We are a company whose main focus is on historical glass reproductions as well as decorative craft. Often, through objects in history , we can tell quite a bit about the people from those times. What those people valued and how they lived can often be seen in the glass that they used.
This is as true today as it ever was. Often, the glass in your hands and in your lives is a direct reflection of you, our patron, and us, the craftsman. It is because of this that we strive to bring you the best glass that we can possibly make.
Historical Glassworks is primarily made up of Jason Klein and his assistants. Jason received his BFA from Tulane University in 1996. He continues to train every year to develop his skills in many different glass techniques, including at such places as The Corning Museum of Glass, where he has worked with various European and American Masters.
In addition to making historical vessels, over the past few years Jason has worked on reproducing window glass in the manner it was made in the medieval period.
He does demonstrations of the process each spring at Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athen, PA and has recently visited the Canterbury Cathedral in England with his experiments on re-creating the lost formula for red medieval stained glass. In October 2016 he visited Belgium to work with a team of international glassblowers on an experimental archeology Roman Period replica wood-fired glassblowing furnace at the Provincial Archeological Museum van Zuid-Oost Vlaanderen in Velzeke. In addition to museums, he can be found demonstration various glassblowing techniques at festivals, colleges, and conventions up and down the East Coast.
Jason has also made period glassware for the following films:
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, The Hobbit, The Seventh Son, Pompeii, Ben Hur (remake released August 2016)
He sincerely hopes that you will enjoy his glass as much as he enjoys making it.