Glass is a beautiful medium for art objects. It can be blown, stretched or molded into many different shapes. It can also be colored on the outside, the inside and in patches. The versatility of both shape and decoration in this medium make it a rare jewel for artists who...

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Hot glass can be molded once it is taken out of the furnace. If a piece is to be hollow, it can have air blown into the center before it is placed into the forming mold. This allows artists who work with glass to create pieces that are the same...

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Many people think of windows and glassware when discussing glass for the home. Art is occasionally discussed, but not as a centerpiece of conversation on this subject. It seems to have fallen into a vague category, but this is far from the reality of modern life. Glass art is in...

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The art of making glass has been with mankind for centuries. In ancient times, a mix of ingredients was placed into a furnace to melt. The artist would then gather the glass on the end of a hollow pole. Blowing into the pole created an empty space in the molten glass. The outside was then pulled or molded into shape and the center was blown until the desired product was achieved. Modern glass blowing is remarkably similar to this process. Machines can be used to blow air into the glass, but many artists say it does not give them the same control as blowing into the pole. For this reason, they prefer to make glass in the same manner as their ancestral craftsmen.