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The following websites provide some clues to coloring glass:
Glass Notes: http://web.archive.org/web/20070209093509/http://glassnotes.com/culletcolor.html
The dictionary lists and describes a variety of chemicals used in coloring glass
I am also attaching a bibliography of resources you and your daughter may with to find. Bray's books are particularly good for explaining difficult concepts:
Bray, Charles. “Colour.” Ceramics and glass: a basic technology. Sheffield: Society of Glass Technology, 2000, pp.195-232.
Bray, Charles. Dictionary of glass: materials and techniques. 2nd ed. London: A & C Black; Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia, 2001.
Note: Basic introduction to coloring glass, pp. 79-81. See also entries for colloids, oxidation, reduction and Aventurine glass.
Weyl is the basic text for coloring glass.
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