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The "Gazelle Gazette" is a Carder Steuben Club Newsletter that is initially delivered as an email and is maintained by Alan Shovers. This section provides an archive of the Gazelle Gazette Newsletter postings. If you would like to submit a Newsletter posting or have your email address added to Alan's address list, please email it to Alan Shovers.

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Carder Steuben Salt - 138

Transition and Recognition of Artists Rather Than Factories in the Studio Glass Movement

Posting Number 2791   Date: 09/08/17     Return to Posting List

As noted in Gardners Portrait of A Glass Maker in analyzing Mr. Carders Studio Period 1932-1963, at page 33 the author describes Mr. Carder after he had to relinquish command of the Steuben Division.

The studio in which Carder the artist not only designed the glass but built the furnace and produced the glass was an American harbinger of the so-called Studio Glass Movement initiated in the 1960s by Dominick Labino and Harvey Littleton. .... All of this feverish activity not only served to divert his mind from the unpleasant realities of his new position, but also laid the groundwork for his new glassmaking activity==casting glass by the cire perdue (lost wax) process.

In Glass, The Smithsonian Illustrated Library of Antiques prepared by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum by Paul Gardner, the author the identifies the transition to recognizing the glass blower rather than the glass factory. A 1960s movement called Studio Glass is bringing exciting developments to hand-blown glass production. Dominick Labino and Harvey Littleton pioneered in this movement with the backing of Otto Wittmann, then director of the Toledo Museum of Art. Their concept was to bring recognition to the actual producer of the glass objectthe glassblower.

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