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Contemporary Lampworking, Vol. III

Contemporary Lampworking, Vol. III

Salusa Glassworks

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Building on volumes one and two of this series, this information-packed book will deepen and broaden every artist’s exploration of this highly addictive craft. The fascinating human enterprise of creativity is emphasized throughout this engaging and readable text in historical references and the author’s personal travel accounts around the globe. Printed entirely in full color, it features over 1,300 photographs and diagrams, including detailed step-by-step demonstrations by 35 different artists, with dozens of finished works to inspire the advanced and beginning lampworker alike.

Topics Include:

  • Designing and Rendering Natural Forms in Glass (Philosophy, Underlying Structure and Method)
  • Detailed Human Proportion (plus Glass Eyes and Three Ways to make a Skull)
  • Graceful Blown Shapes, including Goblet Theory (Structure, Proportion and Conceptual Development)
  • Fascinating Glass History, including American, Italian, German and Japanese Glass Traditions
  • Fun with Marble Runs—A Detailed Guide to Whimsical Rollercoasters for Your Marbles
  • Using Forms, Braces and Jigs to Make Complex Sculptures More Easily
  • Constructing Flowers (Nine Styles, Including a Dramatic Bird of Paradise rendered in Neon)
  • Glass Insects (Dragonfly, Mosquito, Tarantula and Beetle)
  • Spinning Tops, Bottle Imps, Aeolipyles, Pyrophones, Radiometers, Automata and Even More Elaborate Kinetic Sculptures in Glass
  • Essential Health and Safety Information
  • Techniques for Beads and Marbles in soft glass
  • Graal Technique, Working With Galleries, Recipes, Local Color and much more

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.

  • Text and illustrations by Bandhu Dunham
  • Foreword by Paul Stankard
  • Health & Safety information by Henry Grimmett
  • This is the latest of three volumes; third edition
  • Hard cover, spiral binding lies flat
  • Product Type: Instructional Book
  • Shipping Weight: 2.69 lb (43.1 oz; 1222 g)
  • SKU010006825 | 9780965897235

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Salusa Glassworks

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.

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