Begins with a question and answer session continued from Tape 1.
Jane Spillman's presentation focuses on the similarities between American and English blown, cut, and pressed glassware during the 18th and 19th centuries. The British influence on American made glass was primarily the result of skilled English glassworkers who came to America to set up glass factories of their own. It was common for them to use techniques and patterns used in England. Some of the glassworkers she discusses are Henry Stiegel, Benjamin Bakewell, Thomas Layton, William Gillinder, James Hoare, Thomas Hawkes, Frederick Carder, Joseph Locke, Joseph Webb, Frederick Shirley, Harry Northwood.
Jutta-Annette Page reviews the influences of Bohemian engravers on American engraved glass.
Filmed during the Glass Collectors' Weekend at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, September 23, 1999.
Stuart Chase, Director, The Rockwell Museum ; Jane Shadel Spillman, Deputy Director of Collections, The Corning Museum of Glass ; Jutta-Annette Page, Curator of European Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass.
Stuart Chase and Jane Spillman provide introductions to speakers.
The Corning Museum of Glass (currently under renovation) and the Rockwell Museum jointly sponsored the Glass Collectors' Weekend in lieu of Corning's annual Seminar on Glass.
Coming into the country: English glassmakers in America / by Jane Spillman (60 min.) --
European roots of American engraved glass / by Jutta-Annette Page (55 min.)