All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper  with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Omnichannel Retail | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 5: Omnichannel Retail Allegra Burnette, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Unified E-Commerce Experience | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 6: Unified E-Commerce Experience Ron Schroer, Manager of eBusiness & Retail Projects at the Australian War Memorial Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Exploring Art and Commerce in Phygital Spaces | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 1: Exploring Art and Commerce in Phygital Spaces Michele Tobin, Former Retail Director of the Walker Art Center Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Enabling Mobile Solutions for Museum Staff | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 2: Enabling Mobile Solutions for Museum Staff Diana Pan, Chief Technology Officer at the Museum of Modern Art Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 3: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Leo Ballate, Chief Technology Officer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Digital Ticketing | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 4: Digital Ticketing Catherine Devine, Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Collections, Content & Online Revenue | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 7: Collections, Content & Online Revenue Matthew Majeski, Director of Digital & Emerging Media at The Henry Ford Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Davide Salvadore Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Davide Salvadore demonstrates for his class, Creating and Using Murrine, how to create complex murrine and cane designs, and how to use techniques such as incalmo and rotations of the axis.

2300° with Davide Salvadore and Afrobeta
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"I tried to work wood, be a bartender...but in the end, I came back to the furnace. Every time," says Guest Artist Davide Salvadore who took over the Amphitheater Hot Shop for this 2300° demo. Music by Afrobeta. This duo with a cool, underground sound has what has been described as "

Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750
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In Renaissance Europe, the compulsion to copy Venetian glassmaking styles and techniques was no simple fashion fad. The glass was clearly superior in almost every way. The glass was called “cristallo” because it was clear and colorless, a quality the Venetians achieved as early as 1440 by making it

Why Volunteer at The Corning Museum Of Glass?
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Learn, Grow, Share – Become a Volunteer at The Corning Museum of Glass. Volunteering at The Corning Museum of Glass is an exciting and enriching way to make a difference and get involved in your community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, and provide ongoing training and support.

Guest Artist Demonstration: Jen Violette
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Watch Guest Artist Jen Violette in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. In this demo, Violette creates a large fern branch out of molten glass.

19th Century French Paperweight Makers
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Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint-Louis Compagnie des Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, which is named after the sainted King Louis IX, was founded in Lorraine, France, in 1767 and still exists today. Along with Baccarat, it nearly monopolized the French luxury glass industry for many years. In late

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Richard Whiteley
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"One of my big motivations for teaching is to share the information that I have and learn from other people working in the medium of cast glass. I think it’s a very exciting medium for contemporary art and I’d love to see more work done in this area" says Richard Whiteley. Whiteley became

Faux Reticello
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This vessel is made using faux reticello, which produces an appearance similar to traditional reticello without the bubble at the intersection of the canes. See 360˚ photography and learn more about this object in The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by William Gudenrath. The

Glasses with American Views – Addenda
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In 1977, the author discussed two groups of glasses engraved with American views, probably made in the United States but possibly abroad. 1 In the last two years, several more glasses in each of these groups have been discovered, along with some new information which is here presented. Five

Stained Glass from Saint-Jean-des-Vignes (Soissons) and Comparisons with Glass from Other Medieval Sites
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The abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes has dominated the urban landscape of the northern French city of Soissons since the 11th century. 1 Formally established in 1076, the abbey was built, rebuilt, sacked, and restored from its founding to the present day. In its Gothic phase, the church measured more

Corning's Near Neighbors: The Cut Glass Companies of the Elmira, New York, Area
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The Elmira Cut Glass Company, the Enterprise Cut Glass Company of Elmira Heights, and Elmira's Majestic Cut Glass Company were three of the many small glass cutting firms that operated in the Southern Tier of New York State during the first two decades of the 20th century. There was a much

Mythological Beakers: A Re-examination
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In 1972, Gladys Davidson Weinberg published a study of 24 vessels and fragments of a type of first-century A.D. mold-blown glass known as a mythological beaker. 1 While subsequent publications have included individual beakers and fragments, they have not been surveyed again as a group, 2 and they

Glasses with American Views
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Glasses engraved with scenic views or important buildings are part of a Germanic tradition dating to the eighteenth century. Similar commemorative glasses are noted in England, e.g., the well-known Sunderland Bridge rummers, but they are less common in English glass. Germanic glasses with this type

Jury Statements.
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Bruce, Jane and others. New Glass Review, no. 26, 2005, pp. 68-76, ill. 0275-469X AI65735 Essays by Jane Bruce, Martha Drexler Lynn, Tina Oldknow, and Ruth T. Summers. Jane Bruce mentions the following objects in Jury Statement: 122249 p. 68 Jacquard, 87-- 122000 p. 68 Berkower, 5-- 122029 p. 68

You Design It, We Make It
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Try your hand at designing your own glass masterpiece. With You Design It, We Make It!, glassmaking comes alive for Museum guests of all ages. You Design It, We Make It! is a popular program available during the summer and some school breaks at The Corning Museum of Glass. Design a work on paper,

2300° with Pauline Deltour and The Jeff Love Band
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Guest Artist Pauline Deltour on her first experience working with glass: "I definitely want to do more things with glass. It's very alive, very unperfect, but that's what makes the beauty of it." Hear more from Deltour and music from The Jeff Love Band at December's 2300°

Jeff Mack & Eric Meek Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Jeff Mack and Eric Meek demonstrate for their class, Cane and Cups, which focused on working in the traditional Venetian style. Students learn cane techniques such as mezza-filigranna, reticello, and zanfirico, incorporating various patterns to create multi-part vessels and goblets. See

Artist-in-Residence: Nisha Bansil
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Nisha Bansil’s work is an exploration of pattern, form, and structure. Living in the woods, she is inspired by observations made in her environment, such as light and shadow in the trees and plants, decay and growth in the life cycles on the forest floor, and the progress of time in the geology of

Glass Ribbon Machine
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Watch one of the world's fastest machines in action. After Thomas Edison developed a practical and durable light bulb filament in 1879, it took time for this technology to take hold, in part because it required a new product: glass envelopes to surround the filament. When Edison first

CMOG in 2 Minutes
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Find a wing for 35 centuries of glass art and history, a floor dedicated to glass science and innovation, an all-new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, and the largest hot glass demonstrations space in the world: there is more to see and do at The Corning Museum of Glass than ever before. With Make

Toots Zynsky | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Toots Zynsky is known for her distinctive filet de verre (glass thread) vessels, which are unique explorations of color and form. Their exceptional designs are achieved through an interweaving of painting and sculpture. In her lecture, Zynsky shares her creative process and sources for inspiration,

Claire Kelly Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Claire Kelly demonstrates making a blown glass elephant for her class, Raising Cane. Emphasis is placed on proper glassblowing skills such as gathering, blocking, and marvering in order to establish a solid foundation on which to build cane technique.

Giles Bettison Live-Stream Studio Demo
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Watch as Giles Bettison demonstrates for his class, Looking at Patterns and Murrine, which explored the relationships among form, pattern, and color using sheet glass to make murrine canes that can then be used to make vessels, panels, and other objects.

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