Art glass sprang from a revolution in glassmaking in the mid 1800s, when glass blowers began experimenting with different colors, patterns, and textures. The subsequent melding of artistry and technique resulted in a wide variety of beautiful handmade objects such as vases, lampshades, bowls, bottles, paperweights, figural works, and even marbles. Many art glass designs created by early innovators like Rene Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany are still in use today.

Other collectible art glass names include Johann Loetz, Fredrick Carder of Steuben, Galle, Thomas Webb and Sons, Stevens and Williams, Handel and Co., Pairpoint, Waterford, Baccarat, Fenton and Blenko.

Art Nouveau art glass, produced around the turn of the 20th century, was inspired by ancient glass that had been buried for so long it had become iridescent. Works from this era are characterized by bright and iridescent colors, and a focus on organics and nature. In the 1920s and 1930s, Art Nouveau gave way to Art Deco. Art Deco art glass is characterized by clear crystal, pastel colors and geometric designs.

After the Art Nouveau era in the early 1900s, there was a void in American-made art glass. But work continued in Europe, especially in France by artists such as Lalique, Daum, and Baccarat, in Scandinavia by artists such as Orrefors and Kosta Boda, and in Italy on the island of Murano. The 1950s and ’60s saw a reawakening in American-made art glass, led by artists such as Harvey Littleton - a tradition continued today by contemporary designers like Dale Chihuly.

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Keeping art of stained glass alive
Clearwater Gazette, April 18th

Art, glass and hobbies were always part of my life growing up,” she explained. “I definitely got my love of stained glass from my father and my grandmother.” After learning how to make stained glass, which involves a lot of planning, carving pieces...Read more

Glass art exhibition coming to Denver International
Airport World Online, April 17th

The exhibition was curated in partnership with PISMO Fine Art Glass in Denver. Magic of Glass - Davide Salvadore chitamara Italian artist Davide Salvadore's string instrument. Chris Stevens, manager of DIA's art and culture programme, says: “We believe ...Read more

Part 2 auction of the Rieger collection of porcelain and fine art glass to be ...
EcommWire (press release), April 15th

WICHITA, Kan. – Fresh from the first of a planned five-part series of auctions to liquidate the lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and fine art glass gathered over the course of five decades by the late Dr. Ernest Rieger and his wife Karin, Woody...Read more

Tiffany art glass vase, pastel white and green with calla lily decor, makes ... (press release), March 31st - Mar 31,2014 - WICHITA, Kan. – A museum-quality Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass vase, pastel white and green with finely engraved calla lily décor and numerous beetle and spider highlights, soared to $60,000 at Part 1 of a planned ...Read more

Plaid Peacock offering kids' art glass class
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, March 27th

WATERLOO – The Plaid Peacock, 316 W. Third St., will host a hands-on kids' art glass class with Dubuque artist Barb McKinlay from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 12. Kids ages 8 to 12 can make two glass pieces (no sharp edges) as gifts for Mother's Day...Read more

Beauty abounds at isolated art-glass shop southwest of Lawrence
Lawrence Journal World, March 27th

The relative isolation of his shop in Globe, 8 miles from the nearest town, belies David Anderson's fondness for people. “I love people,” he said. “I love talking to people. I love to teach. Part of being an artist is teaching others. We're not going...Read more

500 glass art pieces 'dropped' on Lincoln City beach, March 25th

By koinandreazanaglio Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 4:54 pm. People, including this young girl, have come across pieces of art glass that were hidden on a beach in Lincoln City for visitors to find, March 25, 2014. (Lincoln City Visitor and...Read more

Sikorski's Attic 3/23/14: 'Art Glass' cruet and vintage ribbon typewriter get ...
Citrus County Chronicle, March 22nd

Sikorski's Attic 3/23/14: 'Art Glass' cruet and vintage ribbon typewriter get scrutiny. -A A +A. Bookmark and Share. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Updated: March 22, 11:24 pm). Dear John: Enclosed is a picture of a vase I inherited years ago...Read more