Tiffany Girls, Cocktails, and Hot Glass! - Designing Women: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls
Dr. Martin Eidelberg
Co-Author, A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls
$25 MWPAI members, $35 general public
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6 to 7 p.m.
Reception with cocktails, dessert, and a live hot glass demonstration follows the presentation, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Register for the 5:15 p.m. gallery talk for a broader perspective on Tiffany.
Louis Comfort Tiffany is renowned for the richly colored leaded glass windows and lamps that his firm made at the turn of the 20th century. It has always been the assumption that Tiffany played a significant role in their design and closely supervised their production. Recently discovered correspondence between Clara Driscoll and her family reveals that within Tiffany Studios there was a Women’s Glass Cutting Department headed by Driscoll. Not only did this department fabricate many of Tiffany’s most famous windows and mosaics, but Driscoll and her assistants designed all of the beautiful floral shades that have been, until now, credited to Tiffany.
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the illustrated presentation, and a live glass blowing demonstration by Corning Museum of Glass gaffers during the 8 to 9:30 p.m. dessert reception.