Why Glass?

Redefine Glass Art: The Must Know 13 Glass Artists

We have faith that glass possesses the ability to convey our thoughts and emotions on life. – Chang Yi

We believe in art because art is interlaced with our very beings. Whether it is an idea, an emotion or a person, it serves as a statement on the universe and life.

Is LIULI art? Can it be art? Just as the validity of oil painting is never questioned yet the validity of a simple drawing is, we feel that this type of question misses the point. Our only concern is whether or not glass art is the art of the people. Does it reflect our thoughts in this world? If not, then all glass creations are mere indulgences of technique.

LIULIGONGFANG’s CEO, Chang Yi, also the curator of Why Glass? exhibition, through the years of glass art collection. He redefines the meaning of glass art and introduce the thirteen remarkable glass artist which influence the technique and the culture of glass art.


Emile Galle 1846-1904, French French artist who worked in glass, and considered to be one of the major forces in the French Art Nouveau movement.
Francois Decorchemont 1880-1971, French Developed a new techniques in stained glass, particularly in the use of crystal to give multicolored and faceted panes.
Kyohei Fujita 1921-2004, Japan Best known for his glass boxes with complicated surface decorations.
Toots Zynsky 1951-, USA Toots Zynsky is known for her distinctive “filet de verre” technique that fuses threads of glass to achieve unmatched explorations of color.
Paul Stankard 1943-, USA Considered the father of modern glass paperweights. He integrated mysticism with botanical realism giving the glass organic credibility.
Jay Musler 1949-, USA Jay has been recognized as an innovative force in the glass arts for decades, having twice been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Antoine Leperlier
1953-, French
He learned the technique of pate de verre from his grandfather, Francois Decorchement. In 1981, he was awarded the Foundation de France award.
Ann Wolff
1937-, Lubeck, Germany
Parallel to her works in glass, she finds her way and time which shares the intense emotional images and her sculptural forms are “expressive, intimate, lyrical and heroic”.
Steven Weinberg
1954-, USA
Weinberg focuses on the optical, transparent, and reflective qualities of glass in his solid, kiln-cast sculptures.
Stanislav Libensky
1921-2002, Czech Republic
Spouse: Jaroslava Brychtova
1924-, Czech Republic
Their works are included in many major modern art collections.
Chang Yi
1951-, Taiwan
Chang’s traditional craft art with distinctive and insightful views on People, Life and Culture.
Loretta H Yang
1952-, Taiwan
Yang created sculptured works in glass which are richly imbued with a traditional Chinese artistic and human philosophy.
Lino Tagliapietra Murano, Italy August 10, 1934 A Venetian Glass Maestro, the greatest glassblower in the world.