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Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass: Defying Gravity DVD
Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass: Defying Gravity DVD

Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass: Defying Gravity DVD

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When the Corning Mueum of Glass realized their paperweight collection was approaching its 1,000th piece, they wanted to celebrate the occasion with an outstanding piece of artwork. They chose reknowned glass artist Josh Simpson and issued a challenge- could he create one of his signature Megaplanets, but make it over 100 lbs? Not only would this be an artistic challenge, but aslo an incredible technical achievement. In creating this piece, Simpson has pushed the technical boundaries of glassmaking. Increasing the size meant more than simply working on a larger scale, it meant changing the entire process- from the designing of the piece to physical upgrading of his entire studio. See how 35 years of dedication to the art of glassmaking led to this incredible 18 month journey as Josh Simpson attempts to make the world's largest paperweight. Running time 57 minutes.