E-Newsletter : Issue #177 March 2022 – Glass Sculptures

March 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope this note finds you and your families well and enjoying the coming of spring. This month I have chosen some outstanding glass sculptures to share with you. As always, I look forward to hearing from you with any comments or questions you might have.

Quote of the Month

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"

– Pablo Picasso


Featured Works



by Lino Tagliapietra

This piece is classic Lino! The shape, the color, the cane work, all are prototypically Linoesque, if I might be allowed to coin that phrase. Despite the fact that the Maestro has now retired from the furnace, there are still some exceptional pieces available and this is certainly one of them.

Mandara by Lino Tagliapietra
, 26.5 x 13 x 7″


Feminique by Harry Pollitt, 21 x 10 x 7″


by Harry Pollitt

This is the latest cast glass sculpture by Santa Fe artist Harry Pollitt. I love the fluidity of this piece and the use of negative space. If I had to choose one word to describe Harry’s work I think that it would be "graceful!"



by Nancy Callan

This new piece by Seattle based artist Nancy Callan is from her latest series. Similar in form to her Droplet series, the intricate cane work gives it almost a completely different feeling. Fluid and at the same time peaceful, like a lullaby.

Lullaby by Nancy Callan, 19 x 13 x 8″


Untitled by Alex Bernstein, 28 x 14 x 4″


by Alex Bernstein

Once again, Alex Bernstein has created a piece of immense beauty and presence. I particularly am attracted to the unusual palette of colors Alex chose to use in this latest cast piece. Here is a link to a talk that Alex gave recently.



Tangy Pugnacious Shrug
by Stephen Rolfe Powell

This piece from Stephen’s "Teaser" series is a bit unusual in the fact that its shorter neck gives it more of a solid, compact feeling than other pieces from this series. And yet the colors employed are so light and airy that the piece has an ethereal quality.

Tangy Pugnacious Shrug by Stephen Rolfe Powell
28 x 23 x 12.5″



I hope that you have enjoyed viewing these wonderful works by some of the greatest glass artists in the world. Stay well and keep in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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