E-Newsletter : Issue #185 December 2022 – Glass Sculpture

December 2022

Holsten Galleries newsletter


Note from Kenn Holsten

Greetings! I hope you and your loved ones are well and enjoying the holiday season. Thank you for your support and friendship in 2022. I wish you a healthy and peaceful new year. I’m pleased to share with you some outstanding pieces of glass sculpture to make the holidays even brighter. I look forward to being in touch

Quote of the Month

"The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live."

– Auguste Rodin


Selected Works



by Sidney Hutter

Massachusetts glass artist Sidney Hutter is well known for his colorful plate glass sculptures. Typically the glass itself is clear and the color pigment is mixed with the laminate. This creates a myriad of views depending upon the perspective of the beholder. The example Sid and I chose for this newsletter is a great example of this aspect of his work.

TASV 31 by Sidney Hutter, 16 x 9 x 9″


Midsummer Cloud by Nancy Callan, 12.5 x 16.5 x 7″

Sunrise Cloud by Nancy Callan, 14 x 16 x 8″


Midsummer Cloud
Sunrise Cloud

by Nancy Callan

Seattle based glass artist Nancy Callan generously offered me two pieces from her Iconic "Cloud" series to feature in this newsletter. I liked them both so much that I could not decide which one to feature here so I am including both! I love the organic, lyrical quality of this series which just might be my favorite of all the beautiful work Nancy creates.



by Lino Tagliapietra

"Poesia" is a perfect name for this piece by the Maestro! The term "poetry in motion" comes to mind as the depth and intricate cane work in this piece creates an illusion of motion.

Poesia by Lino Tagliapietra


Blue Horizon Oloid by Toland Sand, 10 x 7″


Blue Horizon Oloid
by Toland Sand

This recent piece by California artist Toland Sand is a particularly wonderful example of his work. It could almost be a different piece from any different angle viewed. It is dramatic in its impact but also has a quiet and reflective quality. The form is quite sophisticated and different from other series that Toland has made. To see a short video of this piece, please click here.


Thank you for sharing some beautiful glass art! Once again, I wish you a happy and healthy 2023. I look forward to being in touch with many of you in the year to come.

Kenn Holsten

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