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Art Glass to Spice Up Your Home

By Charles Hopkins Published 11/30/2007 | Arts and Culture
Nowadays, almost everything can be considered art.  You can put in a frame your childs very first doodle.  You can even consider an assemblage of candy wrappers as well as other rubbish as art.  There is, however, a popular form of art that can be defined as art in its finest.  This is art glass, and its many variations can be found as decorations both with pragmatic and ornamental values in homes.  In fact, your home surely has a piece of art glass, however unbeknownst you may be to that certain fact.

What is Art Glass?

Simply defined, art glass pertains to any form of visible and tangible piece of art that makes use of the medium glass.  Over time, many ways have been created in order to produce a work of art glass.  These include glass blowing, casting, forging, and many other ways.  Because of this, there are numerous variations of art glass pieces.  Some of the more popular include the mosaic and stained glass forms of art glass.  Sculptures made of glass are also a product of art glass.

What is the Use of Art Glass?

This question may have already been answered by you the moment you bought your very first glass figurine.  Yes, that piece of decorated glass sculpture is a product of art glass.  This is the first, most obvious use of art glass.  More than being a tool for decorative purposes, however, art glass is very much important for home utility purposes.  After all, where did you get the stained glass which serves as a separator in your bathroom?  Also, where did you get the mosaic foundation where your orchids are hung?  Aside from being a means for arts sake, art glass ultimately achieves the purpose of utility as it is not only pleasing to the eyes but also purposeful for numerous reasons.

What are the Best Examples of Art Glass?

If you think that art glass is not really important and will not beautify your home, think again.  Art glass has a number of almost unlimited purposes, and you will find that you are in need of at least some of these purposes.  You can use art glass pieces as decorations (glass sculptures), frames, mosaic for doors, sliding doors, garden decorations, chandeliers, and many other known materials made from glass.  Believe it or not, all these materials underwent the rigorous process of art glass formation in order to create that beautiful and useful piece of art.