The world of glass

Date: 4 October 2011
Utah artist loves the versatility of shaping glassLEHI — Glass is one of the most amazing compounds on the planet.

Liquid at high temperatures, brittle at cooler ones, often transparent but able to absorb almost any color, often associated with light and brilliance, glass is one of the oldest manmade substances, dating back to Mesopotamia and about 3,500 B.C.

It is also one of the most artistic. From the stained glass windows of medieval times to the rise of art glass in the 19th century with the likes of Rene Lalique and Louis Comfort Tiffany, to modern studios today, glass has decorated our world.

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