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Contemporary Lampworking 3rd Edition double volume book by Scott Dunham 3

Contemporary Lampworking


by Bandhu Scott Dunham

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512 pages total, 2 Full color Gallery Sections

Full color hard cover, 28 cm tall by 22 cm wide


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 Table of Contents

Volume I         Chapter 1
  • The Origins of Lampwork Technique
Chapter 2
  • Understanding Glass
    • Structure and Composition
    • Manufacturing Methods
    • Working Properties
    • Cracking and Structural Failure
    • Mechanical Stresses
    • Heat Issues
    • Qualifications of the Lamp worker
Chapter 3
  • Setting up a Lampworking Studio
    • Fire Safety
    • Ventilation
    • Basic Equipment and How to Handle It
    Gas Supply
    Oxygen Supply
    Regulators and Hoses
    Types of Torches
    • Basic Tools
    Work Surface
    Eye Protection
    Tweezers
    Masher
    Graphite Rods
    Graphite Paddles
    Tungsten Pick
    Scoring Knife
    Shears
    Nippers
    Water
    Annealing Kiln
    Blow hose
    Other Amenities
    • More Elaborate Equipment
    Parts Kiln/Hotplate
    Rollers
    Flask Holders
    Stamps
    Molds
    Razor Blade
    Jacks
    Diamond Shears
    Vacuum Cup
    Modifications to Your Torch
    Polariscope
    Shield
    • Types and Sizes of Glass
Chapter 4
  • Basic Solid Techniques
    • Heat Base
    • Honey
    • Turning on Your Tanks
    • Know Your Torch
    • Fuel Mix and Oxidation States
    • Cutting a Rod
    • Fire Polishing
    • Forming a Spherical Gather
    • Redistributing the Heat
    • Bending a Rod
    • Making a Maria
    • Joining Two Pieces of Glass Together
    • Removing Excess Glass
    • Making a Disk
    • Adding Bits to a Disk
    • Making a Turtle
    • Making a Ribbon
    • Cutting a Disk
    • Making a Hole in a Disk
    • Jacking Down a Neck
    • Making a Marble
    • Making Mosaic Cane
    • Photo Essay - Making an Eye Cane
    • Applying Murrini
    • Making a Cube
    • Making a Cone
    • Making a Glass Pen
    • Braces: Making a "T"
    • Making Loops
Color Inserts of Finished Work Chapter 5
  • Basic Hollow Techniques
    • Types of Tubing
    • Cold Cuts
    • Sealing the End of a Tube
    • Blowing a Bubble
    • Photo Essay - One-handed Rotation
    • Blowing a Larger Bubble
    • Adding Bits to a Bubble
    • Fixing Cracks
    • Wrapping a Bubble
    • Flaring the End of a Tube
    • Making a Butt Seal
    • Bending a Tube
    • Making a Vase
    • Making a Circle
    • Making a "U"
    • Making an "S"
    • Pulling a Point
    • Working With Points
    • Photo Essay - Rotating a Point
    • Blowing a Spherical Bubble
    • Blowing Elongated and Flattened Shapes
    • Opening a Bubble
    • Making a Dimple
    • Stretching a Point to a Smaller Diameter
    • Adding Lines to a Point
    • Photo Essay - Christmas Ornament
    • Making a Goblet
Pictures of Finished Hollow Work Chapter 6
  • Beads and Such
    • Preparation
    • Forming the Bead
    • Shaping Your Bead
    • Annealing
    • Removing the Beads
    • Stuck and Stubborn Beads
    • If All Else Fails..
    • Adding Colors
    • Feathering
    • Zigzagging
    • Blown Beads
    • Pendants
    • Hat Pins
    • Drawer Pulls
    • Buttons
    • Photo Essay - Petroglyphic Vessel Bead
    • Photo Essay - Micromosaic Murrine Cane
    • Phot Essay - Sandblasted Bead
Chapter 7
  • Marbles, Paperweights and Related Forms
    • Marbles
    • Inside-out Marble
    • Pegging
    • Making a Marble into a Bead or Pendant
    • Adding a Button Shank
    • Encased Opals
    • Frit/Powder Combinations
    • "Vortex" Marble
    • Veiling
    • Vacuum
    • Encasing
    • Making a Bracelet
    • Photo Essay - Vacuum Encased Marble
    • Pendants
    • Photo Essay - Flower Bud for Encasement
    • Photo Essay - Honeycomb Marble
Chapter 8
  • Annealing
    • Basic Principles
    • Thermodynamics in an Annealers
    • Coefficient of Expansion
    • The Annealing Cycle
