The history of Egyptian glass dates back over 3,500 years, and Egypt was one of the first places on earth to master the art of crafting delicate and beautiful glass objects from raw materials. Beads and amulets found in burial sites provide the earliest proof of glass manufacture. These glass artefacts were primarily used for […]
A potted history of some of the greatest art glass makers from right across the globe. From Roman right up to 21-century artists.
Within the glassblowing community, the name Bagley Glass is both distinctive and highly valued. This British glass firm has been producing beautiful glassware that has won the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts all around the world for more than a century. A remarkable voyage through time, creativity, and artistic expression is the Bagley narrative. Bagley
Few names in the glassmaking industry are as influential and significant as Chance Glass. The brand has been associated with genius, invention, and fine craftsmanship for over a century. Chance Brothers Glass has made an enduring impact on the history of glassware from its modest origins to its rise to prominence on a worldwide scale.
The very name Thomas Webb & Sons is closely associated with the highest-caliber glassware and superb craftsmanship. Thomas Webb Glass was established in Stourbridge, England, in the early 19th century and immediately gained popularity for creating some of the most exquisite and sought-after glass objects of the era. Due to its focus on innovation, outstanding
The second-largest island in the Maltese archipelago, Gozo, is well known for its extensive cultural history, local handicrafts and of course Gozo Glass. Gozo glass, a traditional craft with centuries of history, is one of its most prized artistic creations. Both residents and visitors have been fascinated by this delicate and intricate glasswork’s vivid colours
Tim Rawlinson glass art exploits the refractive and reflective qualities of glass. Tim is fascinated by these qualities and exploits transparency in his glass art. His incredible designs feature cut and polished sculptural pieces that focus on the interaction between light and glass. Dazzling optical effects are created by distorting both colour and form to
Canadian glass artistry took off in the mid-seventies when glassmaking stepped away from the functional form and towards contemporary art. Today, Canadian glass artists’ work includes blown glass, fine art glass and glass art sculptures. Art Glass Pioneers Elena Lee A key figure, for Canadian glass artists, was Elena Lee and her gallery, ‘Galerie Elena
Art Glass Designers, Remigijus Kriukas ”If we were to name one artist who 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, the extraordinary and irreproducible qualities that distinguish it from other materials.”
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 painting sculpture and pottery. That is no longer the case, and the glass art business
Glassblowing has been present in Venice for over 1000 years. It is believed that Murano Glass making 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 centre. Beautiful NEW Murano Glass by Gianluca Vidal – CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL Venice