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What Is Glass?

Glass is a ubiquitous material in modern life. It’s used in windows, tableware, containers, jewelry, and of course much more. The most common type of glass — and the type of glass Bullseye manufactures — is called “soda-lime glass”. Soda-lime refers to the composition of the glass, which is primarily silica, soda (sodium carbonate), and lime (calcium oxide).

But for our purposes, glass is a unique art-making material. It can be blown, or it can be formed in a kiln in a process called kilnforming.

In this lesson you will learn about the fundamental properties of glass, the basic forms of art glass and their uses, and how art glass is made at Bullseye Glass Company.

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