Monday, May 14, 2007

Jamestown Glasshouse

About a mile from the Jamestown fort the ruins of the glass house were found. the ruins consist of three furnaces, one kiln, two clay pits and a pile of cullet - broken glass awaiting recycling. Next to the ruins of the original Jamestown glass house is a reproduction and fully working glasshouse. It was a treat to watch the glassblowers work.

Glass became one of the cherished treasures of the New World to be shipped home to England. The area provided an abundance of the materials needed to make glass: sand, oyster shells, timber.

Pictures from our trip to Jamestown.

1 comment:

De'on Miller said...

These are fantastic. Really great photos and a great brush up on American History, which I find myself in need of rather often!