A few years ago, before moving to Seattle, I lived in Tacoma. Known as the Jewel of South Puget Sound, it is also home to the Museum of Glass, opened in 2002.
|Museum of Glass with Tacoma Dome and SR509 Suspension Bridge|
As one can see from the following photographs I've recently taken, there is much to see outside the museum itself. The Seaform Pavillon and the Venetian Glass Wall showcases Chihuly's work. The distinct cone structure that gives the place its nickname houses the Hot Shop Ampitheater where live glass blowing takes place.
|The "Cone" as seen from Dale Chihuly's "Bridge of Glass"|
|Chihuly's Bridge of Glass|
|Venetian Glass Wall|
|Historic Downtown Tacoma seen from the museum|
ETSY.com has a number of very talented glass artists. For those who "heart" glass, here are some wonderful creations that caught my (non-glass) eye: