Answered By: Beth Hylen Last Updated: Nov 04, 2016 Views: 16
I'm sending a list of some online glass dictionaries - there are many more available online.
I would start with the one on our Corning Museum of Glass website (glass history and glassmaking terms): http://www.cmog.org/research/glass-dictionary
Bray's books are not online, but if you're seriously interested in studio glass terms, it may be worth the investment:
Bray, Charles. Ceramics and glass: a basic technology. Sheffield, England: Society of Glass Technology, 2000. Excellent technical overview for the artist. <Ref: TP857.B82; Microforms F-17791>
Bray, Charles. Dictionary of Glass: Materials and Techniques. 2nd ed. London: A & C Black; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. […a reference source for the small glass workshop and studio…background information on the materials, processes & techniques relating to glassmaking]. <Ref: Stacks TP788.B82 2001>
They are also available via Interlibrary Loan (see below).
Additional dictionaries include:
British Glass - About Glass: http://www.britglass.org.uk/about-glass
Parks Canada Glossary (glass tableware, bottles, etc.): http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/GlassGlossary.pdf
Glass Encyclopedia: http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/
Stained Glass Assoc. of America – glossary: http://sgaaonline.com/?page_id=19
Stained Glass Assoc of America – history: http://stainedglass.org/?page_id=169 (includes terms in use)
Glass Patterns Quarterly: https://www.glasspatterns.com/glossary.html
Spectrum (glass company): http://www.spectrumglass.com/stained-glass/dictionary.asp
Barovier & Toso (glass company): http://www.barovier.com/en/azienda/vocabolario/
Studio Glass and Popular dictionaries (use with caution)
Mike Firth: Glossary List
House of Glass: http://www.thehouseofglassinc.com/dictionary.htm
Optical glass: http://irdglass.com/glass-glossary/
If you wish to obtain copies of printed library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We send copies of articles and will also loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our web page: http://www.cmog.org/research/library/visit/services/loan.
If these materials do not answer your questions, I will be happy to search further.