Mold-Blown Glass

Mold-blown glass is made by blowing hot glass into a mold made of clay, wood, or metal. Glassmakers create decorative vessels by using a mold with incised designs. Mold fragments of stone, clay, bronze, and plaster have survived from antiquity. Watch a demonstration of this method in this video featuring footage from the Corning Museum of Glass.

Video from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Cite this page as: The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Mold-Blown Glass," in Smarthistory, May 9, 2017, accessed July 18, 2024,