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SOFA New York, May 29-June 1

SOFA New York 2007

The 11th annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art fair, best known as SOFA NEW YORK returns May 29-June 1, 2008 to the Park Avenue Armory, Opening Night Wednesday, May 28. More than 60 leading international galleries will offer masterworks in ceramics, glass, metal, wood and fiber. Glass artists on display will include Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, and Yoichi Ohira, as well as the new generation of emerging artists bound to appeal to both seasoned and new collectors. www.sofaexpo.com

William Morris Announces Retirement

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At the age of 49, after almost thirty years at the furnace, American glass artist William Morris has decided to retire in order to pursue other personal interests. The work of William Morris has been strongly influenced by his interest in archeology and ancient pagan cultures.

See the complete article by critic James Yood in Glass the Urban Glass Art Quarterly Summer 2007. A documentary on Morris by the New York production Company Spot Creative will be released this year. See a clip at www.spotcreative.com. Morris’ official website is www.wmorris.com.