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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Chemical Analyses of Some Early Chinese Glasses.
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Brill, Robert H. Tong, S. S. C. Dohrenwend, D. Zhongguo gu bo li yan jiu: 1984 nian Beijing guo ji bo li xue shu tao lun hui lun wen ji, Beijing: Zhongguo jian zhu gong ye chu ban she: Xin hua shu dian Beijing fa xing suo fa xing, 1986, pp. 15-35, ill. AI87465 In Chinese. Also available online in

Physical Properties of Early Chinese Glasses.
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Brill, Robert H. Zhongguo gu bo li yan jiu: 1984 nian Beijing guo ji bo li xue shu tao lun hui lun wen ji, Beijing: Zhongguo jian zhu gong ye chu ban she: Xin hua shu dian Beijing fa xing suo fa xing, 1986, pp. 10-14, ill. AI87464 In Chinese. Also available online in the Science Research database,

Lead Isotope Studies of Early Chinese Glasses.
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Barnes, I. L. Brill, Robert H. Deal, E. C. Zhongguo gu bo li yan jiu: 1984 nian Beijing guo ji bo li xue shu tao lun hui lun wen ji, Beijing: Zhongguo jian zhu gong ye chu ban she: Xin hua shu dian Beijing fa xing suo fa xing, 1986, pp. 36-46, ill. AI87466 In Chinese. Also available online in the

Appendix IV: Lead-Isotope Studies of the Bronze Horse from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Brill, Robert H. Barnes, I. Lynus. Murphy, Thomas J. Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, v. 21, no. 1 (Fall 1981), pp. 32-39, ill. 0197-1360 AI87461 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Appendix to the article "Technical Examination of the

Chapter 43: Chemical Analyses.
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Brill, Robert H. Neubauer, Dean V. Serçe Limani, Volume II: The Glass of an Eleventh-Century Shipwreck, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2009, pp. 459-496, ill. AI87460 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Description, results, and conclusions of

Opening Remarks and Setting the Stage-- Opening Remarks of the 2005 Shanghai International Workshop of the Archaeology of Glass along the Silk Road.
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Brill, Robert H. Study on Ancient Glass Along the Silk Road-- Proceedings of 2004 Urumqi Symposium on Ancient Glass in Northern China and 2005 Shanghai International Workshop of Archaeology of Glass, Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2007, pp. 30-47, ill. AI87463 In Chinese. Also available online

Appendix: A Report on Lead Isotope Ratios in a Babylonian Glaze.
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Brill, Robert H. Technology and Style, Columbus OH: American Ceramic Society, Ceramics and Civilization Series, v. 2, 1986, pp. 152-156, ill. AI87462 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Appendix to Frederick R. Matson's article "Glazed Brick from Babylon--

[Glass casket catalog].
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American Glass Casket Company, Ada, OK, USA. 130378 Ada, Okla.: American Glass Casket Company, [n.d., 1921?] 30 p.: ill.; 28 cm. American Glass Casket Company CMGL has an incomplete, poor quality photocopy of this catalog, NK5440.C67.A51 1921x. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Gift;

Creating the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Trophy
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This video tells the story of the making of the trophy for The Watkins Glen International 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Corning Museum glassmaker Eric Meek drew upon glassmaking traditions and fine craftsmanship to realize the modern, elegant form, which references both the raceway and the

GlassLab
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GlassLab, a film by Deidi von Schaewen, 2012. See this film on view in Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab at The Corning Museum of Glass through January 6, 2013. www.cmog.org GlassLab offers designers unprecedented access to molten glass. In public design performances or private

Stories from The Flood of '72: John Fox
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Listen as John Fox, director of the Corning Glass Center in 1972, recalls an attempted rescue of a Venetian dragon-stem goblet, which at the time was believed to be a rare 16th century piece. The effort was unsuccessful. It was impossible to get into the case without damaging the goblet, and Fox

Studio Demonstrations: Martin Janecky
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Watch Martin Janecky demonstrate for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting, emphasizing the freedom to explore process, as well as the potential of the material.

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

GlassLab Design Session: Tom Scott
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Designer Tom Scott describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, July 24- 25, 2012.

Anne Gant at 2300°: Fire and Wine (January 19, 2012)
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Anne Gant is one of the few glass artists to work on paper. Watch as she uses hot glass to make prints and drawings in a fascinating combination of glassblowing and printing or drawing with glass. First, two glassmakers sculpt hot glass into shapes and lines. While the glass is still scorching hot

Gayla Lee: Celebrity Cruise Scholarship Recipient
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Gayla Lee was first entranced by glass at the age of eight when she encountered a glassblower at a Renaissance festival. Her fascination with the material eventually led her to an apprenticeship in a Baltimore glass studio at the age of 20. Lee took Davide Salvadore's class, Creating and Using

Studio Demonstrations: Jiří Harcuba
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Watch Jiří Harcuba demonstrate for his Studio course, Glass Carving, Engraving, and Cold Construction, which will focus on how to engrave glass blocks and vessels with stone, diamond, silicon carbide, and copper wheels. Students will learn various cutting methods and investigate the optical effects

GlassLab Design Session: Dan Ipp & Tom Zogas
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RIT Metaproject students Dan Ipp and Tom Zogas describe working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, July 3- 4, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Wendell Castle
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Designer Wendell Castle describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, June 19- 20, 2012.

Cory Dunnington: Celebrity Cruise Scholarship Recipient
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Along with stained glass, Cory Dunnington makes fused and cast glass art. Color inspires much of Cory's work, and Heike Brachlow's kilnworking class, Shaping Color: From Raw Materials to Finished Sculpture at The Studio, gave her the unique opportunity to create the colors she wanted to

2300°: Fire and Wine (January 19, 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. This video gives you an inside look at the festivities at 2300°: Fire and Wine (Jan. 19, 2012), including music by The Weber Brothers,

GlassLab Design Session: Jon Otis
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Designer Jon Otis describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, July 17- 18, 2012.

Stories from The Flood of '72: The Warehouse
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Listen as Joe Maio and William Warmus talk about the clean up efforts after the flood. The Flood of '72: Community, Collections, and Conservation chronicles the determination of Museum staff and the community to rebuild, and sheds light on the unique conservation techniques that were used to

Studio Demonstrations: Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart
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Watch Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart demonstrate for their Studio course, Flameworking Cocktail, in which the focus will be on providing beginners with a solid foundation in basic technical skills. Students will be introduced to various techniques using both soft (soda lime) and hard

GlassLab Design Session: Josh Owen
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Designer Josh Owen describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 29- 30, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Sigi Moeslinger & Masamichi Udagawa
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Designers Sigi Moeslinger and Masamichi Udagawa describe working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, June 26- 27, 2012.

Studio Demonstrations: Ethan Stern
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Watch Ethan Stern demonstrate for his Studio course, Form and Surface: An Anatomy Lesson, in which focus will be placed on investigating glassblowing through a sculptural lens, focusing on form, scale, layering, and color application techniques.

Studio Demonstrations: Davide Salvadore
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Watch Davide Salvadore demonstrate for his Studio course, Creating and Using Murrine, in which the focus is based on a Muranese technique called tociar piere—the roll-up technique. It consists of putting a composition of canes, murrine, tesserae, etc., on an iron plate, fusing them together in the

2300°: Mardi Gras Snow Day (February 16, 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. This video gives you an inside look at the festivities at 2300°: Mardi Gras Snow Day (Feb. 16, 2012), including music by Curley Taylor &

GlassLab Design Session: Peter Sís
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Illustrator Peter Sís describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, June 12- 13, 2012.

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