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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Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Clare Belfrage (July 15, 2015)
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See a photo of the finished piece http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-clare-belfrage Watch as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, Line Drawings and More, which explores the crazy wonders of cane drawing, which involves “drawing” with fine glass lines onto glass forms

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath (July 8, 2015)
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See photos of the finished pieces from this demo at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-william-gud... Watch as Bill Gudenrath demonstrates for his class, An In-Depth Introduction to Venetian Techniques, which provides students with a firm foundation in the basic movements

Jerry Wright: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Jerry Wright, former designer and archivist for Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated), reminisces about his time designing CorningWare and Pyrex products. He created an archive of Corning’s houseware products, which supported the System Analysis and Product Liability Defense division.

Stories from the Crystal City
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The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for "Stories from the Crystal City," a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program

Elizabeth Barenthaler oral history interview, 2011 – Rakow Research Library (Audio Only)
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Elizabeth Barenthaler, former employee of Corning Glass Works and The Corning Museum of Glass, recorded May 2011. Elizabeth reminisces about...

Jerry Wright oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Jerry Wright, former product designer and archivist for Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Jerry reminis...

Gordon Casterline oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Gordon Casterline, retired from Corning, Inc., interviewed May 2010. Gordon Casterline talks about his career with Corning Glass Works/Corning Incorporated.

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...

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...

Al Donnelly oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorpo...

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

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,...

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...

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...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Emilio Santini (June 24, 2015)
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, which focused on realizing personal creativity through torch work. http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-emilio-sant... Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Pablo Soto (June 17, 2015)
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Watch as Pablo Soto demonstrates for his class, Design Within Reach, which is geared toward the intermediate/advanced student seeking to break out of the neo-classical shape universe. http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-pablo-soto Pablo Soto lives and works in Penland, NC,

Behind the Glass Lecture: Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome
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Soft drink bottles, drinking glasses and glass Christmas ornaments are part of daily modern life, but their roots can be traced to the ancient world and the legacy of Ennion, the earliest known name of a Roman glass worker. This lecture by the Museum's president and executive director, ancient

Guest Artist Demonstration: Bertil Vallien
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Renowned artist Bertil Vallien demonstrates the art of sandcasting in the Amphitheater Hot Shop using found pieces from The Studio. Vallien gave a lecture on the technique of sandcasting, a process that he is largely responsible for developing, at the Museum on April 20, watch the lecture at http:/

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: John Miller (June 10, 2015)
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Watch as John Miller demonstrates making an over-sized glass donut for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which explored traditional and nontraditional glassblowing and hot sculpting, including cane, murrini, mold blowing, blown and solid sculpting, inside sculpting, using the hot torch and garage,

Color, Light, and Fire
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Take a quick look at everything you can expect to see at the expanded Corning Museum of Glass. Get a glimpse inside the new light-filled galleries, see the colorful new sculptures on display, and discover the Amphitheater Hot Shop, our newest glassmaking space.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Amy Rueffert (June 3, 2015)
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Watch as Amy Rueffert demonstrates for her class, Let's Make Some Glass!, which will focus on using blown forms, blowing punites, bit work, and using decals in the hot shop. Amy Rueffert has worked in glass since 1994. She earned her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA at Mills

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

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