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The Beauty of Functional Glass Art

One aspect that truly separates glass art from other forms of contemporary expression is its easy ability to slip function into form. Unlike traditional paintings or sculpture, functional glass art can be just as beautiful as it is useful around the house. Below are some of our favorite examples of functional pieces from classic and...

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From Ancient Syria to the Contemporary Art Studio: A Timeline of Glassblowing Techniques

The technique of glassblowing has been used by skilled artists and manufacturers for over 2,000 years. Over this long period, the practice has undergone many transformations in order to produce some of the finest pieces of glass artwork ever created. A Timeline of the Evolution of Glassblowing The technique of glassblowing began in the first...

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Does Glass Art Ever Break?

We may think of modern glass artworks as delicate structures, but in fact, glass is an extraordinarily sturdy material. With 2,000 years of history behind the art of glassblowing, its methods have only been improved through modern chemistry and technology. Over 90% of glass used today in artworks and sculpture is enriched with lime to...

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Interested in Glass Artwork? 3 Incredible Artists You Need to Keep an Eye on

As society continues to trend towards digital satisfaction through computers and smartphones, it can be difficult to find high-quality art made by real people. However, there are still hundreds of artists creating breathtaking glass artwork that can never be duplicated by technology. There is no shortage of contemporary glass artwork to choose from, but it’s...

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