When someone mentions glass and art in the same sentence, three names spring immediately to my mind:
Louis Comfort Tiffany
No great detail today, I want to point out just one clear similarity in their natal charts: the position of Neptune.
According to "The Rulership Book" by Rex E. Bills, Neptune rules among many, many other things.....glass. Neptune also rules creativity, and is very often found well aspected or in a strong position in the natal charts of artists, all kinds of artists. There's a double Neptune whammy for artists who work with glass then!
So...portrait, natal chart and a few samples of the work of each artist.
(Where time of birth isn't known the chart is set for 12 noon.)
LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY
Note: Neptune is in its own sign, Pisces in the first degree, and conjunct (joined) to the Sun in the last degree of the previous sign, Aquarius.
Tiffany's glass dome ceiling at the Chicago Cultural Center - a nice one for astrology buffs! Enlarged portion next.
Tiffany stained glass window
Note: We do have Lalique's time of birth, coutesy of Astrodatabank, so the house position of Neptune here is accurate. Neptune is, once again, in it's own sign, Pisces. Not as close to Sun as in Tiffany's case, but in the same house - 10th house of career and public status. Neptune is also in harmonious sextile (60*) to Venus, planet of the arts.
Examples of Lalique glass:
Note: Neptune exactly conjunct(same degree) as Sun, probably quite close to Moon also, though without time of birth this is uncertain.
More about Chihuly and his work at a post from the archives here
Chihuly's work is so gorgeous, dramatic and varied that photographs don't do it justice, but here are a few samples anyway: