Glassmaking technique: free-blown glass

Video from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient glass makers near Jerusalem discovered they could inflate hot glass to make vessels quickly and more cheaply. Watch this ancient technique (footage from the Corning Museum of Glass).

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Glassmaking technique: free-blown glass," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015, accessed June 25, 2024,