Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu Dunham began to teach himself lampwork/flamework 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 of Arts and Design, Museum für Glaskunst (Germany), Niijima Glass Art Center (Japan), and Osaka University of Arts. He is known for his whimsical, groundbreaking kinetic sculptures in glass as well as goblets and abstract Spheres and Baskets.
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. In 2010 he was Visiting Foreign Instructor at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan. Since then he has taught and lectured on his work for the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge, England, the Ausglass Conference in Australia, the Glass Art Society and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.