Michael Glancy


Michael Glancy was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1950, and began working with glass at age 20. He earned an MFA in glass from RISD in 1980, where he currently teaches. Although he was initially drawn to the fire and smoke of glassblowing (he was a student of Dale Chihuly at Rhode Island School of Design and Pilchuck Glass School), Glancy mastered carving, sandblasting, grinding and engraving glass in its cold state. In fact, electroforming — applying a thin layer of precious metal (copper and silver) on blown glass and bathing it in acid — became his signature process.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City acquired its first Glancy work shortly after he graduated, and the curators acquired a major piece in 2007. Glancy’s work is also in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Musee des Beaux-Arts.

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November 29, 2014 - February 28, 2015
Heather James Fine Art - Palm Desert
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