Roman Glassmakers

Home   Roman Glass   Glass From Other Periods   Business Topics   Other Topics

Calendar   Contact Us     Details of our reproductions can be found in our Gallery

Roman Furnace Project 2005: Glassworking Phase

Introduction ('Home')   Glassworking Phase   General Photographs   Pot Furnace Photographs

Tank Furnace Photographs   Annealing Oven and Glass Photographs   Glassblowing Photographs

1. Lighting the fire. 2. The first hour.
3. The first hour. 4. The first hour.
5. The first hour. 6. Trying to maintain 100C.
7. Trying to maintain 100C. 8. The first evening.
9. The first evening. 10. The build-up of tar by the second day.
11. Baking potatoes! 12. Increasing the temperature.
13. Increasing the temperature. 14. Increasing the temperature.
15. Increasing the temperature. 16. The temperature indicators.
17. Filling the pots with glass. 18. Glass melting in the pot.
19. Flames! 20. Flames!
21. Flames! 22. Flames!
23. Flames! 24. The furnace at about 1050C and ready for glassblowing.
25. Too much wood and not enough aeration! 26. Too much wood and not enough aeration!.
27. A night shot. 28. The stoke hole.
29. The stoke hole. 30. Flames coming through the open hole at the top of the furnace.
31. The fire within! 32. View through a gathering hole.
33. View through a gathering hole. 34. A build-up of ash(?) around one of the warming holes.
35. The furnace at night. 36. The furnace at night.
37. View through a gathering hole. 38. View through a gathering hole
39. A collar from a gathering hole (furnace-facing side). 40. The stopper for the collar in the previous photograph.
41. The fire going out. 42. The fire going out.
43. The dying embers. 44. The furnace cooling down.

"If you build it, they will come."

Home   Roman Glass   Glass From Other Periods   Business Topics   Other Topics

Calendar   Contact Us     Details of our reproductions can be found in our Gallery