[Video Link] Etsy created this short documentary about glassblower Kiva Ford. He makes custom scientific glassware for research and discovery chemistry. He's a member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society. "We make some pretty wild stuff," he says. "Extractors, Reactors, condensors, custom flasks -- and it can't be made by a machine or mass produced." Handmade Portraits: Kiva Ford
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.