Fact No. 295. (Published on 11/7/2005)

Cat's Paw

Glass that has a mottled texture is said to be cat's paw. Think what soft clay would look like if dozens of cats meandered over it.

Cat's paw texture is typically created by rolling the heat-softened glass over a cool surface. The rapid cooling creates the uneven surface texture.

"Cat's paw" is synonymous with "single roll".

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