Book Of The Week – Extend The Experience
This week’s book of the week is A Tryal of Glasse.
No visit to Historic Jamestowne is complete without a visit to the Glasshouse. America’s first English industrial manufacture began here with a “trial of glass”. At “glass point” near Jamestown, the glass furnaces were rediscovered and excavated in 1948. Today, in a reconstructed, interpretive facility, glassblowing is again performed at Jamestown. Modern artisans, in reproductive clothing, produce common glass objects very much as they must have done almost 400 years ago. This book makes you part of the history of the art of glass and glassmaking.
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