The Brooklyn glass studio keeping Italian heritage tradition alive

Dec 09, 2022 149

BY: Marina Felix

“Traditional” doesn’t have to mean “tired.” For business and life partners Susan Spiranovich and Adam Holtzinger of Brooklyn-based Keep, their minimalist aesthetic is informed by eighteenth-century Italian glass heritage. The two met when they were students at the Cleveland Institute of Art—Spiranovich was studying graphic design and Holtzinger traditional Italian glassblowing.

After graduating in 2003, they moved to New York to start working in their respective fields. Spiranovich found herself working in brand strategy and graphic design for luxury footwear companies; Holtzinger landed at UrbanGlass, a public-access glassblowing studio in Brooklyn, where he began fabricating pieces for artists, other glassblowers and interior designers.

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