John Burton: His Art and His Philosophy (1961)

16 Dec
Director  Bernard L. Freemesser
Length  12 min
B&W/Color  color
UO Library Catalog description:
Call # FILM Ma126
Genre  documentary
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  yes


Burton is not to be confused with various other John Burtons; he was an English glass artist born in 1894 and the author of Glass: Philosophy and Method: Handblown, Sculpted, Colored. He developed new methods for glass blowing (“John Burton’s method”), and is considered a key figure in blown glass lampmaking. Freemesser also directed Hey, Follow Me! and taught photography in the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon.

One Response to “John Burton: His Art and His Philosophy (1961)”


  1. Hey, Follow Me! (1962) « 16mm Lost & Found - December 20, 2011

    […] who apparently had great influence on Oregonian photography. Freemesser also directed John Burton: His Art and His Philosophy and This is Eugene ’66: Time for a New Awareness. UO Special Collections & University […]

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