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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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.

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.

GlassLab Design Session: Marc Thorpe
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Designer Marc Thorpe describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, July 10- 11, 2012.

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 and 25, 2012.

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 and 30, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Constantin & Laurene Boym
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Designers Constantin and Laurene Boym describe working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, August 7 and 8, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Jason Miller
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Designer Jason Miller describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, June 5 and 6, 2012.

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 and 18, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Michele Oka Doner
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Designer Michele Oka Doner describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, July 31 through August 1, 2012.

The Story of Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka
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The Botanical Wonders exhibition celebrates the singular triumph of glassmakers Leopold Blaschka (1822-1895) and his son Rudolf (1857-1939) and offers close-ups of the people and the craft process behind the Glass Flowers. David Whitehouse narrates. "Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard

Michael Glancy- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Artist Michael Glancy is influenced by the European tradition of working with glass. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

Prunted Beaker Restoration- Part Two
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Watch as our conservator, Stephen Koob, restores a 13th/14th-century prunted beaker for the 2010 exhibition, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants. This piece was on loan from the Museum zu Allerheiligen, Shaffhausen, in Switzerland. With painstaking care and precision Koob disassembled

Prunted Beaker Restoration- Part One
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Watch as our conservator, Stephen Koob, restores a 13th/14th-century prunted beaker for the 2010 exhibition, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants. This piece was on loan from the Museum zu Allerheiligen, Shaffhausen, in Switzerland. With painstaking care and precision Koob disassembled

GlassLab at Governors Island: Eric Ku
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Designer Eric Ku describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, June 30- July 1, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass part...

GlassLab Design Session: Q Cassetti
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Designer Q Cassetti describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 1, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered w...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Chris and Dominic Leong
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Designers Chris and Dominic Leong describe working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, July 1 and July 14, 2012. The Corning Mus...

GlassLab at Governors Island: James Victore
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Designer James Victore describes working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, June 30 and July 7, 2012. The Corning Museum of Gla...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Mike Perry
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Designer Mike Perry describes working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, June 30 and July 8, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Leon Ransmeier
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Designer Leon Ransmeier describes working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, July 7- 8 and July 14, 2012. The Corning Museum o...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Helen Lee
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Designer Helen Lee describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 7- 8, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnere...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Inna Alesina
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Designer Inna Alesina describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 21- 22, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass par...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Abbott Miller
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Designer Abbott Miller describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 28- 29, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass pa...

GlassLab at Governors Island: David Weeks
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Designer David Weeks describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 28- 29, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass part...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Peter Buchanan-Smith
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Designer Peter Buchanan-Smith describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 21- 22, 2012. The Corning Museum of G...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Paul Sahre
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Designer Paul Sahre describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 21- 22, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partn...

GlassLab at Governors Island: Keetra Dean Dixon and Jonathan Keller Keller
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Designers Keetra Dean Dixon and Jonathan Keller Keller describe working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 14- 15, 2012....

Twist Glass
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In the 1930s, the Pairpoint Glass Corporation introduced a bold new design called "twist glass," consisting of swirled stripes of ruby or deep blue glass and clear crystal. The complicated technique, already used in Sweden, required many stages including cold working. Watch as William

Sicilian Glass
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In the second half of the 19th century, many glass firms used experimental techniques to create decorative art glass. In 1878, the Mt. Washington glass company introduced Sicilian glass. As part of their marketing, the company claimed to have used lava, that is, molten rock spewed out by volcanoes,

Reticello
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Watch as William Gudenrath demonstrates the Reticello technique. Reticello (Italian, "glass with a small network"), is a type of blown glass made with canes organized in a crisscross pattern to form a fine net, which may contain tiny air traps.

(No sound) St. Augustin (Rouen) Goblet
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This video shows the technique of making a St. Augustin (Rouen) Goblet, an object in the exhibition Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500--1750, which was on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 20, 2004, to January 2, 2005.

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