E-Newsletter : Issue #151 February 2020 – Magical Material

February 2020

Holsten Galleries newsletter

Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope this note finds you and your families well. I am pleased to be able to share with you this month images of some very special new works by some of my favorite glass artists. I look forward to any comments or questions you might have.

Quote of the Month

"Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way."

– Dale Chihuly

Featured Works


Angel Tear
by Lino Tagliapietra

One of Lino Tagliapietra’s most iconic series is the "Angel Tear" series I love the graceful form of these works. This particular example of that series has a delightful color palette and a wonderful combination of cane work and various styles of engraving.

Angel Tear by Lino Tagliapietra
28 x 14.5 x 5″



Escape Velocity by Harry Pollitt, 18″ h, 12″ dia




Escape Velocity
by Harry Pollitt

This cast glass sculpture by Santa Fe glass artist Harry Pollitt is organic, fluid and quite elegant. Unlike many cast glass artists who prefer rectilinear lines, Pollitt carves his wax models in soft, natural curves. This is quite understandable considering that Harry had a previous career working in wood.


Color Study Vessel
by Gary Beecham

I first started representing North Carolina glass artist Gary Beecham in the early 1980’s when he was assisting Harvey Littleton. I’ve always loved his "Color Study Vessels" with their depth and rich rainbow colors.

Color Study Vessel by Gary Beecham


Tremelo by Jon Kuhn, 14.75″ high as mounted (10.25" cube)

by Jon Kuhn

I love this new cube by North Carolina glass artist Jon Kuhn. The rich colors in the core of the work become even more dramatic when the piece is spun on its base.


Teasing Jupiter Johnson
by Stephen Powell

What a beautiful piece by Kentucky glass artist Stephen Powell. The horizontal layeing of muli-colored murini is intensely dramatic. All the more so due to the extreme contrast between the softer aqua colors and the adjoining deep blues and reds.

Teasing Jupiter Johnson by Stephen Powell
33″ x 21″ x 21″




Thank you for taking a few moments to enjoy these beautiful glass sculptures. It is always a pleasure to be able to share such exceptional artwork.

Kenn Holsten

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