Tom Patti Glass Vase

Date: 1977

About:  Tom Patti, Glass Vase. Color: Crystal aqua/grey.  Blown and polished, round base and four bulbous sides with a round collar and square top. The color and shape is very pleasing to the eye. Amazing work of art.  Signed: “Patti” / “1977” on the bottom side lip

Provenance:  Provenance: Ralph Hutchison collection in Cheshire, MA, Acquired from Tom Patti in the late 1970’s

Size:  4” high x 3.25”  diameter.

Item  B223

B223 Patti Tom Insulator WEB 6 TopB223 Patti Tom Insulator WEB 3 Sign

B223 Patti Tom Insulator WEB 4 Bottom

Tom Patti

American (b. 1943)


1967-69  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Graduate School of Art and Design, Master ofFine Arts, Industrial Design

1969       New School for Social Research, Perception Theory, Rudolph Arnheim, NYC

1963-67  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York, School of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Industrial Design


1998-   Design Consultant, SABIC

1998-2007       Design Consultant, General Electric Plastics, GE/R&D Bayer

1996                Design Consultant, Architecture and Design, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA

1992-2000       Consultant Artist: Architecture & Design, Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, OH

1993-1999       Trustee, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

1968-1969       Instructor, Industrial Design Dept, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

1968-69           Consultant, American Federation of the Arts, NYC (Appalachian Project)

1967-68           American Craft Museum, NYC -Exhibit Design (Plastic as Plastic)


2012    125 ICONS, 125 Years –Pratt Institute, NY

2010    Rowena Reed Kostellow Award, Pratt Institute, NY

2008    Honorary Degree: Doctor of Fine Arts, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

2007    Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Berkshire Museum, MA

2001    Board of Fellows of the American Craft Council

1999    Urban Glass Award, Outstanding Achievement in Glass, New York, NY

1993    Glass ’93, First Prize, Tokyo, Japan

1987    Massachusetts Living Treasure, MA Foundation on the Arts

1981    Glaskunst ’81, Kassel, Germany

Massachusetts Foundation on the Arts -Fellowship

1979    National Endowment for the Arts –Fellowship


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Museum of Art and Design (MAD), NYC

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

Le Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, Canada

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


2012  Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

2011  Highlights from the Modern Design

Collection, 1900 to the Present, Part II, Metropolitan Museum, NYC

2012  Playing with Fire, Museum of Art and Design, NYC

2012-13   125 Icons: A Celebration of Works by Pratt Alumni and Faculty 1887

2012, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC

2012  Tom Patti: Echoes In Space,  Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

2012   Color Ignited, Toledo Museum of Art, OH


2012    VERRES Collection du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Jean-Luc Olivié, Paris, FR      DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts    Vol II, pg. 66, Davira Taragin

NEW ENGLAND HOME, Artistry: The Accidental Artist, Nathaniel Reade, Sept/Oct. Vol 8, No. 1 pg 16, 34-37

BERKSHIRE EAGLE, Art in Glass, Charles Bonenti, Friday, June 29, 2012, pg. D1-2

2011    VISUALLY SPEAKING -MIAMI and The Beaches, Kiko Ricote, pg. 54-55

PRATTFOLIO, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, p. 18-19

2010    MAKERS: A History of American Studio Craft, Koplos, J. and Metcalf, B., UNC Press, Chapel Hill, p. 413-14

2009    VOICES OF CONTEMPORARY GLASS: The Heineman Collection, Corning Museum, NY, P. 240-245

2006    COLOURS OF ARCHITECTURE: Coloured Glass in Contemporary Buildings, Moor, Andrew, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd, London, p.144-147

CONTEMPORARY GLASS ART, Lausanne et La Bibliotheque des Arts, p. 159

GLASS: MATERIAL MATTERS, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, P 22-25

2005    TOM PATTI: ILLUMINATING THE INVISIBLE, Warmus, Wm., The Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, U Washington Press

ALONG THE WAY: MTA Arts for Transit, Bloodworth, Sandra & Ayres, William, The Monacelli Press, NY, p.16, 116-117

2004    GLASS: THE URBAN GLASS QUARTERLY, Urban Glass, New York, Fall 2004, p.30-37

THE DESIGN ENCYCLOPEDIA, Laurence King Publishing, London, p. 559

IN NEW BUILDINGS, BUYING INTO COOL, the New York Times, Nov. 28, 2004, p.1 sec11

ARCHITECTURE FOR ART: AMERICAN ART MUSEUMS, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, p. 224-225

2003    AMERICAN SYNAGOGUES: A CENTURY OF ARCHITECTURE AND  JEWISH   COMMUNITY, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc NY, p.214