Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu Dunham began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. Now an internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, his work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the US and abroad, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum fur Glaskunst Lauscha, the Sphere Museum, Niijima Glass Art Center and the Museum of Art and Design. Bandhu regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationally, and in 2010 he was Visiting Foreign Instructor for a semester at Osaka University of Arts. He has been a popular presenter at conferences in the US, Canada, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. Bandhu’s Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in his field. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationally.