The Victorian era was an amazing time of invention and artistic expression in glassmaking and glass decorating. Cathy Dahms discusses what factors contributed to this dynamic period of glassmaking in Britain, Europe, and America; the characteristics of Victorian glass and provides examples of the dozens of innovations from that period that still influence modern art glass. Take a fun look at some Victorian glass forms that are no longer seen today.

An avid lifetime glass collector, Cathy Dahms has been writing a book on glass decorative techniques as a retirement project. She has done extensive research at the Rakow Research Library (Corning), the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia, and museums throughout the Czech Republic. She is an active member of numerous glass organizations.