Art glass sprang from a revolution in glassmaking in the mid-1800s, when glassblowers began experimenting with colors, patterns, and textures. The subsequent melding of artistry and technique resulted in a wide variety of beautiful handmade objects such as vases, lamp shades, bowls, decanters, paperweights, figural works, and even marbles. One of the most important periods for art glass was Art Nouveau, which began around 1880 in Europe...Continue Reading