13 Jun 2015

Scientific Glassblowing with Miniatures

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After completing a degree in Scientific Glassblowing Kiva Ford went on to spend years creating, complex and one of a kind glass instruments for scientists.  The complexity of the work as well as the variation in details between jobs, means that his work, cannot be mass produced or attempted by a machine.  Below is a video that illustrates more of Ford's technique and story, followed by a number of images of glass goblets, bottles, pendants and vessels.  Amazing how he manages to encases glass in glass...


Glass Blowing Video.

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Blue Jay.
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Blue Jay detail.
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Snow Leopard.
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Snow Leopard detail.
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Scarlet Macaw.
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Scarlet Macaw detail.
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Octopus Orb.
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Octopus Orb detail.
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Rhino Bottle.
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Memento Mori.
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Caterpillar.
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Glasses.
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Heart in a Glass.
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My Compliments to the Chef.
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Neuron 1 and Neuron 2.
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Little Glass Heart.
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Miniatures.
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Mini Bottles.
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Mini Bottles 2.
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Mini Bottles 3.
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Mini Bottles 4.
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Mini Bottles 5.
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Skull Pendant.
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Miniature Double Bank Manifold.
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Metamorphosis.
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Conscious Tower 2.
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Bottle within a Bottle.
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Bottle within a Bottle detail.
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