Art Glass Designers – Remigijus Kriukas

Art Glass Designers, Remigijus Kriukas ​”If we were to name one artist that is the most visible and most respected glass celebrity in Lithuania today, it would certainly be Remigijus Kriukas. The main reason is his great knowledge of what glass is capable of, its extraordinary and irreproducible qualities that distinguish it from other materials.”…

Art Glass Studios

Art Glass Studios – Fine Colourful Art Glass Handmade in the UK

Glass art has been used to beautify homes and other buildings for centuries from stained glass windows to sculptures as well as functional bowls and vases.  However, for a long time, glass art was viewed as the ‘poor cousin’ to paint sculpture and pottery. That is no longer the case, and the glass art business…

Murano Glass, A History Of

Glassblowing has been present in Venice for over 1000 years.  It is believed that Glassmaking has existed since the 8th century and is the oldest operating glass blowing community in the world.  It was Europe’s first major glass making center. Venice in the late 13th Century was predominantly made up of wooden structures.  The glass…

Bohemia and Bohemian Eastern European Glass

The Beginnings of Bohemian Glass Bohemian glass production began in about the 300BC, and by the 10th Century the Bohemian furnaces were producing glass costume jewelry (bijouterie) The expression Bohemian (from bohème, or bohèmien) surfaced around the mid nineteenth century in France in relation to the erroneous idea that freedom-loving gypsy travelers came from Bohemia. Bohemian…

Bristol Blue Glass

Bristol Blue Glass

If you ask people what is Bristol is famous for, you will get a myriad of answers as this west country city is famous for many things. Most likely answers would include Isambard Brunel’s, Shipbuilding and the term ‘Shipshape and Bristol Fashion’ and the graffiti artist Bansky. Something that may not immediately spring to most…

Raku Ceramics

Raku Ceramics – Pottery and Art

Raku Ceramics – In the Beginning Raku ceramics originally gained fame in Japan before spreading across the world. It is known that during the 16th century, the Japanese tea master, Sen no Rikyu started to make a hand-moulded tea bowls for use in the wabi-styled tea ceremony. These tea bowls had a seal that bore the Chinese…

Street Art – Style, Sabotage and Subversion

Street art, which encompasses graffiti art, is typically used to describe images or text drawn on walls and/or buildings. Most street artists tend to favour spray paint, although many are also using standard acrylic paint and brushes. Chalk is favoured by others, although you will notice that they tend to use the pavement as their…

Decorative Urn

Keepsake Urns – Commemorating Loved Ones in Style

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” A quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately, it is true; we cannot avoid either. Although some people in this world seem to be doing a good job of avoiding the latter! But I digress, as this blog is about keepsake urns.…

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