Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Scientific glassblowing – a crucial but endangered craft

Scientific glassblowing – a crucial but endangered craft

The weekend edition of the Guardian features an interview with Terri Adams, Scientific Glassblower for the Department of Chemistry, in which she talks about her career and the challenges of maintaining this important skill for the future. Earlier this year, the Heritage Crafts Association published a report on endangered traditional crafts in the UK. Scientific glassblowing was on the red list of those that might die out completely, with fewer than 50 currently employed in the UK. more........