Glass Art

Learn glass-making

The Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has set up a Glass Art Studio. It is the first tertiary institution in Hong Kong to offer courses on glass-making and design.

Tuesday, 13 March, 2007, 12:00am

putting on the glitz

In this era ruled by hip-hop street culture, the rule is: the blinger, the better. Hollywood stars and their music-industry counterparts often add sparkle to their looks by employing caps, T-shirts, accessories and even mobile phones adorned with glittering Swarovski crystals.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Dishwasher safe

In a master stroke that will literally make other chandeliers pale in comparison, Schonbek's Da Vinci chandelier (below) can be loaded into a dishwasher to slough off grime - apparently a world first. Which means no more tricky drip cleaning or the chore that beats most in terms of tedium: removing and hand washing each crystal.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

sound bites

You're a glass art enthusiast. Tell us about the art form.

Gallery owner Vanessa Lee Taub:

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Los Angeles

What's going on around the globe

The Glass: Material Matters exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art seems to want to make the point that, depending on how you work with it, glass can be refined and delicate, or funky, outlandish, edgy and avant-garde.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

C views

After a successful debut in Japan, American accessories label Coach has launched its eyewear collection in Hong Kong. Three styles feature the brand's signature 'C' logo pattern and other details usually found on its handbags. The collection includes the Victoria ($1,500), featuring a polished Coach metal plaque studded with Swarovski crystals, and the oversized Grace (below; $1,300).

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Plenty to wander about from the arts end of the Earth

If you want to see some of the best of Australian art, then go walkabout around Central and Aberdeen over the next 10 days.

Nine galleries are taking part in the second annual Australia - Art & About, showcasing the works of more than 40 glass artists, painters, sculptors, ceramicists and photographers.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

43 Down Under artists put themselves out and about

The work of 43 Australian artists has been brought to Hong Kong for a three-week exhibition of cultural exports from Down Under.

'Australia art and about', organised by the Australian Trade Commission, showcases exhibitions of fine art and glass items simultaneously at nine galleries.

10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Destroyer of Qing vases arrested

The British man who said he accidentally smashed three Qing dynasty vases in a Cambridge museum in January was arrested yesterday.

Nick Flynn, an unemployed artist, tripped and fell down a staircase and into the unprotected porcelain vases dating from the 17th century. They ended up in 400 pieces on the floor.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

And to think, he didn't used to know his glass from his bellows

China produces about 70 per cent of the world market for glass products. But glass as art is a different story. Although glass art has long been practised in the US, Australia, Europe and Taiwan, it has never taken off on the mainland.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


1. Nembus II vase, $320, from Flos, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2801 7007.

2. Poetic garden vase, $4,200, from Baccarat, shop 121, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2537 2303.

3. Rosebud hand-blown glass vase, $1,300, from The L.S. Collection, 8 Des Voeux Road, Central, tel: 2868 9163.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Crystal book bash

Crystal company Swarovski held a reception to launch its coffee table book, A World of Beauty, at the IFC atrium earlier this month.

Heir to the Swarovski empire Markus Langes-Swarovski flew in on his private jet for the occasion.

24 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

How to pour, roar and slam

- Never fill your own glass; fill those of your companions. If women are present, they should do the pouring.

- Hold the bottle with two hands when pouring.

- An empty glass should be raised in the air before it is refilled.

- Drinking is a social event - always clink your glass when saying cheers, or wi ha yo in Korean.

23 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Glass shapes artistic expressions

Glass is valued by artists for its malleability and beauty, and the works by four very different sculptors now on display in Devon House, Taikoo Place, pay tribute to the expressive nature of this medium.

Balance Beauty Bold is presented by Gaffer Studio Glass, a gallery that has recently moved from its Central location to a 4,000-square-foot warehouse space in Aberdeen.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

China Glass to buy out rivals

China Glass Holdings will pay 416 million yuan to buy a controlling interest in seven rival domestic

glass makers, tripling its capacity and becoming the country's largest listed producer of flat glass.

The acquisitions are being conducted mainly through a joint venture between China Glass, Mei Long,

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am