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Yesterday morning I watched Glas for possibly the tenth time (I know, only ten!). This short video was made by master film maker Bert Haanstra, in which it received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film which is backed completely by …

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Handmade Glassware by Sugahara

At the moment I feel like I have so many creative inspirations, sometimes I do worry that it’s getting a bit out of hand. But then I look at the website and I love the diversity and originality that we’re bringing to the table. Glass is one of the more interesting subjects, I actually wasn’t a massive fan originally, but once I started to delve deeper it fascinated me to see such skill and craftsmanship. I guess it’s like anything in life, especially when you’re a …

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Short Film on Brooklyn Glass

I’m afraid there’s somewhat of an emphasis on the “short” element of this film today but it’s a project that resonated with me somewhat earlier so I felt it was worthwhile showcasing despite the fact. I’d like it to be a little longer and I’m sure after watching you will too, but it is what it is, and even though this is concise it’s still an insightful project that the Tumblr team have put together. Here we discover the workshop of Brooklyn Glass as a means of …

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Imagery from Alison Berger Glassworks

I thought I’d bring a little craft into the fold today as we’ve both been pursuing our own creative projects recently and I was hugely inspired by the work of Alison Berger and the skill she has developed in making handblown glass. Based in Los Angles, Alison’s professional background was initially in architecture having worked for Bausman-Gill associates and the Frank O. Gehry studio for a number of years before eventually focusing on …

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