Ever since chatting with Dan Dailey in the Spring at Art Chicago I have developed a fascination with contemporary glass art. From Dailey's own pieces, often reminiscent of Art Deco work (but Art Deco +) to the work of Dailey's teacher Dale Chilhuly, glass art is a medium for the meticulous, for those in love with color and in love with process. All art requires dedication but glass art requires even more. The skill set is like being a master in art and also a craftsman. The skill set of the artist has to mesh with the skill set of a tradesman (and the term "tradesman" is not derogatory).
Schantz Gallery, which also have works by Chihuly, showed pieces byTagliapietraat Art Miami. Jim Schantz (owner/director) and Kim Saul (owner/co-director) run Schantz Gallery and their raison d’etre is glass art. They regularly hold major exhibitions and are one of the United States’ foremost contemporary glass galleries.