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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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...

Amber Cowan: 2014 Rakow Commission Artist
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Artist Amber Cowan discusses her work and the 2014 Rakow Commission, Garden of the Forgotten and Extinct.

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. One of the Studio Glass Movement...

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.

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

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: 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...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Victor Trabucco (January 14, 2015)
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Victor Trabucco demonstrates for his class, Paperweight Techniques and Inclusions, showing them how to create flowers and fruit with soft glass, using overlay...

Whitefriars Archive at The Rakow Research Library
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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...

David Schnuckel and The Town Pants at December 2014 2300°
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Glassmaker David Schnuckel's work is rooted in narrative. At the 2300° Hot Glass Show stage he created a work with cast glass hands and die that left the final piece up to chance! Hear The...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Mark Matthews (January 21, 2015)
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See photos of the final piece at http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-mark-matthe... Watch as Mark Matthews demonstrates for his class, Graphic and Color Systems in...

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...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Matt Tyner (January 28, 2015)
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Watch as Matt Tyner demonstrates making and pulling a vacuum-encased stick stack tube, also called a vac stack, for his class, Application for Modern Glass Blowers. This class focused on the...

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.

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...

Travels of the Glass Pilgrim: Dario Frare
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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: 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...

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

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...

Behind the Glass: Invention in Early Glassblowing- The Road to Ennion with Bill Gudenrath
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The technique of glassblowing appeared in Jerusalem in the middle of the first century B.C., and over the course of the next century, this discovery led to additional extraordinary technological...

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....

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...

Tourbillons 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...

Sèvres Plate from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor Service 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...

[New 8 piece Pyrex refrigerator and oven set].
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Corning Glass Works 139516 [1947].: col.; cm. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging May 2014. Pyrex advertising and trade materials CorningDB 068DF97A-5AD8-4C82-968F-30E07AC5A9C9.pdf Ephemera. gmgpc Advertisements. gmgpc Location:  Secured Stacks- J. Stanley Brothers Collection Call Number:  Glass

Bake her a Christmas present in a "Pyrex" dish.
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Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, USA. 90983 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Works, [n.d., 1933?] 1 folded brochure: ill. (some col.); (folded) 16 cm., (opens to) 16 x 26 cm. Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, USA. Cover title. Advertisement for Pyrex ware. When folded, back of brochure illustrates

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/...

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...

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