Category Archives: Glass
The effect of stained glass is so simple, yet so magical. It’s daylight! But coloured! Even if you don’t have an access to traditional materials, there are several easy ways to recreate the trick of the light. Nature does it’s best of course, with the dappled sunlight of a forest clearing, the golden edge of a backlit cloud and the renewing miracle of the rainbow.
Born in 1975, Slovakian artist Lukas Mjartan studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the Department of Industrial Design from 1994 to 2000. His major interest lies in kiln-formed glass, especially in cast glass. After his apprenticeship with renowned slovakian glass artists Zora and Stephan Pala, he began his own artistic practise. He has since developed distinctive sculptural language.
London Glassblowing Studio was set up by Peter Layton as a hot glass studio in 1976, and it remains one of the few places in the UK where hand-blown glass is created. All work is free-blown, ensuring the individuality of each piece. The glass artists that have worked here include Anna Dickinson, Candice-Elena Evans, David Flower, Yoshiko Okada and Siddy Langley – many setting up later their own workshops.
Venetian glass has been admired for its beauty and superb craftsmanship for more than thousand years.Murano glass is a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port as far back as the 7th century.
In pre-industrialized western societies the average individual owned less that 100 objects throughout their lifetime. A lifetime with only 100 discreet objects is a life in which each object is likely practical, beautiful, particular, inherited, and well made. These objects are undoubtedly precious to their owners; each possessing a tremendous emotional depository of memories. Bocci is a contemporary design and manufacturing house based in Vancouver, Canada, with a satellite company based in Berlin, Germany.
With a reputation for fine quality, leading design and a simple elegance Dartington Crystal will always be cherished and appreciated and is sure to make the perfect choice for any occasion.
Sam Stang is a veteran glassblower whose career as an independent glassblower started in 1983. He does strong and intricate work, with clear evidence of its roots in the Italian tradition of glassblowing. His work is available in many fine galleries throughout the country as well as at his
studio gallery in Augusta, Missouri.
Boshan Huajun Glass Crafts Factory was established in 1999 and situated in Boshan, Zibo, Shandong, China, where is the biggest production bases of Chinese glass crafts. Our main products are all kinds of glass handblown crafts, like glass paperweights, glass figurines, glass candle holders, glass vases, glass platters, glass perfume bottles, glass pendants and many kind of glass decorations.
Their products are made by traditional techniques combined with modern design. The various designs of glass crafts are limitless. They depend upon the creativity and skills of the makers.The products are made by hand, every product is unique in view, so they are also worthwhile for collection.
The Czech glass is without doubt phenomenon not only within history of glass making but even in context of whole world culture.Although history of glass making in Czech lands is not as long as in countries that were part of classical civilization in Roman times, Czech glass at least since 18th century is considered a part of European cultural heritage.
Cosmopolitan environment of Central Europe and permanent competition between numerous glass producers were the main reason why glass makers working in territory of current Czech Republic have always sought ways how to improve quality and attractiveness of their products. They have used and invented a plenty of hot and cold techniques of glass making and refinement and tried to keep in touch with contemporary art styles and changing aesthetic canons.