Recommended Articles and Essays
History of Murano glass (work in progress)
Recommended resources and cooperations
Glass artists, glass studios, lampworkers, bead makers
- Roger Gandelman Art Glass
Hand blown art glass perfume bottles by Roger Gandelman. The artist says of his work: "I am a glass artist and have been blowing glass for 30 years. Early in my career I decided to put the bulk of my energy into making art glass perfume bottles. I use both furnace and torch techniques to make my work. Colored glass is applied to the clear glass surface to build the flowers".
- *** Kuivato Glass Gallery - Sedona, U.S.A.
Kuivato Glass Gallery is one of the most visually exciting galleries in the U.S. Exibiting more than 100 of the finest artists in the world, the exceptional collection includes art glass, jewelry, and light sculptures by owner, Deanne Sabeck.
- *** Deanne Sabeck, light sculpture
The artist says: "My light sculptures are created from pure light refracted into the brilliant colors of our physical world. Using dichroic glass, which divides the light spectrum, transmitting one color while reflecting its opposite, I create sculptural light paintings with forms and colors that continually evolve, appear and disappear in meditative patterns."
- *** Cohn-Stone Studios, hand blown glass art
Cohn-Stone Studios' artists Michael Cohn and Molly Stone are leaders in the art of glass. Working together since 1980, Michael and Molly have shared a love of nature, process, materials and glass art design as well as a commitment to creating artworks of the highest level of quality and innovation.
- *** Schantz Galleries, contemporary art - Stockbridge MA, U.S.A.
Schantz Galleries is proud to have over 30 years of involvement with representing many of the world's leading glass artists. Owner and Director Jim Schantz worked with Kenn Holsten from 1982 - 2009 as a gallerist and art director. Together with a highly capable staff, they created one of the nation's top contemporary glass galleries.
- *** Carrie Gustafson - Cambridge MA, U.S.A.
Carrie Gustafson's joyful aesthetic is a quest for lightness and luminosity radiating through her colorful, bold modernist glass. The intricate patterns of her vessels and objects are inspired by the natural world and are obtained with complex hand blown multi-layered webs of stencils, sandblasting and other very personal techniques.
- *** Sam Stang - Augusta Glass Studio - Augusta MO, U.S.A.
The artist says: "All of my pieces are made using traditional European glassblowing techniques. I have been inspired by mid-century Italian and Scandinavian design, antique African trade beads as well as patterns found in nature. Every piece I make is entirely produced at the furnace using only molten glass, without the use of molds, glue or paint."
- *** Paned Expressions Studios - Fine Art in Stained Glass - Edgewood MD, U.S.A.
Paned Expressions Studios has been creating custom stained glass, etched glass and fused glass commissions for public and private installations nationwide, for 33+ years. We are dedicated to exemplifying that stained glass is fine art. We also provide custom pattern design for studios and hobbyists worldwide, and we publish a large library of full-size Patterns on CD. We have been continuously posting a free, downloadable, stained glass pattern every month for more than 14 years.
Glass associations, organizations, museums, schools
(Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass)
- Three Rivers Depression Era Glass Society
The purpose of this organization is to broaden the knowledge, to aid in the preservation of Depression Era Glassware, and to encourage, assist and educate collectors and the public.
- The New Bedford Museum of Glass
The NBMOG collection consists of 7,000 objects documenting more than 3,000 years of glassmaking history. It covers many regions and periods, from ancient to contemporary, with special emphasis on the city of New Bedford, MA, celebrated in the late 19th century as the "Art Glass Headquarters of the Country".
- International Perfume Bottle Association
The IPBA is the largest organization worldwide of people who collect and deal in the incredible variety of beautiful containers of perfume: commercials, atomizers, art glass, Czechs, miniatures, Victorian, novelties, and many others. The organization was established in July 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada.