Here's where we keep a lot of our "how to
work with glass" books. Glassblowing is NOT here. Neither is Lampwork
or Stained Glass, although you may find some books related to those
This is really the "catch-all" section of
our library - the section where we put books about glassworking
techniques that don't clearly fall into one of the other major
glassworking topics we collect.
Explore, discover, enjoy!
- by Arthur Louis Duthie
This is a Dover reprint edition of the book
published in 1911 - At that time, the first comprehensive anthology of
flat-glass craftsmanship written in English. It gives details of glas
cutting, etching, staining and other traditional techniques.
- by Paul N. Hasluck
Another Dover edition, this book was originally
published in 1899 as "Glass Working: By Heat and By Abrasion". It gives
detailed instructions on scientific glassblowing ( or lampwork). With
more than 300 illustrations, it tells how to manipulate glass tubing to
blow bulbs and flasks, how to make pipettes, test tubes and other
laboratory glassware, how to blow and etch fancy glass articles, how to
turn, chip and grind glass and more. It also tells how to gild and
emboss sheet glass, how to salvage damaged glassware and how to
construct a drill for boring holes in glass.
Encyclopedia of Working With Glass
- by Milton Berlye
This book discusses "29 different glasswork
as well as an understanding of glass as a material". The front section
of the book includes procedures and techniques such as cutting,
drilling, bending, sagging, blowing, chipping, joining, finishing,
decorating, mending, etc. The rest of the book explains how to make
stained and slab glass panels, make and repair Fiberglas objects,
create glass mosaic panels and furniture, making glass enamels, mirror
making, proper glazing beads on windows and panels and more.
Glass Techniques: Fusing, Painting, Lampwork by
Published by Lark Books, 1997. This how-to book
introduces three essential and accessible techniques that have endless
creative potential. CREATIVE GLASS TECHNIQUES covers 30 projects, from
a simple plate to lampworking to fluted wine glasses, and more.
Valuable for novice and experienced glassworkers alike. 160 color
Scientific American Cyclopedia of Formulas
Techniques of Glass Engraving
- by Jonathan Matcham & Peter Dreiser
and Decorating Glass: Methods and Techniques
- by Barbara Norman
A comprehensive introduction to the history, materials, tools and
techniques of glass engraving and other forms of glass decoration.
Includes diamond point engraving, drill engraving and copper-wheel
engraving, as well as painting glass, glass collage, glass fusing and
Glass : A Beginner's Guide by Boyd Graham
Engraving on Glass by Laurence Whistler
Not a how-to, this slim, well-illustrated book
will inspire you with historic and modern examples of engraved glass.
Carving Glass: A Beginner's Guide
- by L.S. Watson
"Discover the tricks and techniques of producing
beautiful decorated glassware!
"From sandblasting a simple design on flat glass
to multi-level engraving and high relief carving to sculpturing
porcelain, all the expert guidance you need on the basics of sand
carving is here - the techniques, terminology, problems, and the
solutions. With this process of eroding a glass surface by the impact
of abrasive particles under air pressure, you can turn any glass object
- drinking glass, window, or mirror - into a fabulous work of art!"
"...learn how to select supplies and materials,
what equipment you'll need, ...how to prepare your selection and choose
the type of decoration ...etched, engraved, carved, or sculptured.
"...learn how to do stencil cutting, intaglio
engraving, acid etching, laser etching and much more."
Includes a selection of beginning and advanced
projects with instructions, and several additional design motifs.
Etching: Surface Techniques and Designs
- by Norm Dobbins
From a modern-master of sand-carved glass, this
will teach you everything you need to know to set up your blasting
studio and get started.
Etching Two - Carving Techniques and Designs
More terrific how-to info from Dobbins and
company, including muti-depth sand-carving.
and Masking Techniques by Peter H. Beard
Not specifically written for glass etching, but
definitely applicable to glass.
Art of Glue-Chipped Glass Signs (Sign Craft Technical Series) - by Robert R
Glass: A Guide to the Manufacture and Processes of the Chipped Surface
on Glass - by Joanne
and Peter Nervo
A very basic guide to making glue-chipped glass.
and Electroforming for Artists and Craftsmen - by
Jay H. Newman
Not specifically written about electroplating on
but since you're creative, you'll figure out how to use the
well-written information to get the results you desire.
and Glazes for the Potter - by Daniel
Hey, glazes are nothing but glass batches that are
compatible with clay. Read it and learn.
Design, Construction and Operation -
by Daniel Rhodes
Want to learn how to build your own fusing and
kiln? Here's a lot of technical info from a guy who's built and worked
with a lot of kilns.
- by Samuel Ray Scholes
Properties of Glass (American Chemical Society Monograph Series) - by George
Glasses (Monographs on glass technology)
- by Woldemar A. Weyl
Glassblowing - by E.L.
Wheeler - (also in our "lampwork" section)
Science, 2nd Edition by Robert H. Doremus