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ChiCago glass art soCiety live auCtion 2014 Saturday, March 22, 2014 6 pm – 7 pm PalMer HouSe 6th Floor, adams Ballroom 17 e Monroe Street Chicago, Il 60603

THE GLASS ART SOCIETY EXTENDS SINCERE APPRECIATION TO THE FOLLOWING OUR DONORS A special thanks to all the artists who have donated their valuable work for this fundraiser auction. OUR AUCTIONEER Corbin Horn THE GAS AUCTION COMMITTEE Roger MacPherson Jutta-Annette Page Alex Bernstein BJ Katz Cassandra Straubing Pamela Koss AND... Our GAS Auction volunteers

The proceeds from this auction help fund GAS scholarships. Thank you for your support of GAS, glass, and glass artists!

Telephone bids by prior arrangement only. If you wish to arrange a telephone bid, please call Pamela Koss, GAS Executive Director, at 206-409-8954 by 5pm CST, March 22. Please note: Items and information listed in this catalogue are subject to change.

#1 Paul stankard GAS Member Mantua, NJ

Orchid 1989 Lampworked glass 3.25” x 3.25” x 2” Generously donated by Geoff Isles $1,500 USD This item has a reserve

Paul Stankard is known for his paperweights, celebrating nature as a magical realism for over 35 years. His work is represented in over 50 major museums around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, a recipient of the UrbanGlass Award Innovation in a Glassworking Technique, and a recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Rowan University and Muskingum College. Stankard also authored an autobiography titled, No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass.

#2 Peter Layton GAS Board London, England

Arrival of Spring wide standing form 2013 Blown studio glass 24h x 28w x 7d cm $2,000 USD This item has a reserve

Peter Layton has worked for nearly 40 years to develop and promote glass art in the UK and Europe. He was a founding member of British Artists in Glass and the Contemporary Glass Society. Prague-born, this England-raised artist received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Bradford, has been granted the Freedom of the City of London and is an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, helping them establish the valuable Glass Sellers Prize. He is the author of several books including Glass Art. In 1976, Layton established the London Glassblowing Workshop. Its gallery hosts individual and group shows of both established and emerging artists.

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#3 Elio Quarisa

Murano, Italy (b. 1936 – d. 2010) Goblet with white filigree bowl and dragon Blown glass Generously donated by Adriana Quarisa $ 1,200 USD This item has a reserve

In his long career, Elio Quarisa worked at the finest glass factories in Murano, beginning at Barovier Toso, where he started at the age of nine to help support his family after his father died. He rose quickly at Barovier Toso, reaching the level of Primo Maestro (Italian for “First Master”). After 27 years, he moved to Seguso Vetri d’Arte, the first of several leading firms where he was a sought-after consultant and technician by some of the top designers. His love for glass work and his desire to guarantee the Murano glass tradition led him, in his retirement, to teach future generations.

#4 Lucio Bubacco & M. Fatih duruerk Lec-Mo, Friday 3 pm - 4:30 pm Italy and Turkey

Flame Lover 2014 Low-Relief Technique: flameworking and kiln casting 40 x 35 x 15 cm $3,600 USD Lucio Bubacco has been working with glass since his childhood in Murano. Today he is considered one of the best figure makers in flameworking and his works are inside the most important glass museum collections. He is always open to trying new ideas and to combine different glass techniques. M. Fatih Duruerk is the co-owner of Karma Design Studio whose aim is to develop the studio glass movement in Turkey. With the notion of “urban fragility” he and Ömür Duruerk design urban glass objects. As a social responsibility they try to create awareness about recycling glass under the name of Recycle Design Project.


