Thursday 22 April 2021

Le Verre Francais

 These beautiful vases by Le Verre Francais are explained in the new Glass Encyclopedia page on Schneider glass which features Thomas Karman's article about Charles Schneider and his glass.


Caithness Glass


There is also a new page about Caithness Glass which features Rhona Burns and Angela's article covering the Caithness history, the people and their glass. These pictures above are just two of the many beautiful Caithness creations discussed on this new Glass Encyclopedia page.

Thank you for your support of the Glass Encyclopedia in the past. These changes will take it from just a source of information to a treasure trove of knowledge. Enjoy.

The Glass Encyclopedia

Friday 16 April 2021

Merging the Glass Museum and the Glass Encyclopedia

Why? The Glass Encyclopedia is a useful alphabetical list of glass topics with information on a very wide range of glass. The Glass Museum, on the other hand, has detailed and in many cases unique information on glass topics. But unless you were looking for one of these topics you may not be aware of these very interesting articles.

So why not put the two together. By incorporating the interesting material in the Glass Museum articles into the Glass Encyclopedia we will have a very much improved Glass Encyclopedia, and much more easily accessible articles.This will benefit the authors of the articles, whose writing will be more widely read, and the readers who will find all this information more accessible.

This process may take quite a long time. The first combined page is about Cast Glass, and combines a brief account of cast glass with an article about the making of cast glass by Shona Firman, one of New Zealand's leading cast glass artist.  Click here to visit this new page. This is just one example of Shona's beautiful cast glass creations.