Pollack Glass Studio and Gallery is a private atelier in New Orleans, Louisiana, founded by Andrew Pollack and his friends and family. With emphasis on Lampworked glass techniques, Andrew teaches and features his artwork alongside other talented artists.
Andrew has worked with schools in the community for over 15 years. This space serves as a place for Andrew to create and to educate. The Studio accommodates weekly classes, monthly workshops with leading artists in the field, as well as community torch nights, and special events.
The Gallery hosts rotating exhibitions with a central focus on glass, in addition to serving local artists as a top-notch, commercial showroom.
WHAT IS LAMPWORKING?
Lampworking, Flameworking, and Torchworking are a few of the common terms used to describe the type of glasswork that Andrew specializes in. It is one of the oldest forms of hot glass working. Lampworked glass is created by manipulating glass over the flame from a torch, as opposed to gathering molten glass from a hot furnace. Anything hollow usually begins with hollow glass tubing and anything solid begins with solid glass rod that is heated and softened in the flame. Most lampworked glass art is on the small to medium scale of size, but is super detailed and includes a wide range of possibilities from beads, marbles and paperweights to figurines, drinking vessels, sculptures, and the list goes on.
Andrew also utilizes other hot and cold techniques in his own work and the gallery will represent a wide range of glass working techniques.
Andrew and Tiffany Pollack, Founders
Tish Douzart, Gallery and Studio Coordinator
David White, Production & Marketing Assistant