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#5 Shane Fero

2014 Lifetime Membership Award recipient Former GAS Board President Penland, NC Osaka Bottle 2013 Hot and flameworked glass, sandblasted and acid-etched (bottle gaffed by Tadahi Torii at JCGEP) 23.25”h x 5”w x 5”d $4,500 USD This item has a reserve Shane Fero was a member of the GAS Board of Directors from 2004-2011, serving as Vice President (2005-2006) and President (2006-2010). He has been a flameworker for over 42 years and maintains a studio next to Penland School of Crafts (NC). He has won many awards and taught or lectured on lampworking at many locations including Pilchuck Glass School, the University of Michigan and Penland School of Crafts. His work has been exhibited throughout the US at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Mint Museum of Art and Ohio Craft Museum, among others.

#6 kiva ford

Flame Demo, Saturday 10 am - 11:30 am South Bend, IN REPRESENTATIVE PIECE SHOWN SIMILAR WORK: Bottle in a Bottle

*Only one piece to be included in auction

2014 Lampworked glass 18” x 6” $2,000 USD similar to auction piece

Kiva Ford’s passion with glass began early in life, and was anchored with his college degree in scientific glassblowing. Through years of work creating complex glass instruments for scientist’s use, he has perfected his precision and technique in manipulating glass. Beyond the scientific community, Kiva is more commonly known for his exquisite glass goblets, bottles, pendants and vessels. Kiva’s artistic work is influenced by his interests in history, mythology, and the natural world. GAS 2014 Chicago: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds


#7 Ethan stern

Cold Demo, Friday 1 pm - 4:30 pm Seattle, WA Print Glyph 2012 Blown and wheel cut glass 8”h x 7”w x 2.5”d $3,000 USD This item has a reserve

Born in Ithaca, New York, Ethan Stern currently lives in Seattle, WA where he owns a glass studio. He earned his Associates degree in ceramics at TAFE College in Brisbane, Australia and his BFA in sculpture and glass from Alfred University. Stern’s work is widely exhibited and is currently featured in the collections of Eboltoft Glass Museum in Denmark, the Museum of American Glass in New Jersey and Palm Springs Art Museum in California. Ethan has taught sculpture in glass at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Penland School of Craft and the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

#8 RIK Allen & Shelley muzylowski Allen

Hot Demo, Saturday 10 am - noon Sedro-Woolley, WA REPRESENTATIVE PIECE SHOWN SIMILAR WORK: Trojan Horse *Metal base will not be included w/ auction piece

2013 Blown glass 12”h x 16”w x 5”d

similar to auction piece

$10,000 USD This item has a reserve Rik Allen’s work is collected and exhibited nationally and internationally. He recently had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA. His pieces reflect his curiosity in science while also conveying a sense of humanity, along with an anachronistic vision of the future. Shelley Muzylowski Allen takes an investigative approach to sculpting glass, adding unconventional materials and complex patterning to the medium. Her inspiration comes from a wide variety of cultures, time periods, and artistic mediums.


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#9 Jay Macdonell GAS Board Victoria, BC, CANADA

Tomato Red Cane with Red Amethyst / Copper Blue 2012 Blown glass, cane, incalmo technique 41”h x 10”w x 5.5”d $6,100 USD

Jay Macdonell is a classically trained glassblower who has worked for many Pacific Northwest studios and artists as a gaffer, design consultant and project manager. He has taught at various schools including Espace VERRE, Bay Area Glass Institute and Pilchuck. He has been a gaffer for Pilchuck for artists such as Xu Bing, Jiří Harcuba, Barbara Cooper, Heather Oakson and Angelo Filmeno. Jay was an artist in residence at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, The Bay Area Glass Institute and ACAD. His work is in many private collections such as Elton John, the Bronfman family’s Clairage collection and also the Museum of Glass and Montreal Museum’s permanent collection.

