Interest for Archeology

The attraction and interest we have for Archeology and Art History, has mainly stemmed from the cultures that produced glass works in the Mediterranean environment during the Antiquity period. We have deepened our knowledge of the glass working techniques that were used during this time and carried out extensive research for their reproduction.

At Estudio Ciento2 we have developed two different series of products dedicated to pre-Roman and Roman archaeological glass: “Mediterranean World” and “Excavation”.

With some of the pieces, we offer replicas of existing originals in which we reproduce their shape, decoration and the working process in which they were created; others are our own designs of products inspired by the glass of Antiquity.

For any piece that you are interested in that may not appear in our online shop, you can contact us directly and ask for more information, we are sure we can make it for you.

The History

Pre-Roman glass making was a method of glass production that involved the use of simple tools and natural materials. Pre-Roman glass was made by melting sand and/or ash, then adding chemical compounds to create a desired colour and texture. This glass was often used for decoration, jewellery, and ritual items.

Roman glass making, which began in the 1st century AD, was a much more advanced process than its pre-Roman counterpart. Roman glass makers used glass blowing and specialised tools to create beautiful and intricate glass objects. They added metal oxides to the molten glass to create vibrant colours, and used different techniques to shape and decorate the glass. Roman glass was used for dishes, vessels, jewellery, and windowpanes, and it has been found in archaeological sites all the world.


Our Method

In our archaeological series, we use a combination of ancient glass making techniques, as well as modern technology in our glass work for beautiful results.

We combine the application of manual blowing, cutting, grinding and a special coating to successfully create unique and beautiful designs in every piece.

Here at EstudioCiento2, we have many years of experience in glass making, and we are proud to make these beautiful products for you to enjoy!

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