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Biography: Harry Seaman

Harry Seaman
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Harry Seaman
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Studio Facility Manager

Harry Seaman is facility manager at The Studio, where he regularly teaches beginning and advanced glassblowing courses. He received his BFA from Alfred University. Seaman works mainly with furnace-blown and cast glass, which is then cold-worked.

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When they appeared in the early 1600s, telescopes quickly revealed details of distant worlds, but microscopes provided access to tiny worlds much more slowly. The lenses for microscopes required more precision, and finer skills of the artisans who made them. In the preface to Micrographia (1665),... more
Harry Seaman is facility manager at The Studio. He came to The Corning Museum of Glass in 1996, just after graduating Alfred University with his B.F.A., and is dedicated to making sure that the instructors and students have the best possible experience when they’re here. What do you do here at the... more
When The Studio opened in 1996, Spiral Arts built two furnaces, one 1,000-pound day tank for continuous melting of clear glass, and one 200-pound pot furnace for melting colored glasses, as an accessory for the glassblowing classes. Frank Woolley, a retired Corning Incorporated scientist, helped... more