E-Newsletter : Issue #178 April 2022 – Spring

April 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope that this email finds you and your families well and enjoying the spring weather. This month I have chosen some very special works to share with you from several extremely talented glass artists. I hope that you enjoy these images and look forward to any questions or comments you might have.

Quote of the Month

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

– Edgar Degas


Featured Works



Angel Tear
by Lino Tagliapietra

One of Lino Tagliapietra’s most iconic series is his Angel Tears. The piece featured here is a very strong example of this well known series. The beautiful form, the intricate cane work and surface engraving and the rich palette of colors are all Lino at his best.

Angel Tear by Lino Tagliapietra
, 29.25 x 15.5 x 5.5″


Quiet Shifting, Orange and Oceana by Clare Belfrage
64 x 38 x 21cm


Quiet Shifting, Orange and Oceana
by Clare Belfrage

Australian artist Clare Belfrage has recently completed what for me is one of her most beautiful works. Her use of delicate threads of glass fused onto the molten vessel form create something akin to weavings in glass. Despite its subtle colors, this piece nonetheless has an understated sense of drama.



by Sid Hutter

Massachusetts glass artist Sid Hutter is well known for his vessel-like forms employing layers of clear glass with color laminates. The magic of Hutter’s glass sculptures comes when we view them from different angles. When seen straight on they seem to be almost totally clear but as we see them from different angles it is almost as if a hidden hand is pouring color into the forms.

PLPGV 64 by Sid Hutter
, 16.5 x 9.5 x 9.5″


Australian Series #1 by Marvin Lipofsky, 11 x 16 x 12”


Australian Series #1
by Marvin Lipofsky

I love the organic form and the use of negative space in this lovely example of the blown glass sculpture of the late California artist Marvin Lipofsky. Almost all of Marvin’s creations are quite colorful but this piece has an unusually complex and lovely palette.



Tlingit Basket
by Preston Singletary

Seattle artist Preston Singletary is best known for his more sculptural works but he also creates beautiful basket forms inspired by his native Tlingit culture. This example in elderberry and black is an outstanding example of this aspect of Preston’s work.

Tlingit Basket by Preston Singletary, 8.5 x 7″



I hope you have enjoyed this month’s offerings and I thank you for taking a few moments to enjoy some of the world’s finest glass art. Stay well and keep in touch.

Kenn Holsten

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