Posted on 12 January 2018
What’s in a name…? Andries Dirk Copier (1901–1991) is, without a doubt, the most important Dutch glass artist from the twentieth century. As head designer of the Leerdam Glassworks (N.V. Glasfabriek Leerdam), he distinguished himself in the roaring twenties with innovative designs and techniques. Following his retirement, he began an international adventure as an autonomous artist when he was already eighty years old. He travelled through Europe and to the United States to work with the best foreign glassblowers. With Lino Tagliapietra (1936) in Murano, magic happened, pinnacling in their Filigrane Interferenti.