I have had the great privilege since 1988 to have worked with the mouth-blown glass of Lamberts Glass.
In that time I've had the pleasure to visit the factory and watch the production team at work. It really was an amazing opportunity to see. I am crazy for the infinite range of colors available from Lamberts and particularly love the rubino glass. I also am routinely drawn back to their restoration, genuine antique, and milk glasses for their simple beauty.
Depicted here is the largest public glass project I've made thus far: the stained glass rose window for the Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum in New York City .This project was made in collaboration with architect Deborah Gans as a celebration of the historic synagogue built in 1887. The window is filled with field of stars set against two layers of Lamberts blue tinted mouth-blown glass which they specially made to our specification. These glass pieces were adhered to large panels of industrial glass using a silicone adhesion technique making this the first large stained glass window of its kind to be produced in the United States.
I hope to work with Lamberts many more times in the future.
Kiki Smith, Artist