elcome to Sydenstricker Galleries, makers of fine quality kiln-fired glassware. In November of 1994, Bill Sydenstricker passed away. Although Bill is no longer with us, his artistic creations continue to be hand-crafted at Sydenstricker Galleries in the same unique way.
While you're visiting Cape Cod, visit our bright and spacious gallery on Route 6A in Brewster to see all of the Sydenstricker patterns and to watch the artisans create each glassware design by hand.
Two sheets of glass are cut to fit a mold made out of high fire terra cotta clay. The first sheet is decorated by sifting powdered glass through a stencil. The stencil is then carefully removed, and the second sheet of glass is laid over the decorated first piece. Both are placed on a mold and put into a fifteen hundred degree kiln for five hours. At this point, the two pieces of glass fuse, assuming the shape of the mold and locking in the colored design. The kiln is then turned off until the glass is cooled, about 40 hours later.
Artists and collectors have been fascinated by this product. Pieces are on exhibit in many major galleries and museums, including the Toronto Museum of Art, the Tiffany Museum in Winter Park, Florida, the Chrysler Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Several American Embassies provide dessert services of Sydenstricker glass.
Sydenstricker Glass is truly an art born on Cape Cod. We now have over 1000 of our items available to you through our online store.
Gallery Hours Daily 9AM - 5PM