All About Glass

All About Glass

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Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Suellen Fowler and Hugh Salkind demonstrate for their class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown...

An Interview with Liza Lou
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Artist Liza Lou discusses her work. Lou (b. 1969) creates meticulously beaded works that reference recurring themes, such as labor, confinement, wonder, and...

Seminar Demonstration: Creation of Chevron Beads, from Bubble to Bead
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Watch artists Ralph Mossman and Mary Mullaney of Heron Glass demonstrate at The Studio during the Annual Seminar on Glass. This demonstration will show the v...

Jeff Mack at 2300°: Drink It In
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Glassmaker Jeff Mack raises a toast to glass! At the January 2300° event, Mack put his years of experience and knowledge of historic glassmaking techniques t...

Light Bulb Tester (Family App)
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The single light bulb is a replica of the first light bulb blown in Corning, NY, for inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The large object is a light bulb tester. Before purchasing light bulbs in a store, you would use the tester to see if your light bulb worked. 

Bedside Lamp (Family App)
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These bedside lamps, made in New England in the 1820s or 1830s, burned whale oil. This was readily available and it gave a good light. Whale oil remained popular until about 1860, when kerosene became available. Gift of Preston Bassett.

Hedwig Beaker (Family App)
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This is a medieval mystery. No one is certain where or when this cut glass beaker was made. It is named for St. Hedwig of Silesia (modern Poland). Fewer than 20 of these beakers are known to exist.

Glass Harmonica (Family App)
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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 strange music would drive them crazy.

Cylinder of Window Glass (Family App)
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One traditional way of making flat window glass was to start with a large cylinder like this one, cut off the ends, cut it lengthwise, and heat it in a kiln until it flattened. Gift of JE Springer.

Lišková Anthem of Joy in Glass (Family App)
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Anthem of Joy was created by the Czech designer Věra Liškova. It was made by softening, inflating, and manipulating tubes of borosilicate glass (like Pyrex) over a torch. The individual parts were assembled by fusing. Gift of Art Centrum.

Creating the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Trophy
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This video tells the story of the making of the trophy for The Watkins Glen International 2013 Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen and the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Serie...

Steuben sequece collections.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 101743 Sequence collections Corning, N.Y.: Corning Incorporated, 1993. 1 folded brochure (4 panels): col. ill.; (folded) 19 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Cover title. "Introducing the Sequence Collections, a new series of sophisticated

Summer lights.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 104332 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Inc., c2008. 37, [4] p.: col. ill.; 20 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. "Beacon of Light" by Eric Hilton, 2006 on cover. Order form bound between pages 20 and 21. Gift; Corning Inc.; 2013; 1000134725

Glass of the alchemists: lead crystal-gold ruby, 1650-1750 / Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, with contributions by Colin Brain,... [et al.].
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Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, Dedo von. Brain, Colin. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901698 103865 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2008. 356 p.: ill. (chiefly col.); 33 cm. TP851 Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title held June 27, 2008-January 4, 2009 at The Corning

Reflecting antiquity: modern glass inspired by ancient Rome / David Whitehouse; with contributions by William Gudenrath... [et al.].
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Gudenrath, William. Corning Museum of Glass. 9780872901674 (pbk.) 087290167X (pbk.) 100857 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2007. 234 p.: col. ill.; 27 cm. NK5107.6 Catalog of an exhibition of the same title held at the Getty Villa, Malibu, Calif., Oct. 18,

'Tis the season.
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Steuben Glass, inc., Corning, NY, USA. Corning Incorporated. 100864 Tis the season Corning, N.Y.: Corning Inc., 2007. 40 p.: col. ill.; 20 cm. Steuben Glass, inc. Five penguins featured on cover. Includes ornaments for the holiday season. "Vintage Steuben: now available for purchase is a rare

Business gifts.
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Steuben Glass LLC, Corning, NY, USA. 127286 The clear choice Corning, N.Y.: Steuben Glass LLC, 2011. 51 p.: col. ill.; 24 cm. Steuben Glass LLC Cover title. Index, p. 50-51. Order information at end. Gift; Corning Inc.; 2013; 1000134680; 1000134679 Digitized by Boston Photo January 2014. SEPT CORP