#10 Cassandra straubing GAS Board Salinas, CA

As his father’s farm dried up in thirst, the boy’s imagination was high above the fields, flying planes of freedom 2014 Cast glass, mixed media 18” x 35” (11” glass) x 3” $4,000 USD Cassandra Straubing’s sculptural work addresses issues of domestic, agricultural and industrial labor using multiple mediums and processes including glass and metal fabrication. She employs a wide range of glass-forming techniques including casting, blowing, hot forming and non-traditional glass processes. Currently the Glass Faculty Head and Studio Coordinator at San Jose State University, she received an MFA in glass from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BFA in studio art from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland and Philadelphia. GAS 2014 Chicago: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds


#11 collection west by Steve haulenbeek Gift of Angie West, 2014 GAS Conference Co-Chair Chicago, IL

REPRESENTATIVE PIECE SHOWN SIMILAR WORK: Pond Trays Sand cast glass vessels in Fog and Smoke color, hand-polished 2”h x 24”w x 24”d

similar to auction piece (shown here in Flint color)

$3,600 USD This item has a reserve Collection WEST is an emerging label of American-made objects, artwork and furnishings. Pond Trays are produced at West Supply, designed by Steven Haulenbeek. Haulenbeek graduated first in his class in Design Objects at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 2006. Since then he has worked as a designer for Formation Design Group and Holly Hunt. His work exhibits a mastery of materials and aesthetic simplicity through a very hands-on experimental prototyping style.

#12 Michael rogers

Former GAS Board President Rochester, NY Countdown to Infinity 2000 Solid and blown glass 40” x 7” x 7” Generously donated by Geoff Isles $2,000 USD This item has a reserve Michael Rogers is currently a Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. He returned to the US after spending 11 years in Japan where he was head of Aichi University’s Glass Department. Michael’s work is featured in permanent collections around the world. Recent exhibitions include The Keeper’s Lament at The Rochester Contemporary, Glass Curiosities at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Recollections at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, International Glass at the National Museum in L’viv, Ukraine and Vessels-Collection at Koganezaki Glass Museum, Ugusu Nishiizu-cho, Japan. In 2007 Michael was awarded the Lillian Fairchild Award from The University of Rochester.


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#13 BJ KATZ GAS Board Tempe, AZ

Maple Leaves in the Fall 2014 Cast plate glass, colored frit draped over a sculpted mold 30”h x 15”w x 5”d $4,800 USD This item has a reserve Inspired by the world’s great art glass houses, BJ Katz’s vision was to create a studio artistic community where she and others would work together creating works of contemporary art glass. Large-scale public and private art glass installations are Katz’s and art partner Chris Klein’s forte – art glass integrated into architecture. Meltdown Glass studio also fabricates for other artists. Katz’s “Winged Victory” torso series explores the literal and interpretive aspects of the human figure in painted cast-glass. She communicates her ideas making reference to the figure’s superficial skin as a conceptual membrane, the projective barrier between the person’s interior and exterior world.

#14 Alex Bernstein GAS Board, Secretary Asheville, NC

Blue Green Steel Crystal 2013 Cast and cut glass, fused steel 15.5” x 7” x 3” $5,200 USD This item has a reserve

Alex Gabriel Bernstein received an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to teach at RIT, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Penland School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. and Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, but returned to Asheville in 2007 to set up a studio and focus on creating his own work full-time. Bernstein has recently mounted solo shows at Chappell Gallery in NYC; Hooks Epstein Gallery in Houston; Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, Michigan; and Traver Gallery, Seattle. His work is included in numerous collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Glasmuseum Frauenau in Germany, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others. GAS 2014 Chicago: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds


#15 James riviello

Hot Demo, Saturday 10 am - noon Chicago, IL Paradigm Shift 2014 Direct-cast glass, steel 19”h x 35”w x 3”d $7,000 USD This item has a reserve

James Riviello, Director of Glassworks at West Supply, received his BFA in glass from Tyler School of Art, and his MFA from Southern Illinois University. Over the past 20 years, he has dedicated much of his career to teaching glassmaking, and helping create several educational glass centers and art school studios. Since 2009, he has been focused on creating a new niche in the design industry for glass artisans. “21st century technology combined with the creativity of glass artists, has huge potential for art, design, and architecture of the future,” he says.

