All About Glass

All About Glass

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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

English cameo glass in the Corning Museum of Glass / David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901343 35913 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c1994. 63 p.: ill. (some col.); 27 cm. NK5143 Includes bibliographical references (p. 58). Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in June 2011. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file.

Memoir on the origin, progress, and improvement of glass manufactures, including an account of the patent crystallo ceramie, or, glass incrustations.
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Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. 29558 London: B. Holdsworth, 1821. 36, 6 p., 8 plates; 25 cm. NK5440.S8 C. 1 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. c. 1, flooded, unbound, plates hand colored. c. 2, lacks 6 p. of explanation of plates. Plates are smaller (21 cm.) and laid in, never bound in. c.

L&#039;art en Alsace: exposition organisée / sous le patronage de la Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg.
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Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg. 31041 Strasbourg: Imp. Dernières Nouvelles, 1925. 39 p.: plans; 22 cm. T805 At head of title: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925. From the collection of Frederick Carder. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in

Recipes for flint glass making / by a British Glass Master and Mixer. Being leaves from the mixing book of several experts in the flint glass trade, containing up-to-date recipes...
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British Glass master and mixer. 29689 London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1907. 30 p. (i.e. leaves); 20 cm. 2nd ed. TP857.12 Batch book. Title page Second edition; verso 1st ed., July 1900; reprinted, April 1907. Includes index. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book

Les industries d&#039;art à l&#039;exposition universelle de 1889: mobilier, bronze, orfèvrerie, bijouterie, joaillerie, céramique, verrerie, vitraux, papiers peints, étoffes, tapis, dentelles, éventails, armes de luxe, instruments de musique, etc., etc. / par Victor Champier. Avec une préface de Eugène Guillaume.
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Champier, Victor, b. 1851. 31452 Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 1889-1891. 2 v. (17 fasc.), entirely plates: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. T803 Supplement to: Revue des Arts Décoratifs from May 1889-June 1891. Contrary to prospectus in fasc. 1, no text for these plates was ever published.

Frederick Carder, his life and work.
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Corning Museum of Glass. Buechner, Thomas S. 30032 23 pages: ill.; 18 cm NK5198.C3 Written by Thomas S. Buechner. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in June 2011. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file. Corning Museum of Glass exhibition, 1952. f-1033, 1 sheet; hard copy in library NK5198.C3

An account of ancient glass beads and cylinders found on the strand of Dunworley Bay, Co. Cork / by William C. Neligan.
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Neligan, William Chadwick. 32305 [s.l.]: Printed for private circulation, 1858. 25 p., 1 col. plate; 22 cm. NK3650 Beads, possibly of 14-15th century. Near Eastern origin, presumably from a shipwreck, washed ashore in Ireland. A paper read before the Cork Cuvierian Society, December 2, 1857.

Frederick Carder: portrait of a glassmaker / Paul V. Gardner.
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Gardner, Paul Vickers, 1908-1994. Corning Museum of Glass. Rockwell Museum. 0872901114 31168 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass; Rockwell Museum, 1985. 120 p.: ill. (chiefly col.); 28 cm. NK5198.C3 Issued in conjunction with a special exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.,

Belgique. Catalogue des produits industriels et des oeuvres d&#039;art.
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Belgium. Commission Belge de l'Exposition Universelle de Londres. 31028 Bruxelles: Imp. Charles Lelong, 1862. 279 p., 1 plate: 3 plans; 18 cm. T691 At head of title: Exposition Universelle de Londres en 1862. Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Glass: p. 190-194.

Muséum sacré: Description de l&#039;église métropolitaine du diocèse d&#039;Auch / dessinée par G. G. Lettu.
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Lettu, G. G. 32173 Paris: [s.n.], 1837 (Imp. et Fonderie Normales de Jules Didot l'Ainé) [35] β.: ill.; 54 cm. NK5349.A8 Added t-p: Collection complète des brillants vitraux de l'église cathédrale d'Auch, Département du Gers. Sent to photography August 2012 (photography no.

Rapport sur les produits de l&#039;industrie française: présenté, au nom du jury central, à S.E.M. le comte Corbière,... approuvé par S.S.M. le duc de Doudeauville / rédigé par M. le Vte Héricart de Thury, et par M. Migneron.
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Héricart de Thury, Louis-Etienne-François, vicomte, 1776-1854. Migneron, M. (Pierre-Henri) Exposition des produits de l'industrie française. Jury central (1823: Paris, France) 32180 Rapport du jury central sur les produits de l'industrie française Exposition de 1823 Paris: Imprimerie

Osservazioni istoriche sopra alcuni medaglioni antichi. All&#039;altezza serenissima de Cosimo III, Granduca di Toscana.
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Buonarroti, Filippo, 1661-1733. 30255 Roma, Nella Stamparia di Domenico Antonio Ercole in Parione, 1698. 5 p.l., xxviii, 495, [1] p. illus., 30 pl. + 3 fold. plates. 28 cm. F-10176 Copy 1 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Vellum binding, worm holes. From Ray Winfield Smith

The methods of glass blowing: for the use of physical and chemical students / by W.A. Shenstone.
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Shenstone, W. A. (William Ashwell), 1850-1908. 31049 Glass blowing London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1897. x, 86 p.: ill.; 18 cm. 4th ed. TP859.2 Title on spine: Glass blowing. Includes index. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the Reese Library of the

L&#039;Exposition de Paris (1889) / publiée avec la collaboration d&#039;écrivains spéciaux. Premier &amp; deuxième volume réunis.
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Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France) 31237 Paris: La Librairie Illustrée, 1889. 2 v. in 1 (324 p.): ill. (some col.); 38 cm. T803 Weekly Exposition newspaper: no. 1, 15 Oct. 1888-no. 40, 2 Oct. 1889. Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Original binding;

Spezial-Katalog: Römer, Madeira- und Likör-Kelche, Sektkelche, Champagner-Schalen, Rotwein-Kelche, Pokale, 1909-1910.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 30854 Römer, Madeira- und Likör-Kelche, Sektkelche, Champagner-Schalen, Rotwein-Kelche, Pokale, 1909-1910 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, 1909. [18] pl. (most col.); 24 cm. Trade catalog: Baccarat, Paris, France (F-7223C)

Fabrique de peinture sur verre a la manière des anciens: cahier des dessins divers. / Laurent &amp; Cie, successeurs de Billard.
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Laurent & Cie, Paris, France. 29702 Paris: Laurent & Cie, 1843. [2] p., [19] leaves of plates (some col.); 39 cm. Laurent & Cie Trade catalog. Inside front cover has sealed-on "Changement de domicile" notice and includes some prices. Price list on next 2 pages. 122 designs, no

Catalog (no. 8): chemical, laboratory supply, physicians, druggists, photographers and watchmakers glassware.
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Cambridge Glass Company, Cambridge, OH, USA. 29634 Chemical, laboratory supply, physicians, druggists, photographers and watchmakers glassware Cambridge, Ohio: Cambridge Glass Company, [n.d., 1920?] 62 p.: ill.; 27 cm. Lab glass: Cambridge Glass Company, Cambridge, OH, USA. (F-40L) Trade catalog.

Aldridge, Dowler, Hilton: the Steuben project: sculptures in crystal: [exhibition] Heller Gallery, May 7-29, 1988, Steuben Glass, June 15-July 16, 1988.
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Heller Gallery. Zerwick, Chloe. Steuben Glass (Firm) 32821 [New York]: Steuben Glass, c1988. [42] p.: col. ill.; 23 cm. NK5112.9.S7 Edited by Chloe Zerwick and Meleny Peacock. Price list inserted. "An edition of 7500"--P. facing t.p. A copy of this item was received with the Steuben

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