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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Clos Sainte-Odile Ice Bucket 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...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Kenny Pieper
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http://www.cmog.og/live Watch as Kenny Pieper demonstrates for his class, Form and Techniques, which focused on traditional and not-so-traditional techniques...

Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome
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At the end of the first century B.C., glassmakers working in the environs of Jerusalem made a revolutionary breakthrough in the way glass vessels were made. They discovered that a gob of glass could be inflated at the end of a hollow tube. This technical achievement—glassblowing—made the production

Dan Sherlock at May 2014 2300°
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Glassblower Dan Sherlock, of Hawke+Axel Glass, creates luxury glass items for decoration, architecture, and customized needs. At 2300°: Glassfest in May 2014...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Simone Crestani
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Simone Crestani demonstrates for his class, Developing Your Idea in Boro, which helped students find the best flameworking...

Athlète et Feuillages Panel for Wanamaker's 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...

2300° Multiplied (February 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink...

2300° Drink It In (January 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink...

2300° GlassFest (May 2014)
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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...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck demonstrate for their class, Cups and Color, which focused on goblet-making and was supplemen...

Glassmaking techniques of René Lalique
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on the glassmaking techniques of René Lalique and see glassmaking molds displayed in the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass on view May 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Pendant with Bishop Birds 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.

Lalique Perfume Bottle for Coty 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.

Jaroslava Brychtová and Stanislav Libenský
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In 1950, Jaroslava Brychtová joined the design studio of the glassworks at Železný Brod, directing the architectural glass department. Working with her father, the sculptor Jaroslav Brychta, she began to experiment with casting, molding, and melting glass during the 1940s. In 1954, Stanislav

A Century of Pyrex
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America’s Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex, on view June 6, 2015 through March 17, 2016 celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Pyrex, developed by Corning Glass Works in 1915. Born out of scientific discoveries in glass, and the emerging science of home economics, Pyrex was shaped not

Leopold Blaschka and Rudolf Blaschka: Drawings for Glass Models of Marine Invertebrates
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Although many people have either heard about or visited the Harvard collection of glass flowers, few are familiar with their creators, the father and son model makers, Leopold (1822-1895) and Rudolf (1857-1939) Blaschka. Fewer still know about the Blaschkas’ models of soft-bodied undersea creatures

2300° March Madness (March 2014)
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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)
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Glassworking by Elements Glass and live music by J-san & the Analogue Sons. http://www.cmog.org/event/2300-holiday-groove.

Artist-in-Residence: Steven Ciezki
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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
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http://www.cmog.org/live 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
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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
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart demonstrate for their class, Flameworking Cocktail, which focused on providing beginners with...

The Thomas Panel
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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
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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
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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
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http://www.cmog.org/live 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
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http://www.cmog.org/live 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?
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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
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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
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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

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