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  • n. Plural form of glassmaker.


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  • Othoniel has explained that he purposely avoids the perfection and regularity that expert glassblowers typically seek: whereas glassblowers routinely reject examples of their work that bear traces of their creation, he chose to work with such accidents, asking the glassmakers to wound the glass before working on it, leading to irregular, marked forms, bearing scars.

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  • In Bordeaux, it was Dutch engineers who drained the marshy lowlands of the M é doc, making them suitable for wine growing, while Champagne growers can look to England, where glassmakers first pioneered the stronger bottle that enabled the sparkling wine to be bottled and exported to the taverns of London, providing them with a lucrative market.

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  • A subsequent law passed in 1295 forbidding the glassmakers from leaving the city confirms this theory.

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  • In the 18th century, the decline continued and was aggravated by worsening political climate and increased competition from the glassmakers in Bohemia and France.

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  • By applying this clever approach, Venetian government ensured that the glassmakers encouraged their offspring to carry on the trade, and that trade secrets stayed in the families and fueled creative processes leading to innovation and further success.

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  • In the 15th century, master Angelo Barovier discovered the process for producing clear glass – (cristallo) – that allowed Murano glassmakers to become the only producers of mirrors in Europe.

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  • This in turn prompted officials to set up a school for glassmakers where they were able to learn again the forgotten techniques and secrets of the craft.

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  • In the beginning of the 20th century, the master glassmakers of Murano were still enamored with reproducing classical styles and rediscovering ancient techniques, which was evident at Murano and Venice Exhibition of Choice Glass and Glass Objects staged in 1895 inside Murano City Hall.

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  • The difference was that English glassmakers were competing with East India Company imports, while on the Continent, glassmakers had more immediate competition: Since 1710, two chemists had been making clay-based porcelains in Meissen, Germany.

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  • Among other things, we see variegated works that illustrate how Chinese glassmakers transposed techniques from lacquerware: A long-necked bottle in opaque yellow glass, for example, was once covered with layers of blue and green glass that a master craftsman then cut away to leave a floral relief.

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