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Glass Art that Gives Back

June 4, 2018

Glass artist Tracy Glover donates a percentage of sales from her new hand-blown Apothecary collection and other tabletop accessories to the Environmental Defense Action Fund.


Tracy Glover’s new Apothecary Collection has been released just in time for summer entertaining and living.

Debuted this past March at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City, the glass artist’s assortment of hand-blown glass bottles and swirled cups are a welcoming addition to her already wide array of glassworks that includes chandeliers, table and floor lamps, wall scones, vases, and more.

Glover honed her craft in a 13th century Belgian convent’s crystal factory and Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck School, where Venetian maestri-in-residence mentored her.

She uses traditional Italian techniques to craft her exuberant designs, each of which is uniquely hand-blown to order in her Pawtucket, RI. studio. Depending on her clients’ input and elements used, her work can be anywhere from quietly tasteful and stately to dramatic or whimsical.

One of the best parts of the new collection and her tabletop accessories is that 10 percent of the sales will be donated to the Environmental Defense Action Fund
Glover began donating 10 percent of sales from her new tabletop products—Hurricane Lanterns, End of Day Cups, Wrap Decanters, and Twist Votives—in December of 2017 to the One America Appeal, a nonprofit organization which aimed to help those affected by catastrophic hurricanes throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

As donations have since closed for the disaster-relief initiative, Glover now donates the proceeds to the Environmental Defense Action Fund, which supports legislation that’s essential to environmental protection. 

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About the Author

Adrian Schley | Associate Editor

Adrian Schley is an Associate Editor for i+s, where she has been covering the commercial interior design industry since 2018. Her work can also be found in BUILDINGS and Meetings Today. 

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