In this lecture, artist and scholar Daniel Clayman gives a brief history of the contemporary glass movement and the subsequent expansion of glass in art and architecture followed by a discussion of the ways his own work and process explorations have intersected with that history over the past four decades. Clayman will comment on the future of glass, its materiality, and how it will continue to evolve in daily and artistic life.
Paul Hollister (1918–2004) was a pioneering critic of contemporary studio glass and glass historian. Irene Hollister (1920–2016) was a philanthropist, advocate for glass scholarship, and founding administrator of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass were established at Bard Graduate Center in 2007.
An artist and educator, Daniel Clayman was the Effron Family Endowed Chair in Glass Studies at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, from 2018 to 2021. He has been a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, artist-in-residence at Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has lectured worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous grants and is currently working on a permanent installation for the Ashley Federal Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio, for the Federal Arts in Architecture program.