Making things out of Glass can be very fast and efficient. Have a look at this video that shows how glass bottles are produced, after watching this you will appreciate how versatile glass is as a raw material. Jack Storms does things in a much different way, rather than melting and heating his art he creates by grinding and cutting. The video below is beautiful and reminds me of the build up of processes that are often seen in a silicon wafer.
“It wasn’t until later in life that Jack discovered his passions in contemporary art and graduated at age 30 from Plymouth State University with a BA in Art focusing primarily on studio production. It was during his junior year there that he happened upon what would eventually become an entryway to his legacy, the studio of a glass artist that was close to his school where he was producing a phenomenally rare style of glass art work combining lead crystal and dichroic glass using a cold-glass process. The process itself which required weeks and weeks to produce even one completed glass sculpture was incredibly intense and physically challenging, and the number of glass artisans working in this form of fine art could be counted on one hand. ”