Late Show

Late Show

Taking advantage of the Museum’s extended evening summer hours, the Late Show takes the Hot Glass Demo and heats it up even further! With a full 45 minutes for this extended demo, the Museum's gaffers (another term for master glassmakers) take the opportunity to show off their creativity as artists, making larger and more ornate vases, bowls, or sculptures at the furnace. The Courtyard Stage lends a unique atmostphere to the making of these colorful and lively pieces.

Like the traditional Hot Glass Demo, a narrator talks you though every step of the glassmaking process, answering your questions and explaining the history and science behind glassmaking techniques.

The Late Show ends with a raffle, allowing one lucky viewer in the audience to take home a piece of glass made during a previous Hot Glass Demo.

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Getting color ready
Getting color ready
Shaping the vase
Shaping the vase
Multi-colored vessel made by G Brian Juk
Multi-colored vessel made by G Brian Juk
Aaron working at the Late Show
Aaron working at the Late Show
Blue and orange vessel made by G Brian Juk
Blue and orange vessel made by G Brian Juk
Tough work
Tough work
Multi-colored vase made by G Brian Juk
Multi-colored vase made by G Brian Juk
Shaping the vase with a paddle
Shaping the vase with a paddle
Beautiful bowl made by G Brian
Beautiful bowl made by G Brian
Reheating the glass
Reheating the glass
Aaron swings the hot glass
Aaron swings the hot glass
Orange and white vase made by Dane Jack
Orange and white vase made by Dane Jack
Making it bigger
Making it bigger
Pink vessel made by G Brian
Pink vessel made by G Brian
Aaron uses the torch
Aaron uses the torch
Orange and purple bowl made by G Brian Juk
Orange and purple bowl made by G Brian Juk