Video of the Week: Keeping Neon Alive in Oakland

The inside of the tube is heated to 250 Celsius-482 Farenheit-to remove all impurities.

This week’s video of the week comes to us from the Bay Area, where Shawna Peterson has been plying her trade as a professional “tube bender” since 1987. After getting the opportunity to learn neon signage while she was still in college, she abandoned her studies and pursued an apprenticeship with R.J. Wells. Wired magazine interviewed her to ask her about her craft and why she loves it.

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