    • Deriving a Cycle
    • An Important Note on Thickness
    Part A: Fast Heating
    Part B: Soak
    Part C: Slow Cooling
    Part D: Fast Cool
    • Being Practical
    • Rubbing Two Sticks Together
    • Flame Annealing
    • Striking
    • Kiln Forming Techniques
    • Lusters
    • Equipment
    • Annealing Tables
Chapter 9
  • Health and Safety for Lamp workers
    • Safety Hazards
    • Ventilation
    • Eye Protection
    • Physical Hazards
    • Chemical Hazards
    • Hazards of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
    • Exposure Levels
    • More Recent Studies
    • Types of Filters
    • Chemical Hazards
    • Other Safety Hazards
    • Some Maintenance Stretches
Index Volume II Chapter 10
  • Solid Sculptural Techniques
    • Geometric Models
    • Glass Animals and Other Complex Shapes
    • "Bits" as Glue
    • Assembly Strategies
    • Making a Leg
    • Photo Essay - Upper Half of a Human Figure
    • Making a Fin
    • Making a Tree
    • Photo Essay - Making a Flower
    • Knit Work or Crocheting
    • Adding Texture
Pictures of Finished Work Chapter 11
  • Hollow Sculptural Techniques
    • Opening and Flattening a Tube
    • Making a Coil
    • Making a "T"
    • Adding Rods to a Perpendicular Tube
    • Making a Donut
    • Photo Essay - Hollow Sculptural Figure
    • Making a Ring Seal
    • Photo Essay - Making a Ring Seal Bell
    • Triple Seal
    • Plasma Neon
    • Mold Blowing
    • Wide Bowl Form
    • Photo Essay - Casting a Two-part Mold for Blowing
    • Photo Essay - Making a Wide Bowl
Color Inserts of Finished Work Chapter 12
  • Working With Color
    • Important Note
    • Another Important Note
    • Applying Colored Dots
    • Dotmakers Anonymous
    12 Steps plus photo demo
    • Eyes
    • Applying Colored Lines
    • Writing in Color
    • Adding Stripes
    • Raking/Combing/Feathering
    • Fancy Canes
    Striped Cane
    Twisties
    • Photo Essay - Making an Alphanumeric Cane
    • Photo Essay - Composite Cane
    • Internal Ribbon Twist Cane
    • Filigrana
    • Latticino
    • Ribbon Cane
    • Photo Essay - Dip/Stuff Murrine Cane
    • Applying Glass Shards
    • An Applied Leaf
    • Applying Glass Frits and Powders
    • Lip Wrap
    • Making Colored Tubing
    • Montage Technique
    • Inside-Out
    • Photo Essay - Montage Technique
    • Stuff and Puff
    • Reticello
    • Photo Essay - Colorless Reticello
    • Other Coloring Methods
    Fuming
    Silvering
    Iridizing
    Dichroic Glass
    Lusters
    Stains and Ion Exchange
    Enamels
    Applying Metallic Foil and Leaf
    Non-Firing Paints
    • Abrasive Blasting
    • Photo Essay - 3D Murrine Face Application
    • Murrini Alphabet
Chapter 13
  • Core Forming
    • Techniques
    • Photo Essay - Zig-Zag Core Form Vessel
Chapter 14
  • Basic Lathe Techniques
    • Types of Lathes
    • Set-Up
    • Burners
    • Blow hose
    • Tool Rest
    • Technique
    • Centering
    • Joining Two Pieces Together
    • Stretching and Compressing
    • Blowing
    • Tooling
    • Flaring
    • Cutting a Tube
    • Side Seal
    • Coloring Techniques
    • Ring Seal
    • Photo Essay - Footed Bowl
Chapter 15
  • Crossover and Mixed Media
    • Paperweights
    • Casting
    • Blown Glass
    • Photo Essay - Making a Raven at the Furnace
    • Fusing
    • Neon
    • Electroforming
    • Mixed Media
    • Silicone
    • Epoxies
    • Other Methods
    • Photo Essay - Twisted Cane Pull
Chapter 16 Thoughts on the State of Lampworking
    • The growth of Lamp work
    • The Value of Information
    • Advice to Students and Instructors
    • The Properties and Associations of Glass
    • Creative Influences
    • Creative Techniques
Glossary of Terms Appendices
  • Further Study
  • Suppliers
  • Technical Data
  • Preventing Stiffness and Pain in the Lamp worker
  • Teaching Studio Recommendations
  • Mixing Colored Borosilicate Glass
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Photographing Your Work
  • Packing and Shipping

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