Since opening, the gallery has grown by constantly adding wonderfully talented glass artists. Our goal is to offer you the finest in handblown art glass at reasonable prices. You won't find artists like Dale Chihuly or Lino Tagliapietra present here. Although 'glass geniuses', their pricing is out of reach of most collectors. However, many of our artists have studied at the Pilchuck Glass Center, some have even blown glass for Chihuly in the past. You may not even recognize some of the names of our artists but we always try to present the works of an extremely talented group of artists who balance making a living while still offering their creations at reasonable prices. Many of our artists work alone or with only one or two assistants. Their personal dedication to the work makes each piece special.
You've hopefully noticed that all of our artists are U.S. based. The reason is simple... many other galleries import works of worldwide artists, sometimes paying them only pennies on the dollar of final retail value. With such underpaid competition, it's tough to make a living in this country as an artist. We make sure that our artists are all fairly compensated and our goal is to keep them in business along with us. We hope that like us, you support arts in the USA.
NJM Gallery's web site began in June 1995, making it the first gallery online, and the only one specializing in art glass for a long time. The site is a dynamic catalog of our gallery's current display. Including approximately 300 pages, individual web pages are updated daily as pieces come and go. As some artists are more popular than others, some pages are updated more often than others. If you are a regular visitor to our site (and we hope you will be), probably the most important page for you will be the New Arrivals page. We don't have a preset schedule for updating this page as it is dependent on the arrival of new work, but during much of the year it gets updated anywhere from 1 to 10 times a week.
We like to feature different artists on the gallery cards that we include with purchases. Below are copies of different gallery cards we've had over the years. Click on any card to view in full size.
By the way, we're often asked about the odd name many of you still know us by... Not Just Mud!. If you haven't figured out by now, Not Just Mud! grew out of our beginnings as a pottery. As we evolved into an art glass gallery, the name was shortened to remove the reference to mud and became NJM Gallery. Our Internet venture began as a lengthy subname starting with a tilda and ending with njmg under a major webhost's domain. By 1996 we had moved to our own NJMGallery.com domain. We later we moved to our current destination, ArtGlassUSA.com, to better reflect the gallery's focus.
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