Blanche Tilden & Jiro Kamata featured at Corning Museum of Glass


Blanche Tilden, 'Graded Palais necklace', 45mm high x 390 mm dia., waterjet cut and flameworked borosilicate glass, oxidised 925 silver. Photograph by Grant Hancock.

Funaki artists Blanche Tilden (Australia) and Jiro Kamata (Germany) have been selected by the Corning Museum of Glass for their upcoming survey of global contemporary glass practice, New Glass Now. The exhibition features 100 artists from 32 nationalities and is

Karol Wight, President and Executive Director of The Corning Museum of Glass, said: “New Glass Now continues a more than 60-year commitment to share the history of the medium over more than 35 centuries, including the contemporary development of art and design realized in glass. The exhibitions that CMoG curated in 1959 and 1979 defined the field of Studio Glass and brought critical attention to the work being done by glassmakers the world over. We hope that New Glass Now will continue this important tradition and reveal exciting new insights into work being made today across the globe.”

The exhibition has been named by Afar magazine as one of the 10 must-see exhibition in the US this season.

Opens May 12 and runs until 5 January, 2020.