About craft and material
Sodium glass is a very versatile material used for the production of luxury products as well as everyday utensils. It was already known in Mesopotamia in the third millennium BCE. Its name comes from the used flux. Sodium carbonate is added to quartz sand. During the production process, refiners, dyes and glass cullet are added to the melt.
Sodium glass can be molded for a long time, which is an important feature for glaziers, who blow it by mouth. An additional characteristic feature of sodium glass is its straw color.