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Visualized: the last glass eye maker in Britain

Tim Stevens
01.26.11
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We'll be the first to admit that there's not a lot of tech in use here -- this is the story of a man using techniques that are hundreds of years old. Still, it's a mesmerizing glimpse into the creation of art with a hugely useful purpose: glass eyes. The video below is a study of Jost Haas, a Londoner who shapes each orb by hand, said to be the last man in Britain who still manufactures them this way. It's a 16mm film shot by Ben Todd and, if you like, you can consider this your five minutes and three seconds of zen for the day.

Update: Loudmouthman was kind enough to share this link that contains another video of Mr. Haas in action plus some further information from one of the recipients of his work.

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