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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Leopold Blaschka and Rudolf Blaschka: Drawings for Glass Models of Marine Invertebrates
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Although many people have either heard about or visited the Harvard collection of glass flowers, few are familiar with their creators, the father and son model makers, Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolf (1857-1939) Blaschka. Fewer still know about the Blaschkas’ models of soft-bodied undersea creatures

Exhibitions Podcast Episode 1: Botanical Wonders- July 1, 2007
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Welcome. You are listening to a podcast by The Corning Museum of Glass focused on the Museum’s 2007 special exhibition, Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers. The exhibition, which is on view through November 25, 2007, tells the story of the creation of the extraordinary glass

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Suellen Fowler (August 19, 2015)
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Watch as Suellen Fowler demonstrates for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, which demonstrated cane decoration and patterns, the use of commercial and hand-mixed color, and techniques for realizing a successful interpretation of natural and fantasy subjects. Suellen Fowler

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Martin Janecky (August 12, 2015)
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See photos of the final piece out of the annealer on our website http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-martin-jane... Watch as Martin Janecky demonstrates sculpting a large horse head for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which focused on unique techniques

Guest Artist Demonstration: Bertil Vallien
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Renowned artist Bertil Vallien demonstrates the art of sandcasting in the Amphitheater Hot Shop using found pieces from The Studio. Vallien gave a lecture on the technique of sandcasting, a process that he is largely responsible for developing, at the Museum on April 20, watch the lecture at http:/

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: John Miller (June 10, 2015)
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Watch as John Miller demonstrates making an over-sized glass donut for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which explored traditional and nontraditional glassblowing and hot sculpting, including cane, murrini, mold blowing, blown and solid sculpting, inside sculpting, using the hot torch and garage,

Behind the Glass Lecture: Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome
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Soft drink bottles, drinking glasses and glass Christmas ornaments are part of daily modern life, but their roots can be traced to the ancient world and the legacy of Ennion, the earliest known name of a Roman glass worker. This lecture by the Museum's president and executive director, ancient

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Pablo Soto (June 17, 2015)
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Watch as Pablo Soto demonstrates for his class, Design Within Reach, which is geared toward the intermediate/advanced student seeking to break out of the neo-classical shape universe. http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-pablo-soto Pablo Soto lives and works in Penland, NC,

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Emilio Santini (June 24, 2015)
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, which focused on realizing personal creativity through torch work. http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-emilio-sant... Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath (July 8, 2015)
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See photos of the finished pieces from this demo at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-william-gud... Watch as Bill Gudenrath demonstrates for his class, An In-Depth Introduction to Venetian Techniques, which provides students with a firm foundation in the basic movements

Jerry Wright: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Jerry Wright, former designer and archivist for Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated), reminisces about his time designing CorningWare and Pyrex products. He created an archive of Corning’s houseware products, which supported the System Analysis and Product Liability Defense division.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Clare Belfrage (July 15, 2015)
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See a photo of the finished piece http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-clare-belfrage Watch as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, Line Drawings and More, which explores the crazy wonders of cane drawing, which involves “drawing” with fine glass lines onto glass forms

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Simone Crestani (July 22, 2015)
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See a photo of the final demo piece on the event listing http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-simone-cres... Watch as Simone Crestani demonstrates for his class, Developing Your Idea in Boro, which focused on using borosilicate glass to create many different kinds of objects

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Davide Fuin (July 29, 2015)
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Watch as Davide Fuin demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, which focused on Venetian team-working skills, goblet making, and how to create historical reproduction pieces. http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-davide-fuin-0 Note: There is no final image

Bill Horsfall: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This conversation is with Bill Horsfall, a glass technologist who began working for Corning Incorporated in 1972, just after the flood caused by Hurricane Agnes. Horsfall supervised batch preparation for many different glass types, from soda-lime to Pyrex to glass ceramics and worked in A, B &

Harmony of Fusion: Specialty Glass Resident Albert Paley
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Albert Paley is the first artist to participate in the Specialty Glass Residency, a collaboration of The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated. Hear from Paley http://blog.cmog.org/2015/06/01/harmony-of-fusion-my-year-as-an-artist-i... In this residency, Paley, who is best known for his

Explore Corning: GAS 2016
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Explore the Crystal City of Corning, NY, during the Glass Art Society Conference, June 9-11, 2016. See 35 centuries of glass and discover the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing of The Corning Museum of Glass. Shop and dine in the historic downtown Gaffer District and savor the flavors of Finger

Artist-in-Residence: Justin Ginsberg
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With a material as fragile and unpredictable as glass, artists need to be flexible—and it’s exactly that flexibility that intrigues Justin Ginsberg. A visual artist, Ginsberg investigates the “unusual properties” of glass, and its “extraordinary ability to flex and bend when made very thin.” His

Artist-in-Residence: Yuka Otani
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You might not look at glass and candy and think they have similar properties, but Yuka Otani does. “Those two materials share many characteristics,” she says. “But what if they are made into a unified object?” During her artist residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Otani created a

Pyrex: experts book on better cooking.
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Corning Glass Works. Bradley, Alice, 1875-1946. 129395 Experts book on better cooking Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Works, c1924. 28 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 cm. TX715 Cover title. Cook book with recipes prepared by Alice Bradley. This item is in the Dianne Williams collection on Pyrex. Dianne

Tom Patti: Investigations into a Complicated Universe
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Artist Tom Patti was drawn to glass in the 1960s, while designing houses of inflatable plastic for the developing world. “I wanted to work with materials that I could open up and look at,” he says. Sheet glass, readily available and affordable, attracted him as a means to expand his vocabulary of

Stories from the Crystal City
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The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for "Stories from the Crystal City," a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program

Elizabeth Barenthaler oral history interview, 2011 – Rakow Research Library (Audio Only)
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Elizabeth Barenthaler, former employee of Corning Glass Works and The Corning Museum of Glass, recorded May 2011. Elizabeth reminisces about...

Jerry Wright oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Jerry Wright, former product designer and archivist for Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Jerry reminis...

Gordon Casterline oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Gordon Casterline, retired from Corning, Inc., interviewed May 2010. Gordon Casterline talks about his career with Corning Glass Works/Corning Incorporated.

Neal O'Donnell: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This September 2014 conversation is with Neal O'Donnell, who worked for Corning Incorporated in their advertising department for scientific labware/glass, and later worked to promote various...

Paul Topichak: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Paul Topichak worked in a number of Corning Incorporated plants for over 30 years. In this conversation, Topichak speaks about Corning and the glass industry, the different plants he worked...

Al Donnelly oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorpo...

Al Donnelly: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This conversation is with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated. Donnelly speaks about his work at Corning in the 1960s to 1980s. He worked in the marketing division and helped produce the Corning World magazine. He also

Dennis Younge: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This conversation is with Dennis Younge, former designer and market researcher for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated. Younge speaks about his career as a designer,...

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