Glass Art Window to the Soul

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There is something about glass that is so captivating; the transparency, the sheen, the color. It can be used for practical purposes or purely for artistic value.

I read an article in a local news paper about an art glass display at a local coffee shop. The display was created by students of an art class at the local college. It showed what they were learning, in a more hands on approach. Students have been creating pieces since early in May and will continue through mid June.

The display is located at Coffea Roasteria, located on Main Street in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Visitors to the display can see how glass is melted and transformed, as well as learn about different kinds of glass and all that it can be used for.

All of this information is presented in a window like setting that draws you into the process. On one side there are different types of glass with descriptions about them and how they are used, or what they are commonly used for. On the other side visitors can see the artists creating their own works of art using these different types of glass. These pieces must be very hot during this process as there are several signs that warn about touching them.

The glass half empty or glass half full question has been debated for years. But for Dale Chihuly glass is both a canvas and a window to the soul.

The renowned artist was recently recognized by the local news paper with an article about his works of art. Chihuly is famous for his magnificent glass sculptures, but he uses stained glass as well.

The article says that Chihuly’s pieces are included in more than 250 museum collections around the world and that he has been commissioned to create installations in such places as New York’s Central Park and Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle.

Tulane University in New Orleans is the home of two of the artist’s commissions, a chandelier hung in the lobby of Freeman Hall and a sculpture hanging from the ceiling of the Audubon Ballroom.

Did you know that Tulane students exhibited some of their own art in a show which was displayed at Propeller? I think it would be interesting to see what other works Tulane students have contributed to this year, so I’m going to look into it.

A lot of people, when they think of glass art, immediately begin to think about the stained glass windows in churches or the pieces in museums that are centuries old. These are truly beautiful pieces and many were created by masters of their craft during the Renaissance. These masterpieces are in many ways an inspiration to those of us who work with glass today. However, it is important for artists and art lovers alike to realize that there are many different kinds of glass art.

An article from a local newspaper came out recently on this subject. The article featured a local artist named Craig Antrim who creates glass art. The article described Antrim as “a talented artist who developed a passion for glass blowing while he was still in high school.” This is an example of contemporary glass art, which focuses on the use of color and various techniques including fire polishing and murrine to produce modern designs that often incorporate or mimic other materials or objects.

The first thing one needs to know about art glass is that it is not just another form of stained glass. Stained glass is what most people think of when they hear the word “glass,” the beautiful and colorful windows we see in cathedrals and churches around the world. Art glass can be used as a medium for stained glass, but it has many more uses than that.

Art glass is made from colored glasses and fused together under high heat (not to be confused with molded glass, which is melted down and then molded into its final shape). It can be used as a single sheet of color or as part of an installation.

Artists use this technique to create windows, sculptures, bowls and almost anything else you can imagine. But what does the artist do when he or she creates a work of art? What does it mean?

The window in your home allows natural light to enter. It is there to bring light into the house where you can relax in its presence. The artist’s window serves the same purpose; he or she wants you to experience their soul through the piece they created. A true work of art will touch your heart and make you feel something deep inside by allowing you to see their soul.*

It’s not everyday you get to see the soul of a person but for me that is exactly what art glass does for me. I have been in love with art glass since I was 16, when I had first seen my first piece at an auction and it took a hold of me.

I will be taking art classes next school year to further my knowledge and hope to one day be a part of a great team at a glass studio. I like to think that I am a good artist but there are many steps you must take to become great such as learning the fundamentals and always trying new things. One thing that is important in art glass is patience because you can’t rush things or else they don’t turn out right.

There are so many styles of art glass but it all falls into two main categories, fused and slumped. Fusing is when you heat the glass up, which causes it to become soft, and then use tools to mold it while still hot. Slumping is where you heat the glass up, have it slump down on itself causing it to take on a rounder shape or sometimes a bubble shape, then use tools after it has cooled off again to mold it into the desired form.

Slumping is much more difficult than fusing because sl

Art glass is a very vibrant and flourishing art form. There are many artists in the world who work in this medium. However, there are a few that stand out as leaders of their art form. Some of these artists have achieved this status through years of hard work and dedication to their craft. Others have acquired this status more quickly because of the quality of their work and presentation. Regardless of the reason, these artists’ works are enjoyed by many people around the world.

Some of those artists include Dale Chihuly, James Carpenter, Robert Murray, John Houser and Karen LaMonte. These are all artists whose work changes with time and trends but has always been inspired by nature. They can be found in museums across the world, as well as in public places such as airports and malls. Their art can be seen by millions every day as they go about their daily lives not even realizing what they are looking at is a piece of fine art.

These artists are all recognized for their individual styles and techniques that they have developed over the years. They pushed the boundaries and limits in order to create something new, fresh and innovative while still being true to themselves.*

Clear glass is almost as old as man, being first made by Egyptian craftsmen around 2,000 BC. That glass was made from sand that had been heated in a furnace until it became molten. It was then blown into the desired shape and cooled.

The new age of glass-blowing began in the early 20th century when two men independently came up with the idea of using very high temperatures to melt the end of a tube so that it could be expanded into a bubble. This bubble was then manipulated and worked like clay for an artist’s sculpting tool.

This method of making glass was, as you can imagine, both time consuming and labor intensive and therefore expensive. But in the late 1930s two American brothers, Frederick and Otto Schott, working in their basement laboratory, developed a way to make clear glass using much lower temperatures than before. They called their product “Duran” glass (for durability and clarity) and licensed it out to manufacturers all over Europe, who today dominate the world market for art glass due to lower production costs.*(1)

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