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.
Watch as Kristina Logan demonstrates beadmaking during her Beadmaking: Expanding Your Skills class at The Studio. Logan's week-long course focuses on a broad spectrum of techniques: surface decorations, dots galore, clear casing, working large beads, and troubleshooting common mistakes and
Watch Studio instructor, Martin Janecky, demonstrate hot sculpting for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble in June 2011.
Watch Martin Janecky demonstrate for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, on August 21, 2013.
Watch as Debbie Tarsitano demonstrates for her class, Encasing Flamework: Designs Under Glass, which will focus on encasing lampworked elements in clear crystal.
Watch Gianni Toso & Matthew Urban demonstrate for their Studio course, Reinterpreting Italian Techniques, which will focus on reinterpreting the glassblowing techniques that defined Italian glass in the modern era, between 1930 and 1960. A broad survey of hot-working techniques, including
Watch artists Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney of Heron Glass demonstrate at The Studio during the Annual Seminar on Glass. This demonstration will show the v...
http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Cesare Toffolo demonstrates for his class, Flameworking in the Venetian Style, in which students will le...
http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch Tim Drier demonstrate for his class, Introduction to Flameworking, in which students will embark on an evol...
Watch Davide Fuin as he demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, in which he will share his vast knowledge and considerable Venetian-style...
Watch John Kobuki demonstrate for his Studio course, Flower Marbles, in which the students will explore the compression technique used to make flowers and and other deeply encased designs in borosilicate glass. John Kobuki has been working with glass since 1995. He is known for making marbles with
Watch Suellen Fowler demonstrate for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, which will cover a variety of techniques for creating sculptures in colored borosilicate glass. Through the class, Fowler will demonstrate cane decoration and patterns, the use of commercial and hand
Watch Mark Matthews demonstrate for his Graphic and Color Systems in Glass class at The Studio. This class will use colored rods, powders, frits, and techniques such as color overlaying and cane making, students will create combinations of graphic patterns and will experiment with color schemes.
Watch Tim Drier demonstrate for his class, Introduction to Flameworking, in which students will embark on an evolution through glassmaking, beginning with marbles (single cell), through fungus, aquatics, and small land mammals, ending with the human form.
Watch Martin Janecky demonstrate for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting, emphasizing the freedom to explore process, as well as the potential of the material.
Watch Jim Byrnes demonstrate for his Studio course, Beginning Flameworking, that will focus on the means more than the end. Students will be guided through s...
Watch Jiří Harcuba demonstrate for his Studio course, Glass Carving, Engraving, and Cold Construction, which will focus on how to engrave glass blocks and vessels with stone, diamond, silicon carbide, and copper wheels. Students will learn various cutting methods and investigate the optical effects
Watch Max Erlacher demonstrate for his Studio course, Engraving and Cold Working Techniques, in which this master engraver shares his knowledge of copper, stone, and diamond engraving, and cold working techniques. Max Erlacher has more than 40 years of experience with copper, stone, diamond
Astronaut Cady Coleman spent six months on the international Space Station in 2011. Hear her talk about her career and the exciting world of space. Make connections with curriculum-- social studies, humanities, science, music, and more. (Recommended for grades 5 and up.)
Astronaut Cady Coleman spent six months on the international Space Station in 2011. Hear her talk about her career and the exciting world of space. Make connections with curriculum-- social studies, humanities, science, music, and more. (Recommended for grades K-4.)
Studio glass pioneer Fritz Dreisbach offers a survey of the first decades of American studio glass. Dreisbach was a founding member of the Glass Art Society, 2002 recipient of the Society's Lifetime Achievement Award, and is an unofficial historian of the American Studio Glass movement. He was