Owens Illinois

Most glass collectors have most likely heard of Owens-Illinois, Inc.  In 2005, the company changed its trade name to O-I.  About a half of every glass container in the world is made by either O-I, its affiliates, or its licensees. [image title=”dcpl1470ed” size=”full” id=”733″ align=”center” linkto=”viewer” ] The company has a rich and fascinating history.  […]

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Art Glass-Wimberly Glass Works

Wimberly Glass is not a household name. They aren’t well known, nor in fact may you have ever heard of the company, but you should have. I was somewhat behind the times with regard to Wimberly until a friend pointed them out to me. The Emerald Ocean collection alone is worthy of sitting up and […]

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Viking Glass

  A single brief paragraph or so in the newspapers of West Virginia in 1998 told of the closing of an entire era of manufacturing, but opened the door for a multitude of collectors to become dazzled with, and seek out the items that had, until now, been too easily found it seems and not […]

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Fenton Winterberry

  I love Fenton, but not just any kind of Fenton. Don’t we all, by virtue of things that give us good memories, or make us smile, or make us curious, tend to collect things for more than one reason? Absolutely we base it quite often on aesthetics,  or what may rise in value, but just […]

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Picasso’s Romance With Ceramics

Quite often we become a fan of some kind of glass and we collect and collect, aiming higher for that better piece, but once in a while, we find something that, while completely unattainable, still excites our interest and makes us ardent fans. I learned a great deal about the artist Picasso in this way..  […]

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Glass Art and Optical Illusions

As an artistic medium, glass can be used creatively to create some very interesting optical illusions, bending and refracting light and images to trick the eye in endless ways. The optical and physical properties of glass make it an ideal medium for captivating the eye and the mind. Even the stem of an ordinary wine […]

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Mexican Art Glass

Having collected depression glass, fine china and art glass for several years, I thought I’d pretty much run the gamut of the things I’d seen that I wanted to collect but this year brought me something new and interesting. Admittedly I don’t know a great deal about it, but I do think its worth exploring […]

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Art Glass from Bohemia

Bohemian glass was world famous for its quality and appearance and today many glass factories and glass works in the Czech republic produce Bohemian glass, making what are replicas if older glass patterns, and capitalizing on the reputation of the Bohemian glass quality, although it may or may not be of that same quality.

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Murano Glass and Glassmaking Techniques

Murano is renowned for its history and influence over the craft and art of glassmaking.

Over nearly 1,000 years of glassmaking and skills being passed down from generation to generation have enabled the development and refinement of many innovative glass art techniques in Murano […]

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