Glass Blowing Art and Glass Works Sculpture

10/06/2008 11:18:00 AM ·

Revolutionary changes glass blowing have instrumentally influenced the Organic movement of sculpture. Some of the most prolific of artists have combined their passion for natural lifeforms into living glass sculpture and art forms.

Glass blowing was initially invented by the Phoenicians at approximately 50 B.C. when collections of waste were collected from mikvah, "a ritual bath in the Jewish Quarter of Old City of Jerusalem dated from 37 to 4 B.C.

Some of the sediments collected included glass tubes which were “fire-enclosed” on one side and inflated by blowing through an opening to form a bottle. Tube blowing was a revolutionary stepping stone that produced a change in conception and a deep appreciation and understanding of glass works.

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