2017 Allan Brown Seminar

Allan B Brown Glassblowing Seminars— Austin TX 2017. (Limited to 12)

Allan B Brown Seminar is two days of providing advanced technique instruction. Each day can be viewed as seperate seminars, so you can elect to participate in Seminar 1, Seminar 2, or both.

Seminar 1
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Seminar 2
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Jack Korfhage

Jack Korfhage attended Salem Community College completing the two-year program in Scientific Glassblowing Technology. He has worked for Lurex Manufacturing Company, Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Gammett Glass, and has been self-employed. For the past 27 years, Ethyl/Albemarle Corporation has employed Jack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a Research and Development Glass Blower. He first joined the ASGS in 1970, and has been Secretary of the Delaware Valley Section, Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Section, and a past president of the ASGS. In 1996 he was a Co-Chair of the New Orleans Symposium as well as the Workshops Chair. Jack received the 1994 New England Section Award and in 2003 and 2007 the William A. Wilt Senior Award. He has presented several workshop demonstrations and has presented papers at several past symposia. He has served as National Membership Chair and Chair of the Allan B. Brown Seminar.

Neal Korfhage

Neal Korfhage began scientific glassblowing at the age of 15, working with his father in the family-based glassblowing business. His first learned skills were tooling and basic repair of scientific glassware. After graduating from high school, he attended Salem Community College from 1994-1996. He then accepted a glassblowing position at Sigma-Aldrich Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked until 2006. Neal currently is the scientific glassblower for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Neal has served on the Audit Committee, Computer Committee, and the Allan B. Brown Glassblowing Seminar of the ASGS.

Kevin Teaford

Kevin Teaford started his glassblowing career in 1992 at the Westinghouse-Hanford Company. After 3 ½ years in Research and Development, Kevin accepted a position with Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing in northern California. At Farlow’s, he learned of many new types of glassware found in the medical and scientific production industry. In 1999, he secured a position at Precision Glassblowing of Colorado. While at Precision, he was introduced to many new aspects of production-style glassblowing, which included fabrication of large diameter Pyrex apparatus and the introduction of larger Quartz fabrication. Kevin has worked at the University of Utah since 2002. Kevin has been the National Membership Chair for the ASGS and now is the Chair of the Allan B. Brown Regular Member Seminar.

Ron Legge

Ron Legge has over 50 years of experience blowing glass. At the age of 16 Ron began as a part time glassblower assisting in the glass shop at the University of Alberta. Ron then apprenticed at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus for two years at which point took over the glass shop.  After 14 years at the Scarborough campus Ron moved to the downtown campus where he ran the Chemistry Department Glass Shop for 18 years.  While working at U of T Ron had the honor of fabricating glassware for the Nobel Prize winning Dr. John Polanyi.  Ron has trained 4 apprentices and currently runs his own business Scientific Glass Design where they produce a wide variety of custom glassware in Pyrex and Quartz.


Kevin Teaford, Chair 

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