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Glass Blowing

Synopsis
Shows a glass blower making an ornate wine glass from lead crystal that has been heated to 1200 degrees Celsius. He demonstrates the skills and tools required to produce a high-quality product. The process is compared to the mass production of perfume bottles, where the craftsmen have been replace by machines using an automated procedure.
Series
Shotlist, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 15 min.
Year of production
1998
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £55.00 (+VAT +p&p) VHS, non-higher education 1999 sale: £150.00 (+VAT +p&p) higher education - master tape for re-editing and copying 2000 sale: £35.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) VHS, higher education
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
engineering design; glass making; glassware

Credits

Producer
Richard McCarter

Sponsor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Email
support@fenc.org.uk
Web
http://www.fenc.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01553 630828
Address
c/o fenc
The White House
8 Gayton Road
Ashwicken, Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE32 1LS
Notes
EBST was set up in 1987, to spread specialist learning through broadcast and new media; it’s roots were in BBC and public service broadcasting. Now EBST Online is part of FENC (www.fenc.org.uk).

Distributor

Name

Educational Broadcasting Services Trust

Address
No longer trading
Notes
Educational and training materials with an emphasis on maths, science and skills development, produced in collaboration with consortia of university and college academics and media departments under the auspices of the Educational Services Broadcasting Trust. Series include Maths for Engineers, Shotlist, and the Skillbank vocational skills training programmes. For sale on DVD or via download. Now ebst online is part of FENC. (www.fenc.org.uk). Now possibly part of Blended Learning Consortium.

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