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Color: Overview

This guide provides basic sources to understand the techniques of coloring glass


This guide provides a selective list of print and multimedia resources about coloring glass. For additional information, please search our library catalog or contact a reference librarian through our Ask a Librarian service.

Glass may be colored by one of three main processes: (a) using a dissolved metallic oxide to impart a color throughout, (b) forming a dispersion of some substance in a colloidal state, and (c) suspending particles of pigments to form opaque colors..