Ambered Glass

The Clarence Stephens house along the banks of Six Mile Creek in Slaterville Springs had a well that ambered glass.1

“The process consisted of glassware arranged on shelves under a pipe with small holes where water from the artesian well continually flowed evenly over them. Every two days the glass was washed and polished with soapy water and returned to the shelves. Glassware is ambered on both sides and takes six to eight weeks to complete. Less time the lighter the amber and longer time the darker the amber.”2

  1. Clarence Stephens, The Water Ambering of Clear Glassware, p. 3.
  2. Clarene Stephens, email, May 2016.