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.


2300° March Madness (March 2014)

At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy live glassmaking, live music, and great food and drink. Free and...

2300° Holiday Groove (December 2013)

Glassworking by Elements Glass and live music by J-san & the Analogue Sons.

Artist-in-Residence: Steven Ciezki

Cups and vessel forms are the founding influence on Steven Ciezki's body of work. Achieving these shapes has led him to experiment and apply theory to his pr...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Ben Dombey
Video Watch as Ben Dombey demonstrates for his class, Smarter Bubbles, which helped students focus on developing a deeper understanding of...

Artist-in-Residence: Jenny Trinks

Complex but logically composed, Jenny Trinks' works are inspired by architecture and urban spaces. The German artist has been exploring the art of glass fusi...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart
Video Watch as Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart demonstrate for their class, Flameworking Cocktail, which focused on providing beginners with...

The Thomas Panel

The Thomas Panel (Fig. 1 [86.1.1]) is an example of late Roman opus sectile wall decoration made of glass. The object, which is said to have been found in the Faiyum, 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo, was acquired by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1986. Part one of this paper (by D.W.) describes

Lino Tagliapietra

It was a spring day in Venice shortly before the end of World War II. The air was filled with a sense of imminent freedom and new possibilities. A young Lino Tagliapietra was playing with a paper ball on the island of Murano, Venice’s glassmaking center since medieval times. He glanced inside a

Narrated Chevron Beadmaking Demonstration

This 6 minute version of a Chevron bead demonstration, narrated by William Gudenrath, shows the various stages of creating a Chevron bead, from the hot, blow...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Leah Fairbanks
Video Watch as Leah Fairbanks demonstrates for her class, Wildflower Glass Gardens, which will focus on creating floral glass beads using...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: William Gudenrath
Video Watch as William Gudenrath demonstrates for his class, An In-depth Introduction to Venetian Techniques, which focuses on creating a...

HQ Version: How do you make the World's Largest Blown Glass Pumpkin?

Make sure you watch this in HQ!! Take 70 pounds of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, lots of trial-and-error glassblowing sessions, and a team of highly skilled glassmakers, and see what they come up with! At the Corning Museum of Glass in The Studio, a team of gaffers, led by George Kennard,

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Giles Bettison

Watch as Giles Bettison demonstrates for his class, Looking at Patterns and Murrine, which will focus on building patterns using sheet glass to make murrine cane that can then be used in vessels, panels and other objects.

Corning Museum of Glass North Wing Expansion

Designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 100,000-square-foot North Wing addition will include a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world's largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions. Hear from

Adam Holtzinger at 2300°: Multiplied (February 2014)

Brooklyn artist Adam Holtzinger brought his signature style to the Hot Glass Show for 2300°: Multiplied in February. Holtzinger's work is about simple, elega...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: DH McNabb

First in this summer's Live Stream Studio Demo series is DH McNabb. See the schedule of more live-streaming events at Watch as DH Mc...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Christopher Watts
Video Watch as Christopher Watts demonstrates for his class, A Poacher's Tour of Europe, which will focus on an overview of the variety of...

The Wedding at Cana mechanical glass theater in Motion
Video This extraordinary lampworked scene is a rare survivor of animated scenes made in the mid-18th century,...

What did you do today at the Corning Museum of Glass?

No experience is necessary. From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, wit...

Master Class 10: Eggshell Thin Pâte de Verre with Shin-ichi Higuchi (Trailer)

Pâte de verre is a kiln-casting process in which colored powdered glass is packed into a plaster mold, then fired at a high temperature. The result is a rela...

Taf Shaefer at 2300°: March Madness

Inspired by the natural beauty of Cape Cod, designer Taf Schaefer designs sculpture and jewelry. She has designed works for Steuben Glass, as well as jewelry...

Artist-in-Residence: Shelley James

Shelley James' work is the result of practiced technical precision and researched techniques. Over the past six years, she has focused her work on "combining...

Behind the Glass: Life & Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum with Dr. Paul Roberts

In AD 79, the Bay of Naples was rocked by the dramatic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Pompeii and Herculaneum—and countless nearby farms, estates, and villages—...

North Wing Addition Steel Wall Timelapse
Video One of the most exciting moments in the construction of the North Wing took place this past weekend April 5-6, 2014. The final...

Behind the Glass: Meet the Artist Mark Peiser

Mark Peiser is an innovator and an American studio glass pioneer who has never hesitated to explore new directions in glass and glassmaking techniques. Since...

Artist-in-Residence: Alison Lowry

Irish artist Alison Lowry's works do not shy away from traumatic situations and memories. From Vessels (of Remembrance), her commentary on a horrific child a...

Verzelini Goblet (Technique- Museum App)

Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make the Verzelini goblet. Venetian glassmakers were hired in England during the 16th century. One of them was Giacomo Verzelini. In 1571, he was brought to London by Jean Carré, a French native and owner of the Crutched

Verzelini Goblet

Listen as curator Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk describes this glass goblet. Venetian glassmakers were hired in England during the 16th century. One of them was Giacomo Verzelini. In 1571, he was brought to London by Jean Carré, a French native and owner of the Crutched Friars Glasshouse. Carré

Tazza with Medici Arms (Technique- Museum App)

Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the techniques used to make this glass object. 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

Sketches in the Louvre & Cluny Museums, Paris, from Aug. 22d to Sep. 3d, 1897; also Sevres Museum / F. Carder.

Carder, Frederick. 104740 Sketches in the Louvre and Cluny Museums, Paris, from Aug. 22d to Sep. 3d, 1897 1897. 1 v.: graphite, watercolor on paper; 19 x 11 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29 Spine hinge is at the top of the pages. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Frederick Carder papers. An image of