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edieval Artisan Program of Study for Glass

edieval Artisan Program of Study for Glass

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The Craft of Glass Working covers the preparation of Glass from the raw Silica to the Finished Product.

We have organized the skills and information about this Craft into a Medieval Artisan Program of Study (MAPS), which includes a set of Skill Definitions, Skill Tests to verify mastery of the Skill, How-To Guides to explain the Skill, Projects the Artisans have done using the Skill, and an Annotated Bibliography relevant to that Skill.

We hope you will enjoy our presentation of this data and find it useful to your own studies.  As always, please provide feedback to us about any of these MAPS if you have additional information or see a better way to organize or present it.
re you passionate about your craft?

re you passionate about your craft?

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We would love to see Medieval Artisan Programs of Study (MAPS) for Wood, Bone, Horn, Fabric, Leather, Glass, Pigment and Stone, but setting up MAPS for Metal and Clay is enough to keep us busy for quite some time.  If you have a passion for teaching one of those crafts, or some other one we have not included, send us a draft Program of Study for it.  If we like what we see, we'll set you up as a Master Artisan on our site and help you enter the information necessary to define a Program of Study for your craft.   
kill Definitions

kill Definitions

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These are the Skills covered by this Program of Study.
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Create small wire cells affixed to a metal object and fill them with melted glass.
 
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esource List

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This is a very nice group that specializes in the art of Enamelling. They have an excellent free lending library for members and sponsor a conference every two years.
 
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Grains of Glass is a website devoted to the Enameling arts. Grains of Glass members are enameling artists. Each artist can display items they have made or blog about enameling. The site provides the ability to ask/answer questions about the art.
 
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Karen Larsdatter has a number of very good links on a variety of topics.
 
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The Prince's School specialises in teaching, researching, and promoting the practice and theory of the arts and crafts of the world's great traditions. It has courses on a host of medieval and ancient art techniques and the associated philosophical underpinnings of the art.
 
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A general purpose jewelry tool and materials supply company.
 
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Provides copper sheet and foil in a variety of thicknesses, sizes and alloys. Has very good explanations of which products are good for what purposes and also has an inexpensive sampler pack.
nnotated Bibliography

nnotated Bibliography

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Medieval, Renaissance and Later Works of Art, Pewter, Maiolica, Glass, Furniture, Textiles, and Tapestries, 1979
 
 
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Amiranashvili, Shalva, Medieval Georgian Enamels of Russia
 
 
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Benjamin, Susan, Enamels, 1983
 
 
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Brown, Sarah and O'Connor, David, The Glass-Painters (Medieval Craftsmen), 1991
 
 
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Cockrell, Dorothy, Beginner's Guide to Enamelling, 2007
 
 
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Darty, Linda, The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, 2006
 
 
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Hawthorne, John, Smith, Cyril Stanley, On Divers Arts, 1979
 
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If you are interested in period medieval metal working, glass or painting processes, this is a must-have work. Theophilus covers a wide variety of techniques and processes, including recipes for various materials.
Liban, Felicia, Mitchell, Louisse, Cloisonné Enameling and Jewelry Making, 1980
 
 
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Lindsay, Lindsay's Chemical Cross Reference, 2003
 
 
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This is a very useful book if you are attempting to learn the actual medieval processes from period sources. The book cross-references chemicals under many different names they may be known by.
López-Ribalta, Núria, Miró, Eva Pascual i, Enameling on Metal: The Art and Craft of Enameling on Metal Explained Clearly and Precisely, 2010
 
 
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