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Mold-blown glass is made by blowing hot glass into a mold made of clay, wood, or metal. The glass is forced against the inner surfaces of the mold and assumes its shape, together with any decoration that it bears. Watch a demonstration of this ancient method in this video, narrated by Karol Wight, Curator of Antiquities and featuring footage courtesy of Mark Taylor and David Hill-the Roman Glassmakers.
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Museum, G. (2016, February 19). Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/756/
Museum, Getty. "Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/video/756/.
Museum, Getty. "Glassmaking Technique: Roman Mold-Blown Glass." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2016. Web. 28 Mar 2020.