Permission given to the Museum August Kestner to use this video in the exhibition "Form + Material = Produkt", held Feb. 2-Apr. 29, 2012 in Hannover, Germany.
Also available as streaming video files on CMOG YouTube Channel.
This educational video archive presents 43 short segments on various techniques employed in glassworking: blowing, flameworking, cold working, and casting. Objects are introduced, followed by the processes that were used to make them. Other topics include the composition of glass, glass coloring, and annealing.
Filmed on location at The Studio, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, Fall 2006.
Narration primarily provided by: David Whitehouse, Executive Director; and William Gudenrath, Resident Adviser, The Studio. Demonstrations mostly by William Gudenrath and Harry Seaman, Facility Manager, the Studio, The Corning Museum of Glass.
Dennis Murray, videographer and editor ; Tim Kuhn, DVD authoring.
Title from opening frame.
Disc 01: Processes of glass working: --
Casting (ladle, chunk, pressing into a mold, pâte de verre) --
Core forming --
Fusing and slumping --
Flameworking (beads, flameworked sculpture, vessels, paperweights) --
Free blowing part 1 (Roman bottle, tumbler, bowl with Roman foot and folded ege, cane making, Medieval goblet) --
Free blowing part 2 (murrine making, murine use, goblet making using parts, goblet making on blowpipe, coloring objects, cameo blank, cracking off) --
Decorative techniques (spiral thread and handle on Roman bottle, enameling, gold leaf, optic molding, air twist, ice glass) --
Mold blowing --
Cold working (cutting glass, cutting with a diamond saw, sandblasting, grinding, hand sanding, lathe cutting, engraving lathe, Dremel tool).
Disc 02: Properties of glass: --
Raw materials of glass --
Coloring glass --
Glass as a material (solder vs glass rod, Prince Rupert's drop, annealing and tension in glass, practical applications of tension in glass).