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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Artist-in-Residence: Anna Mlasowsky
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Growing up, German artist Anna Mlasowsky wanted to be an archeologist. Instead, she focused her curiosity on studying the traditions and habits of glassmakin...

Artist-in-Residence: Melinda Willis
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Melinda Willis is a glass artist who works out of the Canberra Glassworks studio in Australia. Her recent work has resulted in a series that examines the mat...

Cup with Gladiators (Family Tour)
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Much like today, sports fans throughout history have enjoyed drinking from cups decorated with pictures of their heroes. This cup is decorated with pictures of famous gladiators.

Cup with Gladiators (Technique- Family Tour)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this cup with gladiators on it. Much like today, sports fans enjoyed drinking from cups decorated with pictures of their heroes. This cup is decorated with pictures of famous gladiators.

Robin Cass at 2300°: Girlfriends (March 2013)
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2300°: Girlfriends featured visiting Rochester, NY glass artist and RIT professor Robin Cass, and a team of her students. Watch as she works with her team to...

Studio Demonstration: Cesare Toffolo
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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...

Studio Demonstration: Tim Drier
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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...

2300º: Girlfriends (March 2013)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. T...

Studio Demonstration: Davide Fuin
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Watch Davide Fuin as he demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, in which he will share his vast knowledge and considerable Venetian-style...

Mechanical Glass Theater (Technique- Family App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this mechanical glass theater. This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to

Mechanical Glass Theater (Family App)
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This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to levers that allowed them to be moved.

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Jiyong Lee
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Jiyong Lee is a studio artist and educator who lives and works in Carbondale, Illinois. An associate professor of art at Southern Illinois University, Lee ha...

North Wing Addition Concrete Pour Time-Lapse
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A major milestone in the construction of the Museum's North Wing Addition has been reached. Beginning at 5 a.m. on the morning of August 19, 2013, over 40 tr...

"Glass in Motion" 2011 GlassFest Highlight Montage
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"Glass in Motion" A video highlight montage of the 2011 GlassFest in Corning, NY.

Artist-in-Residence: Maria Bang Espersen
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Danish artist Maria Bang Espersen seeks to expand the viewer's perspective through her work in glass. By stretching and bending the molten material, her scul...

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King Amenhotep II- Family
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This small masterpiece is a 3500-year-old portrait of an Egyptian king. Under certain conditions, glass "weathers" (deteriorates). When it was new, the head was deep blue. Centuries of burial have altered the surface to a stone-like tan color.

Paul Stankard's Demo at 2011 GlassFest
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Paul Stankard's Demo at 2011 GlassFest in Corning, NY.

Studio Demonstration: John Kobuki
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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

2011 GlassFest FlameOff: Recap with Paul Stankard
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GlassFest Flameoff 2011 Recap: World-renowned glass artist Paul Stankard and World Glass store owner Josh Powers (Corning, NY), reflect on their journey to  create the 2011 GlassFest FlameOff. The FlameOff showcases several artists from around the world that demonstrate their talents using a torch

Life on a String: Beadmaking
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Beads can be wound, drawn, molded, or blown. There are many variations of these techniques. Explore glass beadmaking in Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the of the Glass Bead, May 18, 2013 through Jan 5, 2014 at The Corning Museum of Glass. Symbolizing power, enabling ornamentation, and

Meet the Artist: Michael Glancy
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Hear from artist Michael Glancy, whose abstract vessels explore nature, science, and metaphysics. Glancy's pieces begin as cell-like patterns and arcane notations jotted down on paper. The objects slowly acquire form and texture, shaped and revealed by cutting, sandblasting, and the

Sam Drumgoole at 2300°: Hot Blues (February 2013)
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2300°: Hot Blues featured visiting glass artist Sam Drumgoole who currently lives and works in Columbus, OH. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Sam has worked with Dale Chihuly in Seattle and studied at Pilchuck and Alfred University before opening his own studio. For 2300°, Sam worked with Museum

Meet the Artist: Richard Marquis
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Enjoy a free lecture by Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects. Marquis has had an extraordinary influence on the development  of contemporary studio glass, in America and around the world. His work is humorous, ironic, smart, and beautifully—some might say

2300º: Finger Lakes Finest (January 2013)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. This video gives you an inside look at the festivities at 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest (January 17, 2013), including music by The Blind Spots,

Chihuly Fern Green Tower Time Lapse
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The glass is growing! Watch the reconfiguration of Dale Chihuly's Fern Green Tower in the Admissions Lobby of The Corning Museum of Glass. In March 2013, two members of Chihuly's team worked with the Museum's preparators to clean and recompose the artwork. Using new and larger metal

Studio Demonstrations: Suellen Fowler
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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

Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis
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Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. His work is humorous, ironic, smart, and beautifully—some might say obsessively—made. As an artist, Marquis is

Master Class 9: Casting Glass With Daniel Clayman (Trailer)
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Daniel Clayman creates large-scale, cast-glass minimalist sculptures that evoke familiar objects and capture space and volume, transforming intangible light  and shadow into the tangible. In this DVD, Clayman takes viewers through the process of kiln casting with glass, including creating the

Studio Demonstrations: Mark Matthews
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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.

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