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Tools of the Glassmaker

Skill, experience, and the tools of the glassmaker—all are needed to produce objects pleasing to both the eye and the hand, part of a centuries-old craft tradition. The tools of the glassmaker, simple in form and few in number, are basically the same as those used in the days of the Roman Empire almost 2,000 years ago.

This book explains the entire process of hand glassmaking in simple language and is illustrated with photographs by Museum staff members, Raymond F. Errett and Nicholas L. Williams.

14 pages, 26 black and white illustrations
Tools of the Glassmaker