Harvey Littleton

The American Studio Glass movement began with two glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art in the spring of 1962. The workshops were taught by artist and educator Harvey K. Littleton (b. 1922), the son of a Corning Glassworks research scientist, who, along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for glassworking that made it possible for individual artists to work in independent studios. Glass programs were then established by Littleton at the University of Wisconsin in and by Littleton’s students Marvin Lipofsky and Dale Chihuly, at the California College of the Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), respectively. Upon retirement from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977, Littleton moved to Spruce Pine, North Carolina, where he currently resides.

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Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.

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