Filmed in high definition, this DVD reveals the amazing world of glassblowing at Jamestown Glasshouse in Virginia, site of the first permanent settlement in America. Come experience firsthand the art of glassmaking demonstrated daily by master glassblowers.
The history here is fascinating. Learn of the hardships in 1607 America; this was America's first attempt at a commercial industry where life was tough and the challenges extreme.
Why here? What were the motives of the Virginia Company of London for the Virginia Colony? Learn how the glass site was abandoned in the early 1600's and not rediscovered until the 1930's. Today, the Glasshouse turns out a large variety of 17th century era glassware and takes careful note of their historical usages and features.
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