Sweden has produced a lot of artistic glass, but there are also many glassblowers in the USA. In
June, 2014, we visited a glass studio in New York and an art glass gallery with in Massachusetts.
Hoogs and Crawford studio and gallery along State Route 295, Canaan, New York. (http://www.hoogsandcrawford.com)
Glass balls outside the studio, very similar to what we have seen made by Elna Jolom in Sweden.
One of the artists, Nathan Hoogs, can be seen in the doorway. Elizabeth Crawford is the other artist working at the studio.
The Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is a leading contemporary glass gallery.
The gallery has displays on two floors, here ground floor with the reception desk.
The featured artist in June was Lino Tagliapietro. These are a few of his pieces. One of his works cost US$70,000.
Artist Paul Stankard. The flowers and insects are made of individual glass pieces, then assembled and blown into clear glass forms.
The work to produce a glass ball like this may explain the price of US$ 15,000.
Glass art by Richard Jolley. The middle piece is Suspended in Dreams. US$ 18,000.
Polished plate glass vase #32 by Sidney Hutter, US$ 30,000.
Ground floor display. Hanging on the wall is Two Red Doves/ Amber Branches/ Blush Pomegranates by Richard Jolley, US$ 75,000.
The upper floor.
Upper floor. Plates in the foreground by Stephen Wolfe Powell.
Artinst Dan Dailey. In the middle is Persuasian a unique sculpture from 2013. US$ 68,000. On the right Philidelphia
Robin Grebe Standpoint 2012. US$ 28,000. One the right, a hanging sculpture by Dale Chihuly.
Petr Hora, Patria and Sharon