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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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...

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 i...

Lino Tagliapietra at The Studio: Making "Africa"
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David Whitehouse was intrigued by contemporary artists with a link to history. He especially admired the talents of his treasured friend, Lino Tagliapietra....

Roman Mold-Blown Glass
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Watch glassmakers recreate ancient Roman glass objects by mold-blowing. It was filmed in 2014 at the Roman-style wood-fired furnace in Villa Borg, Germany, w...

Jaroslava Brychtová and Stanislav Libenský
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In 1950, Jaroslava Brychtová joined the design studio of the glassworks at Železný Brod, directing the architectural glass department. Working with her father, the sculptor Jaroslav Brychta, she began to experiment with casting, molding, and melting glass during the 1940s. In 1954, Stanislav

A Century of Pyrex
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America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex, on view June 6, 2015 through March 17, 2016 celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Pyrex, developed by Corning Glass Works in 1915. Born out of scientific discoveries in glass, and the emerging science of home economics, Pyrex was shaped not

Leopold Blaschka and Rudolf Blaschka: Drawings for Glass Models of Marine Invertebrates
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Although many people have either heard about or visited the Harvard collection of glass flowers, few are familiar with their creators, the father and son model makers, Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolf (1857-1939) Blaschka. Fewer still know about the Blaschkas’ models of soft-bodied undersea creatures

2300° Multiplied (February 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink...

2300° Drink It In (January 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink...

2300° March Madness (March 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy live glassmaking, live music, and great food and drink. Free and...

2300° Holiday Groove (December 2013)
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Glassworking by Elements Glass and live music by J-san & the Analogue Sons. http://www.cmog.org/event/2300-holiday-groove.

Artist-in-Residence: Steven Ciezki
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Cups and vessel forms are the founding influence on Steven Ciezki's body of work. Achieving these shapes has led him to experiment and apply theory to his pr...

2300° GlassFest (May 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy live glassmaking, live music, and great food and drink. Free and...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck demonstrate for their class, Cups and Color, which focused on goblet-making and was supplemen...

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...

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...

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...

GlassLab in Paris: Matali Crasset
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Constance Guisset
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Wendell Castle
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Didier Tisseyre
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Marco Mencacci
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Vanessa Mitrani
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Antoine+Manuel
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: Benjamin Graindorge
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

GlassLab in Paris: École Camondo
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The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Ben Dombey
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Ben Dombey demonstrates for his class, Smarter Bubbles, which helped students focus on developing a deeper understanding of...

Artist-in-Residence: Jenny Trinks
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Complex but logically composed, Jenny Trinks' works are inspired by architecture and urban spaces. The German artist has been exploring the art of glass fusi...

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/

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart demonstrate for their class, Flameworking Cocktail, which focused on providing beginners with...

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