Jack Preston

Jack Preston

Lives in United States Williamsport USA, United States
Works as a Self employed
Has a website at http://kc3m.zenfolio.com
Joined on May 25, 2008

Jack Preston's recent activity

  • Submitted a challenge entry Crystal
    Crystal stemware.
    Placed 18th in the challenge. Crystal stemware.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Kaziun Glass Rose
    From our collection, Kaziun Glass Rose circa. 1950

More detail:

Charles Kaziun, born in 1919 in Massachusetts, was a self-taught glassworker who learned by watching glass artists at fairs in the 1930s. After working in New York, he went to work for the same people from whom he had learned the basics. He was working with home-made lamps at this time, and developed ways of making high quality work without a furnace. In 1942, he was hired by the University of Pennsylvania, where under the tutelage of James Graham, he became proficient in making canes, including silhouette canes, and filigree.

Kaziun was a friend of Emil Larson, whose roses he studied and tried to copy for three years until he finally succeeded in making one. Kaziun was assisted by August Hoffbauer, a German glassworker who built a furnace for Kaziun, and taught him some of the formulas and techniques of the trade. Kaziun's goal was to rival the skill of the great French paperweight makers.
    Placed 14th in the challenge. From our collection, Kaziun Glass Rose circa. 1950 More detail: Charles Kaziun, born in 1919 in Massachusetts, was a self-taught glassworker who learned by watching glass artists at fairs in the 1930s. After working in New York, he went to work for the same people from whom he had learned the basics. He was working with home-made lamps at this time, and developed ways of making high quality work without a furnace. In 1942, he was hired by the University of Pennsylvania, where under the tutelage of James Graham, he became proficient in making canes, including silhouette canes, and filigree. Kaziun was a friend of Emil Larson, whose roses he studied and tried to copy for three years until he finally succeeded in making one. Kaziun was assisted by August Hoffbauer, a German glassworker who built a furnace for Kaziun, and taught him some of the formulas and techniques of the trade. Kaziun's goal was to rival the skill of the great French paperweight makers.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Watch This
    Couple of guys maintaining a wrist watch  advetisement on the Kongresove Centrum building in Prague, Czech Republic.
    Placed 8th in the challenge. Couple of guys maintaining a wrist watch advetisement on the Kongresove Centrum building in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Submitted a challenge entry The Tomb of the Unknowns
    Outstanding tribute to the unknowns that died in service to our country. This image reflects a portion of the changing of the guards ceremony occurring despite  the rainy weather.
    Placed 39th in the challenge. Outstanding tribute to the unknowns that died in service to our country. This image reflects a portion of the changing of the guards ceremony occurring despite the rainy weather.
  • Submitted a challenge entry We are Family
    Sleeping Family of Muskrats
    Placed 40th in the challenge. Sleeping Family of Muskrats
  • Submitted a challenge entry Catching some zzz's
    Gorilla napping at Audubon zoo NOLA
    Placed 17th in the challenge. Gorilla napping at Audubon zoo NOLA
  • Submitted a challenge entry Born to be Wild
    White Alligator in captivity at Audubon Zoo, NOLA
    Placed 47th in the challenge. White Alligator in captivity at Audubon Zoo, NOLA
  • Submitted a challenge entry A bird's eye view
    Audubon Zoo NOLA
    Placed 12th in the challenge. Audubon Zoo NOLA
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