#16 Richard royal

Hot Demo, Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm Seattle, WA Optical Lens Series: Untitled 2011 Blown glass 24” x 16” x16” $10,000 USD This item has a reserve

Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest and resident of Seattle, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the American Studio Glass Movement. Royal began working as a hot glass sculptor in 1978 at the Pilchuck Glass School. He worked his way through the ranks to find himself as one of Dale Chihuly’s main assistants, which consequently led to Royal’s emergence in the fine art glass world in the early 1980s. Royal has since been exhibiting his work internationally in solo and group exhibitions for over 30 years. His work is included in renowned public and private collections worldwide. He continues to teach as both a guest artist and teacher at various universities and at Pilchuck Glass School.


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#17 Matt durran

Incoming GAS Board, Lecture, Friday 11 am - noon London, England A Site of Special Scientific Interest 0050 2013 Photo-gram 12” x 16” $400 USD This item has a reserve Matt Durran has always endeavored through the medium of glass to develop a wide artistic practice. Although he exhibits his personal work internationally, he has always been fascinated by the material and what he can offer to the wider world. Matt has been drawn to a number of research and development projects over the years that incorporate innovation and design with a touch of playfulness. This has taken him in directions and to collaborations that have led to a deeper understanding of himself and his artwork.

#18 Amy lemaire

Flame Demo, Saturday 8 am - 9:30 am Philadelphia, PA Hinterland Grain 2013 Hollow flameworked soda-lime glass, steel wire 16” x 16” x 1” $950 USD This item has a reserve Using glass to simulate precious and semiprecious materials, Amy Lemaire continues to explore the history of commerce, travel and international relationships through glass jewelry and sculpture. By researching historical forms of ornament and the social function of beads and jewelry, these forms are reinterpreted in a contemporary context, each piece serving as a meditation through which historical cycles and political landscapes can be explored. Lemaire received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently the Director of the Bead Project at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and Adjunct Professor in the Glass Art program at Salem Community College in New Jersey. GAS 2014 Chicago: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds



Panelist, Friday 10:30 am - noon Chicago, IL Sunset Smile 2014 Hot sculpted glass 9”h x 6”w x 6”d $ 1,100 USD This item has a reserve

Pearl Dick is an artist who works primarily with glass. Her sculptures depict and celebrate the deep human connection she feels that we share. Pearl studied glass and painting at Alfred University and has taught at Penland School of Crafts. In 2006 she helped to establish the Glassworks program through the Chicago non-profit, Co-op Image, which provides art education programming to teens in under-resourced communities. Pearl is currently the Artistic Director of Ignite Glass Studios in Chicago, where she continues her artistic practice along with the development of educational and community outreach programs.

#20 Holly Hunt by Alberto Velez Panelist, Saturday 1:30 pm - 3 pm Chicago, IL REPRESENTATIVE PIECE SHOWN SIMILAR WORK: Spectacles Table Cast bronze frame in polished nickel, hand-polished smoke cast glass (shown here in polished bronze) 23.5”h x 27”w x 13.25”d $6,980 USD This item has a reserve similar to auction piece

Holly Hunt leads HOLLY HUNT, the company, as CEO and is intimately involved in design and creative work. In 1983, she began in the interior design business by buying a small showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, which she filled with the best-of- class luxury designer collections. The HOLLY HUNT brand has become the premier design and distribution entity for high-end interior furnishings in the country. Recently HH has expanded internationally with showrooms in Brazil and London. The Spectacles Table was designed by HH Design Director Alberto Velez and was one of the first collaborations in cast bronze and cast glass between HH and West Supply.


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#21 jiyong lee GAS Board Carbondale, IL

Artwork from the Cuboid Segmentation Series 2014 Glass, color laminated, cut, refined surface 6”h x 6.75”w x 6”d (approx) $4,000 USD This item has a reserve Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee has headed the glass program since 2005. Lee was born and raised in South Korea. He earned his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and taught there for several years. As an instructor, he has also taught at the Pilchuck Glass School, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Canberra Glassworks in Australia, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland, and various other art institutions and universities nationally and internationally. His work has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.

