In 1879, he became fascinated with glassmaking after visiting the studio of John Northwood, where he saw Northwood’s cameo glass replica of the Portland Vase, the most famous piece of ancient Roman cameo glass.
One year later, on Northwood’s recommendation, Carder went to work as a designer at Stevens & Williams, a large English glassmaking company.
She is editor of the Rockwell Museum's publication on Carder Steuben glass, Collectors' Choice Review.
This is an excellent reference book for the developement of the colored Steuben Glass.
Recommended for larger libraries, art collections, and regional studies.? Jane Shadel Spillman is Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of American Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass.
She has published extensively on the subject of American cut and engraved glass, with major publications on the subjects of Corning's early glass heritage, glass of the White House, and the history and achievements of the Hawkes firm of Corning. Peterson has been Curator of Collections at the Rockwell Museum since 1988 and has co-organized half a dozen exhibitions on the subject of Carder Steuben glass.
This collection, which was later given to the Rockwell Museum, is now on loan to The Corning Museum of Glass.
Most of it is shown in the Carder Gallery, which also houses much of the Carder glass owned by the Corning Museum.
View #66 of the series Charleston and vicinity, a party of Negroes both male and female working in a sweet potato field, yellow mount, light soiling at edge, photo fine, scarce...................., Stereo by Anthony, Black troops in the foreground, Rebel pickets in the woods, a Rebel fort in middle distance. Hiram Burnham, a native of Maine and a brigade commander in XVIII Corps, was killed in the assault, and the Union-held fort was renamed Fort Burnham in his honor. Stannard lost an arm while resisting Lee's assault.
Very fine, the scarcest of the Fort Burnham stereos............, Colonial, British. A pair of clasped hands with the inscription "May slavery & oppression cease throughout the world" appears on the reverse. Tokens of this pattern circulated in America and, with similar tokens of American origin, popularized and propagandized the abolitionist cause.
At the age of 14, Carder left school and joined his family’s pottery business in Brierley Hill, England.
He studied chemistry and technology in night school.
As an octogenarian, he created smaller cast glass sculptures and other one-of-a-kind pieces.