Bandhu Scott Dunham

Bandhu Dunham

"Glass embodies the colorful sensuality that makes life so interesting! I work with glass to explore the intersection of my own personality and the natural world around me. I try to be true to the glass, and more importantly, true to myself. "

Bandhu Scott Dunham draws his inspiration from nature—the invisible as well as what can be seen with the naked eye. His design sense resonates with the infinite variety of natural forms, which he interprets using the remarkable properties of glass. A uniquely witty yet balanced approach is the hallmark of his work.

Though Dunham has studied a number of techniques for creating glass art, lampworking remains his favorite because of its immediacy. Using a variety of simple tools like tweezers and scissors, he shapes and blows glass rods and tubes in the heat of a gas-oxygen flame. He has also developed some unusual techniques that are unique to his work, expanding the definition of what is possible in glass.

Dunham began to teach himself lampworking technique in 1975 while he was still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University's glassblower, and later completed his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School, and the Penland School of Crafts. An internationally respected glass artist, author, and teacher, Dunham's work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the USA and abroad.