Artist

Sidney Hutter Glass & Light was formed in 1980 by glass artist, Sidney Hutter.  From his Newton, Massachusetts studio, Sidney designs and fabricates original, sculptural glass vessels.

Each piece is created using sophisticated and refined processes for cutting, polishing and laminating commercially available plate glass. Throughout the years Sidney has developed a unique design style – .....

Sidney Hutter Glass & Light was formed in 1980 by glass artist, Sidney Hutter.  From his Newton, Massachusetts studio, Sidney designs and fabricates original, sculptural glass vessels.

Each piece is created using sophisticated and refined processes for cutting, polishing and laminating commercially available plate glass. Throughout the years Sidney has developed a unique design style – influenced and cultivated from his passion for art and architecture and melded with an interest in the commercial glass and adhesive technology industries.  He adapts information, materials, and equipment into a unique studio practice.  Over the years his art forms and studio practices have contributed greatly to the Contemporary Glass Art Movement.

With a combined use of rough or highly polished glass surfaces, along with specialized pigmented adhesives, Sidney creates three-dimensional sculptural objects in which the intersection of form, glass, color and light unite to create works of art with an amazing and ever-changing spectrum of color, reflection, and refraction. 

“It is both exciting and humbling when a viewer steps up to a piece and says, ‘Wow, I have never seen anything like this before’.” —Sidney Hutter

Artist Statement

I make objects that suggest containment. My interests in design and architecture and my background in glass blowing and fabrication formed the foundation for my body of work. The concept of the vessel has played a significant role over the years and my work has focused on creating non-functional vessels using plate glass rather than the traditional blown glass. I have explored and incorporated numerous combinations of colors, surfaces and forms to create solid, fragmented, airy, helical, circular and flat vessels by cutting, grinding, twisting and constructing individual pieces of plate glass.

In this way my artwork reflects the evolutionary part of my life—ever changing and always developing.

Over the years I have built up a vocabulary of materials and working processes by researching historical and contemporary glass cold-working and fabrication techniques. This, along with my interest in technological advances of various formulations of commercially available ultraviolet adhesives, dyes and pigments lead to the incorporation of pieces with an amazing spectrum of colors.

My sculptures focus on both the exterior and the interior form of the vessel. I describe volume on the outside while portraying an interior landscape of color and light. By laminating a combination of rough and highly polished surfaces using dyed adhesive, I create three- dimensional paintings. Each piece is handcrafted and meticulously sculpted to emphasize its unique intersection of form, color and light.

At heart, I am a formalist. I am intrigued by forms and structures in our environment and create art that adds to our enjoyment of that environment. As a visual artist, I make three-dimensional pieces that are best experienced by walking around each piece to view how it reacts to light, movement and the environment.

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