Noted contemporary glass artist Charles Miner will give a free lecture at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on October 18 at 6pm. Two of Mr. Miner’s works are currently on view at the Jepson Center in the exhibition Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass through October 28. An established studio glass artist since the early 1970s, and founder of Tesuque Glass Works in New Mexico, Miner will discuss the studio glass movement and his own innovations from beautiful blown glass to his painstaking method of casting glass. Miner is noted for the use of “pate de verre” a rarely-used process of casting 24% lead crystal glass similar to the lost wax method used to produce bronze sculpture. This time consuming process – each work can take up to three full months to produce – results in beautiful glass sculptures which resemble translucent stone. Mr. Miner’s work is represented in the numerous private and public collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Orleans Museum of Art and Telfair Museums.
This lecture is free and open to the public thanks to project funding from the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs. Blown, Assembled and Cast: A Celebration of Contemporary Glass is sponsored by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gutstein and supported by works from the collections of Betty Melaver and Jackie and Stephen Rabinowitz.