Conversations with William Gudenrath: Where did it all begin? Early Eastern and Western Glassblowing - The Evidence and the Processes
Where did the revolutionary process of glassblowing begin? Archaeological evidence suggests that it first was invented in the Eastern Mediterranean—Jerusalem, specifically—and then moved westward. Glassblowing took root in Italy by the early first century and was spread further west via Roman expansion. Using images and video we will see the evidence of some of the earliest closely dateable blown-glass vessels. In studying these remains, William Gudenrath has worked to determine how these rare survivors were made. Captured on video, his investigative process will demonstrate some possible methods by which early blown vessels were created. Open dialogue will be welcomed.
The Conversations series is comprised of engaging and informative one-hour talks presented in an intimate, informal setting. Enjoy a short presentation by Museum staff and other experts and then ask questions and join in the discussion.
Space is limited to 30 participants and an RSVP is required by Wednesday, April 10. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607.438.5600 to RSVP.
Presentations take place in The Studio’s Lecture Room (across the parking lot from the Museum’s main building). The Conversations last one hour. Coffee will be served.