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Image: Flameworking tools at The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Hello! Thank you for your question. There are a few online dictionaries and glossaries of glass and glassmaking terms for reference. Hopefully one or more of these online resources will meet your needs!

Glass Dictionary, The Corning Museum of Glass

Glass from A to Z

Other Selected Online Dictionaries and Glossaries

Art Glass/Studio Glass


Historical Terms


Optical Glass

Stained Glass

Recommended Books

If you are seriously interested in studio glass terms, it may be worth acquiring copies of Charles Bray's books:

Borrowing Library Materials

If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL policies and procedures.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in the future with your glass-related questions!





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