Since the end of World War II, glass has made a name for itself in the world of art. While many of the production methods were passed down through the centuries, new ideas in glass artistry have been explored. More artists than ever before are working with glass to produce pieces the world has never imagined. They see what others have done and this inspires them. Artists also trade techniques on how their work was produced. It helps fellow artists expand the base knowledge of this art form. Continuing to explore techniques and produce modern glass is important to the world. Art helps cultures explore their roots while dreaming of the future.