Contemporary Lampwork - Vol 3

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This 320-page full color book is a continuation of the popular, definitive, must-have text on lampworking/flameworking technique. Expanding on the successful format of the existing 2-volume set, Volume III goes deeper and covers new ground in a highly readable, clear, thoughtful and engaging style. Tour the international glass scene, with background history, local color and most of all, numerous demos by artists from Italy, Germany, Japan and the US. 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 rolelrcoasters for your marbles • Using forms braces and jigs to make complex sculpture more easily • Constructing flowers (nine styles including a dramatic bird of paradise rendered in neon) • Glass insects (dragonfly, mosquito, tarantula, beetle...) • Spinning tops, bottle imps, aeolipyles, pyrophones, radiometers, automata and even more elaborate kinetic sculptures in glass • Essential health and safety information from Henry Grimmett • Techniques for beads and marbles in soft glass • Graal technique, working with galleries, recipes, local color and much more 9.5x11.5 Hard Cover

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