Blown Away by Corning

Arthur Wiener, Louise Irvine, and WMODA board member Rabbi Moshe Plutchok had a special opportunity to visit the Corning Museum of Glass on July 17 and were blown away by the experience. We flew up in Corning’s private plane at the invitation of Steve Gibbs, the Senior Manager of Business

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Midsummer Magic

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays and has been portrayed frequently in ceramic art as can be seen in our Fantastique exhibition. In ancient Greece, midsummer was marked with an event called Adonia when Adonis left the underworld to spend six months with his paramour Aphrodite.

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I Did It My Way

Steve Mullins, the founder of the American Toby Jug Museum, died on June 2. His museum in Evanston, IL will carry on his remarkable legacy inspiring fellow collectors and designers across the globe. Tributes have arrived from around the world including Fée Halsted, the founder of Ardmore, whose museum visit

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Bubbles

Blowing bubbles from soapsuds with a ‘magic’ wand is one of the great pleasures of childhood. Watching the orbs shimmer, sparkle and pop as they float into the sky stimulates the imagination and has inspired several artists as can be seen at WMODA. Bubble therapy is great for relaxation and

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Brilliant Botanicals

Arthur Wiener has long been a fan of Paul Stankard’s mystical glass worlds and, thanks to Linda Saft, a visit was arranged to his New Jersey studio in July. Louise Irvine is now planning an exhibition of the artist’s work to be held at WMODA in the fall. Paul Stankard

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Fantastique Faience

One of the stars of the Fantastique exhibit at WMODA is Miss Margaret E. Thompson who depicted the enchanting world of Fairyland in Faience for Royal Doulton in the early 1900s. Little is known about Margaret Thompson’s personal life, but it is believed that she was born in Calcutta, India

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