| THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB
Left: Pressed dish, 3 7/8 in. dia. 1 in. deep, Heisey Glass Co. "SATURN OPTIC", with fired on lettering "The National Early American Glass Club 1935"
Right: Pressed window medallion, 3 1/4 in. dia., commemorating NAGC 70-th Anniversary, Art Reed, Sweetwater Glass, DeLancey, NY
This page updated August 1, 2019
The Glass Club Bulletin, a biannual publication, is given to the membership which includes more than thirty museums, libraries and other institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. The Bulletin's editors have consistently brought to their readers leading scholarship in a wide variety of original articles and research, not only about American glass, but on international glass topics from antiquity to the work of contemporary artists.
The current issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2019, Number 235, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Winter 2019, Number 234, contained:
- Cover: The Manufacture of incandescent Electric Lamps." Cover of Scientific American, no. 15, April 15, 1895. The cover shows seven images of various stages of incandescent electric lamp manufacture, four of which feature a woman.235+ 2019
- Rebecca Hopman, "Curiosity Highly Gratified: A Brief History of Itinerant Glassworkers 235+ 2019
- Lawrence Jessen, "Exploring Lot 5175" 235+ 2019
- William R Powekk, "Corning's Amazing Ribbon Machine" 235+ 2019
- "On The Bookshelf" 235+ 2019
Cover: Silver deposit ware pitcher. Silver by Alvin Mfg. Co. (G-335), glassmaker unknown, 8 1/2 inches tall. 233+ 2018
Gail Bardhan, "From The Editor's Desk." Our 85th Anniversary. About this issue's authors and contents. 233+ 2018
Arthur Green, "Identifying Early American Glass Lamps," blown three mold, pressed, whale oil, New England Glass Company, Thomas Cains' South Boston Flint Glass Works, Sandwich Glass, Barlow-Kaiser research, Pittsburgh, Union Flint Glass Company, Kensington, Pennsylvania, lavishly illustrated. 233+ 2018
William R. Powell, "A Fabulous Machine, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Owens bottle making machine, Libbey Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio, Scrabek, detailed description of its operation, Pure Food and Drug Administration, ills. 233+ 2018
Willson Craigie, "American Sterling Silver Deposit Wares, 1888-1911," Oscar Pierre Erard, Benjamin John Round, Edward A. Thiery, John H. Sharling, Charles F. Croselmire, Wymble Manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, Alvin Manufacturing Company, The Jewler's Circular, mercury, The AmericaN Jewler (publication), electrolysis, Steuben Glass Company, Gorham, Matthews, LaPierre, Mauser, Fostoria Glass Company, Joseph Fahys and Company, Mount Pleasant Field Club, eighteen outstanding illustrations 233+ 2018
Tributes to Jay Doros. Portrait, Micki and Jay Doros. Remarks by Bruce Mitchell, Gay Taylor, Regan Brumagen, ills. 233+ 2018
Mary Cheek Mills, "Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future," The NAGC Seminar in Portland Maine, Ross Nelson, Art Reed, Nick Wrobleski, Ken Depew, Dan Dailey, Linda Mac Neil, Toots Zynsky, Paul Stankard, ills. 233+ 2018
- Cover: Dichroic vase. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Corona, New York, about 1885. H. 23.5 cm (The Corning Museum of Glass, acc. no. 2017.4.9, purchased with the assistance of The Karl and Anna Koepke Endowment Fund).234+ 2019
- Gail Bardhan, "From The Editor's Desk." Our 85th Anniversary. About Jane Spillman's article on windows in this issue, also about Rebecca White 's piece on a Dyott flask and Robert Swindergal's work at The Corning Museum of Glass. Also mentioned an occasional book review which should appear in future issues. 234+ 2019
- Jane Shadel Spillman, "Lantern Houses and Birdcages: Architectural Windows in 15th to 17th-Century Europe." Chateaux of Blois, Louis XII, Amboise, Charles VIII, Henry VIII, Alnwick Castle, Earl of Northumberland, Michel de Montaigne's Travel Journal, Robert Campin's Merode Alterpiece. The Diptych of Maarten van Nieuwenhove by Hans Memling, Speke Hall, Hardwick Hall, Bess of Hardwick, Sulgrave Manor - George Washington, Sir William Cavendish, Chatsworth Hall, Highclere Castle, Duke of Devonshire, Downton Abbey, Jean Carré, Carnarvon Family, Sir Christopher Wren, Sheldonian Theater, casement windows, stained glass windows, King William and Queen Mary, sash windows, sliding windows, grille-like windows, Judith Flanders The mmking of Hole: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became our Homes, Lauderdale Family, John Maitland, Thirlestane Castle, Brunstane Castle, Lethington Castle, Dr. Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, Royal Palace of Versailles, Louis XIII, Kasteel Vostbergen, Kasteel Verwolde, Het Loo in Apeldoorn, Prince William Henry of Orange, Arthur Young, Limoges, ills. 234+ 2019
- Rebecca White, Immortalized in Glass: The Dyott and Franklin flask, Kensington Glass Works, Masonic eagle flasks, Flint Glass Factory in Keene, New Hampshire, George S. McKearin on American Flasks, the Pensylvania Journal, ten dollar bank note illustrated, Manual Labor Banking House, British artist David Maarten, Franklin Market Company, ills. 234+ 2019
- Robert Swidergal, Beyond the Bench, Corning Museum Hot Glass Show, Art Nouveau glass, Courtyard Hot Shop, Tiffany's Flower-form vase illistrated, 234+ 2019
- On The Bookshelf, 1898 catalog "Cut Glass of the Unger Bros." - 200 page compendium, ill, 234+2019
- Kyle Hufsloen, Book Review New England Pomona: Portrait of a Nineteenth-Century Art Glass ills. by Beatrice Scheer Smith: Edited by Merrily A. Smith, New England Glass Works, Museum of American Glass, Weston WV, Joseph Locke, acid etching, grinding, Pomona variants and reproductions, 234+ 2019
The Glass Club Bulletin is indexed in The Library of Congress' Reader's Guide to
Periodical Literature. Also, articles in The Glass Club Bulletin are indexed by the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass.
View a parade of Glass Club Bulletin Glass Club Bulletin covers, and those of other publications from 1938 to present.
Back issues are available for purchase at $7.00 each. A complete set of The
Glass Club Bulletin (1938 to the current issue) is $400.00. Send purchase
requests to Bill Thomas, 3708 Mill Road, Abdingdon, MD 21009. Telephone:
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Our First - The Glass Club Bulletin, No. 1, January 1938
EDITORS OF THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN
Rt: Pressed cup plate by Pairpoint Glass Co. Sagamore, Massachusetts commemorating NEAGC 50th Anniversary 1983
- Ada J. Danforth 1938 - 1943
- Emma D. King 1944 - 1955
- Ethel Mary Doane 1955 - 1958
- Joseph W. Limric 1958 - 1959
- Louise Draper 1959 - 1963
- Robert Bryden 1963 - 1967
- Dorothy-Lee Jones 1967 - 1973
- Fred Meyer 1973 - 1974
- Paul Hollister 1975 - 1985
- Arlene Palmer Schwind 1985 - 1990
- Eason Eige 1990 - 1993
- Bonnie Bledsoe-Fuchs 1994 - 1998
- Kyle Husfloen - 1999
- Jane Shadel Spillman 1999 - 2015
- Gail Bardhan 2015 -
Members also receive:
Glass Shards is NAGC's illustrated newsletter which is published four times a year.
View the Summer 2019 Glass Shards - contains the following articles:
- Come Join us in Pittsburgh for the NAGC Annual Glass Seminar
Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11, 2019, ill.
- Brilliant Glass in Corning!, ill.
- President's Letter
- In Memoriam, Larry Steiner, ill.
- Rising and Evolving Artists in Kiln-Formed Glass, ill.
- Westchester Glass Club to Hold Annual Show and Sale, ill.
- First Survey of Contemporary Glass in 40 Years Coming to Corning, ill.
- Symposium and Exhibition on American Glass, Yale University, ill.
- Glass Callendar, ill.
- The Benaroya Collection Comes to Tacoma Art Museum, ill.
SEARCH Publications of the National American Glass Club such as Newsletter,Glass Shards, The Glass Club Bulletin plus other NAGC publications can be search in a single data base for keywords, graphics and document covers
Also, complete back issues of Glass Shards: in .pdf formatmay also be viewed.
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NAGC Newsletter Editor:
1980 - 1982: John Gotjen, RI
Glass Shards Editors:
1985-1993: Sylvia Applebee Lyon, VA
1994 - present: Alice Saville, Illinois
Glass Club Bulletin and Glass Shards: Designer - Jaci Saunders, Corning, NY
The National American Glass Club's Membership Directory is published annually solely for the use of the membership. It lists members' names and addresses, officers, local chapters, and, occasionally, a compilation of educational programs for NAGC members and chapters. The current Membership Directory 2017-2018, lists:
- Eleven chapters nationwide.
- By-Laws of the National American Glass Club
- Officers and Directors, Committee Chairs and Appointments
- About The NAGC Web Site
- Membership Dues
- Institutuional Memberships
- The General Membership Listing - Includes a sampling of the diversity of member's interests which includes American
Glass, European Glass, cut glass, depression glass, paperweights, Moser art
glass, sparking lamps and other lighting, bottles and flasks, carnival glass,
commerative and historical glass, Tiffany, salts, Bohemian glass, opaline,
enameled glass, Gillinder, pressed pattern glass, Duncan, cordials and
decanters, ancient through Islamic, Heisey, 18th & 19th c. Anglo-Irish,
buttons, stained leaded glass, salt shakers, glass literature, cranberry glass,
glass dolphins, perfume bottles, vaseline glass, cup plates, children's pressed
glass, Sandwich glass, crackle glass, Dorflinger, Steuben - the list goes
on. Also, members may elect to include their e-mail addresses in the
directory (those desiring to do so, should e-mail the NAGC Membership Chairperson and Directory Editor Mr. John Kohut PA.)
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