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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3 pieces from Chihuly Cat Tails sculpture stolen from Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Channel, August 29th

"Maybe they could sell it to someone or keep it as a souvenir, but really no, it wouldn't have much value," said Sandy Sardella, owner of Pismo Fine Art Glass. "People have asked me a lot in the last 24 hours, about the value of these pieces. The value...Read more

Art designed to 'bowl' you over
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, August 29th

"Swirl #3" is an art-glass bowl by Laura Wellman, artist of the month at the Ferndale Arts Gallery. Bowls and other pieces of her work are on display at the gallery, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 580 Main St. in Ferndale. "Swirl #3" is measures...Read more

Rudy Art Glass CEO to speak to female business owners
York Daily Record/Sunday News, August 28th

Erin Casey, CEO of Rudy Art Glass in York, will be the speaker at a luncheon meeting of the York College Women's Business Center Organization on Sept. 22. Casey, who holds an MBA from Stanford University, returned to York in 2006 to head her family's ...Read more

Maine Art Glass Studio and Butterfly & Insect Museum
WCSH-TV, August 19th

Lisbon Falls is home to one of the most unique attractions in Maine, the Maine Art Glass Studio, and Butterfly and Insect Museum. Owner and operator Jim Nutting has fused two of his passions together, under one roof. NEWS CENTER. You hear of things ...Read more

Special, Whimsical Glass Art Drops Coming to Central Oregon Coast
Oregon Coast Beach Connection, August 18th

The upcoming special art glass drop is another favorite as well, said Sandy Pfaff, Executive Director of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. "This is a great way to get our visitors excited about the upcoming Finders Keepers promotion in...Read more

Walls of (art) glass reside at Crystalridge Development's Eclectic Nouveau on ...
The Oregonian -, August 9th

Eclectic Nouveau, by Crystalridge Development and Restoration, is one of five custom homes in the 2014 NW Natural Street of Dreams in Happy Valley. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian. Michael Lloyd | · Print · Janet Eastman ...Read more

Cohn-Stone Studios Announces that the 2014 Glass Pumpkin Patch to Be the ...
Broadway World, August 7th

The studio, workshop and lush garden of Cohn-Stone Studios will be open to the public in October celebrating original art glass creations for autumn. Cohn-Stone Studios in Richmond, CA, began making original glass pumpkins, squash, gourds and other ...Read more

Annual festival gives fans chance to craft own art glass
Huntington Herald Dispatch, August 1st

MILTON -- As Blenko Glass Company Vice President Andy Blenko watched Sue Parker of Huntington blow her molten glass into the mold of a vase, he said she looked like she had done it before. Parker isn't a professional glass crafter, but rather a first...Read more