Hot Glass Roadshow Technical Requirements

Hot Glass Roadshow Technical Requirements

We’ll Bring the Live Demonstrations to You!

Make your next event sizzle! Host a live hot glassmaking demonstration by The Corning Museum of Glass.

Our glassmakers transform molten glass into sparkling objects that will wow any crowd. And our two unique mobile hotshops can be adapted to any space. Conceived of and designed by the Museum’s hot glass experts, these set-ups allow us to bring the unforgettable magic of live, narrated glassblowing demonstrations to your audience.

For more information on booking us for your next event, contact 607.438.5230 or hotglassoutreach@cmog.org.

Hot Glass Roadshow

The Hot Glass Roadshow is a one-of-a-kind mobile glassmaking studio, perfect for large events and venues. Visually spectacular, it provides an impressive impact for your visitors. At 28 feet long and 35,000 pounds, this semi trailer transforms into a fully functioning glassmaking studio on wheels. 

The Hot Glass Roadshow at SOFA Chicago

Hot Glass Roadshow
Gas requirement Propane; 75 gallons per day from minimum 500 gal tank -or-
Natural Gas; 1" line, 2lbs pressure at connection
Electrical requirement One 200 amp, 208 or 240 volt circuit
Studio footprint 48’ wide, 16' deep
Viewing area An additional space of approximately 50’ x 50’ is suggested to accommodate the audience
Other considerations Seating for the audience is recommended. Bleachers or chairs work equally well

Weather protection is also recommended for the audience. A 20’ x 30’ tent with 10’ eves is the minimum.
Equipment provided 300 lb. melt furnace
18" reheating furnace
One 24 cu.ft. annealer
Pipe warmer, benches & all necessary glassworking equipment and supplies
Full sound system for narration and music

Complete set of LED theatrical lighting for evening events

UltraLight Hotshop

The UltraLight Hotshop is made up of a versatile set of highly efficient and portable glassmaking equipment that can fit in even the smallest venue. Don’t let the size fool you though! This hotshop is just the right size to offer spectacular demonstrations. Energy and space efficiency means set-up and utility requirements are minimal. Layout is flexible and can be configured to fit the space and glassmaking needs of your venue.

Ultra Light Hot Shop
Gas requirement Propane; 50 gallons / 200 lbs per day -or-
Natural Gas; 1" line, 2lbs pressure at connection
Electrical requirement Two 20 amp, 120 volt circuits -and- two 30 amp, 240 volt circuits
Studio footprint 24' wide, 16' deep
Viewing area An additional space of approximately 30’ x 30’ is suggested to accommodate the audience
Other considerations Weather protection is also recommended for the audience. A 20’ x 30’ tent with 8’ eves is the minimum.
Equipment provided 80 lb. melt furnace
13" reheating furnace
Two 10 cu.ft. annealers
Pipe warmer, benches & all support equipment
Aluminium decking & protective glass

See us in action! Check out the Roadshow's schedule.

To enquire about hosting The Corning Museum Hot Glass Roadshow team at your venue contact 607.438.5230 or hotglassoutreach@cmog.org.