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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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
Reheating the glass
Reheating the glass
Beautiful bowl made by G Brian
Beautiful bowl made by G Brian
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
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
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