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There are few types of contemporary art that are as versatile and as beautiful as glass art. At the Carlyn Galerie, we are proud to feature a variety of vases, wall decor, and many other different types of glass art created by artists known across the country. Glass art is a passion that has been part of the Galerie for decades. We carry a variety of styles and designs — there is sure to be something that catches your eye!
History of Glass Art
Historians and archeologists have found evidence of glass-making that dates as far back as 5000 BCE. While many cultures used obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass, for weapons and other tools, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria have the earliest examples of created glass in the form of beads that were likely a byproduct of metal-working. During the Bronze Age, these cultures began creating designs in their glass vessels and beads by adding thin strips of colored glass, which is some of the earliest examples of colored glass art.
Glass art became increasingly popular in cultures all across the world. Archeologists have found glass beads and other types of art in historical sites in India, China, Italy, the Middle East, and the Czech Republic. Glass artwork was largely popular in the Middle Ages — the most notable examples being stained glass windows found in churches and cathedrals.
With the addition of lead oxide combined with the advancements in the Industrial Revolution, glass became more readily available for the public. The lead oxide made glass easier to work with, giving artists more time to work on their creations. Glass art continues to be a popular decor option today.
Types of Glass Art
At the Carlyn Galerie, we feature works by talented glass artists who are skilled in a number of different glass artistry styles. Some of the art techniques you can find at Carlyn Galerie are:
- Blown Glass
- Fused Glass
- Slumped Glass
- Lampworked Glass
- Cast Glass
Glass Artists at Carlyn Galerie
Since 1989, the Carlyn Galerie has featured some of the finest American glass art from the most talented artists. We take pride in showing work from both established, well-known artists and up-and-coming individuals. Along with glass art, our Galerie also features pottery, jewelry, and wearable art. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, so stop by our glass art gallery today and find your next perfect art piece! If you aren’t in the Dallas, Texas, area, don’t worry! Our featured art is also available for purchase online. Contact Carlyn Galerie today!