All About Glass

All About Glass

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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

Adam Holtzinger at 2300°: Multiplied (February 2014)
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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
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First in this summer's Live Stream Studio Demo series is DH McNabb. See the schedule of more live-streaming events at http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as DH Mc...

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Christopher Watts
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http://www.cmog.org/live 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
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http://www.cmog.org/artwork/mechanical-glass-theater 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?
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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http://www.cmog.org/expansion 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
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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
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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)
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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
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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)
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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.
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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

Ewer with Lion Mask (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this ewer known as cane work or filigrana. This Venetian ewer is made with milk glass canes and decorated with applied lion-mask prunts (small ornaments that are like medallions stuck to the outside of a vessel).

The Corning Ewer (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make the Corning Ewer, an outstanding example of Islamic relief-cut cameo glass. A layer of transparent light green glass was applied to a layer of colorless glass. Most of the outer layer was then cut away, leaving the

Lišková Anthem of Joy in Glass (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the techniques used by Věra Lišková to create Anthem of Joy in Glass. Lišková was a talented designer who pioneered the use of borosilicate glass for sculpture. Traditionally, borosilicate glass is used for making laboratory wares for scientists,

Desk Set
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Listen as curator Jane Shadel Spillman describes this desk set produced by Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. The problems involved in pressing glass were summarized by a glassmaker in 1849: "If an overplus of metal [glass] be gathered, it thickens the article throughout; but if too little, it

Hilton Innerland (Technique- Museum App)
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Listen as glass artist Eric Hilton describes the techniques used to create Innerland. This piece is a multi-part sculpture that expresses Hilton's concept of the unity of life and of the "inner being, or inner land, which is shared by all people everywhere." The complex design and

Uncut Crown of Glass (Museum App)
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Listen as curator Jane Shadel Spillman describes an uncut crown of glass. Window glass was one of the most needed products in the new United States, but it was expensive to import. Some window glass factories were started in New Jersey, New York, and New England in the early 19th century. There

Glass Harmonica Technique (Family App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes how this glass harmonica was made. Benjamin Franklin invented this strange musical instrument. It was popular in the late 18th century. Sounds were made by running moistened fingers along the rims of the glasses. Some people were afraid that this

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