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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EPA accuses Kokomo Opalescent Glass of violating air pollution permit
Kokomo Tribune, May 3rd

KOG holds that permit because it emits fewer pollutants than the more stringent federal permits required for art glass factories, according to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. However, the EPA has alleged the company should be ...Read more

[ April 29, 2016 ] Art-Glass Product “Et No 1” stops traffic at WSWA BEVERAGE NEWS
Food & Beverage Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog), April 29th

Johan Belin and David Meyers An innovative new product from Chapters of Ampersand debuted at WSWA last week, literally stopping traffic. “Et No 1” is a unique combination of hand blown art glass and a prestige blend of Cognacs including a rare ...Read more

Contemporary Art Glass Exhibition to Be Unveiled in Sofia, April 20th

An exhibition of 25 art glass objects from the Czech Republic is to open its doors to the public in Sofia on April 21, Thursday. No Limits, an event at the National Art Gallery in Bulgaria's Capital will also feature objects created by Glass students...Read more

Only in Arkansas: James Hayes Art Glass
KARK, April 14th

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- James Hayes has been making works of art for several years in Pine Bluff. In 1988, Hayes graduated from Hendrix College in Conway. Several months after graduation, he found his passion. "I fell in love with glass blowing," Hayes says...Read more

Through the looking glass: National Emerging Art Glass Prize winner named
ABC Local, April 10th

Melinda Willis won the prize for her kiln-formed and cold-worked creation, Resonance IV. Judges Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott revealed shortly afterwards that although they had both identified a clear winner, they were not sure how to describe what set...Read more

Career Spotlight: Taylor Materio, creative director, McMow Art Glass
Sun Sentinel, April 6th

Who: Taylor Materio has been appointed creative director at her family's Lake Worth business, McMow Art Glass, where she has been a partner since 2012. About: We are not a manufacturer. We create one-of-a-kind custom art. We hand-cut and fabricate ...Read more

Production halt shows fragility of art-glass market
The Columbian, April 5th

When Portland art glass manufacturers Uroboros Glass and Bullseye Glass halted their production of some of their products over public concerns about heavy-metals pollution, the move triggered shock from art-glass manufacturers, vendors and artists...Read more

Hartley art glass on display at Southwestern April 12-21
Winfield Daily Courier Online, April 4th

Scott Hartley, upper right, says his family is his inspiration when creating his artwork. He and his wife, Gwen, are surrounded by their three children: Cal, upper left, Lola, lower left, and Claire. Hartley's art glass will be on display in the...Read more