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.

HQ Version: How do you make the World's Largest Blown Glass Pumpkin?
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Make sure you watch this in HQ!! Take 70 pounds of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, lots of trial-and-error glassblowing sessions, and a team of highly skilled glassmakers, and see what they come up with! At the Corning Museum of Glass in The Studio, a team of gaffers, led by George Kennard,

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Jiyong Lee
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Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee ha...

Meet the Artist: Richard Marquis
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Enjoy a free lecture by Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects. Marquis has had an extraordinary influence on the development  of contemporary studio glass, in America and around the world. His work is humorous, ironic, smart, and beautifully—some might say

Pablo Soto at 2300°: Salsa (December 2012)
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At December's 2300°: Salsa, guest artist Pablo Soto created vibrant blue glass vessels in front of a lively crowd. We caught up with him after the show to se...

Artist-in-Residence: Joanna Manousis
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Joanna Manousis holds an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Alfred University, NY, and a B.F.A. in Glass from The University of Wolverhampton, England. She has worked,...

2012 Rakow Commission: Steffen Dam
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The 2012 Rakow Commission honors the Danish artist Steffen Dam, a consummate glass craftsman, who will give an illustrated talk on his work. Although inspire...

Artist-in-Residence: Ingalena Klenell
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Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell has been working with glass since 1976. Her work explores the ideas of fragility and vulnerability, both in the material of g...

Glass Masters at Work: William Gudenrath
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Experience the genius of master glassmaker William Gudenrath in the latest installment of the Glass Masters at Work series. Like the others in the series, this film was shot at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass by award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman.

60 Years- Supporting Living Artists
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In 1959, the Museum curated the landmark exhibition Glass 1959, which was one of the first significant surveys of modern glass. Since then, The Corning Museum of Glass has been committed to introducing new art and design in glass by providing resources, training, and support for artists working...

60 Years- Glass Conservation
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The Museum's glass conservators care for a collection of more than 45000 objects spanning 35 centuries. In addition to addressing issues such as crizzling (glass deterioration), they restore damaged pieces. One example is the Tiffany lamp shown here. It came to the Museum in many pieces of

60 Years- Surprising Discoveries
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Curators occasionally make surprising discoveries. Before the Museum acquired this object, it was identified as an 18th-century Indian spittoon. The surface is crizzled (that is, it has begun to deteriorate). The curator had never seen an example of crizzled Indian glass, so he looked at it closely

Artist-in-Residence: Mathieu Grodet
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Mathieu Grodet is a French-born artist living and working in Canada. He creates thin and elegant glass objects in classic Venetian style, engraved with imagery that addresses modern-day ideas and issues. In his March 2012 Residency at The Studio, Grodet will use the Museum's Rakow Library to

60 Years- The Studio
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The Studio, which opened in 1996, is an internationally renowned teaching facility that offers classes in a variety of glassmaking techniques to students of all ages and skill levels. Artists and students come from all over the world to teach, to learn, and to create their own work in glass. The

Meet the Artist: Fritz Dreisbach
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Studio glass pioneer Fritz Dreisbach offers a survey of the first decades of American studio glass. Dreisbach was a founding member of the Glass Art Society, 2002 recipient of the Society's Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an unofficial historian of the American Studio Glass movement. He was

Joel Philip Myers- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Joel Philip Myers shares his excitement about how the Studio Glass Movement has evolved over the last 40 years. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

Stanislav Libensky & Jaroslava Brychtova- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Artists Libensky and Brychtova work together to create another dimension in glass art. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

Martin Janecky- Blown Sculpting
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Watch as glass artist Martin Janecky demonstrates blown sculpting as he creates one of his signature pieces.

Tom Patti- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Tom Patti explains his unique approach to working with glass. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

Masters of Studio Glass: Toots Zynsky
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Toots Zynsky's distinctive filet de verre (glass thread) vessels enjoy a widespread popularity and deserved acclaim for their often extraordinary and always unique explorations in color. Defying categorization, her pieces inhabit a region all their own, interweaving the traditions of painting,

Artist in Residence: Eliza Au (April 2010)
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April 2010 Artist-in-Residence Eliza Au is using the lost wax casting method to create a delicate glass prayer rug, meant to reflect the fragility of religion and belief. Much of her work is influenced by Gothic wrought-iron fences or Islamic tile and textile patterns.

Micheal 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.

Steve Gibbs at 2300°
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Steve Gibbs, the Museum's Hot Glass Programs manager, and the creative mastermind behind the Museum's popular 2300° events, demonstrated his own glassworking artistry at the December 2010 event. Here he talks about 2300° and about the work he created during the event.

Reinstallation of Evening Dress with Shawl by Karen LaMonte at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Watch as the Registrar and a team of four reinstall Evening Dress with Shawl by Karen LaMonte in the Crossroads Gallery at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Artist in Residence: Marie Retpen (April 2010)
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April 2010 Artist-in-Residence Marie Retpen is hot working large pieces that will eventually become part of a large installation. She finds inspiration for her surreal works from the novels Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass, and the movie The Terminator.

Lino Tagliapietra- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Artist Lino Tagliapietra shares his love of working with glass. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

Master Class 8: Working with Murrine with Davide Salvadore
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Davide Salvadore speaks of his profound love and respect for glass, and his family. He demonstrates working with Murrine. Master Class VIII: Working with Murrine with Davide Salvadore (30 minute DVD presented by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass)

Katherine Gray at March 2010 2300°
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Katherine Gray talks about her work, her demonstration at the March 2010 2300 Degrees, and her new installation in the Museum's Contemporary Glass Gallery.