The ASGS is an amazing organization that has a great deal of knowledge being shared on their facebook page over at https://www.facebook.com/ASGSGlass. The work done by these scientific workers push the boundaries of what is possible in glass. Most of the items they produce are custom fabricated for very specific purposes which either Borosilicate or Quartz glass are the ideal material due to purity and durability. Truly astonishing work, definitely worth checking out the resources they are posting up for all to see!
A small window into the time and dedication required to cold-work large glass sculptures with insane attention to detail.
We would like to thank Professional Scientific Glassblower Mike Gnann for documenting and sharing a number of his experiences making large-scale borosilicate glass used in scientific and laboratory applications.