The History and Art of Glass Christmas Ornaments

  The Center for glass art Meisenthal France creates lovely blown and molded Christmas decorations each year.  Located in Meisenthal, a community in Lorraine of north-eastern France, the village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier. Glass has been produced in Meisenthal … [Read more...]

The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

It's the time of year when we all look back and review our year. At Gardner Glass Products, it is also the time when we plan for the coming year and formulate ideas for future blog posts that will interest our readers and help with their real-world dilemmas. During this analysis, we always feel it's … [Read more...]

CIAV: A few glass balls….

  The Center for glass art Meisenthal France creates lovely blown and molded Christmas decorations each year.  Located in Meisenthal, a community in Lorraine of north-eastern France, the village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier. Glass has been produced in Meisenthal … [Read more...]

The First Chicago Biennial

I was recently in Chicago seeing some designers, and I was thrilled that the time coincided with the First Chicago Architecture Biennial running October 3rd, 2015 through January 3rd, 2016. This is a Chicago event organized by architects Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima celebrating not only Chicago … [Read more...]

Optical Illusions With Color

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

[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

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’

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

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

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...]