Author Archives: Melody Amsel-Arieli

A history of Steuben glass

Engraver Thomas G. Hawkes and English glassmaker Frederick Carder founded Steuben Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., in 1903. Carder was appointed artistic designer, production supervisor, and marketing director. Throughout his career, he continually experimented with innovative colors and techniques, like layering, acid-etching, and acid-cutting his glass.

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Novelty teapots

I am not a big tea fan. Though I recall once serving tea and tangerines to my dolls, tea, in our house, was strictly medicinal. It was reserved for dosing sore throats and barking coughs. Moroccan friends, however, introduced me to a different world of tea.