The Dawnsisters Territorial Glasscraft

The Glasscraft is an off-shoot of the Smithcraft, producing not only glass and lead crystal but also ceramics and porcelain. Apprentices interested in this branch of the craft start out by grinding limestone, sifting sand and working the bellows at the forges used by the Journeymen doing the glassblowing. Most Masters have their special recipes for mixing the raw materials for glass melting which they guard jealously like the vintners guard their wine recipes. The glass products made by the Glasscraft range from flasks and bottles to windowpanes to more sophisticated items like lenses for far/distance-viewers (telescopes), small-viewers (microscopes) and spectacles, which are made by Masters specializing in optics.  Apprentice grade bottles are green, journeyman clear, Masters have special powders to make a wide variety of specialized coloured glass

The Dawnsisters Territory boasts some of the finest sand anywhere on Pern, a commodity much in demand in trade with the North. Many glasscrafters who come to Dawnsisters remain, learning not only the Offworld influence techniques but adding to the knowledge base with their own touches. And independant and sometimes single-minded group of craftsmen and women they produce both useful containers and pieces of glasswork as well as delicate and impressive pieces of art to delight even the most dmeanding Lord or Lady Holder. Their wares are much sought after, nearly as much as the fine, white sands they use.



Craft Color Smith Red
 

The Glasscraft Knots
If posted, the Dominate Color of the Weyr or Hold of Posting is twisted in

Master Sr. Journeyman Jr. Journeyman Sr. Apprentice Jr. Apprentice


Triple Cord
Hold Dominant
Hold Secondary
Craft
Double Loop
Tassle
Gold Met.
Triple Cord
Hold Dominant
Hold Secondary
Craft
Single Loop
Long Tail
Tassle
Craft Color
Triple Cord
Hold Dominant
Hold Secondary
 Craft
Single Loop
Long Tail
Triple Cord
Hold Dominant
 Hold Secondary
 Craft
Single Loop
Short Tail

Triple Cord
Hold Dominant
 Hold Secondary
 Craft
Single Loop
No Tail


Master

Senior Journeyfolk
 
Junior Journeyfolk

Apprentices





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