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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Martin Frobenius Ledermüllers, Hochfürstlich- Brandenburg-Culmbachischen Justitz-Raths... Nachleese seiner Mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung, I. Sammlung / bestehend in zehen fein illuminirten Kupfertafeln, sammt deren Erklärung: und einer getreuen Anweisung, wie man alle Arten Mikroskope, geschickt, leicht und nüzlich gebrauchen solle. Verlegt und in Kupfer gebracht, von Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt...
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Ledermüller, Martin Frobenius, 1719-1769. Winterschmidt, Adam Wolfgang, 1733-1796. Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidts, Beobachtung einer Stuben-Müke mit sehr viel kleinen Insekten. 130836 Nachleese seiner Mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen-Ergötzung, I. Sammlung Mikroskopischen Gemüths- und Augen

[Blaschka notebook beginning with] Gattung Calliactis, Verrill.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939. 132098 1884-1886. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 21 cm. Blaschka Archive, Box 23 Notebook lacks front cover and p. 1-2. Back cover is marbled green. Handwritten in ink and pencil. Contains notes from books and articles on sea creatures, model sales

Miethzins-Quittungen Blaschka.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 132114 1877-1886. 1 v. (unpaged); 18 cm. R-838 Cover title. Rent book, with entries dated Mar. 8, 1877-July 1, 1886. Handwritten in ink. Cover bears a red paper label "Leopold Blaschka, Glasmodelleur, Dresden". Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013.

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...

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 Serie...

Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath
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Watch as William Gudenrath demonstrates for his class, Refining and Solidifying Your Technique, in which students who have previously studied with Gudenrath...

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...

North Wing Addition Concrete Pour Time-Lapse
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A major milestone in the construction of the Museum's North Wing Addition has been reached. Beginning at 5 a.m. on the morning of August 19, 2013, over 40 tr...

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...

"Glass in Motion" 2011 GlassFest Highlight Montage
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"Glass in Motion" A video highlight montage of the 2011 GlassFest in Corning, NY.

Artist-in-Residence: Maria Bang Espersen
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Danish artist Maria Bang Espersen seeks to expand the viewer's perspective through her work in glass. By stretching and bending the molten material, her scul...

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Paul Stankard's Demo at 2011 GlassFest
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Paul Stankard's Demo at 2011 GlassFest in Corning, NY.

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

2011 GlassFest FlameOff: Recap with Paul Stankard
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GlassFest Flameoff 2011 Recap: World-renowned glass artist Paul Stankard and World Glass store owner Josh Powers (Corning, NY), reflect on their journey to  create the 2011 GlassFest FlameOff. The FlameOff showcases several artists from around the world that demonstrate their talents using a torch

Life on a String: Beadmaking
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Beads can be wound, drawn, molded, or blown. There are many variations of these techniques. Explore glass beadmaking in Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the of the Glass Bead, May 18, 2013 through Jan 5, 2014 at The Corning Museum of Glass. Symbolizing power, enabling ornamentation, and

Meet the Artist: Michael Glancy
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Hear from artist Michael Glancy, whose abstract vessels explore nature, science, and metaphysics. Glancy's pieces begin as cell-like patterns and arcane notations jotted down on paper. The objects slowly acquire form and texture, shaped and revealed by cutting, sandblasting, and the

Sam Drumgoole at 2300°: Hot Blues (February 2013)
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2300°: Hot Blues featured visiting glass artist Sam Drumgoole who currently lives and works in Columbus, OH. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Sam has worked with Dale Chihuly in Seattle and studied at Pilchuck and Alfred University before opening his own studio. For 2300°, Sam worked with Museum

Meet the Artist: Richard Marquis
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Enjoy a free lecture by Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects. Marquis has had an extraordinary influence on the development  of contemporary studio glass, in America and around the world. His work is humorous, ironic, smart, and beautifully—some might say

2300º: Finger Lakes Finest (January 2013)
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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°: Finger Lakes Finest (January 17, 2013), including music by The Blind Spots,

Chihuly Fern Green Tower Time Lapse
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The glass is growing! Watch the reconfiguration of Dale Chihuly's Fern Green Tower in the Admissions Lobby of The Corning Museum of Glass. In March 2013, two members of Chihuly's team worked with the Museum's preparators to clean and recompose the artwork. Using new and larger metal

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

Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis
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Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. His work is humorous, ironic, smart, and beautifully—some might say obsessively—made. As an artist, Marquis is

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