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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Installation of Kiki Smith's Constellation in the New Contemporary Art + Design Wing
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Watch the Museum's team install Kiki Smith's Constellation in the Special Projects Gallery of the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing of The Corning Museum of Glass, opening March 20, 2015....

Raven Skyriver at February 2015 2300°
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Hear from artist Raven Skyriver as he sculpts a humpback whale out of hot molten glass at February's 2300° event. Music by Red Baraat.

Bertil Vallien, Unknown Destination II
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Listen as curator Tina Oldknow, describes Unknown Destination II by Swedish artist Bertil Vallien. Unknown Destination II reflects Bertil Vallien's interest in Sweden's Viking heritage. He uses boats as a metaphor for the journey (both physical and psychological), time, exploration, and

Bertil Vallien, Unknown Destination II- Family
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Listen as curator Tina Oldknow, describes Unknown Destination II by Swedish artist Bertil Vallien. Vallien created a series of boats that remind us of journeys. He filled the boats with objects that reference the past and time.

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 designers together with glassmakers to.

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

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 designers together with...

Meet the 2014 Rakow Commission Artist: Amber Cowan
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Hear a lecture from the 2014 Rakow Commission artist Amber Cowan. In her sculptures, Cowan flameworks, fuses, and hot-sculpts recycled, upcycled, and second-life glass–usually American pressed.

Sauterelles Vase 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 4, 2015. http://www.cmog.org/lalique...

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Igor Balbi
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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...

Hot Glass Show on the Celebrity Eclipse
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Hello from the Hot Glass Show on the Celebrity Eclipse! Here is a fantastic Hot Glass team (Brandyn Callahan, Bob Swidergal and Ryan Doolittle) doing what they love to do best while sailing...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Raven Skyriver (February 11, 2015)
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Watch as Raven Skyriver demonstrates making a sculpted sea lion for his class Deconstruct-Reconstruct at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.cmog.org/live Raven Skyriver...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Amanda Gundy and Denise Stillwaggon Leone (February 4, 2015)
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Watch as Amanda Gundy demonstrates for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing. This demonstration will combine glassblowing in the hot shop with image transfer techniques from Denise Stillwaggon.

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 2011. Elizabeth reminisces about...

Specialty Glass Residency with Albert Paley
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Albert Paley is the first artist selected to participate in a new Specialty Glass Residency program offered by The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated. Learn more at http://blog.cmog.o...

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Livio Seguso
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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...

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, and glass for windows, lighting...

Earth, Glass, Fire
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Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Martin Janecky (August 20, 2014)
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Watch as Martin Janecky demonstrates for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which focused on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting, emphasizing a...

Merles et Raisins Architectural Glass Panels
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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 4, 2015. http://www.cmog.org/lalique...

Behind the Glass: The Art of Seeing at a Distance with Dr. Marvin Bolt
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In 1608, the telescope's unveiling took place at a peace conference between Dutch and Spanish authorities. Which aspects of glass prevented the telescope's invention until 1608, and then enabled...

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...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Marc Petrovic (January 7, 2015)
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See the final piece at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-marc-petrov... Watch as Marc Petrovic demonstrates for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which will focus...

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

60 Years- Supporting Living Artists
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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 Museum of Glass has been committed to...

Behind the Glass: The Artist’s Library with Laura Damon-Moore & Erinn Batykefer
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Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore are co-creators of the Library as Incubator Project and co-authors of The Artist's Library, both designed to bring libraries and artists of all types...

Blaschka Case (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes flameworking (or lampworking), the technique used by the Blaschkas 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 thousands of

Michael Glancy- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Artist Michael Glancy is influenced by the European tradition of working with glass. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

Borosilicate glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glass in which the flux is boric oxide instead of alkali. The first borosilicate glass was created by Otto Schott in 1882. It has a low coefficient of expansion and therefore withstands sudden changes of temperature.

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...

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