Exclusive designs of art glassware, deep etched ware of the old Central quality / made by Central Glass Works, Wheeling, W.Va.
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Central Glass Co. (Wheeling, W. Va.) 126674 Exclusive designs in deep etched ware of the old Central quality Wheeling, W.Va. Central Glass Works. [ca. 1905-10] [12] p.: entirely ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Central Glass Co. (Wheeling, W. Va.) Trade catalog. Catalog contains brown cover, title page, and pages

Catalogue of chemical, philosophical and other glassware for laboratories, colleges, museums, assaying works, institutes of technology, academies, &c., &c.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY, USA. 127325 Chemical glassware Philadelphia, Pa.: New York: Whitall, Tatum & Co., 1881. 24 p.: ill., 25 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Trade catalog. Includes bottles, flasks, beakers, test tubes, funnels, plates, chemical jars, acid drop

[Travel diary, 1902].
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Carder, Frederick. 112164 Archives finding aid title: Flip open notebook:1902 travel diary 1902. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 17 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Notebook cover reads "Note book 1d. 100 pages. Cream laid note paper, suitable for pen and pencil."

Formula used at the Steuben Glass Works from 1903 to 1920 / Fredk. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 112172 Archives finding aid title: Notebook: Frederick Carder, 1912 formula glass F. Carder, 1912 formula glass [1920] 1 v. (unpaged); 17 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Tan leather-bound notebook with alphabetic tabs. Cover is tattered.

[Payments to models].
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Carder, Frederick. 116467 [1885-1887] 1 v. (unpaged); 17 x 10 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Notebook with black cover. The front and back covers were originally stuck to other notebooks and shows damage due to the separation of the covers. Most pages are blank.

[Black notebook of loose leaf data sheets II].
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Carder, Frederick. 112169 [1926-1931] 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 12 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Black 6-ring Lefax ledger book which includes calendars for the years 1929-1930 but entries dated from 1926-1931. Only the first 19 leaves and last 23 leaves were used. Pages

Notes Paris, Aug. & Sept. 1897 / F. Carder, Ivydene John St., Wordsley.
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Carder, Frederick. 112185 1897. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 18 x 12 cm. Carder Notebooks Box 4, Notes Paris, Aug. & Sept. 1897 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Black cover with gold edging and marbled endpapers. Only 23 leaves have been used. Title page includes sketches of 3 heads

F. Carder 1897 [pocket notebook 1897-1899].
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Carder, Frederick. 112188 1897-1899. 1 v. (unpaged): ill.; 15 x 9 cm. R-1058 Title from inside front cover. Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. "Ivydene, John St., Wordsley, Staff., England." T.J. Smith, Son & Downes pocket note book with a maroon cover that was

[Black notebook comprised of 2 notebooks of loose leaf data sheets of batch records].
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Carder, Frederick. 112166 First part title: Flint Second part title: Calcite; Aurene; Alabaster; Misc. 1921-1922. 1 v.; 18 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Black double 6-ring Lefax notebook. Although many entries include the month and day, only a few pages in the

Trials made by Cyril, 1913-1914 & some by myself after
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Carder, Cyril Frederick, 1894-1918. Carder, Frederick. 112170 Important tests 1913-14 Archives finding aid title: Brown notebook "Trials made by Cyril, 1913-1914 & some by myself after 1913-1919. 1 v. (unpaged); 17 x 11 cm. R-1058 Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Small

Anatolian metal trade and lead isotope analysis / K.A. Yener,... [et al.].
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Yener, K. Aslihan. Brill, Robert H. XXXIVème Rencontre assyriologique internationale, pp. 161-163, [547]-564. 113131 [Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 1998] p. 161-163, [547]-564: ill., map; 24 cm. QD181.P3 Article from: XXXIVème Rencontre assyriologique internationale, 1987. Includes

Mineralogy.
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Carder, Frederick. 112176 Archives finding aid title: Dark blue notebook I [n.d., between 1880-1910?] 1 v. (unpaged); 18 x 12 cm. R-1058 Caption title. Archives. One of the Notebooks of Frederick Carder. Dark blue notebook with gold border lines on cover and spine and marbled endpapers. Only the

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