Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016 Views: 16
I have attached a bibliography of resources, including websites and videos, that deal with theories about ancient glassmaking techniques and furnaces.
It sounds like you are familiar with E. Marianne Stern's experiments with blowpipe technology (in the 90s).
Take a look at Mark Taylor and David Hill's Roman Glassmakers website
“We specialize in researching the techniques involved in making Roman glass vessels, and in reproducing Roman glass using fusing and slumping, mould-blowing and free-blowing techniques.” Together with Bill Gudenrath and David Whitehouse from The Corning Museum of Glass, they have been exploring Roman techniques and tools.
To contact the glassblowers: http://www.romanglassmakers.co.uk/contact.htm
You may be interested in seeing this new book:
Fischer, Alysia. Hot pursuit : integrating anthropology in search of ancient glass-blowers. Alysia Fischer. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2008. xii, 191 p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-185) and index.
She builds an ancient-style furnace and experiments with techniques.