by Jill Turnbull
From Goblets to Gaslights: The Scottish Glass Industry 1750–2006 explores the histories of individual flint glassworks in Scotland from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, when Scottish glass production was flourishing. Major works in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leith are looked at in detail, while other smaller, virtually unknown, producers like the Clyde Flint Glass Company in Greenock are also covered.
Jill Turnbull obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. Her previous monograph, The Scottish Glass Industry 1610–1750, was published in 2001 by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
You may also be interested in Jill Turnbull’s previous book, freely available online at the Archaeology Data Service.
Read an article by Jill Turnbull, in which she discusses her experiences researching From Goblets to Gaslights as an amateur historian.
In this short article for Books from Scotland, Jill Turnbull considers the myriad of sources she used to uncover the magic and mystery of glassmaking in Scotland.
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, British Glass Manufacturers Association, Dr John Cruikshank, Dr Susan Shatto, George Neilson and Janet Notman, the Strathmartine Trust and the Glass Association.