For thousands of years, all the bits of information needed to become a glass artist were closely held secrets. In fact, for a period of time, disclosing information about the making of glass was considered a crime in Venice – one that was punishible by death.
Thanks to the many excellent online discussion forums, glass artistry is more accessible than ever before in history. Most forums have searchable archives so that many questions are answered without even the need to ask.
Below are links to some of these online glass artist communities. If you have a favorite that I've missed please let me know.