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Category Archive: Glass

Glass artist Lyubov Savelieva

Sokolniki. Glass art by Lyubov Savelieva

Sokolniki. Glass art by Lyubov Savelieva

Flying images, fantasy stories representing human soaring, sublime, purposeful and full of creative energy, Lyubov Savelieva depicts in a casually-naive manner. Innovative combination of glass and copper in the works of Honored Artist of Russia distinguishes her from other glass artists. Many years ago Glass artist Lyubov Savelieva noticed that these materials coincide in expansion coefficient at temperature influence, and this observation underlies the creative experiment, which resulted in extraordinary beauty of unique works. Lyubov Savelieva was born in 1940 in Moscow. She graduated from Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art (Stroganovskoe) in 1966. Began to participating in regional, national, Union and solo and group international exhibitions in 1967.
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Glass art by Elena Nechayeva

Glass art by Elena Nechayeva

Glass sculpture of Guardian Angel. Artist of applied art Elena Nechayeva (closeup)

Stained glass artist Elena Nechayeva (Yamskova) was born February 26, 1973 in Krasnodar region, Russia. She still lives and works there in her home art studio. Elena Nechayeva started working with glass by accident – on the New Year’s eve, which she wanted to be special for her beloved sister. And she made ​​an angel … Now Elena is a mixed media artist, her creative collection includes handmade glass sculptures, decorations for Christmas tree, paintings, panno and plates, home furnishings, gifts, dolls, and glass jewelry.
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Murrine Glass painting by Loren Stump

Madonna of the Rocks. Murrine painting by Loren Stump

Madonna of the Rocks. Murrine Glass painting by Loren Stump, American self-taught artist

Murrine Glass painting by Loren Stump, American self-taught artist, is a real masterpiece. Loren makes his paintings in the technique called “Murrine”. Invented 4,000 years ago in the Middle East, and later virtually forgotten, the technique was revived by Venetian glass-makers. First the artist makes colorful glass rods, and later imposes one on another. Then, he melts the entire stack in a special oven, until it turns into a thick glass “sausage”. Cutting off one slice of this “sausage”, he gets a little picture, which he uses, for example, for making a beautiful pendant.
Meanwhile, stained glass artist Loren Stump perfected his Murrine technique over the past 35 years. Now he has more than 40 years experience in glass-art and can create entire portraits and paintings.
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Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke

Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke

Beautiful Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke, British artist

Painting on glass by Lesley Pyke
Talented woman jeweler, Lesley Pyke doesn’t work with precious metals, but nevertheless creates amazing beauty and elegance for which she has won the hearts of millions of people worldwide. Her drawings engraved on glass and crystal are so expressive that the weightless drawing seems about to come to life. Her creations can truly be called outstanding. Lesley has 30 years of experience in engraving on glass and crystal, which gave impetus to the development of her own business. Meanwhile, huge numbers of people are eager to see firsthand the handiwork by Lesley Pyke. Known almost all over the world, people attend her engraving courses to learn the secrets of create drawing on the glass. Lesley Pyke lives in Halesworth, the UK, a hundred kilometers north-east of London.
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Glass wildflowers by Ronnie Hughes

Glass wildflowers by American self-taught artist Ronnie Hughes

Glass wildflowers by American self-taught artist Ronnie Hughes

Glass wildflowers by Ronnie Hughes are called “Liberty in bloom”, so natural, realistic and detailed these glass sculptures are. Ronnie Hughes was born in 1954 and grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. He learned about glass blowing from a friend after he had graduated from the Wake Forest University in 1976. The glass artist admits that having spent two weeks working with glass, he was hooked. Since Ronnie Hughes did not receive special art education, his aptitude for blowing glass had become a great and pleasant surprise for him. Glassblowing became his career, on which he has spent 35 years, creating a large gallery of glass sculptures, which are now in galleries, art exhibitions and private collections.
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Rene Lalique Art Deco glass design

Rene Lalique Art Deco glass design

A couple of doves. Rene Lalique Art Deco glass design

Rene Lalique Art Deco glass design
Born Rene Jules Lalique in the French village of Ay on 6 April 1860 (died 5 May 1945), he started a glassware firm, named after him, which still remains successful. Lalique experimented with glass. If he performed his first works by the “vanishing wax” (taken from jewelry techniques), then he developed and implemented at the plant in Vinh-sur-Moder method of injection molding. So were many of his sculptures and vases. French jeweler Rene Lalique engaged in production of a variety of glass items, including perfume bottles, lighting, chandeliers, clocks, jewelry using colored glass and figures. In addition, he made automobile hood ornaments, and symbols for automotive radiator grilles. In particular, Henry Citroen commissioned the first one.
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