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Cradles of Light useful objects
limited edition sculptures by
MONTAgUE ltd STUDIOS
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
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’
Montague ltd Studios
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Glass Sculptor Daniel Clayman of Montague Studio presents a limited edition series entitled Cradles of Light