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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Sauterelles Vase
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Athlète et Feuillages Panel for Wanamaker’s
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Clos Sainte-Odile Ice Bucket
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Merles et Raisins Architectural Glass Panels
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Statuette de la Fontaine Ashtray
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Tiffany Treasures: Favrile Glass from Special Collections
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The innovations and artistry of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933) were explored in the winter of 2010 in two new Museum exhibitions. Tiffany Treasures: %%Favrile%% Glass from Special Collections (November 1, 2009 – October 31, 2010), was shown on the Museum’s West Bridge. It featured nearly 60 of

Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch
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A special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927), one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, was in view at The Corning Museum of Glass from March 15, 2012 through February 3, 2013. The exhibition recognized Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a

Studio Demonstration: Ross Richmond
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Watch as Ross Richmond demonstrates for his class, Hot Glass Sculpting, which will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting,  emphasizing a freedom to explore process and the potential of the material. Ross Richmond started working with glass in 1991 at the Cleveland

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

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 glassmaking. "The way we evaluate a material and use its properties is defined by preconceived opinions and boundaries set by traditions,"

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 materiality of architectural glass through its transparency, reflectivity and optic qualities. Says Willis, "Glass is a material that I

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

Junior Curators at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Become a Junior Curator at The Corning Museum of Glass http://www.cmog.org/get-involved/teen-programs/junior-curators Students in 8th grade through 12th grade  are invited to join our after-school program. Learn what happens behind the scenes at the world's best glass museum and curate an

GlassLab in Paris: Arik Levy
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The Corning Museum of Glass partners with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs to present GlassLab, the Museum's design program, in Paris, in the Tuileries Garden,  October 22-27. Watch as designer Arik Levy works with GlassLab glassmakers to create two experiments in glass. The first is a fusion of

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

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 glassblowing skills.

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 create a form that highlights glass as a material. Cass studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, became inspired by glass, and got

Junior Scientists at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Become a Junior Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore the role of a scientist through hands-on investigation. Students in Grades 7 through 9 are  invited to join museum educators, local scientists, and glassworking experts to discover glass properties and processes and to conduct

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

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: William Gudenrath
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William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through  through the Renaissance, and has presented lectures and demonstrations throughout the world. As resident adviser for The Studio, Bill ensures

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

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Jordana Korsen
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Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work with a sculptural touch. As a glassblower, she creates clean forms with a sense of humor. Korsen has been running the glass program at Franklin Pierce University since 1995. Her architectural

Eric Meek and Eric Goldschmidt at 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest (January 2013)
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At 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest in January, glassblower Eric Meek and flameworker Eric Goldschmidt, collaborated to make an amphora with flameworked figures and grapes. See what they had to say about the experience. 

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: Heather Trimlett
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Watch Heather Trimlett demonstrate for her Beadmaking with an Introduction to Glass Buttons class at The Studio. Students of this class will learn to work smarter and more efficiently in order to gain the maximum return on torch time. The class will take the mystery out of clear casing, stringer

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