Collaborating glass sculptors John Littleton and Kate Vogel are influential artists in what is referred to as the Third Generation of the American Studio Glass Movement. Their ongoing series of cast glass pieces exploring hands are luminous images that bring nature into our interior spaces.
Littleton and Vogel both received their BSA degrees from the University of Wisconsin. Their work is in the collections of the Hickory Museum of Art (NC), High Museum of Art (GA), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC), White House Permanent Collection (DC), St. Louis Art Museum (MO), Racine Art Museum (WI), The William J. Clinton Presidential Library (AR), Glasmuseum Ebeltoft (Denmark), Glasmuseum Frauenau (Germany) and Musee de Design et d’Arts Appliques Contemporains (Switzerland).
John and Kate currently work from their studio in North Carolina.
“As you walk along the edge of a river you stop, pick up a stone and turn it in your hand. On our walks we began picking up stones, examining their forms. Tracing their forms with our eyes and hands, we wrapped our hands around them to enclose, envelope, elevate the object. They became a sculpture echoing form.”