Egyptians made glass as early as 4000 years ago. In the twentieth century, the large factories defined glass art up to the fifties. A new period began with the invention of the small studio furnace: The studio glass movement emerged. Independent of glass factories and their large furnaces, many artists were now able to make works of free-blown, non-functional, pure glass art. Glass formed individually by artists spread quickly.
Large museums began to build collections. He fascination of the older matter glass was rediscovered: transparent like nothing or impermeable to light; shiny like polished silver or as rough as sandstone.
Clear without impurities, but also milkily cloudy or bubbly. As sharp as a knife or with handcaressing roundedness; colorful, colorless, or black. Mysteriously fluorescing or metallically gleaming.At the beginning of the 21st century, glass made at the furnace and then in the studio has established itself as an artistic discipline. It ranges from small objects and sculptures to expansive installations and architectural works.
Galerie B in Sinzheim near Baden-Baden specializes in contemporary glass and international studio glass. It is a much sought-after address for collectors, museums, and connoisseurs of contemporary glass objects from all around the world.