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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West Virginia University Students Create 'Morgantown Eats'
WBOY-TV, November 30th

It's been less than a year since West Virginia American Art Glass opened its doors in downtown Weston, but with the Christmas season finally here, it's a crazy time for owner Scott Meyer to be practicing his craft. It's been less than a year since West...Read more

Morgantown Fitness Club Unexpectedly Closes
WBOY-TV, November 30th

It's been less than a year since West Virginia American Art Glass opened its doors in downtown Weston, but with the Christmas season finally here, it's a crazy time for owner Scott Meyer to be practicing his craft. It's been less than a year since West...Read more

Holiday Season a Busy Time For Lewis County Glassblower
WBOY-TV, November 30th

It's been less than a year since West Virginia American Art Glass opened its doors in downtown Weston, but with the Christmas season finally here, it's a crazy time for owner Scott Meyer to be practicing his craft. "Playing catch-up. Chasing ornaments...Read more

Artist donates what he can to Symphoria: Stained glass you could own, November 30th

Oddy crafted the first-season commemorative window in vibrant primary colors chosen from the hundreds of sheets of art glass that stand in vertical slotted cabinets around his studio. His inspiration was a Phoenix, with iconic orchestra instruments...Read more

Area artisans create stained-glass treasures
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 29th

Kim P. Kostuch, president of Studio One Art Glass in South Milwaukee, said that these days stained glass (also referred to as leaded glass) is being used in all styles of homes and in a variety of ways. It can be put in free-standing or built-in china...Read more

Art Gallery Listings Nov. 29, 2015
Chico Enterprise-Record, November 28th

Arc Of Butte County 3rd Street Gallery: 163 E. Third St. 892-2447. Open 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Featuring art glass, photography and other unique local art pieces, as well as antiques and fine furniture. All proceeds for the gallery...Read more

Going to great 'panes' to create memorable art, November 25th

Cody Yoakum, owner of West of the Moon Art Glass, at 1055 W. Busch Blvd. in Tampa, creates one-of-a-kind custom entry doors, windows, lighting fixtures, sculptures and even domes that are the centerpiece of the home or business. The company does ...Read more

Art glass open house Nov. 13-14
Fremont News Messenger, November 2nd

FREMONT - Three Artisans Art Glass Open House and Sale will be 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at 1500 Tiffin Road behind the Fire United Church of Christ. Artists Elaine Bast, Jill Groves and Fran Jackson will present their artwork...Read more