Sydenstricker Galleries

July 19th, 2012 by insideout

A good friend and recent guest at The Captain’s Manor Inn took a drive over to the Sydenstricker Glass Gallery in Brewster, Cape Cod to add to her collection.  Lucky us she brought us a beautiful piece from the gallery that is pictured below.  The colors and shape of the glass dish is exquisite.

For some history, in the mid 1960’s Bill Sydenstricker developed a new craft that was inspired by research he conducted while at MIT on early Egyptian art.  This new glass design process involves taking two sheets of glass cut to fit a mold made of high fire terra cotta clay and the first sheet is decorated by sifting powdered colored glass through a stencil.  The stencil is then removed and the second sheet of glass is placed over the decorated first piece.  Then both are placed on a mold and put into a 1500 degree kiln for hours where the two pieces of glass fuse and lock in the colored design.

What a beautiful gift.  Thank you Kathy!!!                                            !Sydenstryker Glass

Sydenstryker Glass Plate
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