Glass Alliance-New Mexico

Glass Alliance Exhibit Opens at the Sunport

Glass Alliance-New Mexico has opened a three-month exhibit at the Albuquerque International Sunport. More than 40 pieces of glass art from our member artists and galleries are on display, spanning a range of techniques and styles. The exhibit is on the ground level entrance from the garage. If you're going to or from the Sunport, we invite you to take the time to visit this exceptional exhibit of some of New Mexico's finest glass artisans. For a closer look and more details about what's on display, visit our exhibit page. The exhibit runs through December 31.


Glass is a fascinating medium of artistic expression that has inspired creativity in those who shape it—and wonder in those who see it—for centuries.

Glass Alliance-New Mexico brings together all those with an interest in glass art, from beginners to experts. We welcome everyone who has an interest in learning about glass art, whether you are a collector, artist, gallery, or "just curious."

We invite you to browse this website, and we encourage you to become a member. Membership in Glass Alliance-New Mexico is the portal through which you will enter the fascinating, ever-changing world of glass art. You will have an opportunity to learn about the medium, take classes, meet artists, and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the glass art world. 

Photos: Corning Museum of Glass

International Year of Glass 2022 and

60th Anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement

2022 is the UN-declared International Year of Glass (#IYOG2022) and the 60th Anniversary of American Studio Glass Movement. 

This is a global event, and unprecedented recognition of the role glass—including glass art—plays in the lives of everyone. Throughout this year, IYOG2022 will showcase everything about glass: art, history, technology, industry and science. Programming will occur all over the world, celebrating the ever-inventive, marvelous material we all love. The official kickoff takes place on February 22 in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Palace of All Nations.

The American Studio Glass Movement began in 1962, when Harvey Littleton and Dominick Labino held a glass workshop in a storage shed at the Toledo Museum of Art. This is generally recognized as the seminal event that ignited interest in individual artists having studios with small furnaces where they could create glass art, rather than having to beg time after hours at large, industrial facilities. Littleton, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, went on to found the hot glass program at an American university. He became teacher and mentor to a generation of glass artists, including Marvin Lipofsky, who started a glass program at the University of California at Berkeley, and Dale Chihuly, who developed the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and later was a founder of the renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington.

The international studio glass movement started by Littleton (who was originally a ceramics professor), spread to Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia, transforming what had been a largely utilitarian medium into an artistic one.

We invite you to be part of this year's double celebration of glass art.

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Make Something at MAKE Santa Fe

Creating glass art often requires something more than just glass and a furnace or kiln. When that "something" is a Dynatorch Super B plasma cutter, a BOSS laser cutter, a MIG welder, or other tools for working non-glass media including metal and wood, the answer can usually be found at MAKE Santa Fe.

MAKE Santa Fe MAKE Santa Fe is a non-profit community workspace where glass artists (and regular people, too) can access tools, resources and workshops in order to make, repair, invent or create. Need to make a metal stand for your glass object d'art? Building a glass thing-a-ma-gig for the garden, and need to make a frame? Make it at MAKE Santa Fe. It's like all our dream workshops combined into one, and MAKE Santa Fe is like a gym, but with powerful tools instead of exercise equipment and skilled craftspeople instead of personal trainers. Perhaps you have never used some of the tools you now need to use. No problem, MAKE Santa Fe offers workshops in everything from standard woodworking tools to laser cutters, MIG welding, and 3D printers. Once you've taken a workshop and earned a badge certifying you as safe on a particular tool, you can sign up to reserve what you need to cut, print, weld, shape, bend, and otherwise make a wide variety of materials do what you want.

The monthly membership fee is a fraction of what you'd pay to have a fraction of the workshop you'll have access to at MAKE Santa Fe. For more information, visit their website.

Glass Alliance-New Mexico is a non-profit and tax exempt (501)(c)(3) organization.

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