Biographical / Historical
Born Scott Dunham in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Dunham changed his name to Bandhu Scott Dunham as an adult. The name Bandhu, which means “friend” or “brother” in Bengali, was given to him by his spiritual teacher Lee Lozowick. He has participated in exhibitions around the world, including Japan, Canada, Germany, and Taiwan. In 2010, Bandhu was Foreign Guest Professor at Osaka University of Arts, in Osaka, Japan. He is the author of Contemporary Lampworking (three volumes), considered to be the authoritative text on the subject. He attended Princeton University, where he received informal training from the University glassblower. He founded Salusa Glassworks in 1980 in Arizona. He is best known for his goblets, spheres, menorahs, and kinetic sculptures. His work is displayed in museums throughout the world, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Kobe, Japan, and Museum für Glaskunst, Lauscha, Germany.