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Old 11-27-2007, 09:39 AM
Jeff Hoover
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Jim McKelvey has a very thorough book and DVD (6 hours, 4 disks):
http://www.stlglass.com/bookdvd.html
One thing that's cool about it is that he teaches ways to practice hot techniques cold, like practicing a gather on a pipe using a bucket of water instead of a furnace of glass. It sounds hokey, but I think it's good.


If you're going to buy Schmid's books, consider buying directly from him:
http://www.glassmtn.com/
Not only does he get more of a cut that way, he'll add a snappy autograph if you want! And for fun, get his Bathroom Reader as well - it contains great stories of hot-shop disasters and so on with some actual wisdom thrown in.


Finally there's another book which is more technology / philosophy / history oriented:
A Glassblower's Companion by Dudley Giberson
http://www.joppaglass.com/book/agcomp.html

Last edited by Jeff Hoover; 11-27-2007 at 09:50 AM.
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