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  Glass Art Photo Gallery - Glass Artists.org
The glass seems to capture the movement of the butterfl...
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Drip castings are made using weak or broken molds, under cooking (not heating to the preferred temperature or not holding long enough) and charging...
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  ArtLex on Glass
Then the molten glass is boiled, skimmed, and cooled several degrees so that it can be ladled or poured into mold and pressed, or blown, or drawn.
In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance the principal center of European glass-making was on the island of Murano at Venice.
This bowl was cast using batches of different colored glass to create four roughly equal sections in translucent purple, yellow, blue, and colorless glass.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/g/glass.html   (1239 words)

  Glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glass appears colorless to the naked eye when it is thin, though it can be seen to be green when it is thick, or with the aid of scientific instruments.
Glass threads were wound around a bag of sand tied to a rod and the glass was continually reheated to fuse the threads together.
Glass is generally treated as an amorphous solid rather than a liquid, though different views can be justified since characterizing glass as either 'solid' or 'liquid' is not an entirely straightforward matter [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Glass   (4123 words)

 Philip Glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Glass is extremely prolific as a composer; he has written ensemble works, operas, symphonies, concertos, film scores and for the piano.
Glass was born in Baltimore, Maryland as the son of Jewish migrants from Lithuania.
Glass described his Symphony No.2 as a study in polytonality and referred to the music of Honegger, Milhaud and Villa-Lobos as possible models for his symphony, but the gloomy, brooding, dissonant tone of the piece seems to be even more evocative of Dmitri Shostakovich's symphonies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philip_Glass   (4925 words)

As glass at that time was to be had only in small pieces, the glazier was compelled, in order to fill the window-openings, to make his lights a mosaic, that is a combination of pieces of glass of various sizes and colours worked to a given design by placing them in juxtaposition.
These pieces of glass had to be kept in place by some other material, and the best medium for the purpose was found to be lead, applied in strips made with lateral grooves for the reception of the edges of the glass.
The glass composing it is very beautiful, more particularly the browns, which are rich in tone, the rubies, which are brilliant, streaked and studded with gemlike blobs of fl, and the blues, which are of a greenish azure hue, while the general colour treatment is extremely oriental.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14241a.htm   (2192 words)

 Scientific Glassblowing Basics
The swivel is connected to the glass by latex or rubber tubing or a stopper/tubing assembly.
Unlike stationary burners (glass is moved into the flame), the torch is moved around the glass, which is stationary.
If the glass tube is not rotated or heated evenly the glass wall may become lop-sided, thick on one side and thin on the other.
www.ecu.edu /chem/glassblowing/gb.htm   (5304 words)

 Stephen Glass: I Lied For Esteem - CBS News
Glass' main job was at The New Republic, a distinguished magazine with a 90-year history of publishing political and social commentary.
Glass called it the official publication of the National Assembly of Hackers, which doesn't exist either, but he used it to document a number of facts that he had written in his story.
Glass now lives in New York City, and has written a novel about his life called “The Fabulist.” He hopes to be admitted to the state bar, and he's passed the written exam - but there are questions about his character and his fitness to practice law.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/05/07/60minutes/main552819.shtml   (2186 words)

 Is glass liquid or solid?
It is sometimes said that glass in very old churches is thicker at the bottom than at the top because glass is a liquid, and so over several centuries it has flowed towards the bottom.
Glass can be made from pure silica, but fused silica has a high glass transition point at around 1200° C which makes it difficult to mould into panes or bottles.
Glass such as Pyrex (used for test-tubes and ovenware) is usually based on boro-silicates or alumino-silicates, which withstand heating better and typically have a higher glass transition temperature.
math.ucr.edu /home/baez/physics/General/Glass/glass.html   (2574 words)

The glass in fiber-optic cables is made of pure silica because its high transparency speeds the transmission of photonic signals.
In nature, glass is formed when sand or rocks melt and cool quickly, such as when lightening strikes sand dunes creating fulgurites, or when volcanoes spew lava forming obsidian.
Borosilicate glass is most often used in bakeware (commonly marketed as Pyrex) and laboratory equipment because it expands less during heating, making it less likely to shatter when exposed to rapid temperature changes.
pubs.acs.org /cen/whatstuff/stuff/8147glass.html   (922 words)

