Visiting Artist at the Museum of Glass

Posted on August 15, 2022

Photo of artist Nancy Callan in a black shirt with gold necklace and text that reads Visiting Artist August 24-28

You’re invited to watch me at work at the Museum of Glass, August 24 – 28!
I’ll be making new works in the MOG hot shop with the help of their fabulous team and mine.
There are two ways to join the fun — come to beautiful Tacoma, WA and watch in person, or tune in any day to the MOG Livestream!

Visiting Artist Nancy Callan
August 24-28. 2022
Musuem of Glass
1801 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98042

“Melon Droplet” Acquired by Peabody Essex Museum

Posted on April 12, 2022

“Melon Droplet” is now part of the permanent collection at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. “The gift of the Pforzheimer Collection of Studio Glass, which was announced today, includes over 200 works of international studio glass as well as about 40 pieces of historic European and American glass. It greatly expands PEM’s holdings of studio glass and joins an already robust assemblage of historic American glass at the museum. ”

Read more here. 

Many thanks to Carl and Betty Pforzheimer for their support of the glass community and this generous gift!

Orange and White Blown Glass Droplet

Melon Droplet


Art & Antiques Magazine Profile

Posted on April 11, 2022


Three Glass Spire Sculptures with Square Murrini Pattern

Mod Spire Trio

Nancy Callan is featured in the April 2022 issue of Art & Antiques magazine. John Dorfman, Editor in Chief, interviews her about her creative journey, love for the material of glass and her current work.

Check out an excerpt here

Buy a digital copy

or pick up the print issue on your local newstand!


Urban Glass Hot Sheet Interview

Posted on April 4, 2022


Detail of Glass Sculpture with Black Spiral Design

Detail of “Mesmer’s Tear”


“It is exciting to have a show in San Francisco, I haven’t been to the city in a number of years and it is great to visit and see what the art scene is like here. Montague has a gorgeous showroom with great visibility from the street. During the pandemic we really missed out on seeing art in person…I make sculpture and there is really nothing like seeing something physically, being able to walk around it and experience how light interacts with the work….”

Interview continues here. 


Virtual Tour of “Phenomena” April 7th

Posted on March 28, 2022

Please join us on April 7, 2022 at 3 p.m. PST for a virtual tour of my new exhibition, “Nancy Callan: Phenomena”.

Dani Montague of Montague Gallery (San Francisco, CA) will host the tour from the gallery space and I’ll join in to add some reflections on the work and answer your questions!

Register here for the Zoom link! Hope to see you there 🙂

— Nancy

Exterior View of Montague Gallery

“Phenomena” at Montague Gallery

Posted on March 6, 2022

Image of advertisement for Nancy Callan "Phenomena" exhibtion


I’m pleased to announce my upcoming exhibition, “Phenomena”, at Montague Gallery in San Francisco!

Please join us on Friday March 18 for the Opening Reception.

RSVPs appreciated via email: info@montaguegallerysf/com



“The Clown In Me Loves You” Now On View!

Posted on August 5, 2021

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Thrilled to say that my collaborative exhibition with Katherine Gray, “The Clown In Me Loves You”, is open at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)! Five years in the making, we are so happy to unveil this project and get you thinking about the archetype of the clown and glass art in a fresh way. Kathy and I collaborated on every aspect of the work in this show, from designing the patterned panels and sculptures to the titles to the show design.

There will be a 48-page catalogue available in August, with essay by William Warmus and introduction by Greg Robinson and Amy Sawyer, co-curators.  

The Clown In Me Loves You -- Glass Wall Sculpture with Rainbow Clown Hair

The Clown In Me Loves You


More about BIMA and the exhibit here. 


Behind the Scenes: Making Large Glass Horns at MOG

Posted on August 5, 2021
Making large-scale work in hot glass is a rare treat, and it’s even better when you get to work with a good friend! Here’s a look back at my 2018 residency with Katherine Gray at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. We had a notion to make some of the classic clown horns in glass, but extra big like Claes Oldenberg & Coosje van Bruggen’s Pop Art sculptures. Little did we know that these XL horns would become “Tell Us How You REALLY Feel”, a central work in our collaborative show “The Clown In Me Loves You”, on view at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (WA) thru September 2019. Enjoy!


Photo of artist Nancy Callan with two large blown glass horns

Nancy With Finished Horns (Blown Glass with Silver Leaf, Sound Recording)

Conversation & Extended Exhibition / Heller Gallery

Posted on August 23, 2020

ARTISTS NANCY CALLAN & LIZ COLLINS talk with Katya Heller about material alchemy
Tuesday, 8/25, 5:30-6:30pm
join via Zoom

Nancy Callan leaning against wall next to installation of glass panels
Nancy with “Drawings In Nature”, Glass Panels 72″ x 100″

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about art, materials and inspiration! Liz Collins is a fiber and multimedia artist in NYC.

To join us, RSVP to Heller Gallery using the link above.

Nancy Callan: Dialogues is extended through September 12, 2020.

Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
or by appointment

Hello, NY!

Posted on June 23, 2020
Three square glass panels in opaque red, yellow and blue with white patterns
Y/B/R Triptych, Blown, Slumped and Etched Glass, 19x 60″

 I have a new exhibition opening at the Heller Gallery in NYC. The show includes new glass panels, unique blown-glass sculptures and works from my Droplet series. I conceived of the show as a visual conversation with some of my favorite modern artists. During lockdown, this dialogue developed new dimensions as I finished the work in solitude. It’s exciting to see it move into the world at this moment!


NANCY CALLAN | Dialogues
ONLINE, June 19, 2020 + OPENING in Gallery, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 

303 10th Ave. (bt 27th St. and 28th St.)
New York, NY 10001
212 – 414 – 4014
Web Site

To arrange a visit this summer, please reach out to the Gallery.

Blue Glass Droplet Sculpture with White Pattern By Nancy Callan
Cerulean Blue Droplet, Blown and Etched Glass, 20.5 x 17.5 x 17.5″