* Partially updated April 28, 2020 *
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Here you will find links
to the various pages of this site. Lower on the page are links to other
websites I think are worth including here as well.
At the bottom of the page are a few search utilities for your use.
Internal links (links to the other pages of this website) --------------------- go to: External links
- Glass Studio Equipment For Sale - Some new and used equipment - primaily for controlling ovens and glass furnaces - that I have for sale.
- Suppliers - List of suppliers of glass, tools, and equipment for glassworking.
- Books and Periodicals - Listing of glass books and periodicals with brief reviews, recommendations, and links. This page also contains a book search engine for amazon.com, or you can use the one at the bottom of this page.
- Where to Learn Glassworking - Places to learn to work with glass - i.e., glassblowing classes.
- Brad Shute's Page
- Info about the guy who designed (and wrote most of) this website.
Description of my shop and my work. Links to photos of my glasswork.
- Gus Abel's Page - Page about the Master Glassblower I apprenticed under. Links to photos of him and some of his work.
- Start Page - The opening page of this website with an overview of the site.
- Q and A Page 1 - Questions and answers about making glass and colored glass.
- Q and A Page 2- Questions and answers about lampworking equipment.
- Q and A Page 3 - Miscellaneous glass questions and answers.
- Q and A Page 4 - Types of glass furnaces.
- How to do Stuff - A little technical info about how to do different glass related stuff.
- Brad's Electric Glass Furnace - Page describing the SiC heated electric glass furnace I built in 1994 and used for 13 years.
- Wiring diagrams for electric annealers and furnaces - That description is fairly self explanatory.
- Cynthia's Pnuematic Cane Cutter - Photo's of the pnuematic cane cutter Cynthia Daiboch-England uses to make quick work of chopping murrini.
- Parker's Automatic Blowing Bench - Photo's and text about the automatic blowing bench
Parker Stafford built and uses. This is a great idea for someone who
works alone doing production blown pieces in the hot shop. An ornament
- Tom Ash Gloryhole
- Photo's and brief description of the setup equipment maker Tom Ash
uses on his parabolic opening gloryhole doors. I use this type of door
on one of my own gloryholes and love it.
- Glass discussion board - The glass discussion board
of this website. For glass related messages, questions, and answers.
You can follow threads and search for text in past and present messages.
- Bulletin Board Archive 1 - Messages from my original bulletin board - May 29, 1997 - July 24, 1997
- Glass Care Page - Tips on caring for your glass.
- Hand Coolers - Some interesting handcooler (glass egg) history. Background info on the glass handcoolers I make.
- Search Utilities - Can't find what you are looking for here? Now you can search the entire Web from this page. Give it a try.
Links to other places I like (These outside pages will automatically open in a new window in your browser.)
Glass discussion/bulletin boards
- A caution about discussion boards: The quality of information varies
widely. Some people posting on a discussion board may not have a clue
what they are talking about when offering technical advice. Others may
be trying to disguise marketing hype as solid information. And some seem
to post just to watch themselves type. Keeping those things in mind
while reading can save you unnecessary problems.
- Handmade-Glass.com Discussion Board
- The glass discussion board of this website. While posts about all
aspects of handmade glass are welcome, the primary focus is on furnace
glass and lampworking. The full text of past and present messages is
searchable, which can be very handy if you are looking for something
specific. Considerably less active now than it once was as many users
have been seduced onto more commercially focused boards.
- Warm Glass Discussion Board
- Intended for warm glass (fusing and slumping) only. A very active
discussion board on an excellent website. If you want to converse with
others about fusing and slumping glass, this is the place to do it. Brad
Walker, who built the Warm Glass website, is also the author of a great
book about fusing and slumping glass (aptly named "Warm Glass"). If you
are relatively new to the online glass world and have heard someone's
puzzling reference to the "Brad Boards", this (Brad Walker's) discussion
board is one and mine (Brad Shute's) is the other.
