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Art Glass: Function Over Form

Kara Cox -- Home Accents Today, August 15, 2006

While art glass is most commonly a decorative addition, these pieces add function to the form. As more than just an objet d'art; these designs add beauty to everyday items making them fun to use and to look at.

 Manorisms International's Bottle Stopper Collection tops any bottle with a simple piece of art made from mouth-blown art glass in rich, exotic colors ($25, set of three). eLink 513 Manorisms International 
 Opus Crystal  Opus Crystal's Baja Stemware Collection features mouth-blown and handcrafted glass in two-tone color combinations ($150, set of four). eLink 512
 Global Amici's Splash Drinkware Collection takes refreshment to a new level with black and white mouth-blown art glass ($8 to $12). eLink 509  Global Amici
 From the Controlled Chaos Collection by artist Aryana Londir, the turquoise wave tray makes an artistic statement with useful purpose ($750). eLink 514  From the Controlled Chaos Collection by artist Aryana Londir, the turquoise wave tray makes an artistic statement with useful purpose ($750). eLink 514
 Glass Eye Studio depicts a delicate sea creature in the Phantom of the Sea handcrafted glass paperweight from the Environmental Series, adding colorful design to a desktop staple ($100). eLink 510  Glass Eye Studio depicts a delicate sea creature in the Phantom of the Sea handcrafted glass paperweight from the Environmental Series, adding colorful design to a desktop staple ($100). eLink 510
The Dragonfly candleholders from Fusion Z are a dramatic addition to any tablescape with sculpted glass wings and colorful bodies as stems ($225 each). eLink 511   The Dragonfly candleholders from Fusion Z are a dramatic addition to any tablescape with sculpted glass wings and colorful bodies as stems ($225 each). eLink 511

All prices are suggested retail

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