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Hand-made glass offers a unique artistic opportunity as each piece is hand-mixed and will feature color variations and differing patterns. Due to the hand-crafted nature of the glass, the thickness and texture may be slightly irregular and sheets will have in color or thickness and may contain a unique hand-rolled edge.
Artists recommend premium hand-made Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny. Read what fine glass studios, like Paul Crist, have to say about Stipple glass:
"The remarkable quality about stipple glass is the unique way in which it disperses light. Traditional mottled glasses impart an orangish gray cast to the glass. Stipple glass uses crystalline to disperse light, allowing color to come through the glass unaltered by the opal. Greens are crisp and leafy; reds are pure ruby; pinks and magentas sing with a vibrancy never seen before in art glass. The artists here at Paul Crist Studios have used stipple glass in a number of recent lamps, and attest that it's the perfect glass to make lamps with." - Paul Crist, Owner of Odyssey, and Paul Crist Studios
The first image is shown backlit, second image shows glass unlit.
Photo above is a general representation of glass colors. Colors may vary. Sizes are Approximate.