Glass Vocabulary: Glassmaking Methods and Other Vocabulary M to Finish

Marvering: Procedure of rolling a mass of molten glass, nonetheless attached to the blow-pipe, on a difficult flat surface to make it uniform. It is also utilized to embed glass threads, blobs, and motifs into the surface of the object.

Metal: Glass in molten or challenging state.

Millefiori (Italian, “thousand flowers”) : Approach of decorating glass with slices of colored canes arranged to resemble flowers by embedding them in a clear glass matrix or fusing them in a mold.

Mold-blowing: Forming of objects and decoration in low relief by blowing molten glass into a mold.

Mold-pressing: Created in 1827. Molten glass is poured into metal molds and pressed with a plunger to form a smooth interior and an exterior impressed with the patterned style in low relief.

Murano: Well-known glassmaking island of Venice.

Obsidian: All-natural form of volcanic glass, generally black.

Pate de verre: (French: glass paste) This materials is created by grinding glass into a fine powder, adding a binder to create a paste, and fluxing medium to facilitate melting.

Pattern-molding: blowing molten glass into a mold with a patterned interior.

Pillar-molding: A Famous Roman decoration of vertical ribs formed by operating vessels although soft with pincers and other tools, or by molding.

Pontil: Iron rod utilised for handling glass in the course of manufacture.

Prunt: Blob of glass applied to the surface of an object for decoration and to facilitate holding. Primarily employed for drinking vessels.

Reticello filigrana: (Italian: tiny network) Invented throughout the early 16th century. Equal lengths of circular-sectioned clear glass rods containing white or colored glass threads are fused and gathered along one edge, then blown to the necessary shape.

Rods: sticks of glass utilized for filigree or millefiori decorations.

Sandblasting: projecting abrasive materials by using compressed air to matt or to penetrate the glass surface.

Slumping: shaping glass by permitting it to sag through its own weight into or more than a form throughout heating in a kiln

Sommerso: thick glass that has normally been cased numerous instances.

Stippling: Decorative approach of tapping a glass surface gently with a pointed instrument to create style and tonal effects with small dots, referred to as

Striking: reheating of glass objects to produce specific colors and/or particular effects.

Studio Glass: particular work handmade by 1 artist-maker, as distinguished from factory-made glassware

Tesserae: Little pieces of glass arranged and cemented into mosaic compositions. Employed to decorate interiors and in jewelry.

Trailing: Decorative application of softened threads of glass to the surface of an object.

Twist: Decorative stem utilised Primarily on 18th century English drinking glasses. They have white, colored or air threads, twisted inside the metal to create elaborate styles.

Wheel-cutting: also referred to as wheel-engraving. Decorating the surface of glass by the grinding action of a wheel, using disks of different sizes and material.

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