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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Whitefriars Archive at The Rakow Research Library
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Hear from Chief Librarian Jim Galbraith on the recently acquired Whitefriars archive at The Rakow Research Library. The Library received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries; Collaborative...

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Now--from the makers of Pyrex ware... Desert Dawn [advertisement].
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Corning Glass Works. 98313 [S.l.: s.n., 1955?] [1] p.: col. ill.; 35 cm. Unit 7, Drawer 7 Advertisement for Pyrex bakingware in the "Desert Dawn" pattern, a "new color fashion in bakingware for both cooking and serving". Page taken from unknown periodical. Digitized by Boston

Portfolio of sketches and paintings copyrighted Frederick Wilson.
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Wilson, Frederick, 1858-1932. Architect and engineer February 1929, p. 81-97. 128563 [San Francisco, Calif.: Architect and Engineer, 1929] p. 81-97: ill.; 30 cm. Higgins Collection Box 1, Folder: Portfolio of sketches and paintings copyrighted by Frederick Wilson Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging

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

Specialty Glass Residency with Albert Paley
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Albert Paley is the first artist selected to participate in a new Specialty Glass Residency program offered by The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated. Learn more at http://blog.cmog.o...

GlassLab in Paris: François Bauchet
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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, October 22-27, 2013. French designer.

Behind the Glass: The Art of Seeing at a Distance with Dr. Marvin Bolt
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In 1608, the telescope's unveiling took place at a peace conference between Dutch and Spanish authorities. Which aspects of glass prevented the telescope's invention until 1608, and then enabled...

Amber Cowan: 2014 Rakow Commission Artist
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Artist Amber Cowan discusses her work and the 2014 Rakow Commission, Garden of the Forgotten and Extinct.

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. One of the Studio Glass Movement...

Meet the 2014 Rakow Commission Artist: Amber Cowan
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Hear a lecture from the 2014 Rakow Commission artist Amber Cowan. In her sculptures, Cowan flameworks, fuses, and hot-sculpts recycled, upcycled, and second-life glass–usually American pressed.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Marc Petrovic (January 7, 2015)
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See the final piece at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-marc-petrov... Watch as Marc Petrovic demonstrates for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which will focus...

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 fruit with soft glass, using overlay...

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 class, Graphic and Color Systems in...

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 Blowers. This class focused on the...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Amanda Gundy and Denise Stillwaggon Leone (February 4, 2015)
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Watch as Amanda Gundy demonstrates for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing. This demonstration will combine glassblowing in the hot shop with image transfer techniques from Denise Stillwaggon.

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://www.cmog.org/live Raven Skyriver...

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...

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...

Albert Paley and Corning's Specialty Glass Residency
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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. In this residency, Paley, who is best...

Raven Skyriver at February 2015 2300°
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Hear from artist Raven Skyriver as he sculpts a humpback whale out of hot molten glass at February's 2300° event. Music by Red Baraat.

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...

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...

David Stafford: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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David Stafford worked in a number of positions related to melting, manufacturing, and forming for Corning Incorporated for over 40 years. In this conversation, Stafford speaks about his career...

Herb Dann Session 2: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Herb Dann worked as a designer and in product development for Corning Incorporated. In this second conversation, Herb talks about his time at Corning Inc. and his work on Pyrex. Watch the first...

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,...

Herb Dann Session 1: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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In this conversation with Herb Dann, he talks about his time at Corning Incorporated and his work on Pyrex products. Dann worked as a designer and in product development for Corning Inc. Watch...

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...

Carl Siglin: Museum Gaffer
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Carl Siglin began blowing glass in 2003 when he was hired as a technician at The Studio. Prior to his work in glass, Carl, who attended Syracuse University's School of Architecture, ran his...

Eric Meek: Museum Gaffer
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Eric Meek has been a gaffer at The Corning Museum of Glass since 2005, and now manages the Museum's hot glass programs. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Eric worked at...

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