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By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Playing with temperatures that reach 2000°F is a game that takes a lot of practice, especially when you're the one responsible for telling the flames what to do. Similarly, in both the ceramic and glass discipline, a great deal of success depends on the makers ability to take aim at a desired form and know exactly how much stress their creation can w... Read More

Marie Zimmermann (1879 – 1972) is considered the most versatile and skilled craftswoman of the 20th century with an oeuvre that spanned movements, styles, and mediums. A female pioneer in metallurgy, a field dominated almost exclusively by men,... Read More

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

It has never fully satisfied me to hear how mountain ranges like the Alps or Sierra Nevada’s came to be. The Alps, for instance, began forming 65 million years ago when African and Eurasian tectonic plates blindly pushed against one another in ... Read More

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

If you hand a cassette player to a sixteen-year-old, chances are they won't know what it is, or even how to open it - forget about flipping the tape over and holding down rewind. It's strange to imagine that this pattern of invention and... Read More