#22 Marc petrovic & Wesley fleming

Incoming GAS Board Hot Demo, Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm Centerbrook, CT and Ashfield, MA Avian with Grub 2013 Hot sculpted, blown and lamp worked Bullseye murrine roll-up 12”h x15”w x 7”d $9,000 USD Marc Petrovic graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1991. Marc has been a full time studio artist since his graduating from CIA. He works out of his private studio that he shares with his wife, Kari Russell-Pool near their home in Essex, Connecticut. They have two wonderful children, Phoebe and Kay, and two above average dogs, Pixie and Roux.

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#23 Miles van rensselaer Hot Demo, Saturday 10 am - noon Lopatcong, NJ Jari-Jari Gelas (Glass Fingers) I 2014 Cast bronze, hot worked glass 26.5” x 9” x 9.5” $5,000 USD This item has a reserve Miles Van Rensselaer has exhibited professionally since 1999 with his first solo show at Heller Gallery in 2005. His works are well-conceived juxtapositions of material and concept that lock the two together into unique sculptural form. Miles received his Bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College while studying the Indonesian language, mask-making and woodcarving with Javanese and Balinese masters. He has since worked with many professional artists while converting an abandoned marble quarry along the Delaware River into a modern bronze foundry and glass studio, where he now lives and works.

#24 Joe cariati

Hot Demo, Saturday 8 am - 9:30 am Los Angeles, CA Ivory and Black Bottle Grouping *Only three pieces to be included in auction

2014 Blown glass $2,300 USD

Joe Cariati began blowing glass over 20 years ago at San Francisco State University. Since then he has traveled extensively and taught at numerous institutions such as the Rhode Island School of Design, Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, and most recently the California State University in Fullerton. Designer and maker, Cariati’s work has received international attention and is currently available at fine retail establishments worldwide. Joe owns and operates 141 Penn Studios and Joe Cariati Glass in Los Angeles; a studio and team committed to creating blown glass with an effortless, “less is more” approach.


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Flame Demo, Thursday 2 pm- 4 pm Venice, Italy Lion Fish 2013 Flameworked soft glass 12 x 8 cm $2,050 USD

Vittorio Costantini was born in 1944, on the island of Burano, which is near Murano. He began an apprenticeship in a glass factory at the early age of 11. Vittorio always had an innate fascination for nature, discovered when he went fishing (with the big nets) together with his grandfather, his father and uncles: Birds in the sky, fish in the sea, flowers in the lagoon of Venice, insects in the ground... From these experiences and the techniques learned in the factories Vittorio creates his flameworked pieces.

#26 Robert mickelsen

Former GAS Board Vice President Panelist, Friday 10:30 am - noon Mims, FL Triade 2011 Lampworked borosilicate glass, sculpted, blown, resist-sandblasted, marble 38”h x 10”w x 10”d $6,000 USD Robert Mickelsen’s work is exhibited in many prominent collections including the Renwick Gallery of American Crafts at the Smithsonian Institution, the Corning Museum of Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Mint Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others. He has taught extensively at major glass schools including the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Pratt Fine Arts and Pittsburgh Glass Center. He has published numerous technical and historical articles on flameworked glass. Robert served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Glass Art Society. GAS 2014 Chicago: Strengthening Community, Collaboration, Forging New Bonds



A Note to Buyers Professional packers and shippers from UPS will be on site from about 4pm until shortly after the auction on Saturday evening to help you with your purchase. All purchases are final and must be paid for and removed from the premises at the end of the auction at 7pm. To pay, simply see the cashiers located just outside of the Adams Ballroom. Items that are not removed will be shipped at the purchaser’s expense. No exchanges or refunds are allowed. GAS assumes no responsibility for the shipping of purchases or for those items not picked up immediately after the auction. Once you have made arrangements with a shipping vendor, GAS cannot, by shipping regulations, intervene on your behalf with the shipper. You must resolve any concerns regarding artwork damaged or lost during shipping by contacting the shipping vendor directly. Enjoy your new work of art!

The proceeds from this auction help fund GAS scholarships. Thank you for your support of GAS, glass, and glass artists!

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