Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tiffany Glass at SFO

Alaska Air moved into the international terminal, which has the best exhibit space at the airport. Past the security lines is the usual desolate hellscape of duty free shops and overpriced food. But, before security there are at least 2 good exhibit areas.

The Lace exhibit is gone, but in its place is one on Louis C. Tiffany, who's workshop made fabulous art glass, windows, lampshades, and other useful home items from the 1890s through the Depression.

Tiffany had a Women's Glass Department, headed by Clara Driscoll, which employed women as designers and makers. The lamp below is one of Driscoll's designs.

Glassmakers tools.


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