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Josh Simpson & Maestro Elio Quarisa - June 28 2006

I met Josh Simpson at the Baltimore ACC show, and he invited me to visit his studio in Massachussetts.
 
I took so many photos and videos, that my visit to his studio has been divided into FOUR web pages:
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Glass Art Piece #1: Reticello Incalmo Plate

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(I arrived at the studio towards the end of this piece, so I don't have any earlier photos of this piece)
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21.5 MegaByte Video: Spinning out the incalmo plate

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Reticello Buttons (start as cane sections on a Ferro)

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14.4 Megabyte Video: Preparing the fused cane on the Ferro

4.1 Megabyte Video: Picking up the fused cane on a bubble

2.8 Megabyte Video: Adding missing cane section to bubble

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3.3 Megabyte Video: Preparing a Reticello Button

2.8 Megabyte Video: Flattening a Reticello Button

6.6 Megabyte Video: Putting the first button into the oven

5.3 Megabyte Video: Flattening the second Reticello Button

6.5 Megabyte Video: The Third Reticello Button

6.7 Megabyte Video: Reticello Button #4

3.9 Megabyte Video: Reticello Button #5

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Planning the Piece (with chalk drawing) to use the Reticello Buttons

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14.4 Megabyte Video: Making "window" holes in the black background

9.5 Megabyte Video: Heating the buttons in the annealer, prior to pickup

7.1 Megabyte Video: Placing a reticello button on the piece

6.6 Megabyte Video: Placing second reticello button on the piece

5.6 Megabyte Video: Placing third reticello button on the piece

10.3 Megabyte Video: Heating the buttons with a torch - notice the glowing color

3.0 Megabyte Video: Marvering the reticello buttons into the piece

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4.4 Megabyte Video: Josh Simpson working on the Jack Line)

4.4 Megabyte Video: Josh Simpson using Wet Newspaper to shape the piece)

5.3 Megabyte Video: Josh Simpson working on piece at bench, notice bench blow)

2.3 Megabyte Video: Cooling the end of the piece with a blow hose)

1.0 Megabyte Video: Josh Simpson and two other people working the piece at the same time)

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3.8 Megabyte Video: Shaping and Cooling

10.8 Megabyte Video: Working on the piece at the bench

1.4 Megabyte Video: Inspecting the piece at the bench

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16.6 Megabyte Video: Punty up and Transfer

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2.4 Megabyte Video: Trimming the Lip #1

9.3 Megabyte Video: Tweezing the lip and trimming #2

10.8 Megabyte Video: Using Jacks and Paddle to finish the lip

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4.1 Megabyte Video: Putting the finished piece away in the annealler!

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