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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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,

Master Class 10: Eggshell Thin Pâte de Verre with Shin-ichi Higuchi (Trailer)
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Pâte de verre is a kiln-casting process in which colored powdered glass is packed into a plaster mold, then fired at a high temperature. The result is a rela...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Debbie Tarsitano
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Debbie Tarsitano demonstrates for her class, Encasing Flamework: Designs Under Glass, which will focus o...

Seminar Demonstration: Creation of Chevron Beads, from Bubble to Bead
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Watch artists Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney of Heron Glass demonstrate at The Studio during the Annual Seminar on Glass. This demonstration will show the v...

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Denise Stillwaggon Leone
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Denise Stillwaggon Leone studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She designs and fabricates architectural art glass commissions for sit...

Studio Demonstration: Martin Janecky
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch Martin Janecky demonstrate for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which will focus on uniq...

Studio Demonstration: Cesare Toffolo
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Cesare Toffolo demonstrates for his class, Flameworking in the Venetian Style, in which students will le...

Studio Demonstration: Davide Fuin
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Watch Davide Fuin as he demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, in which he will share his vast knowledge and considerable Venetian-style...

Studio Demonstration: David Willis
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Watch David Willis demonstrate for his flameworking class, Make What You Like, which has the goal to help students fabricate in glass anything they can conce...

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...

Studio Demonstration: Ross Richmond
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Watch as Ross Richmond demonstrates for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting, em...

Studio Demonstration: Ethan Stern
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Watch as Ethan Stern demonstrates for his class, Form and Surface: An Anatomy Lesson, which will investigate glassblowing through a sculptural lens, focusing...

Studio Demonstration: Davide Salvadore
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Watch Davide Salvadore demonstrate for his furnace working class, Creating and Using Murrine, based on a Muranese technique called tociar piere—the roll-up t...

Studio Demonstration: Emilio Santini & Simone Crestani
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Watch as Emilio Santini and Simone Crestani demonstrate for their class, Flameworking for Everybody, where students will be introduced to various sculpting a...

Studio Demonstration: Feather & Rosenberg
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Watch Beccy Feather and Alex Rosenberg demonstrate for their class, Kill Your Darlings. This furnace working class will ask, "What is the difference between...

Studio Demonstration: Stephanie Sersich
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Watch as Stephanie Sersich demonstrates for her class, Beadmaking: Jewelry Components, Pendants, Buttons and Beyond, which will focus on making many differen...

Studio Demonstration: John Kobuki
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Watch John Kobuki demonstrate for his Studio course, Flower Marbles, in which the students will explore the compression technique used to make flowers and  and other deeply encased designs in borosilicate glass. John Kobuki has been working with glass since 1995. He is known for making marbles with

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: William Gudenrath
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William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through  through the Renaissance, and has presented lectures and demonstrations throughout the world. As resident adviser for The Studio, Bill ensures

Studio Demonstrations: Suellen Fowler
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Watch Suellen Fowler demonstrate for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, which will cover a variety of techniques for creating sculptures in colored borosilicate glass. Through the class, Fowler will demonstrate cane decoration and patterns, the use of commercial and hand

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Jordana Korsen
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Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work with a sculptural touch. As a glassblower, she creates clean forms with a sense of humor. Korsen has been running the glass program at Franklin Pierce University since 1995. Her architectural

Studio Demonstrations: Alex Brand
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Watch Alex Brand demonstrate for his Color Working Techniques course at The Studio. This course will present various color working techniques and teach students to infuse their glassmaking with color. The class will focus on various types of incalmo work; the hot joining of two or more separate

Studio Demonstrations: Raven Skyriver
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Watch Raven Skyriver demonstrate for his Under Construction class at The Studio. This sculpting class will teach students how to construct the objects that t...

Artist-in-Residence: Andrew Erdos
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Andrew Erdos' work is pop, sarcastic, and humorous, with a hint of social commentary. He says, "I like taking objects that we are comfortable with—like a hum...

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,...

Artist-in-Residence: Marta Ramírez
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Marta Ramírez is a glass artist and industrial designer who teaches at the Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work is clearly inspired by water, a...

Studio Demonstration: Lino Tagliapietra (Demo Two)
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Many American studio glass artists turned to the traditional glassworking centers of Venice, central Europe, and Scandinavia for inspiration and knowledge. L...

Studio Demonstration: Lino Tagliapietra (Demo One)
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Many American studio glass artists turned to the traditional glassworking centers of Venice, central Europe, and Scandinavia for inspiration and knowledge. L...

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...

Elizabeth Fortunato: Celebrity Cruises Glassmaking Scholarship Recipient
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Elizabeth Fortunato began studying glassblowing at the Pittsburgh Glass Center through a high school program. She continued working with glass through colleg...

Studio Demonstrations: Gianni Toso
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Gianni Toso: Glassmaking as a Language, a live flameworking demonstration at The Studio on July 20, 2011.

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