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Science and art overlap in meaningful ways, and Dr. B explores this intersection through glassmaking. Learn the history of humans shaping glass, watch expert glassblowers at work, and explore the ways that glassmaking serves both science and art.

The History of Glass
Glassblowing has been around for thousands of years. Diane Wright, Curator of Glass at the Toledo Museum of Art, details the history of glass and glassmaking. She shares examples of pieces made throughout history and explains how Toledo, Ohio got its name as the Glass City.

 

The Art of Glassblowing
Watch a glass artist at work. Forge Garrabrant creates a beautiful glass piece at the Franklin Park Conservatory Hot Shop while explaining the science involved in his craft.

 

Scientific Glassblowing
Glassware is critical to move many fields of science forward. chemistry, physics, and epidemiology labs—to name a few—are often filled with various types of glassware. Tim Henthorne, Senior Glassblower at the Ohio State University, explains how he works with scientists to design and create glassware for their experiments.

 


QED with Dr. B

QED with Dr. B, is a fun and informative science series, co-produced by WOSU Public Media and the Center for Science and Industry (COSI), that talks one-on-one with the scientists, engineers and innovators who are redefining how we interact with our world.

Watch the series online or on WOSU TV on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.