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Title: A new glass working book
Post by: Kaz on July 15, 2011, 07:22:56 AM
Spotted this in one of the contributor's flickr album and then had a quick look on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Glass-Artists-Studio-Handbook-Contemporary/dp/1592536972
Don't think it's out til later in the month, but I will probably get it even though it's aimed at beginners.
Kazx


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Brink Beads on July 15, 2011, 08:09:42 AM
Just bought mine, said it was in stock so just 1-click ordered :-)

It did say that there are only 6 left in stock after my purchase.
xx


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: theknittinggoddess on July 15, 2011, 09:23:34 AM
Thanks Kaz - that's prfect for me. Have just ordered.

Jx


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Zeldazog on July 15, 2011, 02:08:47 PM
It does look like "just a nice book to have"... ;D


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: bbpiglet7 on July 15, 2011, 06:51:17 PM
I'd be interested to hear your comments on it once you've had a chance to read it, as this might be a good Christmas gift for me from one of my sons   ;D

So would Passing The Flame.........  :P


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Brink Beads on July 18, 2011, 05:20:25 AM
Received my copy this morning. 

Would recommend a cup of coffee and some quiet time to sit and read, its a lovely book for all aspects of glasswork and there are some really nice projects.  It has some very inspiring photos and background info in the gallery section.  Think I will be dipping into it on a regular basis (as i do with passing the flame and many other books) 

Think i'm a bit of a book-aholic...... is that a bad thing!!!!
Anyway its a rather nice piece of paper creation.

XX


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Margram on July 18, 2011, 06:36:57 AM
It looks like a good introduction to glass work. Happened to notice on p32 it recommends bleeding the pipes at the end of a session, without actually burning the gas - not ideal I would have thought, especially in a house or flat...


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: feebee64 on July 18, 2011, 07:42:46 AM
I ordered my copy - but the kindle version. We are away in our caravan next week and I know I will be having major flame withdrawal issues, so this will be a nice way of easing the pain!! I have already packed Passing the Flame and don't think hubby will be happy about too many books, hence the ebook format. Have had a quick look and it looks good. I am very tempted to try glass fusing so hopefully this will help make my mind up.


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Lyn G on July 18, 2011, 09:17:28 AM
Looks good.....I notice Emma Mackintosh is one of the contributing artists.   :) :)



Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Calico Cat on July 18, 2011, 05:06:10 PM
Just ordered a copy - couldn't resist the dragonfly on the cover . . . .


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: sea-thistle on July 19, 2011, 05:07:12 AM
I got mine this morning too, lovely book had a quick read with a cup of tea. Got to get on with some work now. Hope to have a read later on :)


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: theknittinggoddess on July 19, 2011, 11:03:29 AM
I've just had an email to say release of this has been delayed - so looks like Amazon have sold more of this than they expected. Due some time next week now - shame I have no patience.


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: GlassBeadArt on July 23, 2011, 11:03:02 AM
Oh no!!!
I just got some money from selling a few unused tools..and now I have to get me this book!!!


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: awrylemming on July 23, 2011, 11:45:37 AM
I didn't really like this book to be honest.  My copy is up for grabs if anybody wants it, I found it rather sketchy in all the areas it covered.  I feel dreadfully judgemental saying this, sorry.


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: Kaz on July 23, 2011, 12:24:48 PM
It's OK Sue! I feel the same and wish I'd waited to hear the verdict from others. Well, it's on the shelf with the others now but I did feel a bit underwhelmed tbh.
Kazx


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: theknittinggoddess on July 23, 2011, 12:33:56 PM
I'll third the lack of recommendation

It would be a nice present for someone who was interested in seeing different things you could do with glass, but it's really light on content.

I guess it's not surprising - by the time you have an intro and safety details for so many different ways of working there isn't much left.

Wish I'd bought a bead making or fusing book instead.


Title: Re: A new glass working book
Post by: awrylemming on July 23, 2011, 02:36:06 PM
Whew!  That's a relief.  I hate dissing other people's work - I think she'd have been better sticking to one subject, as I liked her writing style and the layout.  :)