OK, is it my imagination or is a bunch of the stuff in New Glass Review not, well, new?
Dunham's combined the scientific glassblowing world with engineering and art, and come up with steam engines, compressed air engines and "marble machines" that are genuinely cool. Definitely worth a look.
Molten glass will respond to minute changes in temperature (that's how glassblowing works), to the atmosphere and to the presence of other substances. That’s why melting glass together doesn’t always deliver the same color as stacking the glasses cold. Red plus white may just equal black.
Just finished taking this class from Australian glass artist Kirstie Rea, had some very interesting exercises that made me think. Wasn't really taking it for the coldworking opportunities--which were legion--but greatly enjoyed the opportunity to share space with some good glass artists.