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: 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-scenes look at what happens the...

GlassLab in Paris: Sylvain Dubuisson
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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, October 22-27, 2013. See Sylvain...

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, October 22-27, 2013. French...

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, October 22-27, 2013. Designer...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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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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...

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.

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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