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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Studio Demonstration: Martin Janecky
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Watch Martin Janecky demonstrate for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, on August 21, 2013.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Martin Janecky (August 12, 2015)
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See photos of the final piece out of the annealer.  Watch as Martin Janecky demonstrates sculpting a large horse head for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble, which focused on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting from within the bubble.

Artist-in-Residence: Jenny Trinks
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Complex but logically composed, Jenny Trinks' works are inspired by architecture and urban spaces. 

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Debbie Tarsitano
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Watch as Debbie Tarsitano demonstrates for her class, Encasing Flamework: Designs Under Glass, which will focus on encasing lampworked elements in clear crystal.

Micah Evans Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Micah Evans demonstrates for his class, Design and Function, which focused on cultivating a productive design and the prototyping process.

Stephanie Trenchard & Jeremy Popelka Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Stephanie Trenchard & Jeremy Popelka demonstrate for their class, Narrative Inclusions, which focused on the creative possibilities of sand casting hot glass. 

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Amanda Gundy and Denise Stillwaggon Leone (February 4, 2015)
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Watch as Amanda Gundy demonstrates for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing. This demonstration will combine glassblowing in the hot shop with image transfer techniques from Denise Stillwaggon.

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Amanda Gundy (Sept 3, 2014)
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Watch as Amanda Gundy demonstrates for her class, Next Steps in Glassblowing, where she explored basic forms in glass and builds on fundamental skills. http://www.cmog.org/live Amanda Gundy...

Gladiator Cup with Handles
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The Chavagnes gladiators cup, made in the mid-first century A.D., was found in eastern France, and it is now part of the Corning collection. It shows pairs of gladiators in combat, and some of their names are known from literary and epigraphic sources. This sports cup, blown in a mold with two

Chalcedony Glass
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How does chalcedony glass react when it is melted and blown? This video supplies the answer. Learn more about this object in The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by William Gudenrath http://renvenetian.cmog.org/object/beaker-chalcedony-glass-and-aventurine The Venetian glass industry

Aqua Rings on Simple Tumbler
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On this simple tumbler, small aqua rings hang freely from loops. See 360˚ photography and learn more about this object in The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by William Gudenrath http://renvenetian.cmog.org/object/aqua-rings-simple-tumbler The Venetian glass industry enjoyed a

Faux Reticello
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This vessel is made using faux reticello, which produces an appearance similar to traditional reticello without the bubble at the intersection of the canes. See 360˚ photography and learn more about this object in The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking by William Gudenrath http:/

Studio Demonstrations: Gianni Toso & Matthew Urban
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Watch Gianni Toso & Matthew Urban demonstrate for their Studio course, Reinterpreting Italian Techniques, which will focus on reinterpreting the glassblowing techniques that defined Italian glass in the modern era, between 1930 and 1960. A broad survey of hot-working techniques, including

Behind the Glass: Guest Speaker Ursula Ilse-Neuman
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Guest speaker Ursula Ilse-Neuman talks on the history of glass jewelry and concepts in contemporary glass jewelry, including the work of the 2015 Rakow Commission recipient, Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger. Ms. Neuman has been a curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and

Behind the Glass: Spencer Finch
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Spencer Finch uses poetry, art history, history and science to investigate the mechanics of perception. In locations all over the world including the ancient city of Troy (in present-day Turkey); Rouen, France; Monument Valley, Utah; and Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst, Massachusetts--he has

Celebrating a Century of Americana: Collecting Pyrex, Collecting Culture
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The collectors' panel, "Celebrating a Century of Americana: Collecting Pyrex, Collecting Culture," features four experienced collectors in the field of Pyrex acquisition and research, who will enlighten and entertain with advice about America's favorite dish. This panel was part

Contemporary Art + Design Wing Time-lapse
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See all of the construction of the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing condensed into 2 minutes and 14 seconds! https://www.cmog.org/contemporary Also watch highlights from the construction including the lift of the steel wall that became the 150 ft porch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbT3Vxwrvok,

Behind the Glass Lecture: Ayala Serfaty
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Israeli designer Ayala Serfaty talks about her sculpture "Soma 2015," on view now at the Museum. https://www.cmog.org/artwork/soma-2015 Serfaty’s Soma series is both functional lighting and conceptual sculpture, inspired by landscape formations. Serfaty worked for six years to develop the

Instructor Highlight at The Studio: Silvia Levenson
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“My role when I am teaching is to just push people to make. For being a good dancer, you don’t need to know a lot about technique – you have to stand up and dance,” says Silvia Levenson. https://www.cmog.org/bio/silvia-levenson Levenson believes her work is an expression of her soul. She uses glass

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Bruce Ferguson (August 26, 2015)
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Watch as Bruce Ferguson demonstrates for his class, Beginning Glassblowing, which focused on learning how molten glass is manipulated. See photos of the finished piece on the event listing on our website http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-bruce-ferguson Bruce Ferguson has

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Suellen Fowler (August 19, 2015)
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Watch as Suellen Fowler demonstrates for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, which demonstrated cane decoration and patterns, the use of commercial and hand-mixed color, and techniques for realizing a successful interpretation of natural and fantasy subjects. Suellen Fowler

Guest Artist Demonstration: Bertil Vallien
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Renowned artist Bertil Vallien demonstrates the art of sandcasting in the Amphitheater Hot Shop using found pieces from The Studio. Vallien gave a lecture on the technique of sandcasting, a process that he is largely responsible for developing, at the Museum on April 20, watch the lecture at http:/

Behind the Glass Lecture: Ennion and His Legacy: Mold-Blown Glass from Ancient Rome
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Soft drink bottles, drinking glasses and glass Christmas ornaments are part of daily modern life, but their roots can be traced to the ancient world and the legacy of Ennion, the earliest known name of a Roman glass worker. This lecture by the Museum's president and executive director, ancient

Jerry Wright: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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Jerry Wright, former designer and archivist for Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated), reminisces about his time designing CorningWare and Pyrex products. He created an archive of Corning’s houseware products, which supported the System Analysis and Product Liability Defense division.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration: Simone Crestani (July 22, 2015)
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See a photo of the final demo piece on the event listing http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-simone-cres... Watch as Simone Crestani demonstrates for his class, Developing Your Idea in Boro, which focused on using borosilicate glass to create many different kinds of objects

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Davide Fuin (July 29, 2015)
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Watch as Davide Fuin demonstrates for his class, Advanced Venetian Glassblowing, which focused on Venetian team-working skills, goblet making, and how to create historical reproduction pieces. http://www.cmog.org/event/live-streamed-studio-demonstration-davide-fuin-0 Note: There is no final image

Bill Horsfall: Rakow Research Library Conversation Series
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This conversation is with Bill Horsfall, a glass technologist who began working for Corning Incorporated in 1972, just after the flood caused by Hurricane Agnes. Horsfall supervised batch preparation for many different glass types, from soda-lime to Pyrex to glass ceramics and worked in A, B &

Harmony of Fusion: Specialty Glass Resident Albert Paley
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Albert Paley is the first artist to participate in the Specialty Glass Residency, a collaboration of The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated. Hear from Paley http://blog.cmog.org/2015/06/01/harmony-of-fusion-my-year-as-an-artist-i... In this residency, Paley, who is best known for his

Explore Corning: GAS 2016
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Explore the Crystal City of Corning, NY, during the Glass Art Society Conference, June 9-11, 2016. See 35 centuries of glass and discover the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing of The Corning Museum of Glass. Shop and dine in the historic downtown Gaffer District and savor the flavors of Finger

Stories from the Crystal City
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The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for "Stories from the Crystal City," a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program

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