These are two archaeologists who have learned to blow glassware the Roman way. They work out of Unit 1 Project Workshops, Lains Farm, Quarley, Andover, Hampshire SP11 8PX and there were ten of us visiting this morning, courtesy of Wessex Archaeology.
The roman-style kiln
Inside the kiln - this is where the molten glass resides
Using a modern "Glory Hole" kiln for working the glass
How not to do it
In the video, Mark shows what happens in "uncontrolled glass blowing". The resulting fragments were as thin and bendy as plastic.