Glass artistry

Glass blowing

Glass has been used in art for centuries, and is more popular today than ever. Glass has traditionally been used extensively in jewellery, fine glassware, and elaborate, stained glass window designs. Origins Glass can form naturally, known as obsidian (or volcanic glass). It was used for making weapons, such as spear heads, as well as […]

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A short history on the origins of windows and glass

Chandeliers

Glass has a very long history, dating back around 5000 years. The earliest glass artefacts were found in Egypt dating back to around 3100 BC. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that glass became increasingly popular for glazing windows, up until then glass was seen as a precious material that was expensive and hard to […]

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The history of windows

Windows are something that many of us take for granted. But, yet, what we often fail to realise is that windows are not historically universal. They have evolved throughout history, with their style and manufacturing methods going through radical changes. There are also many people across the world today who do not have windows in […]

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