 Roman Glass | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Core-formed and cast glass vessels were first produced in Egypt and Mesopotamia as early as the fifteenth century B.C., but only began to be imported and, to a lesser extent, made on the Italian peninsula in the mid-first millennium B.C. By the time of the
The Roman glass industry owed a great deal to eastern Mediterranean glassmakers, who first developed the skills and techniques that made glass so popular that it can be found on every archaeological site, not only throughout the Roman empire but also in lands far beyond its frontiers.
Glass windowpanes were first made in the early imperial period, and used most prominently in the public baths to prevent drafts.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/rgls/hd_rgls.htm   (1047 words)

 Glass (A) - Encylopedia Of Antiques
AMBERINA GLASS: A lead glass, usually blown, with a lustrous finish of a pale amber color shading to ruby made by the New England Glass Co. of Cambridge.
ANTIQUE GLASS: The collecting and classification of antique glass is a difficult undertaking, and, to the uninitiated, not especially satisfactory.
In the field of American glass many of the finest specimens, bearing every apparent indication of 18th-century production, were blown in relatively obscure factories in various parts of the country during the early and mid-l9thcentllry period.
www.oldandsold.com /articles02/glass-a.shtml   (824 words)

 Crackle Glass
GLASS is the third most popular collectible in the world, preceded only by coins and stamps.
Glass makers from the 19th Century and even today are still using the same methods.
Overshot Glass is the name used in the USA for crackle glassware that was made from about 1870 up to the early turn of the century.
www.glass.co.nz /crackle.htm   (2439 words)

Glass is 100% recyclable -- that is, bottles and jars can be melted down and turned into new containers without adding any additional ingredients over and over again.
But glass containers are not currently made of 100% recycled material because we don’t recycle 100% of our glass containers.
Glass bottles and jars are the only type of glass that can be recycled.
www.worldwise.com /recyclingglass.html   (425 words)

 glass - Wiktionary
A solid, transparent substance made by melting sand with a mixture of soda, potash and lime.
A vessel (especially one made of glass) from which drinks may be drunk.
A popular myth is that window glass actually is an extremely viscous liquid.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/glass   (278 words)

 Welcome to the Glass Industry Analysis Brief Web Site
Glass is used in a myriad of consumer products ranging from food and beverage packaging, lighting products for homes and businesses, automobile windshields, and windows in buildings to insulation for buildings, fiber optics for communications, and tubes for televisions.
The U.S. glass industry is a $27 billion enterprise with both large producers and small firms playing pivotal roles in the industry.
The glass industry primarily uses energy to supply heat to glass melting furnaces in which the raw materials are melted and refined.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/mecs/iab/glass/index.html   (244 words)

 Glass Encyclopedia
The Glass Encyclopedia is intended to be the ultimate reference source on glass.
It covers a list of topics that will be increased and up-dated regularly, building up to a fully comprehensive glass encyclopedia on-line.
There are some very useful links to museums of glass, glass collectors clubs, articles about glass, and websites selling glass, to be found on our Glass links page at: http://www.glass.co.nz/links.htm
www.glassencyclopedia.com   (415 words)

 Glass Museum - Official Web Site
The Glass Museum aims to bring you in-depth articles about a wide range of glass.
On the left is a stunning paperweight by the master glass artist Debbie Tarsitano.
The Glass Encyclopedia has several recent new pages; and the Glass Museum has some really beautiful items for sale, so please continue to keep an eye on our auctions and support us if you can.
www.glass.co.nz   (555 words)

 Green Lane Association Ltd. - Home
GLASS currently has over 1,900 direct members covering most parts of England and Wales, with a few elsewhere.
In addition, over 50 4x4 and other clubs are affiliated to GLASS bringing our total representation to around 26,500 people.
GLASS Reps are assisting with routes as they pass through each area on their way from Lands End to John O'Groats.
www.glass-uk.org   (790 words)

 Relentless Pursuit Records - Glass
Glass would like to extend their most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the great saxophonist Elton Dean who passed away this week at the age of 60.
As one of the first progressive bands in the state, GLASS made quite a name for themselves across college campuses and coffee houses, weaving their unique blend of English Progressive influences (i.e.
In the time since their reformation Glass has also been asked to play several of the world's major Progressive Festivals such as BajaProg in Mexicali, Mexico (where they performed in 2002 and 2004!) and the Progman Cometh Festivals in Seattle in 2002 and 2003 and they also performed at the inaugural ProgWest Festival in 2001.
www.rpursuit.com /GlassBros/Index.asp   (585 words)

 Glass project
Glass is a classical static compiler implemented as a.class (java bytecode) frontend of gcc.
Glass was written as a tool for the study of GC oriented to embedded applications.
Now glass can compile all classes in classes.zip (jdk-1.1.6) and the fully compiled version of javac works with a simple runtime library.
www.rr.iij4u.or.jp /~kkojima/glass.html   (342 words)

 Wavelength | Your Game Editing Resource | How to make glass
This is the glass that you will have seen if you have played Half Life 2 (or cs_office in Counter Strike: Source), its defining feature is the ability to shatter when shot but stay intact – instead the glass is destroyed a bit at the time.
This type of glass is fairly simple to make, but there are a few things you need to know to get the best out of the effect.
The moment the glass is shot it will shatter and disappear completely (unlike the new style glass that leaves a broken rim of glass).
articles.thewavelength.net /627   (1298 words)

 Public Glass
Public Glass, San Francisco’s center for the glass arts is offering 3 unique weeklong intensives in beginning glassblowing this summer.
Each workshop is open to students with no prior glass experience and will be an exhilarating introduction to this fascinating medium.
Public Glass is a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID number 94-3253918) as defined by the Internal Revenue Code.
www.publicglass.org   (378 words)

 All-Glass Aquarium - Quality Fish Tanks, Hoods, Lights, Stands and Accessories
At All-Glass Aquarium we realize that while just about everyone loves fish and that no two tastes are exactly alike.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of quality glass aquariums, hoods, stands and reptile cages, we’re constantly working on new and innovative designs that will help you and your family to enjoy the wonders of aquarium keeping.
All Glass Aquarium and Rolf C Hagen Inc. have combined to produce a line of popular sized, easy to sell aquarium kits featuring ELITE Hush Filtration.
www.all-glass.com   (277 words)

 Antique & Collectable Glass Encyclopedia Guide, help identifying glass with our guide!
Welcome to our glass encyclopedia, our very own guide to antique and collectable glass.
Discover more about the types of glass products that interest you, or use it to help identify a glass item you have come across.
Our glass encyclopedia is aimed to be as detailed and accurate as possible with our descriptions of items.
www.20thcenturyglass.com /glass_encyclopedia_home.htm   (148 words)

 Aurora Glass - Glass Tile, Drawer Pulls, Glass Sun Catchers, Ornaments, Vases, Bowls...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At Aurora Glass we produce 100% recycled, socially responsible architectural and ornamental glass of the highest quality.
Aurora Glass is part of St. Vincent de Paul's strategic recycling initiative for a healthier community.
All profits from Aurora Glass assist homeless and low-income people through emergency services, housing, jobs, training, and other charitable endeavors.
www.auroraglass.org   (431 words)

 Uroboros Glass - Home
We've been manufacturing beautiful glass for artists and craftspeoople like you since 1973.
Here you'll find an exceptional range of glass in sophisticated colors, textures and styles for use in both traditional and contemporary designs.
Our Art Glass and Fusible Glass earned us the reputation of making the highest quality products availalble.
www.uroboros.com   (76 words)

 Amazon.com: Glass: An Artist's Medium: Books: Lucartha Kohler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Beginning with a brief history of this centuries-old craft, she then discusses various methods of forming hot glass, presenting them first with an artist's appreciation, and then with simple explanations/directions to imitate the featured technique.
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