In Memoriam: Harvey Littleton
Harvey Littleton, the glass and ceramic artist who is widely considered the founder of American Studio Glass, died on December 13, 2013, at his home in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, at the age of 91. A letter circulated by his family states that his death came "after a long decline." A private celebration of his life, and that of his wife, Bess, who died in October 2009, will be held by the family on January 11th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Mitchell County. This organization is cited by the LIttleton family as one "that has provided invaluable support in the care for Harvey." Another place to donate, according to the family's letter signed "Carol and Erle, Tom, Maurine, John and Kate," is the Penland School of Crafts “Harvey and Bess Littleton Scholarship Fund,” which provides one full scholarship for a two-week summer session in hot glass.
| Posted 13 Dec 15