First, a search for available, public, published information and reports on glass art, trends, statistics and findings was completed. This produced a wealth of both general and specific information on the current climate, changes, challenges and opportunities for the glass art.
Second, we conducted one-on-one interviews by phone with a representative group of influential artists, collectors, gallery owners, educators, museum directors/curators, media and manufacturers.
Third, the research and interviews informed two online national surveys with the public and the other with those involved or connected directly to the glass art world. For the survey of those directly involved in glass art, GMA employed the membership of the Glass Art Society as well as an email list of over 6,000 people who are connected in some way to glass art. With more than 2,000 participants, survey results depict opinions and attitudes representative of the United States population.