Richard Royal, a native of the Northwest, is recognized internationally as one of the most skilled and talented glassblowers in the studio glass movement. Royal began working as a glass…
September 15, 2017
Co-chairs: Kevin Marpoe and Gabriel Zenarosa
Did you know that there’s glass in our past? Pittsburgh may be known for steel and iron, but its glass legacy is equally rich. For over a century, Pittsburgh was the heart of glass production in the US and could easily have been known as the “Glass City.”
We hope you were able to join us at Art on Fire, a fun party and glass auction to benefit Pittsburgh Glass Center. We celebrated our new glass community in one of Pittsburgh’s most historic spaces.
The Art on Fire Celebration & Auction was hosted by COTERIE Company located downtown in the penthouse of the Frick Building, Henry Clay Frick’s personal office, meeting place and social club, on Friday September 15.
The honorary artist was Richard Royal. He’s a distinguished American artist from the Northwest who has been working with glass for more than 30 years. He calls himself a builder because he assembles solid and blown glass elements to construct his art. He’s known for pushing the limits of large scale blown glass sculpture.