Is the art of glass making a dying business? For thousands of years master craftsmen have made beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of glass items, from decorated figurines to vases, plates and actual drinking vessels. However, as with many of our antiques and collectables the age of machinery has put a huge dent in the world of glass. Many of our glass objects today are mass produced. However there are still people who are trying to keep this artesian art alive.