Enough insight to satisfy the knowledgeable enthusiast and general facts to become an essential introduction for the novice.
Profusely and excellently illustrated.
Royal Society of Arts Journal
Its scope is breathtaking... This is an enormously informative and engaging book, with 300 glorious colour plates, and also, by the way, some wonderful language. Where else could you learn about blobbing, blowing, casting, combing, and cracking off, crizzling, fusing and gilding, marver, moulds, prunts and muffle kilns? …Perhaps the title of this book should be The First 5000 Years of Glass.
A sumptuously illustrated history … brings out the extraordinary artistic possibilities of this material.
The Saturday Scotsman
An excellent overview [that takes] the reader on a journey of enlightenment.
British Society of Scientific Glassblowers Journal
A completely new chapter brings the story up to date with the latest masterpieces of the form. The photographs are many and spectacularly good, and there is a fascinating appendix explaining, with step-by-step photographs, the processes involved in many kinds of glassmaking. Wonderful!
The Good Book Guide