Sunday, October 10, 2010

Before the Storm

Danielle Ruttenberg graced the transom with this light and airy piece. LED Fairy lights float in between the S-curve pieces of hot sculpted glass and fused together cane pieces. A delicate and nebulous light emission.
More about this artist can be found at

Light and Flow

I had an opening and was wondering who I was going to ask to do August's light exhibition. And then it occurred to me, hey, why not me?! I keep giving away these opportunities and not giving any to myself. Well, hooray for me and my turn. They are cast glass slabs, bas relief and oil paint. The top simple cut-out luann. All lit with rope lighting. Mellow and very in tune with the Hudson Beach Glass theme. Well, that's enough about me...who's next...

Friday, July 16, 2010

334,000 Lumens EGAD!

What is that brightness?, you ask

What could it be....

I'm blinded!

Ah 2 pairs of sunglasses later and I can se all. Evan Jespersen has once again out shined himself. I'm afraid to ask, but can it get any brighter?

Evan Jespersen was born in northeastern Massachusetts. He obtained his BFA from Alfred University in 2006. He took the position of Head Preparator at The Fosdick Nelson Gallery after graduating. In the spring and fall of 2008 he had the pleasure of being a faculty member at Alfred University in the department of Sculpture and Dimensional Studies. He has shown at many outdoor light shows including The Museum of Luminous Phenomenon, Binghamton’s First Night celebration, and The Corning Museum of Glass. His work is in private collections and on permanent display at Alfred University. He also has work in the permanent collection of The Museum of Luminous Phenomenon. His current studio is in northeastern Massachusetts near were he grew up.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Slither Squirm and Twirl

Eve Hoyt wormed her way through our window in June. She is local to the Philadelphia area. I'll let her explain herself.
"The motivation behind my work comes largely from my desire to make something with my hands, from concept to tangible form, while exploring the many possibilities of working with neon glass. My neon art is a mixture of traditional glass bending, lampworking techniques, and experimentation. I find the delicate nature of glass makes it an exciting material to work with, and I enjoy the spontaneous creative process. Although some pieces do have a personal meaning behind them, many exist simply out of the sheer joy I get from creating them. Working with neon, I feel fortunate to have a skill that is becoming a lost art. I take great pride in my abilities as a neon craftsperson and want to share with others the diversity of this old and interesting art form."
More of her work can be seen at

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


So this year, August 2010, with more advanced notice, I'd like this show to be bigger and better. I want the gallery to runith over with goblets galore answering these deep and probing questions...

The goblet is a classical form made and augmented though the ages. Its significance has usually been to imply the regal standing of the owner. But what is the contemporary purpose of these ancient objects? Who are they for? In what ceremony are they participating? What is their place in everyday society? These are just some of the questions that our group of artists has attempted to answer. Some are more serious, while others turn this ancient artifact on its cup.

I'm definitely not looking for the traditional interpretation. I'm looking for the you. Let's show Phiadelphia your flare and dare them to drink from your cup.

If I have not already spoken to you please send images of your work to:
I am accepting submissions immediately. Please include with your submission:
1) a short bio
2) wholesale cost
3) contact info
4) if you email me a high res image I will try to include you on the card
5 )title of piece

The important dates are as follows:
1) Above info July 16th
2) Your goblet no later than Tue Aug 1st sooner most appreciated
3) Show opens Aug 6th for First Friday 5:30 -9:30 and ends September 30th
Any questions or comments email or call 267 319 1887

Ship to:
Hudson Beach Glass Phila
Goblet Show
26 S Strawberry St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday, June 21, 2010


So in August 2009 we had our first annual Goblet Show. In a whirl wind month I put this show together.

Sean Gilvey (owner-window display)

The Details

Angus Powers

Zac Weinberg

Alana DeRocchi


Cydney Ferguson-Brey

David King

Joesph Cam

John Gilvey

Kala Stein

Lorin Silverman

Luke Gilvey

Seth Fairweather

Timothy Rogers

Andrea Abramoff

Look in Call for Entries category for 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Body Adorned

The show came out beautifully. Thank you all who participated. We're so pleased we are going to repeat this for December, so plan your pieces now. Below are some overview pictures of the show and details. I made the displays in the shape of mirrors as they are what we look into for placement and jewelry is a reflection of ourselves. I plan on adding more for December.

Abigail Seilghson

Connie Verrusio

Fig n Ginger

Jenny Gaynor

Joyce Roessler

Lucy Bergamini- Vitriesse

Greg of Mar of Santa Barbara

Penelope Rakow- Spot on Designs

Serena Kojimoto

Susan Rifkin

Sydney Cash

Julie Burton and Jess Panza- Verre New York

And in the entrance along with the curator statement were images of the body by Danielle Tortoura.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dale Inglett

August 09 we had a screening of one of Dale Inglett's videos. the wonderfully watery shifting shadow image of the swimmer was a beautiful compliment to the theme of much of the work inside the gallery. Dale Inglett lives and works in Alfred, NY. His work in painting, video and printmaking explores notions of self and the temporal nature of existence. More of his work can be seen at

The Building

Last summer we showed the videos to the right of the building on a screen hung on the fence. We'd like to show it on the building, but we need to make sure we are not setting up a giant kite. If we are unable to affix the screen in some way without upsetting the powers that be we will show the videos to the right again.