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Hello! Thank you for your question! The Rakow Research Library has materials in its collection that might be useful to you as you design and create your own flameshop. Below are a few books and articles, though you may be able to find more by searching our catalog.

  • Bernard, Eddie. “Gas-Fired Equipment Safety System Check and Maintenance.” GAS News 17, no. 2 (March 2006): 3.
  • Bernard, Eddie. “Technical Issues: Ventilation.” GAS News 20, issue 1 (Jan./Feb. 2009): 5.
  • Birkhill, Frederick, and Shane Fero. The Art of Flameworking. S.l: the authors, 2011.
  • Dunham, Bandhu Scott. Contemporary Lampworking: A Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame. 3rd ed. Prescott, Ariz: Salusa Glassworks, 2010.
  • Grimmett, Henry. “Understanding Lampworker Safety.” Glass Line 20, no. 1 (June/July 2006): 36+.
  • Henley, Vince. “Studio Safety: LP Gas in Apartments.” The Glass Bead 18, issue 3 (Summer 2011): 36.
  • Henley, Vince. “Studio Safety: Propane (LP Gas) Storage.” The Glass Bead 18, issue 1 (Winter 2011): 23.
  • Henley, Vince. “Studio Safety: Safety Advocacy.” The Glass Bead 19, issue 1 (Winter 2012): 19.
  • Kervin, James. More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Glass Beadmaking. 5th prtg., completely rev. Livermore, CA: GlassWear Studios, 2003.
  • Koopman, Gary. “Burner Plumbing Solutions.” Fusion 57, no. 2 (May 2010): 21-25.
  • McCann, Michael, and Angela Babin. Health Hazards Manual for Artists. 6th ed. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 2008.
  • Page, Andrew. “Can Glass Go Green?” Glass, no. 108 (Autumn 2007): 52-63.
  • Fusion 55 [i.e. 56], no. 2 (May 2009): 23-25.
  • Simmons, Robert. “Studio Safety: Why Is Studio Ventilation Important?” The Glass Bead 19, issue 4 (Autumn 2012): 20.
  • Tarlow, Paul. Coldworking Glass Without Machines: A Complete Guide to Creating Better Fused, Lampworked & Blown Glass Artwork Without Spending a Small Fortune on Big Equipment. 1st ed. Austin, Tex: IZM Studio, 2011.
  • Wolfersberger, Stan. “Glass Beadmaking Safety Issues.” The Bead Release 9, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 16-25.
  • Wolfersberger, Stan. “Ventilation for Beadmaking: How Much Do You Need?” The Bead Release 8, no. 2 (Spring 2001): 14-15.

Note: This list includes a sample of columns by Vince Henley on studio safety that ran in The Glass Bead between 2007 and 2012.

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