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.
Watch John Kobuki demonstrate for his Studio course, Flower Marbles, the compression technique used to make flowers and and other deeply encased designs in borosilicate glass. John Kobuki has been working with glass since 1995. He is known for making marbles with the compression technique. Kobuki
Watch Tim Drier demonstrate for his class, Introduction to Flameworking, how to embark on an evolution through glassmaking, beginning with marbles (single cell), through fungus, aquatics, and small land mammals, ending with the human form.
Watch artists Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney of Heron Glass demonstrate at The Studio during the Annual Seminar on Glass. This demonstration shows the various stages of creating a Chevron bead, from the hot, blown glass component, through the lapidary steps required to finish.
Watch as Giles Bettison demonstrated for his class, Looking at Patterns and Murrine, how to build patterns using sheet glass to make murrine cane that can be used in vessels, panels and other objects.
Watch Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing. This class focused on the common problems that arise for students when they have been blowing glass for about a year. The class discussed and worked through examples of glassmaking process that present challenges. Heat and
Watch Janusz Poźniak strengthen students' understanding of glassblowing fundamentals for his 2014 class, Blowing Your Mind.
Watch Beccy Feather and Alex Rosenberg demonstrate for their class, Kill Your Darlings. This furnace working class asked students to consider the difference between 'my process' and 'my practice' and how the act of 'making' influences the ideas behind what artists make
Watch as Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind demonstrate for their class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, how to create sculptures and vessels in colored borosilicate glass.
Watch as Emilio Santini demonstratesd for his 2014 class, Flameworking for Everybody, various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.
Watch as Stephanie Sersich demonstrates for her 2013 class, Beadmaking: Jewelry Components, Pendants, Buttons and Beyond, the many different kinds of jewelry components—pendants, buttons, focal, and accent beads—using traditional and nontraditional flameworking techniques.
Watch Heather Trimlett demonstrate for her Beadmaking with an Introduction to Glass Buttons class at The Studio. Students of this class learned to work smarter and more efficiently in order to gain the maximum return on torch time. The class took the mystery out of clear casing, stringer work,
Watch as Kristina Logan demonstrates beadmaking during her Beadmaking: Expanding Your Skills class at The Studio. Logan's week-long course focuses on a broad spectrum of techniques: surface decorations, dots galore, clear casing, working large beads, and troubleshooting common mistakes and
Watch as Martin Janecky demonstrates for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which focused on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting.
See photos of the final piece out of the annealer. Watch as Martin Janecky demonstrates sculpting a large horse head for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which focused on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting from within the bubble.