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.

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 consumer products. He is perhaps best known as “Cornelius for Corning,” and for his cooking

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 at, the melting and forming processes, Pyrex, and the Ribbon machine. Filmed September 16, 2014. The Rakow

Behind the Glass Lecture: Albert Paley
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American sculptor Albert Paley is best known for his large-scale works in metal, and was selected as the first artist to participate in the Specialty Glass Artist Residency Program, a collaboration between The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated. Hear Paley speak of his residency work,

New Wing Opening Weekend
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The new Contemporary Art + Design Wing opened in March 2015 with a huge party complete with glassmaking demos by top international glassmakers and great music from acclaimed artists. See highlights from demos by Dante Marioni, Anne Gant, Lino Tagliapietra, Laura Donefer, Marc Petrovic, Steven and

Behind the Glass: Imagining the Contemporary Art + Design Wing with Thomas Phifer
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Thomas Phifer, architect of the Museum’s light-filled Contemporary Art + Design Wing that opened on March 20, connects the built environment with the natural world in every project he undertakes. The Contemporary Art + Design Wing is no exception. When asked about his approach to the design of the

Guest Artist Lecture: Bertil Vallien
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Renowned for his sculptures in glass which appear enclose light in the interior of the object, Bertil Vallien talks about the technique of sand casting, a process that he is largely responsible for developing. Bertil Vallien is the most widely recognized and admired artist working in glass in

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Cesare Toffolo
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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 the material. Most recently, he visited Murano where he talked with artist Cesare Toffolo. Watch a

Lewis Olson: Museum Gaffer
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Lewis Olson began working with glass in his native New Zealand in the 1970s. In the 1980s his passion for glass took him to Australia, Africa, Canada, England, Scandinavia and Italy, where he worked in glass studios and factories. A storyteller by nature, Olson is attracted to the endless

George Kennard: Museum Gaffer
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George Kennard has been at The Corning Museum of Glass since 2001, after spending eight years working in private studios. He began his tenure at the Museum as an instructor in The Studio, teaching beginning and continuing classes in glassblowing. George enjoys the limitless opportunities for

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 the production studio at the Henry Ford Museum. He went on to receive his M.F.A. from Kent State

Chris Rochelle: Museum Gaffer
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Chris Rochelle’s path as a glass artist traces back to Hartwick College, where he studied sculpture and painting. The school’s small glass program gave him his first taste of working with this unique medium. Upon graduation, he apprenticed in a studio in Western Massachusetts. For a decade he did

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 own independent contracting company for 15 years. In 2008, he joined the Hot Glass Demo team on

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 a second interview with Dann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CESW46j0ins. Filmed September 25, 2014. The

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, in particular his work for Corning as a designer and market research consultant. He also talked about his design

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

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 consumer products. He is perhaps best known as “Cornelius for Corning,” and for his cooking

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 at, the melting and forming processes, Pyrex, and the Ribbon machine. Filmed September 16, 2014. The Rakow

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...

Lewis Olson: Museum Gaffer
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Lewis Olson began working with glass in his native New Zealand in the 1970s. In the 1980s his passion for glass took him to Australia, Africa, Canada, England, Scandinavia and Italy, where...

Chris Rochelle: Museum Gaffer
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Chris Rochelle's path as a glass artist traces back to Hartwick College, where he studied sculpture and painting. The school's small glass program gave him his first taste of working with...