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Abelman Art Glass: Stuart Abelman


For over three decades Abelman Art Glass has infused its glass creations with the wonder and drama of nature's flora and fauna. Stuart Abelman's love of nature, combined with his dedication and devotion to glass, has created a unique energy that drives his studio which includes some of the world's most talented glass masters. It has been Stuart's goal, together with the highly skilled glassblowers at Abelman, to create the finest hand blown art glass. The work created at the studio is in demand not only for its technical expertise, but also for its creativity and originality.

Each piece is signed and dated and comes with a card to ensure its authenticity. Abelman Art Glass can be found in museums, galleries and private collections around the world.



Artist, designer and master craftsman, Stuart Abelman is one of a small group of glassblowers who started the art glass studio movement in the United States. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stuart attended Carnegie-Mellon University where he received his BFA in painting and sculpture. He completed his graduate work at UCLA with an MFA in glass. Stuart simultaneously completed his graduate exhibit, was a UCLA teaching assistant and ran the glass department at El Camino College. He started Abelman Art Glass in 1977. As one of the pioneering leaders in the art glass movement that began in the mid 1960's, Stuart found it a welcome challenge to help bring recognition and appreciation to what had been an all but lost art form.

As an art glass studio, Abelman Art Glass has always been afforded the opportunity to do something new and unusual. In film and television, Stuart has worked both behind the scenes on special effects and occasionally in front of the camera. Some of Stuart's film and television credits include "Star Trek - Generation", "Three to Tango", "The Toy", "The Core", "The Kingdom of David" (PBS Movie) and most recently on "Huff" (New Showtime Series). Some of the more unusual commissioned work has included the House of Blues, the White House, International Airport exhibit, The Disney Company, cover of Sunset Magazine, cover of a romance novel, installation in a San Francisco restaurant, as well as major catalogs, such as American Express, Gumps, Potpourri and The Smithsonian.

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