This collection includes 88 contemporary glass artists from the Glass Glass Collection, on loan from the Isabel Foundation. Amassed during a ten-year period by Atlanta-based collectors Sherwin and Shirley Glass, this contemporary glass collection represents the greatest achievements by a large and diverse group of important national and international artists, including Lino Tagliapietra, Howard Ben Tré, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, William Morris, and Karen LaMonte, to name just a few. Additionally, works by artists Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, and Kari Russell-Pool, are also part of the FIA’s permanent collection.

Highlights of the Contemporary Craft - Glass Collection


Glass Towers, 2006
Howard Ben Tré

Cast glass, cast bronze, gold leaf, patina, granite base
L2017.16


Via, 2002
Martin Blank

Hot-worked glass
L2017.18


Paris Blue Persian Set with Red Lip Wraps, 1992
Dale Chihuly

Blown glass
1992.29


Sea Form, 1991
Dale Chihuly

Blown glass
1997.10


Flint Institute of Arts Persian Chandelier, 2009
Dale Chihuly

Blown glass
2009.51


The Source of the Infinite, 2003-04
Eric Hilton

Engraved, cut and polished lead crystal
L2017.57


Flower, 2001
Pavel Hlava

Blown, cut, and assembled glass
L2017.58


Red Apple, 2005
Joey Kirkpatrick

Blown glass
L2017.85


Fenek, 2011
Marta Klonowska

Glass
2016.1


Dress Impression with Train, 2005
Karen LaMonte

Cast glass
L2017.143


Large Intertwined Green Bubbles, 1968
Dominick Labino

Glass
1969.4


Green Eye of the Pyramid, 1993-2004
Stanislav Libenský

Cast, cut and polished glass, I-Beam pedestal
L2017.72


IGS VI # 8, 1997-98
Marvin Lipofsky

Acid-polished blown glass
L2017.78


Orange and Yellow Whopper Vase, 1991
Dante Marioni

Blown glass
2009.66


Zande Man, 2001
William Morris

Blown glass, steel stand
L2017.120


5 Part Black Twill Collection, 2015
Tobias Møhl

Blown glass vessels in wall-mounted light box
2015.59


Aesthetic Engineering Series: Inventing Flowers, 2005
Ginny Ruffner

Lampworked, sandblasted and painted glass
L2017.106


Daisy Chain, 2004
Kari Russell-Pool

Flameworked glass
2005.17


Blue Rain Curtain, 2007
Mary Shaffer

Cast glass
L2017.114


Tiny Little Inhabited World, 1997
Josh Simpson

Glass
2008.232


July Field Flowers Column with Honeybee, Figures, and Masks, 2001
Paul Stankard

Flameworked and cold-worked glass
L2017.115


Bilbao, 2000
Lino Tagliapietra

Blown and cold-worked glass
L2017.116


Stromboli, 2001
Lino Tagliapietra

Blown and cold-worked glass
L2017.117


Passage, 2017
Bertil Vallien

Mixed media
L2018.1


Space Messenger, 2002
Yan Zoritchak

Cast glass with copper patina and gold leaf
L2017.146


Libellula Mizimah, 2000
Toots Zynsky

Fused and kiln-formed filets de verre (glass threads)
L2017.137