Sidney Hutter received his M.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and his B.S. in Art at Illinois State University. He also attended the Lowell Institute of MIT and was one of the early members of the Pilchuck School. Sid was among the first artists in the world who experimented with laminated glass techniques and is considered a pioneer in the American Studio Glass Movement.
His works are included in many important public collections including The American Craft Museum, NYC, The Corning Museum, Corning, NY, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The White House Collection in Washington, DC.
“I make objects that suggest containment. My interests in design and architecture and my background in glass blowing and fabrication formed the foundation for my body of work. The concept of the vessel has played a significant role over the years and my work has focused on creating non-functional vessels using plate glass rather than the traditional blown glass. I have explored and incorporated numerous combinations of colors, surfaces and forms to create solid, fragmented, airy, helical, circular and flat vessels by cutting, grinding, twisting and constructing individual pieces of plate glass. In this way my artwork reflects the evolutionary part of my life – ever changing and always developing.