Optical Illusions With Color

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In a continuation of our exploration of the science of color, it's important to remember that placement and visual weight of colors can create optical illusions that play with our brain's perceptions, and can lead us to some interesting tricks. The Bezold Effect: A color may appear different … [Read more...]

An Impressive Glass Flag in Kansas

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[This is one of our favorite all-time art glass projects, and while we have shared it before, we always think it's worth sharing again,...especially on Independence Day. Be safe and have fun, and remember,...American ingenuity is what makes our nation great. As this project proves!  This amazing … [Read more...]

High Point Market

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High Point Market Spring 2015 is just around the corner starting April 18th. Now is the time to look through all the directories and start mapping out my strategy to see as much as I can in a short amount of time. But now is also the time to look through last year's trends that were big and … [Read more...]

Moving Mountains – No Foolin’

The final piecing test before glue-up of Mountain Range Wall Mural in Dreamwalls Color Glass

A recent project allowed  Gardner Glass Products to showcase our artistic side with the creation of a focal wall in a nearby conference center. This specific Holiday Inn Express is nestled in the mountains and is a bit unique with a combination Conference Center featuring over 4,000 square feet of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Wilkes Art Gallery

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If you're in a creative field, the passion for it probably started in art. Paper and crayons, Play-Doh, macaroni art....the humble beginnings of a creative life. It's been a joy watching my young daughter explore different art forms, and I hope that the passion for creating something from the ideas … [Read more...]

Glass Art Grows in NY

Loretta Hui-Shan Yang "Proof Of Awareness_"(2006/2007)

Founded in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated) as a gift to the nation for the company’s 100th anniversary, Corning Museum of Glass of is a not-for-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. Corning Museum of Glass  is about glass art, history, … [Read more...]

Four Artists Mirroring Magic

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We admit, here at Gardner Glass Products, we're more than a little nerdy about artists who use mirrors in their work. We realize the potential of our product to create interesting commentary on the condition of self or vanity, to create lighting and infinity effects, and to juxtapose with other … [Read more...]

Flowing, Draping, Pillowing: Glass

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Since I was recently geeking-out at the Heatherwick Studio show at Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, I thought it was worthwhile to show you just a few of the unique ways that Thomas Heatherwick and his band of merry designers have come up with some amazing buildings, interiors, and sculptures that … [Read more...]

Heatherwick’s Glass Imaginings in Dallas

Heatherwick - Seed Cathedral UK Pavillion Expo 2010

During a recent business trip to Dallas, I was able to skip a lunch and visit Nasher Sculpture Center located downtown. I was extremely excited because they were currently featuring - along with their impressive collection of Brancusi, Picassos, Giacommetis and more - an exhibit by Thomas … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Taste The Rainbow

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You could feel the optimism of High Point Market this year; which was quite an accomplishment. Everyone seemed to think it was back to business and I saw more smiles than I'd seen in a long time. That attitude was reflected in the bright colors that popped throughout showrooms, and what I found … [Read more...]