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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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

Studio Demonstrations: Mark Matthews
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Watch Mark Matthews demonstrate for his Graphic and Color Systems in Glass class at The Studio. This class will use colored rods, powders, frits, and techniques such as color overlaying and cane making, students will create combinations of graphic patterns and will experiment with color schemes.

Studio Demonstrations: Alex Brand
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Watch Alex Brand demonstrate for his Color Working Techniques course at The Studio. This course will present various color working techniques and teach students to infuse their glassmaking with color. The class will focus on various types of incalmo work; the hot joining of two or more separate

2300°: Salsa (December 20, 2012)
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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°: Salsa (December 20, 2012), including music by El Rumbon, glassmaking by Pablo

The Corning flood: museum under water / the Corning Museum of Glass; [editor, John H. Martin, associate editor, Charleen K. Edwards].
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Corning Museum of Glass. Martin, John H., 1922-2007. Edwards, Charleen K., 1927- Fischer, David J. 0872900630 28535 Corning, N.Y.: The Museum, c1977. 60, xi p.: ill.; 28 cm. GB1227.S7 Chapter V and VI by David J. Fischer. Bibliography: p. xi. Appendix I, II, and III scanned February 2012 and

Le vitrail, à l'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs, Paris, 1925, présénte par Jacques Gruber.
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Gruber, Jacques, 1871-1936. 28599 Paris,: C.Moreau, [c1926] 2 β., 42 plates (some col.); 34 cm. NK5349 In portfolio. C. 2 and c. 1 plates 1, 3, 9-10, 19, 29, 31, 34 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Plate 26 sent to photography for inclusion in JOGS article in April 2014 (photography no

Glass and glassmaking in ancient Mesopotamia: an edition of the Cuneiform texts which contain instructions for glassmakers with a catalogue of surviving objects / [by] A. Leo Oppenheim, Robert H. Brill, Dan Barag, Axel von Saldern.
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Oppenheim, A. Leo, 1904-1974. Cuneiform texts. Brill, Robert H. Chemical interpretation of the texts. Barag, Dan. Mesopotamian core formed glass vessels. Saldern, Axel von, 1923-2012. Other Mespotamian glass vessels. 27367 Corning, N.Y.: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1970. viii, 242 p., 20 β. of

L'art décoratif: revue mensuelle d'art contemporain.
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37030 Art et décoration (OCoLC)ocm8259523 Art décoratif Paris. v.: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. 1er semestre- Oct. 1898/Mars 1899- Ceased in 1914. Subtitle varies: from... to Dec. 1906: revue mensuelle d'art contemporain.--19..revue de la vie artistique, ancienne et moderne.--19..revue de l'

Recent advances in conservation: contributions to the IIC Rome Conference, 1961 / edited by G[erry] Thomson.
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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Congress (1961: Rome) Thomson, Garry. 25734 Rome Conference London: Butterworths, 1963. xv, 224 p.: ill., 2 col. pl.; 29 cm. N8555 English or French. Includes bibliographies. P. 145-151: Reference list A: Glass studies, in:

Spezial-Katalog: Römer, Madeira- und Likör-Kelche, Sektkelche, Champagner-Schalen, Rotwein-Kelche, Pokale, 1909-1910.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 30854 Römer, Madeira- und Likör-Kelche, Sektkelche, Champagner-Schalen, Rotwein-Kelche, Pokale, 1909-1910 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, 1909. [18] pl. (most col.); 24 cm. Trade catalog: Baccarat, Paris, France (F-7223C)

Gazetteer and business directory of Steuben County, N.Y., for 1868-9 / compiled and published by Hamilton Child.
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Child, Hamilton, b. 1836. 119632 Steuben County Directory, 1868-9 Syracuse: Child, 1868. 267 p. (p. 1-2, [265]-267 advertisements on lining papers), [1] folded map: ill.; 22 cm. F127.S8 Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. CMGL copy has loose cover and lacks p. 2-6.

Lalique lights and decorations / designed by Réné Lalique.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 132556 Lalique lighting Lalique lights London: Breves Lalique Galleries, [ca. 1930s] (London & Banbury: Henry Stone & Son, Ltd.) 20 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries "Light catalogue index" (with

“Flexible” Roman Glass?
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There are three sources that concern the story of the “flexible” glass of first century Rome: Pliny’s Natural History, Petronius’ Satyricon, and Dio Cassius’ Roman History. Petronius (d. 63 A.D.) published the story before Pliny, who completed his encyclopedia in 78 A.D. Dio Cassius’ story is much

Glass in the Price Edict of Diocletian
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In A.D. 301, Emperor Diocletian attempted to halt a rapid rise in prices by issuing his Edictum de pretiis (Edict on prices), which established maximum prices and wages throughout the Roman Empire. Copies of the edict were inscribed in Latin or Greek on marble panels and posted in prominent places.

Glass in the Epigrams of Martial
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The Verses of Martial, which were composed between A.D. 83 and 102, mostly in Rome, contain 12 explicit references to objects made of glass (for which Martial uses the noun vitrium or the adjective vitreus), together with two references to "Vatinian cups" (calices Vatinii), which appear

Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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East Influences West In Western Europe, the influence of East and South Asian products imported by the English, Dutch, and French East India Companies in the 18th and 19th centuries had a significant impact on style and art. European artists, fascinated by Oriental designs, architecture, and

East Meets West: Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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Beginning in the 13th century, the philosophies, scientific discoveries, and artistic achievements of East Asia gradually became known in Europe. The Chinese began large-scale international trade during the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), exchanging goods with Western merchant travelers. 1 The

The Estonian Glasshouse of Hüti, 1628–1664
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Before his death, Maks Roosma, Professor in the Department of Glass, State Art Institute, Tallinn, Estonia, sent a brief article summarizing the results of his research into the history of the most important early glasshouse in Estonia. Professor Roosma had conducted an archaeological excavation on

Depictions of Glassmaking in Diderot’s Encyclopédie
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Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert published their much acclaimed Encyclopédie in Paris from 1751 to 1765. To illustrate their entries, they commissioned several hundred engraved images depicting artistic crafts and common trades in preindustrial France. Since pictorial representations of

A Recently Discovered Cage Cup
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This paper describes and discusses a late Roman cage cup that appeared on the market in 1986 and was acquired by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1987. 1 The hemispherical glass cup has metal fittings which indicate that, at the time of burial, it was meant to be suspended. This raises the

Byzantine Silver Stain: Another Example?
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In last year's Journal of Glass Studies [Vol. 42], Mark T. Wypyski and the present authors described a fragmentary vessel decorated with silver stain, and concluded that it is Byzantine and of about the 10th century. 1 We compared the fragment with the celebrated bowl with painted ornament in

Roman Glass Boats
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This note discusses the function of a group of Roman glass models of boats. Six boats are known. They were found at Pompeii (two examples, including Fig. 1), 1 Palombara in Sabina, 2 Aquileia 3 and Santa Elena di Melma near Treviso in ltaly, 4 and St. Aldegund near Koblenz in Germany. 5 All of the

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