All About Glass

All About Glass

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Borosilicate glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glass in which the flux is boric oxide instead of alkali. The first borosilicate glass was created by Otto Schott in 1882. It has a low coefficient of expansion and therefore withstands sudden changes of temperature.

Behind the Glass: Invention in Early Glassblowing- The Road to Ennion with Bill Gudenrath
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The technique of glassblowing appeared in Jerusalem in the middle of the first century B.C., and over the course of the next century, this discovery led to additional extraordinary technological...

GlassLab in Paris: Sylvain Dubuisson
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Constance Guisset
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Didier Tisseyre
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Ladd Brothers
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Amanda Gundy (Sept 3, 2014)
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Watch as Amanda Gundy demonstrates for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing, where she explored basic forms in glass and builds on fundamental skills. http:...

GlassLab in Paris: Vanessa Mitrani
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Antoine+Manuel
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Benjamin Graindorge
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: École Camondo
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

Lino Tagliapietra at The Studio: Making "Africa"
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David Whitehouse was intrigued by contemporary artists with a link to history. He especially admired the talents of his treasured friend, Lino Tagliapietra....

Roman Mold-Blown Glass
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Watch glassmakers recreate ancient Roman glass objects by mold-blowing. This video was filmed in 2014 at the Roman-style wood-fired furnace in Villa Borg, Ge...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Victor Trabucco (January 14, 2015)
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Victor Trabucco demonstrates for his class, Paperweight Techniques and Inclusions, showing them how to create flowers and f...

David Schnuckel and The Town Pants at December 2014 2300°
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Glassmaker David Schnuckel's work is rooted in narrative. At the 2300° Hot Glass Show stage he created a work with cast glass hands and die that left the fin...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Mark Matthews (January 21, 2015)
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See photos of the final piece at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-mark-matthe... Watch as Mark Matthews demonstrates for his cla...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Matt Tyner (January 28, 2015)
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Watch as Matt Tyner demonstrates making and pulling a vacuum-encased stick stack tube, also called a vac stack, for his class, Application for Modern Glass B...

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Dario Frare
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Museum demonstration supervisor and glass artist Eric Goldschmidt travels the world to gain deeper insight into the art, craft, science, history, and future...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Raven Skyriver (February 11, 2015)
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Watch as Raven Skyriver demonstrates making a sculpted sea lion for his class Deconstruct-Reconstruct at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. http://ww...

Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck at 2300°
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Hear from artist Michael Schunke with music by the Ithaca-based Sim Redmond Band.

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Igor Balbi
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Museum demonstration supervisor and glass artist Eric Goldschmidt travels the world to gain deeper insight into the art, craft, science, history, and future of glass and the culture that surrounds...

Nacho Carbonell: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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http://www.cmog.org/glasslab.

Michele Oka Doner at GlassLab Cooper-Hewitt, 2008
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Michele Oka Doner at GlassLab at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, May 17-June 3, 2008. A program of The Corning Museum of Glass, GlassLab brings de...

Statuette de la Fontaine Ashtray from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath (August 13, 2014)
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William Gudenrath demonstrates a second time this summer, again showing an introduction to Venetian-style glassblowing. From 13:45 to 22:14 take a behind-the...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Davide Penso (August 27, 2014)
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Watch as Davide Penso demonstrates for his class, Venetian-Style Glass Beads, where students learned how to create blown beads utilizing the traditional tech...

GlassLab in Paris: Matali Crasset
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Wendell Castle
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Marco Mencacci
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

Merles et Raisins Architectural Glass Panels
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

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