Egyptians created the first synthetic material, faience in large quantities as a substitute for the blue stone, lapis lazuli. Continue reading
Cordoba del Tucuman, Argentina established a glass factory in 1592, Continue reading
Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading
Large scale stained glass were used to create large windows in the choir and ambulatory sections of the Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France during the rebuilding from 1137 to 1144. Continue reading
Tempered glass manufacturing was patented by French glassmaker, Continue reading
In 1687, a French glass artisan, by the name of Bernard Perrot patented a technique of rolling out smooth planes of glass, and created the first glass mirrors free of distortion.