Glass artwork has been around for a very long time. Some historians date the creation of the first glass back to 5,000 BC when it was developed in what is Syria today and archaeologists place the start date for man made glass at 3,500 BC. Evidence from that time has been found in Egypt and Mesopotamia. As long as there has been glass, people have made it into art. Glass sculptures have been around at least since the invention of glass blowing, which was said to have been started in the first century BC in the Roman Empire.
The modern day studio art movement created new and unusual ways to make art from the material. In 1962, a chemist and engineer, Dominick Labino, teamed up with a ceramics professor, Harvey Littleton to experiment with melting glass. They used a small furnace and began created glass wo (more…)
Dec 11 2016