E-Newsletter : Issue #063 July 2013

Mariah by Harry Pollitt

20″ x 10″



Early Spring Vine by Alex Bernstein
21″ x 12.5″ x 3″

Fenice by Lino Tagliapietra
25.25" x 24" x 5.25″


Tidal Pool Top by Nancy Callan
17″ x 11″ x 12.5″


Blue by Stephen Powell
40" x 21” 

July 2013

Holsten Galleries

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings!  I hope this message finds you and your families well and enjoying the summer.  I’ve chosen some wonderful new works by some of the most gifted and talented contemporary glass artists I’m fortunate enough to represent.  Enjoy the images and please let me know if you have any comments or questions!

Quote of the Month

“Great art picks up where nature leaves off.”

– Marc Chagall

Featured Artists

Mariah by Harry Pollitt
I have only known and represented Harry Pollitt for a little over a year. Harry lives in Santa Fe and has developed a most interesting process of sculpting with hot wax and then kiln casting.  His sculptures are graceful and flowing with none of the hard edges that we often associate with cast glass.  "Mariah" is a recently finished work and is one of the most beautiful cast pieces I’ve seen to date. The lines are very sensual and the color is one of my favorites.


Early Spring Vine by Alex Bernstein
This is one of the most interesting pieces I have seen by Alex Bernstein.  As the title “Early  Spring  Vine” suggests, this piece has an organic quality to it that gives me the feeling that the piece is somehow still “growing.”  The subtle natural colors and the surface cutting further enhance this organic quality.


Fenice by Lino Tagliapietra
Lino Tagliapietra’s "Fenice" series is one of my favorites.  This particular example is a signature piece in many ways.  The form is prototypical of the series and the multiple colors and the cutting are classic Lino Tagliapietra. This is literally a blown glass sculpture that could have been made by no one other than the Maestro himself!


Tidal Pool Top by Nancy Callan
Once again Nancy has created an elegant example of her "Top" series.  The use of the murine technique coupled with the combination of deep shades of aqua and amber add up to a stunningly beautiful glass sculpture.  Many of you may have noticed by now that Nancy is one of my favorite glass artists and that I have a particular affinity for this series.


Blue by Stephen Powell
Graceful in form, complex and sensitive in its use of a wide palette of many colors, this piece by Stephen Powell is like an impressionistic landscape wrapped around some natural, organic species.  The technical virtuosity that enables Powell to create such works makes him one of a handful of the most skilled glass blowers working today.


Thank you for taking a little of your time today to peruse these lines and to enjoy these wonderful creations.  Stay well and I look forward to being in touch

Kenn Holsten


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