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Glass artist Kiva Ford makes handmade scientific & artistic glassware

For art or for science, glass artist Kiva Ford loves to make precise, custom vessels, beakers, sculptures, and more with glass. In this 2011 Etsy Handmade Portrait, Ford describes his work in Scientific Glassblowing (for which he has a college degree), as well as some of the tiny and challenging sculptures that he makes for fun. Via Colossal:

A member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society, Kiva creates instruments for scientists who require one-of-a-kind designs for various experiments. The same techniques and tools used for scientific equipment also apply to his artistic practice including the miniature works you see here, as well as larger sculptures, and ornate drinkware.

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Watch more videos about glass blowing and glass, including one of our favorites: Bert Haanstra’s Glas. Plus, more Etsy profile films.

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