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Glass Work

Library Resources on Glass
If you are interested in glass blowing, lamp work or glass bead making, check out this bibliography prepared for the Pittburgh Year of Glass.

Web Sites

  • Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
    The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. There website contains links to artists, galleries, museums, organizations, etc.
  • Corning Museum of Glass
    One of the greatest glass collection in the world as well as displays of the science & technology of glassmaking.
  • Glass Art Society
    An international non-profit organization founded in 1971 to encourage excellence and to advance the appreciation, understanding and development of the glass arts worldwide. It offers a rich collection of weblinks: Artists & Designers, Galleries & Museums, Manufacturers & Suppliers, Organizations & Publications, Education Centers.
  • Museum of Glass
    The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washinton, is a fine arts museum dedicated to presenting the medium of glass within the context of contemporary art in all media. It includes a Hot Shop Amphitheater where visitors can watch artists work.
  • North American Sea Glass Association
    Maybe you don't work with glass, you just collect it. There's nothing nicer than looking for sea glass along the sea shore...

Pittsburgh Region

  • Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery
    Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery is the first Pittsburgh art gallery dedicated to exhibiting contemporary studio glass, focusing on sculpture, goblets, and jewelry in glass and mixed media. Located on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside.
  • National Duncan Glass (Duncan-Miller Glass) Society
    George Duncan established his tableware glass factory at 10th and Carson Streets in the South Side of Pittsburgh in 1872. Destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt in Washington, PA in 1893 and continued until 1955, producing "Duncan-Miller" glass. The society operates a museum in Washington PA.
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
    Pittsburgh Glass Center is an open and comprehensive studion dedicated to teaching, creating and promoting glass art. Offers classes for beginners in blowing glass.
  • Three Rivers Glass Beadmakers
    A recently formed group of Pittsburghers with an active interest in Lampworked Glass Beadmaking and other related areas of Glass Flame and Kiln Work