My grandmother was a big fan of cut glass.  I actually think cut glass is pretty…but not in groups of 30.  She displayed part of her collection in a breakfront that was the size of a Winnebago.  Every time you walked past it, there was a dangerous tinkling sound that alerted everyone in the house if you were “rough-housing”.   I remember she also had some frilly, porcelain figurines tucked far in the back that had been her mother-in-law’s.  I asked her about them once, and she rolled her eyes.  Apparently, they weren’t her favorite.

Chris Antemann has given the form a whole new twist.  Her scenes are downright naughty and certainly belong front and center rather than collecting dust in the back of a cabinet.  My grandmother would approve.

Chris Antemann’s work can be found at