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Ships in bottles. Storytelling. Bottled History. We loved this one:
Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it…
Related watching: An interview with Irving Harper.
via Boing Boing.
In a first from March 2011, Bill Gudenrath of the Corning Museum of Glass attempts to make a copy of one of the fish-shaped glass pieces displayed in The British Museum’s 2011 Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World.
During the exhibition of over 200 objects that were on loan from the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul — some from between the 3rd century BC and 1st century AD — the museum showcased “nineteen of the roughly 180 glass vessels found in the ancient Kushan storerooms at Begram,” including three of these fish:
This Italian glass blower sculpts a horse from hot molten glass in under 90 seconds.
Two years ago, Dutch artists Lernert & Sander filmed a short for MTV Europe by building and playing music on a rainbow-colored glass harp. It makes for a great audio and visual combo. (Also, who knew we’d have more than one glass harp video to watch?!)
via minieco.co.uk. Thanks, Larissa.