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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Art gallery listing for March 28-April 4
Chico Enterprise-Record, March 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. Contributing artists include ...Read more

Handled with care: Glassworks and other art on display at Anoka-Ramsey
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 24th

Art glass really took off in that decade and in the '80s, Schneider said, and “really has just continued to expand.” However, it hasn't been completely seamless. The program at the University of Minnesota shut down years ago, Schneider said, and he...Read more

Blenko Glass Co. expects increased production ahead
Huntington Herald Dispatch, March 24th

Blenko said sales are highest around this time of year and Christmas, with Blenko faithfuls and new customers buying up the company's wide range of products including functional glassware, art glass, mouth blown sheet glass, dalle de verre and others...Read more

Corning Museum of Glass / Thomas Phifer and Partners
ArchDaily, March 20th

The Corning Museum of Glass North Wing Expansion provides 100,000 square feet of new space, including spacious light-filled galleries for its collection of contemporary works in glass, as well as one of the world's largest facilities for glassblowing ...Read more

thomas phifer and partners extends the corning museum of glass in new york
Designboom, March 19th

the renovation of the iconic ventilator building of the former steuben glass factory adjacent to the museum's current building – a revamp that provides seating for 500 people, offering 360-degree views of glassmaking in a new state-of-the-art glass...Read more

Artist's expertise in glass shines through exhibit
Journal and Courier, March 18th

The subject matter is something one would not expect to encounter when looking art glass. The linear makeup of this piece is both strong and flexible, as if the web is swaying back and forth in a brisk breeze. Sixbey's creativity is not limited to just...Read more

Innovator makes waves with glass art projects
U-T San Diego, March 13th

When his military commitment was completed, he studied art glass, graphics and design at the Technical Art College in Dortmund, Germany. photo A commercial project created by Cast Glass Images is a wave-themed glass installation at Honolulu ...Read more

Glass Art Gets Its Moment at Sarasota Galleries
Sarasota, March 2nd

The pair made a significant donation of their studio art glass to the museum in 2012. Now they, and longtime Sarasota philanthropists and fellow collectors Warren and Margot Coville, have teamed to make a major joint gift to the museum that will create...Read more