Making Glass

Making Glass

Post by Grace L » Thu, 24 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Hi,

I'm a student at Boston University, and I'm taking a class where my final
project is to make glass.  I was wondering if anyone knows of a supplier in
Boston that sells supplies for this (the main ingredient, to my knowledge,
being potash).  I'm also looking for some information about feiance, which
is prehistoric glass made by the egyptians (i think!).  If anyone could
help me out with information about glass, glassworking, glassmaking, or
anything at all related to glass I'd be forever grateful!  :)

Thanks,
Grace Lin

 
 
 

Making Glass

Post by Roger Peterso » Thu, 24 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Grace,

A good place to start on making glass is the library.  Try to find books
on the history of glass.  You may also find help online at sites such
as;

http://www.pennynet.org/glmuseum/corningm.htm

http://www.bungi.com/glass/igga/

The first is the Corning Museum and the second is the International
Guild of Glass Artists.

The best book in my personal collection is "Glass Notes" by Henry Halem,
3rd edition.  It has a good chapter on glass making.  

One last comment.  Making glass involves working with several different
chemicals at HIGH temperatures.  This should not be done without careful
planning and the proper equipment -- including respirators and eye
protection.

Hope you enjoy your adventures into the world of hot glass.

Roger...