The creators and founders of Pictoglas are Nadja Ekman and Ewa Stackelberg, both practicing photographers and artists. In 2005 they were awarded the Stockholm Inventor’s Grant and in 2009 they were appointed female inventors of the year by the Swedish Inventors Association. The initial research was conducted in cooperation with the Royal University College of Fine Art in Stockholm. 
Pictoglas is currently produced at the Swedish glass factory GFAB.