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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Wendell Castle: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 17, 2010
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Designer Wendell Castle prototypes a design for martini glasses and pitcher set on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Dane Jack: Celebrity Cruise Scholarship Recipient
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As a Corning native and the younger brother of a glassblower, Dane Jack was exposed to glass from a young age. Jack took Dan Mirer's Glassblowing, Design, Production class with the assistance of the Celebrity Cruise Scholarship fund. Learn more about the Celebrity Cruises Glassmaking

William Gudenrath- Artist's Choice Tour
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Glass artist William Gudenrath shares his love of one of his favorite pieces in the Corning Museum of Glass, Anthem of Joy by Vera Liskova (79.3.14).

Studio Demonstrations: William Gudenrath
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Watch William Gudenrath demonstrate for his Refining and Solidifying Your Techniques class at The Studio. Gudenrath's class focuses on advanced Venetian techniques: well-formed and thinly blown vessel bodies, excellent necks, delicate mereses, and blown feet and stems.

Glass Masters at Work: William Gudenrath
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Experience the genius of master glassmaker William Gudenrath in the latest installment of the Glass Masters at Work series. Like the others in the series, this film was shot at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass by award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman.

Studio Demonstration: Lino Tagliapietra (Demo One)
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Many American studio glass artists turned to the traditional glassworking centers of Venice, central Europe, and Scandinavia for inspiration and knowledge. Lino Tagliapietra, the highly influential Italian maestro and teacher, provided a special glassblowing demonstration for the Museum's

Studio Demonstration: Lino Tagliapietra (Demo Two)
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Many American studio glass artists turned to the traditional glassworking centers of Venice, central Europe, and Scandinavia for inspiration and knowledge. Lino Tagliapietra, the highly influential Italian maestro and teacher, provided a special glassblowing demonstration for the Museum's

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Giles Bettison
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Watch as Giles Bettison demonstrates for his class, Looking at Patterns and Murrine, which will focus on building patterns using sheet glass to make murrine cane that can then be used in vessels, panels and other objects.

Studio Demonstrations: Martin Janecky
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Watch Studio instructor, Martin Janecky, demonstrate hot sculpting for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble in June 2011.

Studio Demonstrations: Gianni Toso & Matthew Urban
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Watch Gianni Toso & Matthew Urban demonstrate for their Studio course, Reinterpreting Italian Techniques, which will focus on reinterpreting the glassblowing techniques that defined Italian glass in the modern era, between 1930 and 1960. A broad survey of hot-working techniques, including

Tools of the Glassmaker
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Pictured below are the basic tools used by glassblowers working "at the furnace" (as opposed to those working "at the lamp"- "flameworking" or "lampworking"). They are pretty much unchanged since the first century AD. Incredibly, a Roman-period worker could

Historical Glassmaking Techniques
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See glass scholar and artist William Gudenrath demonstrate historical glassmaking techniques. Façon de Venise Goblet Although in the 16th century the maximum penalty for a glassblower leaving Murano, the “glass island” of Venice, to work elsewhere was death, many did. The Low Countries became home

HQ Version: How do you make the World's Largest Blown Glass Pumpkin?
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Make sure you watch this in HQ!! Take 70 pounds of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, lots of trial-and-error glassblowing sessions, and a team of highly skilled glassmakers, and see what they come up with! At the Corning Museum of Glass in The Studio, a team of gaffers, led by George Kennard,

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Janusz Poźniak
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Janusz Poźniak demonstrates for his class, Blowing Your Mind, which will focus on strengthening students...

Robin Cass at 2300°: Girlfriends (March 2013)
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2300°: Girlfriends featured visiting Rochester, NY glass artist and RIT professor Robin Cass, and a team of her students. Watch as she works with her team to...

Studio Demonstration: Tim Drier
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch Tim Drier demonstrate for his class, Introduction to Flameworking, in which students will embark on an evol...

Studio Demonstration: Ross Richmond
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Watch as Ross Richmond demonstrates for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting, em...

Studio Demonstration: Davide Salvadore
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Watch Davide Salvadore demonstrate for his furnace working class, Creating and Using Murrine, based on a Muranese technique called tociar piere—the roll-up t...

Artist-in-Residence: Maria Bang Espersen
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Danish artist Maria Bang Espersen seeks to expand the viewer's perspective through her work in glass. By stretching and bending the molten material, her scul...

Meet the Artist: Michael Glancy
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Hear from artist Michael Glancy, whose abstract vessels explore nature, science, and metaphysics. Glancy's pieces begin as cell-like patterns and arcane notations jotted down on paper. The objects slowly acquire form and texture, shaped and revealed by cutting, sandblasting, and the

2300º: Finger Lakes Finest (January 2013)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. This video gives you an inside look at the festivities at 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest (January 17, 2013), including music by The Blind Spots,

Eric Meek and Eric Goldschmidt at 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest (January 2013)
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At 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest in January, glassblower Eric Meek and flameworker Eric Goldschmidt, collaborated to make an amphora with flameworked figures and grapes. See what they had to say about the experience. 

Studio Demonstrations: Mark Matthews
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Watch Mark Matthews demonstrate for his Graphic and Color Systems in Glass class at The Studio. This class will use colored rods, powders, frits, and techniques such as color overlaying and cane making, students will create combinations of graphic patterns and will experiment with color schemes.

Studio Demonstrations: Alex Brand
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Watch Alex Brand demonstrate for his Color Working Techniques course at The Studio. This course will present various color working techniques and teach students to infuse their glassmaking with color. The class will focus on various types of incalmo work; the hot joining of two or more separate

Studio Demonstrations: Jordana Korsen
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Watch Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing. This class will focus on the common problems that arise for students when they ha...

Studio Demonstrations: Raven Skyriver
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Watch Raven Skyriver demonstrate for his Under Construction class at The Studio. This sculpting class will teach students how to construct the objects that t...

Artist-in-Residence: Andrew Erdos
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Andrew Erdos' work is pop, sarcastic, and humorous, with a hint of social commentary. He says, "I like taking objects that we are comfortable with—like a hum...

Artist-in-Residence: Joanna Manousis
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Joanna Manousis holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Alfred University, NY, and a B.F.A. in Glass from The University of Wolverhampton, England. She has worked,...

John Miller at 2300°: Americana (November 2012)
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Artist John Miller creates his super-sized "Blue-Plate Specials" in glass at the Hot Glass Show during 2300°: Americana. Watch as he turns some American clas...

2300°: Americana (November 15, 2012)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. T...

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