While in the Czech Republic, I had the pleasure of visiting a glass blowing studio. The region is famous for its glass art and while I was impressed with the pieces I saw, it was nothing like the work of artist Dale Chihuly. He is noted as having revolutionized the studio glass movement and his work is a testament to that. Images of his exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco can be viewed at his website.
(Found via Dark Roasted Blend)