Creative Lampwork: Techniques and Projects for the Art of Melting Glass (Paperback)
Learn how to create your own beautiful collection of jewellery or pieces to brighten up your home with the traditional - and increasingly popular - art of lampwork. This book includes everything you need to know about lampwork, from the history of the craft, to safety and materials, to various bead shapes and decorative techniques. The author, Joan Gordon, formerly Editor of Making Jewellery magazine, has gathered together 14 of the most accomplished glassmakers from around the world to guide you safely through each technique and project. With their expert advice, clearly laid out instructions, 26 stunning projects in total and a gallery of examples, you'll have all the know-how and inspiration you need to get started, in this one book.
Joan Gordon has taught various crafts and sewing techniques extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK. She is passionate about exploring traditional and contemporary jewellery, craft and sewing skills and has written for many magazines. She is the author of 'Stitch 'n' Fix', published by GMC in 2009. She is now Consultant Editor for the innovative UK jewellery magazine Making Jewellery, GMC Publications. Also available by the same author: Stitch 'n' Fix 9781861086563