Over the years, Sidney Hutter has built up a vocabulary of materials and working processes by researching historical and contemporary glass cold-working and fabrication techniques. This, along with his interest in technological advances of various formulations of commercially available ultraviolet adhesives, dyes and pigments lead to the incorporation of pieces with an amazing spectrum of colors.
His sculptures focus on both the exterior and the interior form of the vessel. Sidney Hutter describes volume on the outside while portraying an interior landscape of color and light. By laminating a combination of rough and highly polished surfaces using dyed adhesive, he creates three-dimensional paintings. Each piece is handcrafted and meticulously sculpted to emphasize its unique intersection of form, color and light.
Sidney Hutter’s in many private, public and corporate collections. Some include American Flat Glass Industries, Inc., Kingsport, TN; American Home Products, Madison, NJ; Art in Embassies Loan Program for the U.S.; Ambassadorial residence in Almaty, Kazakhstan; Ambassadorial residence in Astana, Kazakhstan; Ambassadorial residence in Freetown, Sierra Leone; Ambassadorial residence in Lusaka, Zambia; Ambassadorial residence in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Ambassadorial residence in Rangoon, Myanmar; Ambassadorial residence in Seoul, Korea; Ronald & Anne Abramson, Washington, D.C.; Bain Company, Boston MA; Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice Award, Los Angeles, CA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA; Dewey Associates, New Rochelle, NY; Dykma-Gossett Attorney at Law, Detroit, MI; Dymax Corporation, Torrington, CT; Forum Corporation, Boston, MA; Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC; Fuller Craft Museum, Brokton, MA; George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; Goody’s Corporation, Knoxville, TN; Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong; Headly-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY; Hyatt-on-Collins, Melbourne, Australia; Honle UV Group, Grafelfing, Germany; Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister of Greater Boston, Boston, MA; Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Moses Montfiore Temple, Bloomington, IL; Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; National Cash Register, New York, NY; Park Synagogue, Cleveland Heights, OH; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Pittsburgh Gateway Hilton, Pittsburgh, PA; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; RIHGA Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan; Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT; Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA; Total System Service, Columbus, GA; Town of Normal, Normal, IL; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The White House Craft Collection, Washington, D.C.; University of Michigan at Dearborn, Dearborn, MI