What Should I Look For Art Deco Glass?

Several things fall into the art deco glass category. If you want to buy high-quality fused glass art supplies, you should have some knowledge about them.

Color

Amber, topaz, blue, green (earthy colors). Red or "ruby" glass is often shown. Cobalt blue glass is the most sought after. I've also seen a lot of "glass smoke", a nice effect!

Shape and texture

Like an art deco ceramic, glass vases, including geometric, angular, uniforms, mathematics, graduations and concentric design. I always thought it was modern and simple, not over-designed. In other words, each art deco vase contains only one or two artistic themes that are repeated or reflected throughout the piece, and these themes never conflict, they are only complementary.

Artistic elements

Molded glass: artisans take sack glass (in liquid or gel state) and print using special glass making tools, with blown glass to create a shape, and then place the glass that forms in the water to cool it and fix it

Acid etching: a process used by famous manufacturers such as Lalique, Tiffany, and Daum (among others). Acid etching involves the introduction of acids on surfaces (metal, glass, etc.) that cause a "violent reaction."

Crushed glass: this is the effect created by heating and reheating the glass and then rolling them into small pieces of "fried glass" and finally soaking all the parts in cold water. When completed, the vase seems to have thousands of small cracks, almost like a spider web.