Thursday, February 03, 2011

Jost Haas: Britain's Last Glass Eye Maker

Eyes have been used for ages as centerpieces in art and jewelry. A once popular style during the Georgian & Victorian eras,  this Victorian Eye Brooch from 1845 was known as "Lovers Eye Jewelry" and depicts an eye painted on ivory (Read more about Lovers Eye Jewelry on Antiques Road Show). Watch Britain's last glass eye maker create a prosthetic eye as he discusses this dying art.

The Glass Eye Maker from Tomas Leach on Vimeo.

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