Handmade Paper Pulp Molded from Pressed Glass
The 15th-century invention of the Gutenberg printing press revolutionized existing technologies to perfect the printing process. The mass production of text loosened restrictions on the distribution of information, and later on helped to equalize the separation of social classes through literacy. In the same manner, the invention of ‘Sandwich Glass’ (also known as pressed glass) brought finely-patterned glassware to the middle and lower classes, making decorative arts more accessible to the masses. Similarly, both of these innovations have led modern man further away from the tradition of handmade craft.