Medieval Goldsmiths
Medieval Goldsmiths

Medieval craftsmen decorated metal by hammering from behind, a technique called repoussé. Watch it here!

Mold-Blown Glass
Mold-Blown Glass

Glassmakers create decorative vessels by blowing hot glass into an incised mold—again and again.

Enamelling
Enamelling

Watch as goldsmiths demonstrate how to make traditional enamelled earrings.

Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials
Ancient and Byzantine Mosaic Materials

Video from the Art Institute of Chicago Smarthistory images for teaching and learning: More Smarthistory images…

Glassmaking technique: free-blown glass
Glassmaking technique: free-blown glass

Ancient artisans discovered they could inflate hot glass to make vessels quickly and cheaply.