E-Newsletter : Issue #180 July 2022 – Tagliapietra Dinosaur Installation

July 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and enjoying the summer. In this month’s edition of Holsten Galleries News I’m pleased to feature a new installation by maestro Lino Tagliapietra as well as pieces by some of my favorite glass artists. I look forward to your questions and comments.

Quote of the Month

"Perhaps the most important part of the glass blowing process is having a clear picture of what you want to make: what form you want, how much color, designs with canes or without. There are many factors and decisions that need to be addressed before the glass blowing process even begins."

– Lino Tagliapietra

Featured Works


Untitled Dinosaur Installation
by Lino Tagliapietra

Untitled Dinosaur Installation by Lino Tagliapietra

This beautiful new Lino installation was composed earlier this year when Lino was in Seattle. It is one of the finest, and probably the last, of a series of table groupings that Lino has created over the past couple of decades. I am very pleased to be able to present it here.



Blue Sky Pitcher by Peter Wright,
27 x 7 x 9.5″


Blue Sky Pitcher
by Peter Wright

New Mexico glass artist Peter Wright has created a provocative abstract interpretation of a common form: the pitcher. The subtle palette of colors is perfect for the organic form.



by Marvin Lipofsky

Here we have a Lipofsky piece which is much smaller than most of the work he made in his long career. I love the fluid form and the dramatic palette of colors.

Rona by Marvin Lipofsky
, 11 x 13.5 x 11.75″


Bergamot Cloud by Nancy Callan,
12.5 x 18 x 8"


Bergamot Cloud
by Nancy Callan

This is one of the most beautiful examples of Seattle based glass artist Nancy Callan’s well know "Cloud" series. The cloudlike form is complimented by its undulating rich colors and and its delicate cane work. Truly a masterpiece!



Ominous Sultry Shrug
by Stephen Powell

A shorter example of Stephen Powell’s "Screamer" series, this piece has all of the drama, playfulness and colorful murrine that typify the work of one our greatest glassblowers.

Ominous Sultry Shrug by Stephen Powell
, 20 x 26 x 13″


Thanks for spending a few moments enjoying some wonderful glass art. Be well and stay in touch.

Kenn Holsten


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