E-Newsletter : Issue #182 September 2022 – Autumn Colors

September 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying the transition from summer to fall. With the advent of autumn colors I have selected some colorful glass sculptures to share with you. I look forward to hearing any comments or questions that you may have.

Quote of the Month

"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for."

– Georgia O’Keeffe

Featured Works



Angel Tear
by Lino Tagliapietra

One of Lino Tagliapietra’s iconic series, second only perhaps to his Dinosaur series, are his Angel Tears. This one is a classic example of this series. It features all of the elements that compose a great Lino piece:
harmonious form and colors, intricate surface cutting and complex cane work.

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


Persimmon Top by Nancy Callan,
11 x 17.5 x 12.5″


Persimmon Top
by Nancy Callan

One of Nancy Callan’s most recognized and collected series are her Tops. "Persimmon Top" is a wonderful example of this series. The bright stripes of color contrast with the very subtle, almost imperceptible cane work and the entire composition is boldly punctuated with the black point and cap.



Classic Moves
by Harry Pollitt

Santa Fe glass artist Harry Pollitt began his career sculpting in wood and eventually transitioned to carving his sculpture in wax and then casting them. "Classic Moves" is wonderfully organic and makes good use of negative space.

Classic Moves by Harry Pollitt, 18 x 10″


Bubble Study in Blue by David Schwarz, 12 x 9″


Bubble Study in Blue
by David Schwarz

David Schwarz’s "Bubble Study in Blue" is dramatically alive in its optics. It may be seen and appreciated in quite different ways when viewed from different angles.



Australian Landscape Series
by Marvin Lipofsky

The late California glass artist, Marvin Lipofsky, was one of the pioneers of the studio glass movement. Marvin and Dale Chihuly were both early students of Professor Harvey Littleton. This piece, blown in Australia, is organic in its form and extraordinarily beautiful in its color pallette.

Australian Landscape Series by Marvin Lipofsky
, 11 x 16 x 12"


I hope you have enjoyed this issue of Holsten Galleries news. I appreciate your taking a few moments of your day to join me in celebrating some sculptures by some of the world’s leading glass artists.

Warm wishes,

Kenn Holsten

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