Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Flexible Glass?

Ever heard the great legend of Flexible Glass?

Flexible glass is a legendary lost invention from the time of the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar (between 14–37 AD). As recounted by Isidore of Seville, the craftsman who invented the technique brought a drinking bowl made of flexible glass before Caesar who threw it to the floor, whereupon the material dented, rather than shattering. The inventor then repaired the bowl easily with a small hammer. After the inventor swore to the Emperor that he alone knew the technique of manufacture, Tiberius had the man beheaded, fearing such material could undermine the value of gold and silver.[1]

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Heather Hancock's Mural, Link, in Chicago

Heather Hancock has a bunch of her great work up on her blog.
I like her "integrated glasswork."  Look at this mural she did. 6' by 30'