Information

We hope that you will find this section full of useful information, contacts and things that are going on, whether you are an artist, collector, gallery, magazine editor, a student or simply just love glass and are interested in learning more about what is available.

About Contemporary Glass

About Contemporary Glass

Art glass is a glass or an item from glass that has been worked into a form that is considered as such artistic as well as being functional. Various techniques can be employed to produce these objects and listed below are some of the methods of production and technique.

Blowing Glass Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble through the use of air and a pipe.

Hot Casting Glass Hot Glass casting is the process in which glass objects are cast, by pouring molten glass into a mould where it solidifies.

• Kiln Formed Glass Kiln casting is a general-purpose term that refers to the melting of glass in a mould inside a kiln at high temperatures.

• Fusing Glass Fused glass is glass that has been fired (heat-processed) in a kiln. Most contemporary fusing methods involve stacking, or layering thin sheets of glass.

Stained Glass The term stained glass can refer to coloured glass, often in sheet form, as a material or to works produced from it.

Architectural Glass Architectural glass is glass that is used as a building material or as a material in the building envelope.

Sandblasting/Engraving Glass Glass can be decorated by sandblasting or engraving the surface in order to remove a layer of glass to make a design stand out.

• Jewellery Glass that can include glass pendants, earrings, bracelets and other unique glass jewellery pieces.

Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY

Contemporary fine art gallery established 1984, located in Chelsea , New York art galleries district. The public is invited to the gallery art openings receptions. Sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition and publisher of ARTisSpectrum magazine. Painters, sculptors and photographers are welcome to submit their portfolios for review.

Alan Tabor

3, Georgian House, Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6AA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 4900 Mob: +44 (0)7931 730 481
Email: alan@.alantabor.com

Alrdridge Glass

F W Aldridge Ltd Unit 3, St John's Industrial Estate, Dunmow Road, Takeley,
Essex CM22 6SP tel: 01279 874000 www.fwaldridgeglass.co.uk

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (USA)

The Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to further the development and appreciation of art made from glass. The Alliance informs collectors, critics and curators by encouraging and supporting museum exhibitions, university glass departments and specialized teaching programs, regional collector groups, visits to private collections, and public seminars.

Association of the History of Glass (UK)

An educational charity set up to advance knowledge and interest in the study of glass for all periods of history and in all parts of the world.

Ausglass

Ausglass is the foremost body for the promotion of contemporary glass in Australia. We achieve this by fostering effective communication between our members and interested parties.

Bead Society of Great Britain (UK)

The Society is open to all those who have an appreciation, either private or professional, of beads ancient and modern, of all shapes, sizes, materials and colours; their techniques of manufacture, and their application.

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