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James F. Byrnes

For 30 years I earned my living as a scientific glassblower making laboratory apparatus. During that time I always enjoyed making decorative glass items, which utilize the same basic skill set as scientific ware. Glass is such a free flowing material that it seems a shame to use it only for items of strict function. My artistic goal is to combine my creative desire for design and aesthetic with the structural integrity of laboratory glass ware, to produce items which bring lasting pleasure.

Jim Byrnes