Glassblowing: An Introduction to Artistic and Scientific Flameworking
Third Edition (2003) – By Edward Carberry
This new edition is a total update of the popular and widely used Second Edition. Most notably, there is a five-fold increase in the number of figures, a 60% increase in the number of pages, and the book is now also available in a COLOR edition. Of the 550 new high-resolution digital figures, there are 441 color photographs and 119 black and white drawings and diagrams. Both the color and black and white versions are printed on special high quality paper, and both versions are available in either spiral or cloth binding.
Like the earlier editions, the writing is clear and very descriptive. The purpose of this book is to encourage more people to learn and enjoy the exciting art of glassblowing with a hand torch (flameworking).
The book contains 70 exercises and projects, each including step-by-step directions and is designed for students, technicians, scientists, hobbyists and anyone interested in learning the basics of working with borosilicate glass. It is designed so it can be used equally well for self-instruction or in a classroom setting.
Also included is a comprehensive index, glossary, bibliography, discussion of safety precautions, list of suppliers and list of schools that offer glassblowing courses. Furthermore, extensive coverage is given to the introduction of scientific glassware with information on standard joints and stopcocks.
Both earlier editions have been favorably received and positively reviewed by students, professors, glass technicians, Choice (American Library Assoc.), New Technical Books (NY Public Library) the Journal of Chemical Education and the American Scientific Glassblowers Society.