- Lampwork Etc. Forum
- Discussion board focusing on lampworking in general and glass
beadmaking in particular. A popular place for glass beadmakers to
exchange information and show photos of their work.
- ISGB Forum
- Once a very active discussion board focusing on glass beadmaking, it
has seen quite a drop in users over the last couple of years as newer
boards without some of the political baggage have sprung up. Still
offers some useful info for beadmakers.
- Glass Line Discussion Board - Glass discussion board for both furnace and lampworkers (although content is primarily about lampworking).
- Krypton Neon Bulletin Board
- Glass discussion board for neon benders. Very active. I don't know
much about neon myself but it is apparent that that many of the people
hanging out here do. Many technical questions and answers about neon
Corning/Finger Lakes area
- The Corning Museum of Glass, the premier glass museum in the world. The Rakow Library,
the premiere glass library in the world, with the premier library staff
in the world (at least I like 'em, as does everyone else I know). The Studio of the Museum of Glass, the teaching studio of the museum.
- Rockwell Museum
- Overshadowed by the larger and better known Corning Museum of Glass,
the Rockwell is a wonderful place in its own right. Formerly comprised
of three different collections - antique toys, over 2000 pieces of
Frederick Carder's (Steuben) glass, and the largest collection of art of
the American West east of the Mississippi, the Carder glass was moved
to the Corning Museum of Glass in the spring of 2001 and is now resides
in the same building as "The Studio". In spite of the loss of the Carder
glass, the Rockwell is a great museum that you shouldn't miss if you
are visiting Corning. I passed it by for several years and was amazed
when I finally went through it. Their collection is wonderful.
- Corning Area Info - Information about the Corning, New York area.
What to do, where to stay, etc. This site has many good area links. If
you are considering visiting the Corning, NY area, this is a good site
to check out.
Other worthwhile websites
- Drew Fritts' Marbles - Site with some excellent how-to information about making marbles with a torch,
much of which appeared as a series of articles in Glass Line
newsletter. Unfortunately, site navigation is difficult due to the
layout, but there is a site search box which helps. Drew makes some very
- Krypton Neon - Very cool neon site. Has links to discussion boards for neon info.
- American Toy Marble Museum/ - Website for marble collectors. Lots of info, primarily about antique marbles.
- Mickelson Studios
- Website of lampworker and glass instructor, Robert Mickelson. As I
mention below in Paul Stankard's link, I don't usually include the
websites of individuals here, but this one has some very nice articles about glass, as well as many photos of his awesome work. I especially liked his interview pages, which are reprints of articles written for his column in Glass Line newsletter.
- Paperweight Collectors Association - PCA home page. Non-profit organization devoted to - well, take a guess....
- Paul Stankard - I don't normally include the websites of individuals here, but if you like paperweights
this is a site you shouldn't miss. Paul Stankard is one of the best
paperweight makers who has ever lived (although nowadays he prefers the
description "glass artist" - which may be more accurate), and there are
some very nice photos of his work on his tastefully done website.
- Warm Glass - This is a truly excellent website filled with information about glass fusing and slumping,
commonly referred to as "warm glass". There is "how-to" information
from the beginner level through advanced. If you have an interest in
glass fusing and slumping, you won't regret checking out this website.
And even if you don't have an interest now, you may after seeing what is
- Glass Line
- Newsletter for lampworkers. Classified ad page. Some content is
available only to Glass Line print subscribers, but there is enough
accessible to anyone to make visiting worthwhile. The website has great
links page(s) to all kinds of glass related pages.
- Crafts Report - Magazine for those trying to make a living in the art and/or craft biz. Some very good articles and useful information.
- Sunshine Artist
- Another magazine specifically for those trying to make a living in
the art and/or craft biz, the reviews they publish about craft shows
around the country being their primary claim to fame. The quality of the
content varies. Most of their website is unavailable to non-subscribers
to the magazine, but there is still enough info to make it worth
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