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What is Glass Art?

Learn about glass art from glassblower Todd Hansen in this Howcast video.


Hello my name’s Todd Hansen, we’re here at the Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Blowing Studio in Laytonsville, Maryland. We're at I’ve been a glassblower for about twelve years now, I’ve got several different lines of glass work that I work on and I’ll be talking to you about glass blowing. Glass blowing is as versatile as any other art form, you have painters that do different styles, ceramists mold different forms, glass is no different, whether it’s in the eye of the beholder or not, glass can be a really, collectible, valuable, beautiful thing, it’s an aesthetic that you enjoy. I can look at technical pieces of work from Venetian glass blowers and just be dumbfounded by how they did it, then you look at something that’s a whole other style of glass working, it can be a really large piece with lots of color in that’s just as beautiful so it really depends on what you like and what you collect, there are paperweights that are mind boggling there are tumblers that are really beautiful there’s lots of things for different people to collect and buy, many different glass blowers as there are, there are that many styles of glassblowing being done, so the best way to find something that you think it s artistic and beautiful is go out to the studios in your area and support your local artists.

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