glass·​work | \ ˈglas-ˌwərk How to pronounce glasswork (audio) \

Definition of glasswork

1a : the manufacture of glass or glassware also : glaziers' work
b glassworks plural : glasshouse sense 1

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glassworker \ ˈglas-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce glassworker (audio) \ noun

Examples of glasswork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than 40 artists will participate with media ranging from pottery to metalwork and from painting to glasswork. Phil Marty,, "A film fest in Milwaukee, autumn drive in Illinois and more Midwest events," 11 Oct. 2019 The southwest corner features glasswork depicting two fairies dropping change into a parking meter as well as the Fairy Mobile. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "The Anchorage parking fairies: How a $75 ticket started a movement," 6 Jan. 2020 There are works in photography, drawing, metal and glassworks, pyrography ,and mixed media. Denise Coffey,, "Make Time For Artists’ Open Studios," 11 Nov. 2019 That kind of philosophical self-reflection is as much a part of the show as is the pain and joy of creating glasswork. Marc Silver, Washington Post, "Netflix breaks the reality show mold with ‘Blown Away’," 18 Aug. 2019 On the Reading Patio are glassworks by Ryan Clark and Scott Beale. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Women’s club serves meal at Ronald McDonald House," 3 July 2019 In addition to photography, works on display include paintings, sculpture, pottery, printmaking, woodwork, glasswork and jewelry. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "Lockport's Gallery Seven serves as matchmaker between artists, viewers," 9 June 2019 Some of the works on display include 3D boxes, glasswork, wood turning, bronze casting, woodcut block prints, photography, figurative works and abstract and animal paintings. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Archway Gallery features photography of Bellaire resident," 19 Mar. 2018 Leave a Note Two blocks from Union Square, this refined hotel has rooms with sculptures, prints, and glassworks by California artists, set to a palette of mochas and teals. Condé Nast Traveler, "Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of glasswork

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Glasswork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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