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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Stained-glass thieves target two local churches
Columbus Dispatch, May 27th

It's offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the return of the windows. Gary Helf, president at Franklin Art Glass Studios in German Village, said thieves would not necessarily know much about stained-glass windows or installation. He said...Read more

Built for art
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, May 26th

"This particular piece—and architectural art glass in general—does change with time. The daylight moving throughout the day and through the change of seasons not only changes the color appearance of the piece but it also drastically transforms the...Read more

Glass blowers make art for charity
KXAN.com, May 23rd

Since 2013, the Armadillo Art Glass Initiative Main Event has raised more than $40,000 for for Meals on Wheels. Last year, Meals on Wheels and More distributed nearly 750,000 meals to Central Texans who have no way of accessing food on their own...Read more

Art for All to feature new glass artist
Marquette Mining Journal, May 22nd

"After 18 years in the highly technical world of scientific glass, I transitioned into the liberating world of art glass. "I taught myself a whole new set of skills in order to bring reality to what was trapped in my imagination. I draw inspiration...Read more

VIDEO: Charles Warner Art Glass Center opening in Whitehall
Allentown Morning Call, May 13th

VIDEO: Charles Warner Art Glass Center opening in Whitehall. VIDEO: Charles Warner Art Glass Center opening in Whitehall. Warner Stained Glass is building what will be the Charles Warner Art Glass Center. The state of the art facility for glass...Read more

Art Glass Windows Removed As Methodists Begin Renovation To Repair Broken ...
Ashley COunty Ledger, May 12th

The art glass windows were removed from the casings, enclosed in boxes that Ideal created on the spot and then stored in a Sunday School room at the church so that they would not have to face the possible damage of a move off-site. The worker are also...Read more

Old Irving Park Home Sports Heaps of Original Architectural Features and Art ...
Curbed Chicago, May 4th

While the 2,300 square foot home does feature an updated kitchen and bathrooms and even sports an elevator, the home almost has a time capsule quality to it with its original millwork and art glass windows. The home's small library with its stone...Read more

Art glass on display
Tiffin Advertiser Tribune, April 28th

Tiffin Art Guild, 178 S. Washington St., is to host an open house 4-6 p.m. Saturday to present the fused glass artwork of Elaine Bast, Jill Groves — whose work, “Blue Hole,” is seen here — and Fran Jackson. Those who attend can meet the artists, view...Read more