Contemporary Lampworking, Vol. I
Lampworking, also sometimes called Flameworking, is a rich, creative glassblowing tradition. The equipment is simple enough for most hobbyists to set up in their own home, yet the technique is flexible enough to suit the most demanding artist. Here is instruction in a variety of basic and advanced lampworking techniques, complete with technical background data, made easy to understand.
Contemporary Lampworking has been used as a text and recommended by lampworking instructors across the U.S. and abroad. Widely praised, it has become the "bible" in its field. Revisions in the third edition reflect the astonishing growth of lampworking. Listings for suppliers, schools and other contacts have been thoroughly updated. Recent works by many artists have been added throughout the text and in two full color "Gallery Sections" now expanded to showcase nearly a hundred artists.
Over 100 pages of new material includes additional techniques for jewelry, marbles, beads, paperweights, vessels, goblets, neon plasma sculpture, millefiore canes, lathe working, core-forming and combinations of lampwork with other glass techniques. Health and safety information has been newly updated to reflect recent NIOSH research. Chapters on the history of lampworking and the general properties of glass have been greatly expanded, enriching your historical and conceptual appreciation for this highly addictive craft.
- Text and illustrations by Bandhu Dunham
- Foreword by Ginny Ruffner
- Health & Safety information by Jeffrey Spencer, M.A, D.C
- This is the first of three volumes; third edition
- Hard cover, spiral binding lies flat
Salusa Glassworks is the studio of international glass artist, author and teacher, Bandhu Scott Dunham. An internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, Bandhu's work is in the permanent collections of museums in the US and abroad, and his Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in the field.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University’s glassblower before completing his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationally including the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, The Penland School of Crafts and the Pilchuck Glass School. Bandhu has been a Visiting Foreign Instructor at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan, and has presented his work at numerous international conferences including The Glass Art Society, Ausglass, The International Festival of Glass, Kobe Lampwork Festa and Glassymposium Lauscha.