For the introduction to Gudenrath's lecture see: Corning Museum of Glass. Seminar on Glass. 1996. Tape 7 (BIB# 62975).
Beginning with a time line of early blown glass, Mr. Gudenrath presents a primer in hot glass working processes. His lecture is accompanied by slides and short video clips. He includes blowing, separating the bubble from the blowpipe and making a neck, making a vessel with a tubular neck, cracking off, creation of the Portland Vase and his own recreation of the "Vase". He discusses the inflatability of hot glass and the invention of the blowpipe. A question and answer session follows, but the questions are not audible.
Filmed during the annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, October 18, 1996.
William Gudenrath, Resident Advisor, The Studio, The Corning Museum of Glass.