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: Simone Crestani
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Simone Crestani demonstrates for his class, Developing Your Idea in Boro, which helped students find the best flameworking...

Al Donnelly oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorpo...

Jerry Wright oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Jerry Wright, former product designer and archivist for Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Jerry reminis...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Kenny Pieper
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http://www.cmog.og/live Watch as Kenny Pieper demonstrates for his class, Form and Techniques, which focused on traditional and not-so-traditional techniques...

Clos Sainte-Odile Ice Bucket from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Laurene Boym at GlassLab Cooper-Hewitt, 2008
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Laurene Boym at GlassLab at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, May 17-June 3, 2008. A program of The Corning Museum of Glass, GlassLab brings designe...

Guided by Glass: Optical Fiber
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Featuring interviews with Robert Mauer, Donald Keck and Peter Schultz, the original innovative team who developed optical fiber to what it is today with the...

American Glass
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This display of glass produced in America in the 18th and 19th centuries includes useful objects made in the 1700s, fancy art glass of the late 19th century,...

Patrick Li at GlassLab Cooper-Hewitt, 2008
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Patrick Li at GlassLab at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, May 17-June 3, 2008. A program of The Corning Museum of Glass, GlassLab brings designers...

Nacho Carbonell: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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http://www.cmog.org/glasslab.

60 Years- Supporting Living Artists (rev)
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In 1959, the Museum curated the landmark exhibition Glass 1959, which was one of the first significant surveys of modern glass. Since then, The Corning Museu...

SOFA Chicago 2003
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The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow at the International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), 2003. http://www.cmog.org/

Michele Oka Doner at GlassLab Cooper-Hewitt, 2008
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Michele Oka Doner at GlassLab at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, May 17-June 3, 2008. A program of The Corning Museum of Glass, GlassLab brings de...

Earth, Glass, Fire
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http://www.cmog.org/

Ve 05 Littleton Short Edit.mp4
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Statuette de la Fontaine Ashtray from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Athlète et Feuillages Panel for Wanamaker's from René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on a select group of object highlights from the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January...

Doc Possum at Little Gather
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Clip of local singer-songwriter Doc Possum performing at Little Gather at The Corning Museum of Glass. Learn more Behind the Glass: http://www.cmog.org/blog/...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath (August 13, 2014)
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William Gudenrath demonstrates a second time this summer, again showing an introduction to Venetian-style glassblowing. From 13:45 to 22:14 take a behind-the...

Elizabeth Barenthaler oral history interview, 2011 – Rakow Research Library (Audio Only)
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Elizabeth Barenthaler, former employee of Corning Glass Works and The Corning Museum of Glass, recorded May...

Verzelini Goblet (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make the Verzelini goblet. Venetian glassmakers were hired in England during the 16th century. One of them was Giacomo Verzelini. In 1571, he was brought to London by Jean Carré, a French native and owner of the Crutched

Verzelini Goblet
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Listen as curator Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk describes this glass goblet. Venetian glassmakers were hired in England during the 16th century. One of them was Giacomo Verzelini. In 1571, he was brought to London by Jean Carré, a French native and owner of the Crutched Friars Glasshouse. Carré

Tazza with Medici Arms (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the techniques used to make this glass object. This Tazza is enameled with the coat of arms of the Medici family combined with crossed keys and a papal tiara, suggesting that they were made for a member of the church, most probably either Pope Leo

Sketches in the Louvre & Cluny Museums, Paris, from Aug. 22d to Sep. 3d, 1897; also Sevres Museum / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 104740 Sketches in the Louvre and Cluny Museums, Paris, from Aug. 22d to Sep. 3d, 1897 1897. 1 v.: graphite, watercolor on paper; 19 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29 Spine hinge is at the top of the pages. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Frederick Carder papers. An image of

Ewer with Lion Mask (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this ewer known as cane work or filigrana. This Venetian ewer is made with milk glass canes and decorated with applied lion-mask prunts (small ornaments that are like medallions stuck to the outside of a vessel).

The Corning Ewer (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make the Corning Ewer, an outstanding example of Islamic relief-cut cameo glass. A layer of transparent light green glass was applied to a layer of colorless glass. Most of the outer layer was then cut away, leaving the

Lišková Anthem of Joy in Glass (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the techniques used by Věra Lišková to create Anthem of Joy in Glass. Lišková was a talented designer who pioneered the use of borosilicate glass for sculpture. Traditionally, borosilicate glass is used for making laboratory wares for scientists,

Blaschka Case (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes flameworking (or lampworking), the technique used by the Blaschka's to create the objects in this case at the Museum. The display tells the story of two remarkable lampworkers, Leopold Blaschka and his son Rudolf, who created in glass

Desk Set
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Listen as curator Jane Shadel Spillman describes this desk set produced by Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. The problems involved in pressing glass were summarized by a glassmaker in 1849: "If an overplus of metal [glass] be gathered, it thickens the article throughout; but if too little, it

Hilton Innerland (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist Eric Hilton describes the techniques used to create Innerland. This piece is a multi-part sculpture that expresses Hilton's concept of the unity of life and of the "inner being, or inner land, which is shared by all people everywhere." The complex design and

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