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Welcome to a daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

May 11, 2012

Glass Blowing At Jamestown Island, Virginia







The 1607 Jamestown settlers came in search of money making endeavors. One of the early efforts was the establishment of a glasshouse in 1608 and the importation of German glass makers to run it. The glasshouse was built about a mile from Jamestown along the river to provide easy access to sand and timber to fuel the furnaces.  The items made are replicas of artifacts found in the area and are sold on site.

7 comments:

s.c said...

Nice reportage and historical lesson. Like it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Glass blowers are very talented. It is remarkable that they started making glass so early after Williamsburg's founding.

Halcyon said...

It's amazing the things man has learned to do. :)
Beautiful!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I work with lampworked glass and have only blown glass 4 or 5 times. It takes patience and a coordination so that you keep the molten glass balanced and moving so that it does not become a glob on the floor. Great photos

Bises,
Genie

Queenie Believe said...

Wow the bottles are wonderful! Glass blowing is an amazing craft.
Have a great day.
Always, Queeenie

Madge Bloom said...

Those are gorgeous!

Rob and Mandy said...

Been to Venice, Italy, very often (I lived there for a while), and every time I go back, I just have to go to one of the many glass factories in Murano, and just watch.

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