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Glass Artists and Designers

From Vintage Art Glass to post modern, and Pink Depression Glass to Tiffany Favrile, glassware has been made by literally hundreds of companies and in hundreds of ways.

Collecting glass art and glassware can be rewarding, interesting and confusing.

With the thousands of types of glassware out there, and the need to know what it is that you're buying, it sometimes takes a little extra knowledge to purchase exactly what you're looking for.

Collectibles come in many shapes and sizes. Figurines, sugar bowls and creamers and tea cup sets are just a few of the more popular things to collect.

Here at Just Glass we will explore some of those types, and try to find ways to differentiate between bone china and porcelain, and Tiffany glass and a look alike.

Join us in exploring the fascinating world of the history of glassware, art glass and glassmaking worldwide.

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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Kusak Fine Crystal

Fine crystal glassware by Anton Kusak. Kusack Fine Crystal came into being with the dreams of a young man from Moravia who traveled to the city of Seattle. This youthful glassmaker had a vision about what he wanted to do. Glassware and cut crystal was his passion. Anton Kusak believed that great designs and a […]

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Shipping Glassware

In our collecting, somewhere along the way, we’re likely going to have to ship glassware. Particularly if you, as we do, take part in Ebay sales, or online sales of any type. Paying close attention to detail is the only way you’re going to get your package where its going all in one piece.. literally. […]

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Fentons Burmese Glass

Begun in about 1905 by  Frank and John Fenton,two brothers, they began their work in Martins Ferry Ohio and moved a year later to West Virginia. Barely a year later, Fenton introduced what was to be the very first kind of carnival glass that was actually accessible and not too expensive for the "normal" guy […]

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How expensive is collecting glassware?

  How expensive is collecting glassware?  Thats a question a lot of people have and its a reasonable one in the economy we’re facing now. Glassware, like any other hobby, can be as expensive or as inexpensive as you choose to make it, but many people think that simply because they are on a budget, […]

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Westmoreland Glass Company

Spring of 1889 saw a group of men together operating what was known as the Specialty Glass Company, based in East Liverpool Ohio, and moving that plant to Grapeville, a site that was about 25 miles away from the larger city of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania because there was gas found on the property where the plant […]

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Photo Gallery: Depression Glass Patterns

Depression glass has been made in such a wide array of colors and styles that knowing what you have isn’t always an easy task to accomplish. From pink to greens to blues, in patterns that range from flowering dogwood to sunbursts, Depression glass was made by multiple companies in multiple areas and in many and […]

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Indiana Glass:Whitehall Pattern

In the early part of the 1960s the Indiana Glass company introduced what would become one of their most popular lines, and is now among the ones most collected–the Whitehall line. Whitehall Pal Blue This is Pattern Number "521" in the Indiana Glass Company. Whitehall may have achieved its popularity due to the similarities it […]

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Glass Photo Gallery: Murano

Murano glass comes in a variety of differnt styles and articles, from tableware to art glass to lamps and wall art. Murano is made on an island in Italy which has been famed for centuries for its glass production. The Murano artisans use a wide array of tools int heir glass making, primarily tongs or […]

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Milk Glass: An Encyclopedia for New Collectors

With any hobby, whether its quilting, crafting, woodworking or bird watching there comes a certain amount of research and learning that’s necessary to make it enjoyable and in reality, to keep you from getting taken when its time to buy that new piece that you need to help you advance in the hobby. There is […]

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