About Flickinger Glassworks
Flickinger Glassworks has been bending glass (also known as slumping or curving) for over thirty years. We are an aggregate of many New York City glass bending shop and the heart of our bending business is a stock of 5000 steel molds inherited or purchased from our mentors. Bent glass is functional, used for curved architectural walls, slumped enamel tableware, bent glass bowls for light fixtures…glass curving possibilities are endless and enhance the architectural and design world around us.
Charles Flickinger began his career as a stained glass designer and craftsman. Early on, he worked for several leading glass studios in New York City including Rambusch Decorating and Ernest Porcelli Art Glass Studio.
After helping to restore the Statue of Liberty’s bent glass torch in 1984, he began a series of apprenticeships with prominent bent glass designers and craftsmen. These include the international bent glass manufacturer, Hans Deutsch; renowned glass sculptor, Sydney Cash; and glass tableware designer, Maurice Heaton, whose work is featured in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corning Museum and the Museum of Art and Design.
In 1985, he opened Flickinger Glassworks in a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The business expanded and moved to its present 7,000 square foot shop on New York Harbor in 1990.
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