Flameworking with Paul J. Stankard

Paul J. Stankard, artist in glass, assembles a botanical using flameworked components. Stankard follows in the tradition of centuries-old European lampwork, elevating the practice of flamework to the highest art form of botanical paperweights. He lives and works in an area of southern New Jersey where glass has been produced since 1739.

Flameworking (also called lampworking or torchworking) is a technique where the glass is melted primarily by a torch or lamp, instead of a furnace or glory hole.