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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Cut Glass Lamps Attributed to The Union Flint Glass Works, Kensington, Philadelphia
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Relatively little is known about cut glass made in the United States from about 1810 to 1840. It was strongly influenced by Anglo-Irish cut glass designs, both in form and decorative motifs. Generally, most of it is attributed to Pittsburgh glasshouses, notably Bakewell’s, largely because of

Jason's Whale | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Helen Tegeler bring to life the design of a whale drawn by Jason, age 15. He says: I have always wanted to be a diver. I dream about being a whale and swimming in the deepest part of the ocean. The whale's name is Whalley and he is always free and happy.

Corning Museum of Glass Live
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Watch as John Kobuki makes a marble with an encased lily using the compression technique for his class at The Studio.

Martin Janecky Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Martin Janecky creates a skull out of glass using his signature sculpting techniques.

Helen Tegeler Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Helen Tegeler, a member of the Hot Glass and Celebrity Cruise Ship Demo teams, demonstrates her talent as an artist.

Laboratory Studies of Some Glasses from Vergina
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Colorless Glasses in Antiquity Most glass objects of the second and first millennia B.C. were strongly colored, as are the precious stones they were meant to imitate. Those that were not intentionally colored usually had a pronounced greenish tint, owing to the presence of iron impurities

Documented Use of Cup Plates in the Nineteenth Century
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Cup plates are an example of the specialized items in ceramics and glass with which Victorian ladies liked to clutter dinner and tea tables. Later in the century, these small plates were joined by a host of other "special" items: ice cream sets, berry sets, lemonade sets, and dishes for

Pavlína Čambalová Guest Artist Demonstration
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Pavlína Čambalová partners with gaffer George Kennard to make a blown glass vessel featuring one of her engraved glass designs.

Sean's fish bowl | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Jeff Mack bring to life the design of a fish bowl with two fish drawn by Sean, age 47. 

David Schnuckel Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as David Schnuckel creates a series of goblets in this non-typical glassblowing demonstration. Assisted by Tom Zogas, special guest narration by the Museum's chief scientist Jane Cook.

Emma's Deer | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Megan creates Emma's alliterative design: Lily the deer on a leaf licking a lollipop. 

Emilio Santini Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, how students can learn to realize their personal creativity through torch work, after being introduced to various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Virtual Water
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Brad Copping's Virtual Water was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

SYN
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Aesa Bjork's SYN was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

Euplectella
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Matthew Szosz's  Euplectella was selected for New Glass Review 32 (2011).

Loren Stump Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Loren Stump demonstrates for his class, Flameworking Using Ultimate Details, advanced murrine techniques, including color blending, design analysis, shaded components, and assembling and pulling cane to produce Franchini-style shaded faces.

Erin's Lion | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Helen Tegeler brings Erin's lion to life in glass. See the drawing and final sculpture together see photo

Expanding Horizons Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch the Expanding Horizons group with special guest Laura Donefer in this live-streamed demo from The Studio. Expanding Horizons is a week-long program for underserved teens who are top students in their glassblowing classes. The program is supported by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Learn

Dane Jack Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Dane Jack, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Caleb's Whale with Balloons | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Caleb, age 11. He says, "It's a whale flying with balloons living his dreams." Watch as gaffer Aaron Jack brings Caleb's design to life. See Caleb's drawing with the final piece: https://www.facebook.com/corningmuseumofglass/photos

Laura Donefer Guest Artist Demonstration
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See guest artist Laura Donefer in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. 

Glass for the King of Siam: Bernard Perrot’s Portrait Plaque of King Louis XIV and Its Trip to Asia
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In 2004, The Corning Museum of Glass acquired an oval cast glass plaque with the portrait of King Louis XIV (Fig. 1) of France (r. 1643–1715). It is the second plaque of its kind in the museum, and one of eight examples that are known (3 in the catalog below). This plaque was not purchased so that

Local Artists Panel | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable

Master Class 9: Casting Glass With Daniel Clayman (Trailer)
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Daniel Clayman creates large-scale, cast-glass minimalist sculptures that evoke familiar objects and capture space and volume, transforming intangible light and shadow into the tangible. In this DVD, Clayman takes viewers through the process of kiln casting with glass, including creating the

Anna Riley Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Anna Riley demonstrates making an incalmo roundel for her class, COLORXFORM, which focuses on the dialogue between form and color in blown glass. Assisted by Courtney McCloskey. 

[Cut glass catalog].
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Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc., Honesdale, PA, USA. 39971 [Honesdale, Pa.: Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc., n.d., ca. 1904-1915] [20] leaves: ill.; 29 x 38 cm. Krantz, Smith & Co., Inc. Trade catalog. Patterns are named. Manufacturer identified by patterns of glassware. Items have handwritten

The illustrated London news.
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0019-2422 0019-2422 1350-9012 z 37162 London: William Little, 1842- v.: ill.; 30-43 cm. 2 no. a year, 1994- v. 1 (May 14, 1842)- Ceased with: Dec. 2003. AP4 Title from caption. Publisher varies. Latest isssue consulted: Dec. 2003. Vols. for <Jan. 3, 1948>-winter 1993 called also <v. 212,

Supplement to catalogue number fourteen.
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 39965 Fine china, rich cut glass, supplement catalogue no. 14 New York: Higgins & Seiter, [n.d., 1905?] 16 p.: ill. l; 14 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Missing p. 7-10. CMGL also has a

L&#039;art décoratif: revue mensuelle d&#039;art contemporain.
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37030 Art et décoration (OCoLC)ocm8259523 Art décoratif Paris. v.: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. 1er semestre- Oct. 1898/Mars 1899- Ceased in 1914. Subtitle varies: from... to Dec. 1906: revue mensuelle d'art contemporain.--19..revue de la vie artistique, ancienne et moderne.--19..revue de l'

1895-6 [catalog].
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Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA. 39948 Fine china, rich cut glass, catalogue no. 6 New York: Higgins & Seiter, 1895. 190 p.: ill.; 15 x 22 cm. Higgins & Seiter Trade catalog. Includes cut glass p. 34-58; Bohemian glass novelties, p.58-59; gold glass p. 63-68. Digitized by Boston

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