Charles Flickinger from Flickinger Glassworks joined the Practical Preservation podcast to discuss his business and career as an artisan. Our conversation varied from minimalist living to repairing curved glass of the Statute of Liberty flame. Curved glass is a speciality, niche business and Charles has collected over 4,000 steel molds from different projects (I learned the curved glass starts flat and is curved as it is heated). Flickinger Glassworks can make curved laminated and insulated glass in addition to the curved architectural pieces and art work.
Charles shared this quote Admiral Bryd during our conversation, ““Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.” and shared that Flickinger Glassworks makes table ware.
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A field trip to the workshop in the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. And if you are looking for an artisan workshop – reach out to Charles.