Making the Univ. of North Texas lampshades [videorecording] / James & Winifred Harmon, producers.

Title: 
Making the Univ. of North Texas lampshades [videorecording] / James & Winifred Harmon, producers.
Publisher: 
Barto, Pa. : J. Harmon, c2004.
Description: 
1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Authors: 
Harmon, James.
Harmon, Winifred.
Gaumer, Dan.
Borden, Mark.
Topton Glass Works.
University of North Texas. Performing Arts Center.
Format of Material: 
Video
Bib ID: 
95026
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Location: 
Audio/Video Collection
Call Number: 
Making the Univ. of North Texas lampshades
Holdings Note: 
DVD
Variant Title: 
Title from menu screen: Making the UNT lampshades
Title from disc label: Making the University of North Texas Performing Arts Center lampshades
Notes: 
Title from title frame.
No narration, background music only.
Videographer, Ed Land ; soundtrack by Cirque du Soleil.
Glass artist, James Harmon ; assistants, Dan Gaumer, Mark Borden.
Filmed at Topton Glass Works, in Topton, PA.
Commissioned by the University of North Texas, James Harmon with a crew from Topton Glass Works, demonstrates the techniques used to create mold-blown lampshades. Glass is first gathered, then worked, and reheated several different times. Colored glass blocks are then heated and picked up onto the hot glass shape. The shade is then reheated again, and then blown into a mold. Once the piece has cooled in the annealing oven, Harmon cuts off the bottom of the shade with the use of a saw. He then cuts off the top and grinds and polishes each end. The inside of the shades are then sandblasted to achieve the desired effect. 145 of these lampshades were produced for the Univeristy of North Texas' Performing Arts Center, some of these are seen at the end of this video, installed at the university.
DVD.
CMGL has a similar video "Making the University of North Texas lampshades", (Bib no. 82776), which has a slightly different title on DVD and disc label. This copy seems to be a completed version of that.
Event Notes: 
Filmed at Topton Glass Works, in Topton, PA.