Bandhu Scott Dunham / Salusa Glassworks / Hardcover (September 1997)
Contemporary Lampworking is definitely practical!
Reviewer: A reader from Alabama, USA January 22, 2000
During my first year of lampwork beadmaking I found myself going back again and again to
study Dunham's excellent textbook. It is well illustrated and goes into good detail concerning
process. The book covers basics of soft glass and borosilicate flameworking and compares
advantages and disadvantages of the various glass types. There is valuable information I'd not
been able to find such as methods for calibration of annealing ovens, the right way to flame
anneal, and construction mistake analysis. The photographs of professional lampwork art were
both inspiring and humbling for the beginner.
Bandhu has revolutionized glass information as we know it.
Reviewer: email@example.com from Washington State March 26, 1999
When I first started making glass, there was hardly any information available. You had to pay
people you didn't even necessarily like to show you techniques you didn't need to know, but when I
viewed Bandhu's first edition of this book, it blew the doors off of anything I had heard anywhere.
It introduced me to artists such as Brian Kerkvliet, Robert Mickelson, and Loren Stumpf. I have
since then taken classes from those artists and have immensely increased not only my repertoire
with glass, but also my respect for the art of Glass. I recommend this book to anyone interested in
any type of art glass. Its benefits are truthfully exponential. thank you Bandhu CHORVAT ART
An excellent resource for inspiration, techniques and safety
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from u.s.a. December 9, 1997
After reading Cindy Jenkins' humorous and informative "Making Glass Beads", I was skeptical
about another publication addressing additional techniques and scientific aspects of lampworking.
However, Mr. Dunham's book provides just the right combination of inspirational quotes, technical
direction and vital safety information that every artisan needs, from hobbyist to the more serious
glass artist. Techniques begin with simple explanations of the physical properties of glass, and
move through graduated levels of complexity at a perfect pace. Mr. Dunham's writing style is
honest and encouraging, and he willingly shares his own observations in a way that demonstrates
thorough knowledge of his subject without the reader needing a Physics 101 course! While
exhorting the reader to practice and expand creativity through hands-on experience, Mr. Dunham
discusses important safety and ergonomic aspects of lampworking. The illustrations are clear and
support the text well; inserting a gallery of contemporary glasswork was a stroke of pure genius.
This book will serve as an invaluable resource for technical information on glass compatibility,
studio set-up and many other essential components of the lampworking process, all written in
easily understandable language.
A must have for beginning and intermediate lampworkers
Reviewer: A reader April 24, 1997
I drove all the way to Prescott from CA to check out this book before buying it, and it was worth it!
A must have for beginning and intermediate lampworkers. It is a comprehensive reference book
covering everything from the technical to technique, with lots of photos and drawings, and a great
list of references to other resources.