Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The tools of the trade. . .

This from our Blog friend Tony Patti:

This showed up as a Google Alert this morning, hopefully you will enjoy it...http://www.star-telegram.com/living/story/1443676.htmlI particularly enjoyed the article when it said:
"These tools we use are the same tools that have been used for centuries," Gappa tells an audience. "A glass blower from the 16th century could come into the studio and he’d know exactly what to do."Because when I was at the Rakow research library at Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) last week,the research librarians were kind enough to allow me access to Agricola's De Re Metallica book from 1556 (yes, indeed, the 16th Century)from the rare book room, and I now have images from Agricola on my Optic Mold web page athttp://www.glassblower.info/optic-molds.htmlTony Pattiwww.glassblower.infogaffer@glassblower.info

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tony P is the Hillary H of the glass blowing world.
My question to both of you is how do you manage to have the time and energy for this?
I assume Tony also has a 'day' job.
The devotion and dedication you both display to glass arts, such compassion.
Tony your website is the wiki for glass making. Complete, nothing is missing.