| 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
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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, Autumn/Winter 2017, Number 232, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2017, Number 231, contained:
- Cover: Plate 59 from Les costumes grotesque et les métiers ("fanciful trade costumes"), hand-colored engraving by Nicolas de l'Armessin (French, 1632-1694). These engravings portray men clad in the tools and wares of their trades. Rakow Research Library (CMGL.129851).
- Gail Bardhan, "From The Editor's Desk"; About the contents of the current issue; Gail Bardhad retired from the Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Library but will continue as Bulletin Editor. email change. 232+ 2017
- Jane Shadel Spillman "Keeping Out The Weather and Birds. and Letting in the Light," History of window glass from Roman Times, Donald B. Harden, colored glass, Nadine Schibille, Ian Freestone, Byzantine Empire, Islamic, ills. 232+ 2017
- Sandra Glascock, "Exploring the Archives: A Renaissance Man for Glass," Paul Hollister, Crystal Palace, Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, ills. 232+ 2017
- Laura A Coffin, "Bottle Houses of the Old West and Their Spin-Offs," Houses built out of glass bottles - and other stuff, post card collection at The New Bedford Museum of Glass (depicting such houses), Many ills of such post cards. 232+ 2017
- Carolyn Baum "Ferene J. Albert: Scientific Glassblower and Art Glass Miniaturist," Helene Norris, Sandwich Glass, Hultman Glass Studio, miniature glass objects for Edison's scientific laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida, several ills. 232+ 2017
- Cover: Mold-blown flask with Masonic decoration. United States, 1815-1817. H:18.9 cm (The Corning Museum of Glass, 60.4.293).The reverse of the flask is shown.
- Gail Bardhan, From the Editor's Desk. About the current issue
- Dwight P. Lanmon, New Publication on the Glass Industry in England from about 1550 to about 1800, a Review. About Michael Nobel's new book Eighteenth Century English Glass and its anteceedents. ills.
- James Measell, Samuel Cox Williams, Founder of Stevens and Williams, a review of Davis Williams-Thomas' book "The Dynasty Builder: The Hidden Diaries of Samuel Cox Williams Founder of Stevens and Williams ill.
- Kim Thompson, "The Corning Museum of Glass Presents the First Major Exhibition Dedicated to Tifffany's Glass Mosaics." The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass; ill. Mural, "The Dream Garden" Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; ill. - Detail of frieze "Jacques Marquette's Expedition," 1895, Marquette Building, Chicago, Illinois
- William R. Powell, Mechanization of the Glass Industry in the Early 20th Century: Key Steps, gather killers, Philip Aborgast, Karl Pieler 's Handbook of Glass Engineering, gob feeders, light bulbs, window glass, glass tubung, National Glass Budget, bottles, cup feeder, paddle feeder, mechanical shears, use of ceramic bowl, plunger, loaf pans, lasagna dishes, fronts of CRT tubes, pots, gobbing feeder, ills. - Keplier's patent drawings for the paddle feeder, ill. - hot glass gob emerging from a gob feeder.
- Gail Bardhan "Our Doors Are Always Open." Rakow Library - all about its contents, ill. - hand colored engraving Un Verrier by Martin Engelbrecht 1730, ill. - cover of Scientific American April 13, 1895 "Manufacturers of Incandscent Light Bulbs," ill - "The Great Double Working Glass Steam Engine FAIRY QUEEN," 1861 ill. - Study for a window. gouache on paper" Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1812, ill - Drawing Nr. 572, Octopus macropus Risso, Leopold Blaschka, (1822-1895) and Rudolph Blaschka (1857-1939) Ink and watercolor on paper 1863-1890
- Dianne Wright, "Chrysler Museum Publishes New Catalog on Its Glass Collection", Vivid illustrations of Chrysler's catalog cover, bowl signed by Ennion, Stourbridge covered jar, leaded opalescent glass fire screen by John LaFarge, glass pyrograph on paper Trace 0114 by Etsuko Ichikawa, April 17, 2014.
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. In addition, the Bulletin and Glass Shards are key-word indexed on this site at Bulletin Index and Glass Shards Index respectively.
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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.
Past issues of Glass Shards Are Now On Line - Full Copy via the Glass Shards search page.
View the Summer 2018 Glass Shards - contains the following articles:
- Jim Russell, WGC Co-President, "NAGC National Seminar in Portland Maine: A Great Time Was Had by All!" illustrated are snapshots courtesy of Jim Russell showing (1) American glass scholar Arlene Palmer
Schwind welcoming the NAGC to Victoria
Mansion, (2) One of many glass displays at the home
of Jay Rogers and Jim Beverage, (3)
Kirk Nelson, executive director of the New
Bedford Glass Museum lectururing
among the backdrop of the beautiful stained
glass windows of the Williston-Immanual
- President's Letter
- American Cut Glass Association to Hold Annual Convention, a cut glass pedestal vase is illustrated
- In Memoriam: Jay Doros, Dorothe Anthony and Don Roberts, ills.
- Year of Glass at the Lowe Art Museum
- Libbey Glass Company Turns 200 Years Old, illustrated is a plaque. Libbey Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio, cut by John Rufus Denman and Patrick H. Walker, 1903–1904. Diam. (rim) 31 cm. and a punch bowl and stand with 23 cups. Libbey Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio, also cut by John Rufus Denman and Patrick H. Walker, 1903–1904. H. (bowl with stand) 54.6 cm.
- Auction to Support the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia, illustrated are a of pair of Lady Godiva bookends, designed by Kenneth Haley, is just one of the items donated for the auction.
- Glass Calendar, ill. of Chemistry Set by Richard Marquis; ill. of Abundance Bouquet by Rick Ayotte, 2003
- Heller Gallery to Exhibit Works by Lino Tagliapietra, ill. of Piccadilly by Lino Tagliapietra, 2009
- Julius Weiland: Glass & Graphics, ill. of Black Cluster by Julius Weiland, 2011
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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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