owens-Illinois Glass Company milk-bottle plant. Read More →

Harvey Littleton Glassware

Between 1939-42 and 1946-47, he studied at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, receiving a bachelor’s degree in design. In 1941 and 1949-51, he studied Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, receiving a master’s degree in ceramics. In 1945, he was a student at the Brighton School of Art, Brighton, under Nora Braden’s tutelage.Read More →