Daniel Clayman, Montague Studio

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Cradles of Light useful objects

limited edition sculptures by

daniel clayman


An ode to the past the sculptor speaks

What’s in a name? The names Leverett, Sunderland, and Deerfield are small towns in western Massachusetts where my wife and I met. The towns are where my first works in glass were produced. They are now the names of each of these new pieces, reflecting the memories from that time—an ode to the domestic chores performed in homes out in the country. I hope you share my excitement with this new addition to my studio portfolio.

“Castings capture a story of a useful object— every line, divot, and dent.”

LEVERETT 15.25” wide x 9.5” deep x 2.75” high

By casting these objects in glass, I have frozen them in time. The castings capture

Artist’s Statement

a story of a useful object–every line, crack, and dent.

Each object has a story and includes hints as to its long use, such as a leather staple holding a crack together, a repair line appearing as a scar in the glass. These unadorned bowls offer a story of a handmade process from our past, halted in time like a photograph—it is a record and a relic, a piece of history.



19” wide x 13” deep x 5” high

25” wide x 11” deep x 5” high

Limited Edition antique wooden bowls, circa mid-1800s. a mold for sunderland ready to fire in the kiln.

Glass sculptor Daniel Clayman, known for his large-scale meditations on form and light, has embarked on a new body of work inspired by premachine age imperfect forms. This

and captures the history of its process. The casting process used to

high level of technical precision to create one of a kind works.

is his first foray into design objects,

create these objects is called “Paté

creating a group of handmade ‘useful

de verre” or “Paste of glass” which

Objects series, The Cradles of Light,

objects’, the collection’s namesake.

utilizes plaster based firing molds

are produced in Clayman’s Rhode

The bowls display the marks of the

for lost wax casting, a specialty of

Island based glass studio. Three

maker, with scars and scratches of

Clayman’s. For thirty-five years the

sizes, and two colors of glass will

use, and natural patina imbued onto

sculptor has pushed the boundaries

be released as a limited edition of

the work through generations of toil.

of glass and the methods used

fifty in each style. The individual

Each piece is individually cast and like

to shape his unique pieces. He

pieces will be signed and numbered

the original inspiration, is hand honed

combines age-old techniques with a

by the artist.

The initial release in the Useful

About the Artist Daniel Clayman is a master of glass-casting processes. His sculpture and prints are included in more then 30 public collections. He has been the subject of numerous videos, including a 2012 Masterworks Video produced by the Corning Museum of Glass. He has been an artist in residence at major universities, and the recipient of numerous grants over the past three decades. He continues to teach worldwide.

the artist working on wax models. 1 colure  84” x 84” x 8” 2 cheminÉe  23.75” x 7” x 7” 3 pierced volume  42” x 42” x 72” 4 north 41° west 71°  34” x32” x 35”






Public Collections Museum of Fine Art San Francisco CA

Harvard Medical School Cambridge MA

The Museum of Art Fukui Japan

Tampa Museum of Art Tampa FL

Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee WI

Lowe Art Museum Coral Gables FL

Toledo Museum of Art Toledo OH

The Hunter Museum of American Art Chattanooga TN

The Mayo Clinic Rochester MN

Le Musée-Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poterie France National Geographic Society Washington DC

Museum of Arts and Design New York NY

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York NY

Cleveland Museum of Art Cleveland OH

Museum of American Glass Wheaton Village NJ

Portland Museum of Art Portland ME

The Corning Museum of Glass Corning NY

Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design Providence RI

Racine Art Museum Racine WI

Fidelity Investments Boston MA First National Bank of Siam Chicago IL

The Museums of Fine Arts San Francisco CA Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

The Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood WA

Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institution Washington DC Rockford Art Museum Rockford IL St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Little Compton RI

The Whitehead Institute Cambridge MA Henry Ford Museum Dearborn MI Flint Institute of Art Flint MI

Photography  Mark Johnston Design  Betty Clayman DeAtley Artist’s Management  Kathleen Rogers Printer  Copy General, Sterling VA All photographs copyright © 2016 Daniel Clayman, Montague Studios, Ltd.

dispersion, brown university, providence ri 32’ x 16’ x 15’

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