Sidney Hutter

I am a sculptor who has worked with plate glass since the late 70’s. My work is distinctive in the field of art. Using machines and materials that have been specifically developed for my designs, including ultraviolet adhesives, my artwork reflects the evolutionary part of my life – ever changing and always developing. I am concentrating on sculptures representing three different sizes: the delicate MiniMe Solid Vase Form, the mid-sized Middy Solid Vase Form, and the majestic Solid Vase Form. Although the Solid Vase Form has been my focus for almost 20 years, it has been re-conceptualized many times. I focus on both the exterior and interior form of the vessel, which is the essence of sculptural glass interpretation. I describe a volume on the outside while portraying an interior landscape of color and light, emphasizing the interactions of the two. Some of the surfaces are rough; other surfaces are cut and highly polished to reveal the optical intertwining of color and light. The color comes from dyes that are introduced into the adhesive. My palette of colors is the entire spectrum of visible light – in fluorescent and non-fluorescent hues. Some are clear and some are on the opaque side. These colors interact within the pieces and convey various emotions depending on which angle the viewer is looking at it from. I see them as three-dimensional paintings – my canvas being round as opposed to being flat. The form is about a vessel, but what is inside the vessel is about the depth of color and light. Each piece is handcrafted and meticulously sculpted to emphasize its uniqueness. Each piece tells a different story of abstracted color and light.

I am proud to say that my work has been displayed in many international exhibits and in US embassies in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Additionally, my sculptures can be viewed in major museums in the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), the Museum of Art and Design (New York, NY), the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), the White House Crafts Collection, the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH). My work is also on display at numerous other museums, public spaces and private collections around the world.