Artist Bandhu Dunham of Salusa Glassworks came to the world of glass through his interest in chemistry. As a boy, he maintained an extensive laboratory inhis parents' basement and wanted to learn how to make his own chemical apparatus.
In high school he began to teach himself the "lampwork" glassblowing technique, so named for the oil lamps used to melt the glass in ages past. Borosilicate glass rods and tubes are shaped in a gas-oxygen flame and colored using various techniques.
Now an internationally respected artist, Bandhu creates unique sculptures in his Arizona studio.