Glass Demos

Glass Demos

Live glassmaking provides a unique context for understanding the Museum’s amazing collection. Learn more about the techniques used to make the objects in the galleries by watching today’s glassmakers at work. Watch as a master glassmaker takes a glowing gob of molten glass on the end of a pipe and skillfully shapes it into a vase, bowl, or sculpture at the narrated Hot Glass Demo. See flameworkers shape rods of glass into fanciful objects at the Flameworking Demo. Learn more about the properties of glass at the Optical Fiber and Glassbreaking Demos.