Glass provides a resting place for wine, eveningwear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of blown-glass art and gifts at 1020 Glass Art.
Founded as a seasonal gift depot in 2006, 1020 Glass Art slowly built an artisanal empire led by a creative congress of crafters, consultants, and loyal Lone Star folk. Using traditional techniques for blowing, folding, molding, and cutting glass, blowers from all over the world shape molten proto-art into beautiful and practical forms, such as the 10.5-inch Arctic Breeze Green vase ($34.95), an elegant vessel for a bouquet of flowers, or the White Feather Pearl pedestal ($49.95), which can bear larger cargo such as fruit or nightmares about gym class. Show some team spirit at a weekly wine, cheese, and football party with a Texas Longhorns wine stopper ($38.95), or peruse the wide selection of other zoological figurines. 1020 offers free shipping on all orders in the U.S., simplifying souvenir purchases and treating vase-borne genies to a cross-country vacation.
1020 Glass Art and Decor
1020 Glass Art and Decor takes its name from its mission to provide exquisite artwork to everyday people by often pricing its handmade glass creations between $10 and $20. Behind the downtown Austin’s space-age art-deco storefront, their sales team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable designers and art experts as they amass a collection of more than 5,000 glass vases, drink sets, bowls, figurines, and chandeliers. As a locally-owned business, 1020 takes pride in its community and boosts the city’s culture scene by employing 10 highly trained in-house art consultants. They also give back through charitable functions and support of area nonprofits, such as Project Transitions’s hospice and housing care for HIV and AIDS patients. The designers even show their love for their home state through their inventory, with a number of Texas-themed pieces available for purchase, such as a majestic longhorn steer, a golden-horn wine stopper, or a miniaturized Lyle Lovett imprisoned in a crystal paperweight.