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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Keke Cribbs and Ross Richmond Demo: 2011 Glass Art Society Roadshow (Seattle)
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Keke Cribbs and Ross Richmond Demo at the Glass Art Society Conference in Seattle, June 1-5, 2011.

60 Years- The Studio
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The Studio, which opened in 1996, is an internationally renowned teaching facility that offers classes in a variety of glassmaking techniques to students of all ages and skill levels. Artists and students come from all over the world to teach, to learn, and to create their own work in glass. The

Meet the Artist: Fritz Dreisbach
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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

Artist in Residence: Mielle Riggie (October 2009)
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Mielle Riggie works with both the strength and fragility of glass to illustrate the dynamics of human emotion or conditions. In her residency at The Studio, Riggie is creating cast-glass sculpture amplifying elements in nature, such as leaves or roots, and recombining disparate parts in ways that

60 Years- Hot Glass around the World
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Outreach is an important part of the Museum's mission. Each year, the Museum's mobile hot shop travels to art fairs and other museums, providing live glassblowing demonstrations. An all-electric hot shop also sits on the top deck of three Celebrity Cruises ships, where Museum glassmakers

Studio Demonstrations: Kristina Logan
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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

Marquis Marquiscarpa
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Listen as curator, Tina Oldknow, describes "Marquiscarpa" by American artist Richard Marquis. Unsatisfied with the limited techniques practiced and taught in American studio glass in the 1960s, studio glass pioneer Richard Marquis went to the Venini glassworks on Murano in 1969. There, he

2300°: Honky Tonk Holiday (November 17, 2011)
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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 Honky Tonk Holiday event (Nov. 17, 2011), included music by Eileen Jewell, glassmaking by DH McNabb, and more.

Glass Slipper- Family
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The glass slipper was made in Corning, New York to be worn in a movie about Cinderella. The movie was never made, so the slipper was never worn. Gift of Corning Glass Works.

Vallien Cargo Seed
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Listen as curator Tina Oldknow, describes "Cargo Seed" by Swedish artist Bertil Vallien. Cargo Seed 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 self

Studio Demonstrations: Paul Stankard and Lucio Bubacco
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Watch Paul Stankard & Lucio Bubacco demonstrate for their Studio course, Fiore e Angeli (Flowers and Angels), in which they share their signature flameworking styles and techniques in a celebration of flowers and angels.

Beat Karrer: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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Beat Karrer explains the three designs from his GlassLab session at the Vitra Design Museum in June, 2011. His designs for an angular carafe, opaque hourglass, and transparent drop lighting object use concepts of industrial design applied to pieces in glass. The Zurich-based designer develops new

Artist-in-Residence: Amie McNeel (October 2011)
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"My initial relationship to the arts would probably be observation. Watching things change, watching things grow." Amie Laird McNeel came to The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass as part of the joint Artists-in-Residence partnership with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. A

Stories from The Flood of '72: Dr. Robert Brill
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"Our goal was to overcome defeatism before it ever had a chance to set in, and to provide encouragement for the stricken people of the community," declared Dr. Robert H. Brill, director of the Museum during the post-flood restoration period. The Flood of '72: Community, Collections,

Steuben Cascade Wall- Family
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Cascade Wall was designed by George Thompson and made in Corning by Steuben Glass for its New York City showroom. When it was installed in the showroom in 1959, it had a reflecting pool at the bottom. Gift of Steuben Glass, Inc.

Barbara Etter: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to glass as a means to immediately prototype designs in front of a live audience. During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Barbara Etter describes her experience with

Glass of HW Stiegel
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Listen as curator Jane Shadel Spillman describes glass of HW Stiegel, produced by the American Flint Glass Manufactory of Henry William Stiegel. Stiegel opened a glasshouse in Manheim, PA, in 1764. He was originally a manufacturer of window and bottle glass, but his main interest was fine lead

Meet the Artist: Joel Philip Myers and Steven I. Weinberg
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"Masters of Studio Glass: Joel Philip Myers and Steven I. Weinberg" was the first in a series of focus exhibitions celebrating the diverse work of contemporary studio glass artists. It examined the careers of two well-respected artists who work in glassblowing and glass casting. While

GlassLab Design Session: Michele Oka Doner
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Designer Michele Oka Doner describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, July 31- August 1, 2012.

Toso Chess Set
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Listen as curator Tina Oldknow describes Chess Set, created by Italian glass artist Gianni Toso. In this whimsical, yet functional, chess set, a Jewish rabbi and a Roman Catholic bishop (the two kings) join a group of holy men and women holding Judeo-Christian symbols of faith, including crosses,

Paperweights- Family
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Listen as curator, David Whitehouse describes the stages of making a paperweight.

GlassLab Design Session: Jason Miller
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Designer Jason Miller describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, June 5- 6, 2012.

Tazza with Medici Arms
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Listen as curator Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk describes this tazza with Medici Arms. This tazza is enameled with the coat of arms of the Medici family combined with crossed keys and a papal tiara, suggesting that they were made for a member of the church, most probably either Pope Leo X or Pope

Chad Phillips at GlassLab Cooper-Hewitt, 2008
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Chad Phillips 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 offer them rare access to experimenting with hot glass and prototyping their design concepts.

Yoruba Crown- Family
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People have decorated with glass beads for hundreds of years. This crown was made in Nigeria in the mid-20th century.

2011 Rakow Commission Artist: Ann Gardner
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The first mosaic artist to be awarded a Rakow Commission, Gardner creates large-scale sculptures and installations with shimmering glass tiles that transform space. With their reduced forms and subtle decoration, Gardner describes her sculptures as quiet and simple. Most work in mosaic is

Joel Philip Myers- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Joel Philip Myers shares his excitement about how the Studio Glass Movement has evolved over the last 40 years. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009-- January 2, 2011.

The Morgan Cup- Family
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This cup is named for JP Morgan, the famous banker who once owned it. It is the only known ancient Roman cameo glass vessel that has survived intact. The scene shows worshippers at a shrine.

Liquid Fusion: Glass Design Workshop at Boisbuchet, 2006
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Liquid Fusion: Glass Design Workshop is an annual workshop CMOG conducts with the Vitra Museum at Domain de Boisbuchet, in Lessac, France. Film by Deidi von Schaewen, editing by Giona Messina.

Make Your Own Glass Ornament
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Try glassblowing at The Corning Museum of Glass (any age if accompanied by an adult).

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