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Keep Susan Spiranovich Adam Holtzinger

Press coverage from June 1, 2021 for ICFF - Link

KEEP: Fire & Ice

Adam Holtzinger and Susan Spiranovich are the husband-and-wife team behind Brooklyn-based glassblowing studio KEEP. Both graduates of Cleveland Institute of Art, Holtzinger discovered the art of glass after visiting the school’s glassblowing studio, where he immediately fell in love with the craft. Years later, Spiranovich is also obsessed with the ancient craft, and together they have a team that operates out of UrbanGlass in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Press coverage from May 28, 2021 by Gabriel Olawale for Vanguard - Link

Nigerian artist Layo Bright highlights the Culture of Headdress

Whether a party, wedding or church event in Nigeria, one striking accessory stands out on the women in attendance—their ‘gele’. Gele as headdress is an art form in itself, widely worn in Nigeria for social occasions and events. It has become a statement piece—a main focus of fashion attire—that exudes cultural pride and history.

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Press coverage from October 20, 2020 by Gabriella Angeleti for The Art newspaper - Link

Trying to tap into the memory of the place': As Storm King turns 60, artists reflect on the storied outdoor art centre

“My first strong impression was when [the Storm King team] came to visit me at UrbanGlass, where I was casting the glass stones for my project. We had quite a deep conversation, but also it was kind and lively and fun, which has come to summarise how I feel about the Storm King in general—profound, kind, fun.

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Press coverage from October 13, 2020 by Philip Stevens for DesignBoom - Link

Open House New York weekend offers over 150 ways to explore and experience the city

on saturday and sunday, october 17 and 18, 2020, new york’s citywide architectural festival will return with more than 150 ways to experience and explore the built environment. now in its 18th year, the open house new york weekend invites the public to explore the city and its architecture — from historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers to design studios and manufacturing spaces. this year, responding to COVID-19 guidelines, the 2020 edition is shifting from in-person site visits to a hybrid of virtual experiences and outdoor self-guided explorations.

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Press coverage from September 30, 2020 by Nancy Hass for The New York Times Style Magazine - Link

Murano Glass, an Ancient Art Revived

The Brooklyn-based glass artist Andrew O. Hughes, 42, attributes contemporary interest in Murano to several factors: a bit of ceramic fatigue, a desire for the luminosity of glass in an era of pared-down interiors, an increasing openness to outsiders among the islands’ glassmakers.

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Cupples Glassware. Image Credit Adam Holtzinger/Keep

Press coverage from July 9, 2020 for The New York Times Style Magazine - Link

The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week

In March, as New York City went into lockdown, the creative community working at UrbanGlass — a nonprofit organization that provides glassblowing studio space, exhibitions and classes for artists and designers in Downtown Brooklyn — faced an uncertain future.

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