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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Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
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When glass artist Mel George teaches a class, she takes her surroundings into account. She tries “to give the students special experiences that the individual places can offer.” So, soon after George and her students arrived at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, they set off to explore the

The Cadmiologia of Johann Gottlob Lehmann: A Sourcebook for the History of Preindustrial Glass Furnaces in Central Europe
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Glass furnaces are built to last. Self-destruction, however, seems to be one of their regrettable characteristics. The structure is consumed by high temperatures that no material can withstand indefinitely. Although the life spans of furnaces may have varied considerably, a report of 1649 suggests

Jeff Koons | Behind the Glass Lecture
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One of the most influential and controversial American artists active today, Jeff Koons elevates popular culture into a high art form. His artwork plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, and commerce by transforming banal objects such as “balloon dogs” or piles of Playdoh into monumental sculpture. He

Ruffner Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, of Course
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Curator Tina Oldknow describes "Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, of Course" by American artist Ginny Ruffner.

Anna Mlasowsky Specialty Glass Residency
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"Even though I know glass well, and I've worked with it so much, I feel like I'm completely a beginner again—a beginner with knowledge—and I think this is a very different way of working then I've done so far," says artist Anna Mlasowsky about the Special Glass Residency, a

Namdoo Kim | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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Children in Korea today are like mass produced toys. They are meant to be all exactly alike, lacking individuality and quality of character, a whole society of people who are easily replaceable and hold little value as individuals, just like mass produced plastic toys or paper dolls

Fredrik Nielsen | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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I like to see it as, I know how to play, but I choose not to play the way that I learned. Fredrik Nielsen is a Swedish artist with a unique flair for experimentation, combining aspects of pop culture such as graffiti, music, videos, and performance into his glass art. His strong desire to push the

George Kennard Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as George Kennard demonstrates for his class, Multiple Gathers, which focused on creating larger-scale work with an emphasis on the mechanics of safely controlling larger amounts of glass, utilizing the bench, working with a torch, moving correctly, and team coordination.

A Brief History of Gemmaux
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The permanent collection of The Corning Museum of Glass holds sixteen glass panels affixed to light boxes, which were crafted in a mid-20th-century technique that has recently seen a surge in public interest. The panels, made in the 1950s and 1960s, came to the museum in 1993, and are called

CMOG in 2 Minutes
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Find a wing for 35 centuries of glass art and history, a floor dedicated to glass science and innovation, an all-new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, and the largest hot glass demonstrations space in the world: there is more to see and do at The Corning Museum of Glass than ever before. Poster image

2016 E-Commerce Summit
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Executive Summary In October of 2016, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) assembled a group of museum professionals to discuss e-commerce, its role as a platform extending the museum’s mission, and some of the conceptual and pragmatic aspects of commercial transactions conducted on the Internet. The

Glasses with American Views – Addenda
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In 1977, the author discussed two groups of glasses engraved with American views, probably made in the United States but possibly abroad. 1 In the last two years, several more glasses in each of these groups have been discovered, along with some new information which is here presented. Five

Glasses with American Views
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Glasses engraved with scenic views or important buildings are part of a Germanic tradition dating to the eighteenth century. Similar commemorative glasses are noted in England, e.g., the well-known Sunderland Bridge rummers, but they are less common in English glass. Germanic glasses with this type

A Recently Discovered Cage Cup
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This paper describes and discusses a late Roman cage cup that appeared on the market in 1986 and was acquired by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1987. 1 The hemispherical glass cup has metal fittings which indicate that, at the time of burial, it was meant to be suspended. This raises the

Early Islamic Gold Sandwich Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass
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This article reviews the current state of our knowledge of early Islamic gold sandwich glass and publishes five examples in the Museum's collection. In 1964, the Corning Museum acquired a gold sandwich glass cup [64.1.32] (Fig. 1) that was identified as “2nd–4th century A.D., Parthian or

2300°: Americana (November 15, 2012)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. This video gives you an inside look at the festivities at 2300°: Americana (November 15, 2012), including music by The Andrew and Noah Band,

Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck Guest Artist Demo (March 1, 2017)
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Collaborative partners since 2010, Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck are known for their intricate and beautifully formed goblets. Together, they own and operate Vetro Vero glassblowing and design studio in Pennsylvania. In this live-streamed Guest Artist demonstration, watch as they take a decorated

Medieval Glassmaking in the Levant
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In 1973, a sponge diver reported the discovery of an underwater shipwreck at Serçe Limani on the south coast of Turkey, opposite Rhodes. The wreck was investigated by Professor George Bass, of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, between 1977 and 1979. His investigation revealed that part of the

Enameled Glass Vessels, 1425 B.C.E.–1800: The Decorating Process
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The earliest glass vessel decorated with enameling dates from about 1425 B.C.E. 1 It successfully combines one of humankind’s oldest creative urges (the desire to draw on things) with one of the most advanced technologies of the ancient world (glassmaking). Today, essentially the same process

Gayla Lee: Celebrity Cruise Scholarship Recipient
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Gayla Lee was first entranced by glass at the age of 8 when she encountered a glassblower at a Renaissance festival. Her fascination with the material eventually led her to an apprenticeship in a Baltimore glass studio at the age of 20. Lee took Davide Salvadore's class, Creating and Using

Chemical Analyses of Amelung Glasses
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Introduction Chemical analyses and laboratory studies of glasses from the ancient and medieval worlds have provided a great deal of useful information for archaeologists, curators, and historians, 1 but until now, few such studies have been carried out on glasses from more recent periods. One

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Clare Belfrage (July 15, 2015)
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Watch as Clare Belfrage demonstrated for her class, Line Drawings and More, the crazy wonders of cane drawing, which involves “drawing” with fine glass lines onto glass forms in the hot shop. Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine

Omnichannel Retail | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 5: Omnichannel Retail Allegra Burnette, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Unified E-Commerce Experience | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 6: Unified E-Commerce Experience Ron Schroer, Manager of eBusiness & Retail Projects at the Australian War Memorial Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Exploring Art and Commerce in Phygital Spaces | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 1: Exploring Art and Commerce in Phygital Spaces Michele Tobin, Former Retail Director of the Walker Art Center Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Enabling Mobile Solutions for Museum Staff | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 2: Enabling Mobile Solutions for Museum Staff Diana Pan, Chief Technology Officer at the Museum of Modern Art Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 3: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Leo Ballate, Chief Technology Officer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Digital Ticketing | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 4: Digital Ticketing Catherine Devine, Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Collections, Content & Online Revenue | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 7: Collections, Content & Online Revenue Matthew Majeski, Director of Digital & Emerging Media at The Henry Ford Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

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