There are many works of art that are displayed in art galleries and museum all over the world. Glass art is one of the art pieces that caught the interest of many. This work of art are substantially or wholly made of glass. Glass artists can create small sizes or larger sizes and with various designs. There are glass arts that are made in studios and factories. Glasses are decorative and functional medium which was known to be invented by the Phoenicians, used in beads and jewelry.
Glasses were used for small pieces of jewelry and for decoration especially when it was first used. Good thing about it is that small jewelries that are made from glass is possible without a furnace. Pocket watches and monocles are some of the products that are made out of glass. It has become a very important part of fashion both in the old days and in this modern time. Glass couture became popular which is a custom-fitted clothing made from sculpted glass. When it comes to practical works of glass art, it include glass vessels.
During the Middle Ages, glasses were used for windows in buildings especially stained glass. Glass sculptures too became popular. Some examples of the 20th century studio glass include Vortex Vase, Wind Song Glass, Marletto canework, and Murrine Foglio. Glass panels too can be found everywhere having various sizes. Also, these glass panels are installed as walls or for interior use. Some of the techniques used in creating glass arts include carving, frosting, gilding, masking or silk screening. Glass printing, knitted and felted glass too are being done until now.