Flameworking with teamwork, technology and scale
Uses exclusively or mostly hard glass, such as Glass Alchemy, Northstar and Pyrex.
Video presentation by Milon Townsend who demonstrates lampworking for intermediate and advanced skill levels.
"This video has grown out of the preparation for his presentation at the G.A.S. conference in Corning, NY in June 2001. 'Teamwork' shows how he collaborates with other glass artists to create one of the 'Tidal Pool' series of paperweights. 'Technology' follows one of his Body Language sculptures from beginning to completion. It shows how the waterjet, diamond grinder, abrasive blasting and ultraviolet adhesive are all brought together to serve the idea represented in the artwork. 'Scale' is a brief glimpse into the setup and process involved in making a large solid flameworked piece"--Container.
Milon Townsend and Ryan P. Higgins, lampworkers.
Videographers, John Schuster, John Stubbs.
Title from title frame.
Demonstration of making frit by cutting glass rods, then crushing them.