Hot Glass Show on the Road

Hot Glass Show on the Road

The Hot Glass Roadshow takes the live glassmaking experience on the road, bringing the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of The Corning Museum of Glass – to the public, the design community, and museums worldwide.

The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow uses unique glassmaking equipment to recreate a state-of-the-art studio environment. At venues around the world, in conjunction with exhibitions, events and art and design initiatives, Museum’s gaffers demonstrate complex hot glassmaking techniques.

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Since 2005, we’ve taken our Hot Glass Roadshow mobile unit to SOFA Chicago, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design. We love the breadth of work that is displayed here, and the crossover of art and design. We also love that we get to work with some... more
Annette Sheppard first studied glassmaking at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass while earning her B.S. in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University. Upon graduation, Annette studied with world-renowned glass artists teaching at The Studio, including Pino Signoretto and Shin-... more
A beautiful sunset backlights downtown Chicago, taken from Navy Pier. Welcome to part two of my photojournalistic quest to document and share the incredible happenstance that was the Hot Glass Roadshow at SOFA Chicago. Having our glassblowing stage set up for demonstrations at this expo was a... more