The Glass Art of Mary Shaffer

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Mary Shaffer brings art to glass and glass to Art.
John Perrault, Critic & Poet, NYC

What separated Shaffer from other Studio Glass artists was that her work never traded on its novelty alone. Her innovative “mid-air slumping,” as she called it, was a signature feature, but always in service of her highly developed aesthetic, and this has continued throughout her long and storied career, which has seen her work enter the collections of the Metropolitan, MoMA, and MAD museums in New York City alone. Her work was championed by the late critic (and editor of UrbanGlass) John Perreault, who saw in her an example of work in glass that transcended boundaries on the strength of its execution.

by Andrew Page | GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly