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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Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Amy Rueffert (June 3, 2015)
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Watch as Amy Rueffert demonstrated for her 2015 class, Let's Make Some Glass!, using blown forms, blowing punites, bit work, and using decals in the hot shop.

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind
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Watch as Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind demonstrate for their class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, how to create sculptures and vessels in colored borosilicate glass.

Hugh Salkind Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Hugh Salkind demonstrates for Suellen Fowler's class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms. Salkind makes a marble at the torch using gold to create a pattern on one side and a fish-scale or dot stacking pattern on the flip side.

Studio Demonstrations: Emilio Santini
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Watch Emilio Santini demonstrate various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soda lime glass for his 2012 Studio course, Sculptural Flameworking.

Emilio Santini- Artist's Choice Tour
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Emilio Santini speaks about his favorite Livio Seguso pieces within the Voices of Contemporary Glass exhibit at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Studio Demonstration: Emilio Santini & Simone Crestani
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Watch as Emilio Santini and Simone Crestani demonstrated for their 2013 class, Flameworking for Everybody, various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Emilio Santini
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstratesd for his 2014 class, Flameworking for Everybody, various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Nick Mount Live-Streamed Studio Demo (June 15, 2016)
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Watch as Nick Mount demonstrates for his class, Taking the Next Step, which worked on a variety of forms and decorative techniques intended to push students to the next level. See the final piece starting at 1:27:34.

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Lucio Bubacco
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Museum demonstration supervisor and glass artist Eric Goldschmidt travels the world to gain deeper insight into the art, craft, science, history, and future of glass and the culture that surrounds the material. Most recently, he visited Murano, Italy where he talked with artist Lucio Bubacco. The

Lucio Bubacco Live-Streamed Studio Demo (June 8, 2016)
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Low relief of glass is not simply the combination of kiln casting and flameworking. It is the creation of a new outcome: a new vision and a new point of view. It is widely known that when flameworked figures are ‘sandwiched’ by layers of cast glass in the hotshop, or kiln-casted, these figures

Lampworking in the 1800s
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Watch a functional, preserved 19th-century wooden lampworking table, complete with a leather bellows, in action. The Museum’s wooden table is equipped with a foot-operated bellows that acts as an air compressor, pushing air through two hollowed out wooden pipes built into the table. The crossed

Group Tours at The Corning Museum of Glass (Mandarin Chinese)
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English subtitles available, click the CC (closed caption) icon. Corning, NY has played a very important role in the development of the American glass industry. From beautiful crystal to today's fiber optics, Corning has been home to some of the best and brightest glass innovations. At The

Corning Little Joe Tube Tower- Tin Pan Time Machine Project
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A short historical documentary initially premiered at the 2016 Glass Arts Society conference via public viewing stations.

Gathering Glass from the Furnace
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Watch what's happening inside the furnace when glassmakers take a gather. Animation by Brian Hewitt, Designer/Front-End Developer, and gathering and narration by Eric Meek, Hot Glass Show/GlassLab Manager.

Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck at 2300°
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Hear from artist Michael Schunke with music by the Ithaca-based Sim Redmond Band.

Studio Demonstrations: Michael Schunke
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Watch as Michael Schunke demonstrated goblet-making skills for his Studio course, Goblet Thinking for the Modern World. Students detached from expectations and remained open to the unexpected, enabling both success and—more importantly—failure. Students learned the skills to manage these opposite

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck
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Watch as Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck demonstrate for their 2014 class, Cups and Color, how goblet-making was supplemented with an intense focus on color chemistry and melting practice. 

Studio Demonstration: Stephanie Sersich
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Watch as Stephanie Sersich demonstrates for her 2013 class, Beadmaking: Jewelry Components, Pendants, Buttons and Beyond, the many different kinds of jewelry components—pendants, buttons, focal, and accent beads—using traditional and nontraditional flameworking techniques.

Carl Siglin: Museum Gaffer
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Carl Siglin began blowing glass in 2003 when he was hired as a technician at The Studio. Prior to his work in glass, Carl, who attended Syracuse University's School of Architecture, ran his own independent contracting company for 15 years. In 2008, he joined the Hot Glass Demo team on

Glass Masters at Work: Pino Signoretto
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman catches the drama and intensity of maestro Pino Signoretto creating his inventive works in glass. Filmed at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and dramatically set to music for a dazzling sensory experience, this film allows students, artists,

Meet the Artist and Astronaut: Josh Simpson & Cady Coleman
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In March of 2012, artist Josh Simpson and his wife, Cady Coleman, a renowned astronaut, presented a joint lecture at CMoG. Simpson creates wondrously detailed imaginary "planets" and "worlds" in glass. Coleman spent six months on the International Space Station in 2011. They

Whitefriars Archive at The Rakow Research Library
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Hear from Chief Librarian Jim Galbraith on the recently acquired Whitefriars archive at The Rakow Research Library. The Library received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries; Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help conserve and digitize

Meet the New Executive Director Karol Wight
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Listen in as Karol Wight, the Museum's new executive director, provides a short lecture to Members.

60 Years- Hot Glass around the World
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Outreach is an important part of the Museum's mission. Each year, the Museum's mobile hot shop travels to art fairs and other museums, providing live glassblowing demonstrations. An all-electric hot shop also sits on the top deck of three Celebrity Cruises ships, where Museum glassmakers

2011 Hot Glass Roadshow: Glass Art Society (Seattle)
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Introduction to the Hot Glass Roadshow at the Glass Art Society Conference in Seattle, June 1-5, 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.

Eric Meek and Eric Goldschmidt at 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest (January 2013)
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At 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest in January 2013, glassblower Eric Meek and flameworker Eric Goldschmidt collaborated to make an amphora with flameworked figures and grapes. See what they had to say about the experience.

Creating the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Trophy
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This video tells the story of the making of the trophy for The Watkins Glen International 2013 Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen and the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Corning Museum glassmaker Eric Meek drew upon glassmaking traditions and fine craftsmanship to realize the modern, elegant form, which

Dragon-stem Goblet
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A dragon-stem goblet has many parts, including a bowl, a foot, and a dragon. Dip molding is used to create the dragon, and the parts are attached with glue bits. This goblet has pincered bits, a merese, an avolio, wings, and eyes. See 360˚ photography and learn more about this object in The

Studio Demonstrations: Davide Salvadore
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Watch Davide Salvadore demonstrate for his Studio course, Creating and Using Murrine, the Muranese technique called tociar piere —the roll-up technique. It consists of putting a composition of canes, murrine, tesserae, etc., on an iron plate, fusing them together in the glory hole, then rolling the

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