Glass Makers

A potted history of some of the greatest art glass makers from right across the globe. Roman right up to 21 century artists.

Canadian Glass Artists

Canadian Glass Artists

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

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…

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Art Glass Makers: The Brilliant Period – Shining in America

The Brilliant Period: When Art Glass Makers Shone In America During the first 100 years of America’s existence as an independent nation, elegance was largely imported. The, as yet, untamed former colony looked to Paris for its fashion and decor, while German, Bohemian, and English art glass makers set the tone for glass and crystal.…

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Venetian Art Glass – Unique Facts About Murano Glass

Venetian art glass has been incredibly popular since around the 8th century. Made in Venice, Italy, almost exclusively on the island known as Murano, Venetian glass is unmistakable due to its colourful, bold, and elaborate designs. During the Middle Ages, the Venetian Republic was one of the wealthiest and most powerful republics in all of…

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Hand Blown Art Glass

The Medium With A Message: Hazel MacLennan’s Environmentally-Conscious Hand Blown Art Glass Any collector of hand blown art glass knows that this art form has the power to deeply enrich our lives on an individual level. In brightening and beautifying our homes, blown glass uplifts our minds and our spirits, creating an oasis of peace…

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Loetz Art Glass

Loetz was one of the leading Bohemian art glass makers, working in the Art Nouveau era. The Loetz Art Glass company was founded by Johann Loetz in 1840 and became renowned for its bold colours, ground-breaking techniques and organic forms. Loetz art glass was at its peak between around 1890-1920, with its products being manufactured…

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