In a contemporary context, glass goblets may seem like a rarified object—one associated with historical ceremonies or formal banquets. But in the fine craft field, glass goblets are akin to ceramic teapots in that they are functional forms that makers explore either as exercises in technique and style or as singular forms that reflect an idea or serve a purpose.
This Windows on Fifth Gallery exhibition debuts over 100 glass goblets donated to RAM by Alan and Barbara Boroff and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. The show offers examples by a wide range of contemporary glass artists—those that focus on creating glass vessels specifically and those who typically use glass in their work in other ways but have tried their hand at the goblet form. Likewise, a variety of styles, techniques, and sizes are represented. Artists whose works are featured include: Lucio Bubacco, Fritz Dreisbach, Matt Eskuche, Shane Fero, Katherine Gray, Richard Jolley, James Minson, and Charles Savoie.
ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION
Jean Amann, Rick Beck, Valerie Beck, Suzan Benzle, William Bernstein, Donavon Boutz, Frederick Birkhill, Danielle Blade, Anna Booth, Sean Bradley, Alex Brand, Lucio Bubacco, Blaise Campbell, Frederick Carder, John Chiles, Nik Christensen, Brad Copping, R. Guy Corrie (Union Street Glass), Stephan Cox, Robert Dane, Will Dexter, Fritz Dreisbach, Steven Easton, Michael Egan, Erwin Eisch, Matt Eskuche, Tom Farbanish, Shane Fero, Lance Friedman, Stephen Gartner, Leslie Ann Genninger, Karen Gilbert, Jan Gilmor, John Gilmor, Tracy Glover, Jon Goldberg, Alan Goldfarb, Katherine Gray, Peter Greenwood, Melanie Guernsey-Leppla, Colin Heaney, Ola Höglund, Elodie Holmes, R. Jason Howard, Shiloh Hunkapiller, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Richard Jolley, Bennett Jordan, James Jory, Bernard Katz, Theo Keller, Brian Kerkvliet, Christopher Kerr-Ayer, Ruth King, Lucartha Kohler, Andrew Kuntz, Peter Layton, Robert Levin, Lundberg Studio, Dante Marioni, Steven Maslach, Elizabeth Ryland Mears, Robert Mickelsen, Janis Miltenberger, Charlie Miner, James Minson, Dan Mirer, Pavel Molnár, James Mongrain, Thomas Müller-Litz, Margaret Neher, Joseph Pagano, Roger Parramore, Kenny Pieper, Heike Polster, Zach Puchowitz, Nathan Purcell (JAG), Elio Quarisa, Michael Rogers, Anders Rydstedt, Jason Ryner, Emilio Santini, Barry Sautner, Charles Savoie, Jack A. Schmidt, Rick Schneider, Michael J. Schunke, Borek SÍpek, Steve Sizelove, Madeline Rile Smith, Stephen Smyers, Ryan Staub, Robert W. Stephan, Hubert Stern, Randy Strong, Studio Vera, Mark Sudduth, Boyd Sugiki, Laurie Thal, Tiffany & Co., Tommasi and Sons, Cesare Toffolo, Milon Townsend, Pamina Traylor, Rex Trimm, Kari Ulleberg, Nikki Vahle-Schneider, David Walker, Heinrich Wang, Ann Welch, David Willis, Jeff Zimmerman, Anny Zweifel, and Craig Zweifel