NLC X Talking Out Your Glass PODCAST: Silvia Levenson


Born in Argentina, Silvia Levenson has been living in Italy since 1981.   In her work, she explores the unspeakable space located between what we can see and what lies beneath. She uses glass in her installations and sculptures as a narrative lens, focusing on conflicts in families and in society. 


Each episode explores an individual’s personal and professional development along with their passion for working with glass. These conversations, hosted by Shawn Waggoner, Talking Out Your Glass podcast, were made possible with the support from our funding partners Creative Scotland and Creative Europe.

Silvia Levenson

She received the Rakow Commission Award from The Corning Museum of Glass in 2004 , in 2008, she was a shortlisted nominee for the Bombay Sapphire Prize and in 2016 she received the  Venice Glass Prize. She was artist in residence in 1995 and 1998 at Bullseye Glass Co,Portland (OR) , in 1996 at Musee Atelier de Verre de Sars Poteries, France and visiting artist at Australian University in Camberra in 2010. 



Her work has been exhibited around the world and is a part of several public collections like The Corning Museum of Glass: New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fè; Fine Art Museum of Houston, Alexander  Tutsek-Stiftung, Germany, Toledo Museum of Art, Racine Art Museum, Museo del Vetro di Murano, Venezia, Museo del Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy between others.

pturing the nostalgic imagery of childhood, exposing hidden narratives, through cast sculptural glass stands at the core of Hannah’s work. Passionate about sustainability and recycling, using only 100% recycled glass, and found objects. 

Talking Out Your Glass Podcast

As editor of Glass Art magazine from 1987 to March 2019, Shawn Waggoner has interviewed and written about multitudes of the world’s greatest artists working glass in the furnace, torch and on the table. In 2016, Waggoner turned her passion for glass art into a “Terry Gross” style podcast featuring interviews with the likes of Lino Tagliapietra, Narcissus Quagliata, Dante Marioni, Robert Mickelsen, Toots Zynsky, Shayna Lieb, Kelly O’Dell, Raven Skyriver, Ginny Ruffner, Lucio Bubacco, Banjo, Richard Marquis, Judith Schaechter, and many more.


Talking Out Your Glass podcast features conversations with the world’s best glass artists. Subscribe or listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Google Podcasts. Follow on Instagram and Facebook. Find all seven seasons of the show and more at

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Glass Lives explores the human relationship with glass making and material. Uncovering some of the exceptional European master artisans using long-held traditions, skills and knowledge.


Glass Lives celebrates the visionary embodiment of both creativity and craftsmanship by European master artisans at the highest level of excellence. Supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme, collaboration lies at the heart of what the ISGNE network represents, encouraging exchange and fostering a sense of building a stronger glass community.