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Glass Studio 2013 Visiting Artists

The goal of the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio Visiting Artist Series is to bring some of the world's top glass art talent to the Hampton Roads area, and the 2013 lineup did not disappoint. Below, click any image to enlarge.

Beth Lipman

Our first artist in residence developed a conceptual art installation based on the life of Adeline Myers, the 19th century hostess at one of the finest homes in town.

For more on Adeline's Portal, click here.

For more on Lipman's visit, click here.


Beth Lipman and crew


Laura Donefer

A big personality and a big player in developing the Canadian glass art scene, Donefer has drawn acclaim for everything from wearable art to amulet baskets.

For more on her delightful visit, click here


Laura Donefer and crew


Gianni Toso

A recognized master of flameworked glass, the Toso family has been in the glass business for seven centuries. A highlight of his visit was a chance to repair a work a Norfolk woman had purchased from him in Italy decades ago. She was thrilled that Toso had gone on to fame, and that she got word he'd be working here.

For more on his visit, click here.


Gianni Toso at work


Fritz Dreisbach

From motorcycle-riding hippy glassblower to the winner of a lifetime achievement award, Dreisbach brought to the Studio a first-rate talent and a lively enthusiasm.

For a taste of his visit, click here.


Fritz Dreisbach