Late Show

Late Show

Taking advantage of the Museum’s extended evening summer hours, the Late Show takes the Hot Glass Show and heats it up even further! With a full 45 minutes for this extended show, 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 Show, 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 Show.

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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
Using a block to shape the glass
Using a block to shape the glass
Green and white vase made by Aaron Jack
Green and white vase made by Aaron Jack
Ava, Emily and Sara from Scranton, PA
Ava, Emily and Sara from Scranton, PA
Dan blows a bubble
Dan blows a bubble
Orange vase with black rim made by Tom Ryder
Orange vase with black rim made by Tom Ryder
Dan Alexander and Aaron Jack at the Late Show
Dan Alexander and Aaron Jack at the Late Show
The glass is reheated
The glass is reheated
Colored bar
Colored bar
Aaron works the hot glass
Aaron works the hot glass
The finished piece from the Late Show, August 11, 2011
The finished piece from the Late Show, August 11, 2011
Dan assists Aaron
Dan assists Aaron
Aaron Jack at the Late Show
Aaron Jack at the Late Show