Glass in the 18th century, a time of great innovation.

Peter Cooke – Author Glass in the 18th century The discovery of lead crystal galvanised the glass industry into a flurry of creativity as never before. This century, possibly more than any other, saw a bewildering proliferation of new styles, new techniques and above all decorative design of the highest order.      The brilliance […] Read more »

Glass – Everthing you need to know about it. by Peter Cooke

Peter Cooke- Author Glass What is it? The Principal ingredient  is SILICA, which- occurs naturally in great abundance.  The main varieties of silica are SAND, FLINT AND QUARTZ. When heated to a high enough temperature, they melt to form glass.   When the first atomic bomb was exploded in the desert at the White Sands proving […] Read more »