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.

See the Show

Orange and purple bowl made by G Brian Juk
Orange and purple bowl made by G Brian Juk
Moving it to the annealer
Moving it to the annealer
Taking the piece off the punti
Taking the piece off the punti
Just a little tap
Just a little tap
A quick preview
A quick preview
Creating the lip of the opening
Creating the lip of the opening
Opening the end
Opening the end
Transferring the piece to the punti
Transferring the piece to the punti
Creating a nice flat bottom
Creating a nice flat bottom
Shaping it into a vase
Shaping it into a vase
Warming it up
Warming it up
A little puff of air
A little puff of air
Rolling and shaping
Rolling and shaping
Starting with a small gather
Starting with a small gather
Closing the door on the annealer
Closing the door on the annealer