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The Blaschkas from the Lampworker's Perspective

Eric Goldschmidt, Properties of Glass Supervisor at The Corning Museum of Glass, and artist Wesley Fleming pair up to explore the lampworking techniques of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka in this lecture and demonstration. Eric and Wes create glass sea creatures, both duplicating some of the Blaschkas’ techniques and using approaches inspired by the Blaschkas. A functional, traditional Bohemian lampworking bench of the type used by Rudolf Blaschka is featured. Learn more about the Blaschkas work at Fragile Legacy: The Marine Invertebrate Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. This presentation was part of the 55th Annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass.