ABOUT DOROTHY HAFNER
Dorothy Hafner, artist, designer and innovator, is celebrated internationally for her spirited works in glass, ceramics and textiles over the last 35 years.
In the 1980s she created avant-garde tablewares for both Tiffany & Co. and Rosenthal Studio-Line that garnered both critical praise and commercial success. Today these designs are widely collected and often cited as icons of their time.
In the 1990s Hafner gifted herself an artistic sabbatical, returning to her studio full time and soon began a “love affair with glass”, now her primary medium.
Her poly-chrome, exotically shaped vessels won instant acclaim. She then developed innovative techniques for fused glass, applying them to her widely collected art glass panels and sculptures.
In 2012 she added architectural installations to her range. Most recently, she created the feature installation for The Lisa Barth Interfaith Chapel at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Other sites include the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in NH.
Over 20 Museum Collections worldwide include Hafner works, many in multiple media, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design.
Artworks by Hafner are featured in over 60 hard cover books on Fine Art, Craft and Design.
A Manhattan resident for over 30 years, Hafner now works in her newly expanded studio in Norwalk, CT, also home to the Hafner Creative Space, where she enjoys teaching classes in art, creativity and design using glass as a primary medium.
She has taught at Parsons School of Design and Urban Glass. www.dorothyhafner.com