I caught a podcast from “Firelady” on iTunes that featured noted flameworker Bandhu Scott Dunham, discussing his kinetic glass sculptures. Curious, I hit up his site, Salusa Glassworks, and looked around. Very neat stuff.
Dunham’s probably best known for his definitive books on flameworking, but that’s kinda like saying Dale Chihuly’s best known for his book on glass art in Venice. Dunham does some beautiful work and his latest stuff has a simplicity that I really enjoy.
His kinetic sculptures, though, are my favorites. 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.