More than 45 contemporary international glass artists' works leap from these pages in dynamic photos, alongside the makers' own explanations of the methods and insights that guide their work. The glass works range from tableware to furniture, and demonstrate today's top levels of mastery. They are powerful, gorgeous, sometimes startlingand always reflective of the current state of glass art. The artists are as diverse as their masterpieces, and their comments reveal some of the motivations and techniques that impact them as they transform molten glass into works of art. Everyone who works in glass or enjoys its effects will find this an invaluable reference and an inspiration to future creativity.