All About Glass

All About Glass

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Jobs.
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Huffman, Harry E., 1898-1967. 119483 [Corning, N.Y.: H. Huffman, 1930-1933] 2 v. (231 p.): ill.; 18 cm. TP853.N6 Vol. 1 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2011. Vol. 2 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in April 2012. Cover title. Daybooks used by Harry Huffman during his employment at

Scrap book / [compiled by Frederick Wilson].
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Wilson, Frederick, 1858-1932. 127947 Scrapbook [between 1892-1932] 1 v. (152 p.): ill., photographs, plans; 41 cm. Higgins Collection, Box 2 Loose items inserted in the front have been placed in an archival folder which will be kept in the same box as the album. The following loose items were

[Design drawings for vase prototype with stopper] [electronic resource].
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Thorpe, Marc. Rochelle, Chris. 131277 2012. 1 computer file. "marc thorpe design" logo appears on each drawing as does "Venini Art glass". Four design drawings brought by Thorpe as inspiration for glass piece to be made at GlassLab. Thorpe reinterpreted a carafe designed by his

[Design concepts for bowl with slot] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131547 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 13-15 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Three images used to make prototype of bowl with slot for cell phone charger. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29-30, 2012 during his time

[Design concepts for candlestick holder] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131546 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 10-12 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Three images used to prototype brick-shaped candlestick holder with three holes for candles or matches. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29

[Design concepts for abstract flower vase] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131550 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 16-18 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Three images used to prototype abstract flower vase seemingly made from two drinking glasses intersecting at center to form cross-like vase. Owen

[Five experimental domestic vessels for use in prototyping design concepts] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131535 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 1 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Image of five glass objects used to prototype design concepts; objects include toothbrush holder cup, bowl with slot for cell phone charger, toilet paper jar,

[Design concepts for toilet paper jar] [electronic resource].
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Owen, Josh, 1970- Rochelle, Chris. 131537 2012. 1 computer file. This file is p. 2-6 (of 18) of series titled Experimental domestic vessels. Five images used to make prototype of toilet paper jar at GlassLab. Owen collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle May 29-30, 2012 during his time at GlassLab

Sublime [electronic resource]: a series of glass patterns for GlassLab, Corning 2012.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131574 2012. 1 computer file. Document with text summarizes the Boyms' plan to illustrate the phenomenon of finding beauty even in horrific subject matters. Three images appear below text to further illustrate this: forest fire,

Sublime II [electronic resource]: forest fire.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131666 Forest fire 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features two platters, one drawn above other. Platter on upper portion of drawing is view from side angle; the platter is in green with yellow and red depicting fire. Platter on

Sublime III [electronic resource]: tsunami.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131625 Tsunami Design drawing for hurricane platter prototype 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features two platters, one drawn above other. Platter on upper portion of drawing is view from side angle and is drawn with blue and

Sublime I [electronic resource]: oil spill.
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Boym, Constantin. Boym, Laurene. Rochelle, Chris. Jack, Aaron. 131655 Oil spill Design drawing for oil spill platter prototype 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features two platters, one drawn above other. Platter on upper portion of drawing is view from side angle; black oil spill surrounds

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women Working with Glass
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Women have played an important role in glassmaking history. The following is a brief overview of the ways in which women have worked with glass before 1950, as documented in articles, books, and original materials from the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. Beadmakers and

The Te Deum: the hymn and the window: a sermon preached in the First Presbyterian Church of Syracuse, N.Y., the thirtieth day of September, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Six / by Rev. George B. Spalding.
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Spalding, George B. 128566 [Syracuse, N.Y.: The Church, 1906] (Syracuse, N.Y.: Mason-Henry Press) [10] p., [1] plate: ill.; 26 cm. Higgins Collection Box 1, Folder: The Te Deum: the hymn and the window Description of the window designed by Frederick Wilson and executed by Tiffany Studios: p. [9-10]

Tools of the Glassmaker
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Pictured below are the basic tools used by glassblowers working "at the furnace" (as opposed to those working "at the lamp"- "flameworking" or "lampworking"). They are pretty much unchanged since the first century AD. Incredibly, a Roman-period worker could

Crown glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Sheet glass made by blowing a parison, cutting it open, and rotating it rapidly, with repeated reheating, until the centrifugal force has caused it to become a flat disk. After annealing, the disk is cut into panes of the required shape and size. Bull’s-eye panes come from the centers of the disks

Encased glass
Glass Dictionary Term

An object, such as a paperweight, that is covered with a layer of colorless glass. The Houghton Salamander

A collection of antique vases, altars, pateræ, tripods, candelabra, sarcophagi, &c. from various museums and collections, engraved on 170 plates / by Henry Moses. With historical essays.
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Moses, Henry, 1782?-1870, engr. Baber, Henry Hervey, 1775-1869. 99384 Moses' antique vases [London]: H.G. Bohn, [1814] xii, 61, [1] p.: ill., 150 (i.e. 151) pl. 23 cm. N5615 Portland vase: plate 50. Plate 85 has a pencil sketch of a lamp body and shade added to the top of one of the

Avolio
Glass Dictionary Term

(Italian) A small quantity of glass that joins the stem and the foot of goblets and similar forms. Dragon-Stem Goblet

Prismatic cutting
Glass Dictionary Term

A decorative pattern of long, mitered grooves, cut horizontally in straight lines so that the top edges of each groove touch the edges of the adjoining grooves. Prismatic cutting is usually found on the necks of pitchers and decanters.

Motifs historiques d'architecture et de sculpture d'ornament. Décorations extérieures empruntées à des edifices français du commencement de la renaissance à la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles) / par Césare Daly.
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Daly, César, 1811-1893. 123555 Décorations extérieures empruntées à des edifices français du commencement de la renaissance à la fin de Louis XVI (XVIe, XVIIe, XVIIIe siècles) Paris: C. Massin, [1911] 2 v.: plates (some folded); 46 cm. Nouvelle éd. NA3549.A1 Vol. 1-2 digitized by Boston

Trailing
Glass Dictionary Term

The process of applying trails of glass as decoration on the body, handle, or foot of a vessel. It is done by laying or winding softened threads on a glass object during manufacture. Combed decoration Amphoriskos

Plating
Glass Dictionary Term

A 19th-century American synonym for casing. Peachblow Lamp

Inclusions
Glass Dictionary Term

A collective term for bubbles, metal and glass particles, and other foreign materials that have been added to the glass for decorative effects. Basket with 10 Medallion Sulphides

Crimper
Glass Dictionary Term

A tool used for decorating objects by giving them a crimped or wavy edge.

Colored glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glass that is colored by (1) impurities in the basic ingredients in the batch or (2) techniques of coloring glass by one of three main processes: (a) using a dissolved metallic oxide to impart a color throughout, (b) forming a dispersion of some substance in a colloidal state, and (c) suspending

Cold colors
Glass Dictionary Term

Pigments applied as decoration to glass by cold painting. Portrait Medallion of Louis XIV

Borosilicate glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glass in which the flux is boric oxide instead of alkali. The first %%borosilicate glass%% was created by Otto Schott in 1882. It has a low coefficient of expansion and therefore withstands sudden changes of temperature.

Battledore
Glass Dictionary Term

A glassworker’s tool in the form of a square wooden paddle with a handle. Battledores are used to smooth the bottoms of vessels and other objects.

Botanical Wonders: Flameworking Then and Now
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play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 810 In Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers, The Corning Museum of Glass

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