Attend a Glass Art Auction
People often have questions about how to begin glass art collecting. I want to provide some tips on how to start collecting glass art. I will share a recent story about selling glass art to first time buyers. During the last few months I have been getting involved in glass art auctions. Many of the top glass museums and art centers in the U.S. host annual auctions. Glass auctions often show the work of great glass artists from around the world. This is an ideal place to buy high quality, authentic glass art. Going to glass art auctions is a perfect way to learn about glass art and the top glass artists.
Focus Your Glass Art Collecting
Some buyers have focused on collecting certain types of glass art. The Arthur Rubloff Collection of glass paperweights in Chicago is a superb example of glass art collecting. A person might have interest in specific types of glass art, glass methods, or even historic glass making. I think the real key is to collect what you love and what brings joy to your life. Get to know different glass artists. Take time to visit their studios. Glass artists love to share their work with others and explain how it was made. Gaining this type of knowledge about glass will give you pleasure and expertise in glass art collecting.
Purchasing Your Glass Art
Private collectors have bought several of my glass sculptures. One collector lives in Columbus and already had several glass sculptures. The couple bought the glass sculpture “Jellyfish” to accent their glass collection inspired by sea life. Since the couple lived locally, I assisted them in displaying the sculpture in their home. I also provided information on how to care for their glass art.
Shipping and Receiving Glass Art
Today someone can collect glass art from anywhere in the world. Quality packing and shipping ensures that your glass art is received in perfect condition. A collector should be aware of the packing, shipping, and insurance of any purchased glass art. I have had great success in shipping glass art to collectors as far away as The Netherlands. To learn more about my packing and shipping methods please read Shipping Glass Art to Collectors.
Should you have any questions about the purchase of a glass sculpture please send me an email. I would be happy to assist you. If you found this write-up helpful you may also enjoy reading Creating a Jellyfish Step by Step.