Harvey Littleton fell in love with glass at the age of six while seeing it produced at Corning Glassworks. He launched the studio glass movement in 1962 with a workshop in Toledo, Ohio, introducing the idea that the artist could mix, blow, and work glass in the studio.
Born in 1944, Jersey City, New Jersey. Presently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. A recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989, Conniff published Common Ground, Vol. I of An American Field Guide (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985).
John Wilde loved to draw and paint when he was a boy, and remembered that he was “particularly fond of drawing imaginary cities” (Wolff, “John Wilde,” The Christian Science Monitor, July 2, 1986).
Fred Fenster grew up in the boroughs of New York, where he taught industrial arts. He entered the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit in 1958, where he was exposed to the most innovative design education in the United States.