About six-seven months ago, a “gentleman” by the name of Craig Bellinger appeared with a couple of websites entitled ‘The Glass Blowers Bible” and a series of DVD’s on torch worked glass.
Several of the glassworking fora took exception to Mr. Bellinger’s information and it was subsequently discovered that Mr. Bellinger’s DVDs were actually the work of another person whom Mr. Bellinger had actually taken but not paid for, then duplicated them and sold them as his own. Yep, we are talking outright copyright piracy here, folks…not pretty.
Mr. Bellinger has been fairly widespread in his ‘bible’ creation efforts…he’s made the tattoo artist bible, the metal plating bible, the glass blowers bible, and now, ‘Hot Glass Mastery’, a series of DVDs that claim to teach you everything you want to ever know about working with hot glass but didn’t want to spend $15,000 to learn…all for the amazing price of just $ 147.00 with a 90 day double your money back guarantee!!!!
Mr. Bellinger is a fraud, a scammer, and a rip off artist. If he’s learned even half of the things he claims to teach in these DVDs, then why are there so many obvious mistakes in his advertising literature? The word GAFFER for example, spelled as gapher.
Mr. Bellinger would have you believe that he’s doing this because, in his own words:
…I am sick and tired of the B.S. currently passing as “Glassblowing Training” and I’ve made it my personal mission to put an end to the shenanigans going on in this industry – by getting this solid glassblowing and flameworking training into the hands of as many aspiring glass artists as possible…so I don’t want the price to be a huge barrier.
Mr. Bellinger also makes this interesting statement:
You won’t have to go through all of the lackluster, half-ass, DVDs currently on the market that provide vastly incomplete demonstrations, vague explanations, and show you only a tiny tidbit of what you need to know…(like I did)
oh, no, you get to buy HIS lackluster, half-ass DVD SERIES!!!
I strongly recommend that if you ever see or hear the name Craig Bellinger, that you run the opposite way just as fast as you can. Save your money and encourage everyone else to keep as far away from this clown as possible.