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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An Observation on the Corinth Diatretum
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A great deal of attention has been directed toward understanding how Roman vasa diatreta were made. 1 Many of those who have handled the objects are convinced that they were made by deep cutting and undercutting heavy-walled blanks. Others have proposed explanations which require that the posts

An Inlaid Glass Plate in Athens: Laboratory Examination
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Introduction In recent years it has become apparent that laboratory examinations of ancient glass might provide archaeologists and historians with valuable information about both ancient glass and the history of technology. At present several scientists working in this field are developing those

Laboratory Studies of Some Glasses from Vergina
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Colorless Glasses in Antiquity Most glass objects of the second and first millennia B.C. were strongly colored, as are the precious stones they were meant to imitate. Those that were not intentionally colored usually had a pronounced greenish tint, owing to the presence of iron impurities

Emma's Deer | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Megan creates Emma's alliterative design: Lily the deer on a leaf licking a lollipop. 

Emilio Santini Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, how students can learn to realize their personal creativity through torch work, after being introduced to various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Virtual Water
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Brad Copping's Virtual Water was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

SYN
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Aesa Bjork's SYN was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

Euplectella
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Matthew Szosz's  Euplectella was selected for New Glass Review 32 (2011).

Loren Stump Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Loren Stump demonstrates for his class, Flameworking Using Ultimate Details, advanced murrine techniques, including color blending, design analysis, shaded components, and assembling and pulling cane to produce Franchini-style shaded faces.

Erin's Lion | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Helen Tegeler brings Erin's lion to life in glass. See the drawing and final sculpture together see photo

Documented Use of Cup Plates in the Nineteenth Century
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Cup plates are an example of the specialized items in ceramics and glass with which Victorian ladies liked to clutter dinner and tea tables. Later in the century, these small plates were joined by a host of other "special" items: ice cream sets, berry sets, lemonade sets, and dishes for

Expanding Horizons Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch the Expanding Horizons group with special guest Laura Donefer in this live-streamed demo from The Studio. Expanding Horizons is a week-long program for underserved teens who are top students in their glassblowing classes. The program is supported by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Learn

Dane Jack Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Dane Jack, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Caleb's Whale with Balloons | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Caleb, age 11. He says, "It's a whale flying with balloons living his dreams." Watch as gaffer Aaron Jack brings Caleb's design to life. See Caleb's drawing with the final piece: https://www.facebook.com/corningmuseumofglass/photos

Laura Donefer Guest Artist Demonstration
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See guest artist Laura Donefer in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. 

Glass for the King of Siam: Bernard Perrot’s Portrait Plaque of King Louis XIV and Its Trip to Asia
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In 2004, The Corning Museum of Glass acquired an oval cast glass plaque with the portrait of King Louis XIV (Fig. 1) of France (r. 1643–1715). It is the second plaque of its kind in the museum, and one of eight examples that are known (3 in the catalog below). This plaque was not purchased so that

Local Artists Panel | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable

Master Class 9: Casting Glass With Daniel Clayman (Trailer)
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Daniel Clayman creates large-scale, cast-glass minimalist sculptures that evoke familiar objects and capture space and volume, transforming intangible light and shadow into the tangible. In this DVD, Clayman takes viewers through the process of kiln casting with glass, including creating the

Anna Riley Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Anna Riley demonstrates making an incalmo roundel for her class, COLORXFORM, which focuses on the dialogue between form and color in blown glass. Assisted by Courtney McCloskey. 

[Cut glass catalog].
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Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc., Honesdale, PA, USA. 39971 [Honesdale, Pa.: Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc., n.d., ca. 1904-1915] [20] leaves: ill.; 29 x 38 cm. Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc. Trade catalog. Patterns are named. Manufacturer identified by patterns of glassware. Items have handwritten

The illustrated London news.
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0019-2422 0019-2422 1350-9012 z 37162 London: William Little, 1842- v.: ill.; 30-43 cm. 2 no. a year, 1994- v. 1 (May 14, 1842)- Ceased with: Dec. 2003. AP4 Title from caption. Publisher varies. Latest isssue consulted: Dec. 2003. Vols. for <Jan. 3, 1948>-winter 1993 called also <v. 212,

Supplement to catalogue number fourteen.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 39965 Fine china, rich cut glass, supplement catalogue no. 14 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [n.d., 1905?] 16 p.: ill. l; 14 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Missing p. 7-10. CMGL also has a

L&#039;art décoratif: revue mensuelle d&#039;art contemporain.
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37030 Art et décoration (OCoLC)ocm8259523 Art décoratif Paris. v.: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. 1er semestre- Oct. 1898/Mars 1899- Ceased in 1914. Subtitle varies: from... to Dec. 1906: revue mensuelle d'art contemporain.--19..revue de la vie artistique, ancienne et moderne.--19..revue de l'

1895-6 [catalog].
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 39948 Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 6 New York: Higgins & Seiter, 1895. 190 p.: ill.; 15 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Includes cut glass p. 34-58; Bohemian glass novelties, p.58-59; gold glass p. 63-68. Digitized by Boston

English cameo glass in the Corning Museum of Glass / David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901343 35913 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c1994. 63 p.: ill. (some col.); 27 cm. NK5143 Includes bibliographical references (p. 58). Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in June 2011. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file.

Memoir on the origin, progress, and improvement of glass manufactures, including an account of the patent crystallo ceramie, or, glass incrustations.
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Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. 29558 London: B. Holdsworth, 1821. 36, 6 p., 8 plates; 25 cm. NK5440.S8 C. 1 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. c. 1, flooded, unbound, plates hand colored. c. 2, lacks 6 p. of explanation of plates. Plates are smaller (21 cm.) and laid in, never bound in. c.

L&#039;art en Alsace: exposition organisée / sous le patronage de la Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg.
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Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg. 31041 Strasbourg: Imp. Dernières Nouvelles, 1925. 39 p.: plans; 22 cm. T805 At head of title: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925. From the collection of Frederick Carder. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

Recipes for flint glass making / by a British Glass Master and Mixer. Being leaves from the mixing book of several experts in the flint glass trade, containing up-to-date recipes...
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British Glass master and mixer. 29689 London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1907. 30 p. (i.e. leaves); 20 cm. 2nd ed. TP857.12 Batch book. Title page Second edition; verso 1st ed., July 1900; reprinted, April 1907. Includes index. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book

Les industries d&#039;art à l&#039;exposition universelle de 1889: mobilier, bronze, orfèvrerie, bijouterie, joaillerie, céramique, verrerie, vitraux, papiers peints, étoffes, tapis, dentelles, éventails, armes de luxe, instruments de musique, etc., etc. / par Victor Champier. Avec une préface de Eugène Guillaume.
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Champier, Victor, b. 1851. 31452 Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 1889-1891. 2 v. (17 fasc.), entirely plates: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. T803 Supplement to: Revue des Arts Décoratifs from May 1889-June 1891. Contrary to prospectus in fasc. 1, no text for these plates was ever published.

Frederick Carder, his life and work.
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Corning Museum of Glass. Buechner, Thomas S. 30032 23 pages: ill.; 18 cm NK5198.C3 Written by Thomas S. Buechner. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in June 2011. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file. Corning Museum of Glass exhibition, 1952. f-1033, 1 sheet; hard copy in library NK5198.C3

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