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.
Watch as Emilio Santini demonstratesd for his 2014 class, Flameworking for Everybody, various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.
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.
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
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
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
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
A short historical documentary initially premiered at the 2016 Glass Arts Society conference via public viewing stations.
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.
Hear from artist Michael Schunke with music by the Ithaca-based Sim Redmond Band.
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
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.
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 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
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,
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
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
Listen in as Karol Wight, the Museum's new executive director, provides a short lecture to Members.
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
Introduction to the Hot Glass Roadshow at the Glass Art Society Conference in Seattle, June 1-5, 2011.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Davide Salvadore speaks of his profound love and respect for glass, and his family. He demonstrates working with murrine. Master Class VIII: Working with Murrine with Davide Salvadore (30 minute DVD presented by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass).
At The Studio, Davide Salvadore instructed on how to apply murrine to blown glass vessels and a Muranese technique called tociar piere. Salvadore comes from a tradition of glassworkers in Murano, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for glass. Davide Salvadore led a week-long workshop in
Watch Davide Salvadore demonstrate for his furnace working class, Creating and Using Murrine, a Muranese technique called tociar piere—the roll-up technique.
Watch Raven Skyriver demonstrate for his Under Construction class at The Studio. In this sculpting class, students learned how to construct the objects that they have been visualizing but haven't yet tackled. Students explored complex color application using the powder booth, emploedy the use
Watch as Raven Skyriver demonstrated making a sculpted sea lion for his class, Deconstruct-Reconstruct, at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass
At the December 2012 2300°: Salsa, guest artist Pablo Soto created vibrant blue glass vessels in front of a lively crowd. We caught up with him after the show to see what he's been working on lately.