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.
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
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
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 &
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 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
With a material as fragile and unpredictable as glass, artists need to be flexible—and it’s exactly that flexibility that intrigues Justin Ginsberg. A visual artist, Ginsberg investigates the “unusual properties” of glass, and its “extraordinary ability to flex and bend when made very thin.” His
You might not look at glass and candy and think they have similar properties, but Yuka Otani does. “Those two materials share many characteristics,” she says. “But what if they are made into a unified object?” During her artist residency at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Otani created a
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
This clip is from an oral history interview with Elizabeth Barenthaler, former employee of Corning Glass Works and The Corning Museum of Glass, recorded May 2011. Elizabeth reminisces about...
This clip is from an oral history interview with Jerry Wright, former product designer and archivist for Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Jerry reminis...
This clip is from an interview with Gordon Casterline, retired from Corning, Inc., interviewed May 2010. Gordon Casterline talks about his career with Corning Glass Works/Corning Incorporated.
This September 2014 conversation is with Neal O'Donnell, who worked for Corning Incorporated in their advertising department for scientific labware/glass, and later worked to promote various...
Paul Topichak worked in a number of Corning Incorporated plants for over 30 years. In this conversation, Topichak speaks about Corning and the glass industry, the different plants he worked...
This clip is from an oral history interview with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorpo...
This conversation is with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated. Donnelly speaks about his work at Corning in the 1960s to 1980s. He worked in the marketing division and helped produce the Corning World magazine. He also
This conversation is with Dennis Younge, former designer and market researcher for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated. Younge speaks about his career as a designer,...
David Stafford worked in a number of positions related to melting, manufacturing, and forming for Corning Incorporated for over 40 years. In this conversation, Stafford speaks about his career...
Herb Dann worked as a designer and in product development for Corning Incorporated. In this second conversation, Herb talks about his time at Corning Inc. and his work on Pyrex. Watch the first...
In this conversation with Herb Dann, he talks about his time at Corning Incorporated and his work on Pyrex products. Dann worked as a designer and in product development for Corning Inc. Watch...
Barovier & Toso (Firm) Murano, Italy. 53218 Murano: Artisti Barovier, [1900?] 43 p.: entirely ill.; 19 x 29 cm. Lighting: Barovier & Toso (Firm), Murano, Italy. (F-9645LG) Cover title. Trade catalog. Company name printed on catalog as Artisti Barovier. Date may need to be reattributed.
Mississippi Glass Company, Saint Louis, MO, USA. Mississippi Wire Glass Company. 56818 Saint Louis: Mississippi Glass Co., [1920-1923?] 32 p.: ill.; 22 cm. F-13956F Catalog is undated; date is estimated by comparison with similar items on f-3491.-- Cover is inscribed: Binswanger & Co., Richmond
Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 54376 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, [n.d., 1900-1905] 92 pl.: ill. (little col.); 33 cm. Saint Louis, Cristalleries de, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. Trade
Whitall Tatum Company, Millville, NJ, USA. 52486 Whitall, Tatum & Co. manufacturers of druggists', chemists' and perfumers' glassware, manufacturers, importers and jobbers of druggists' sundries. Supplemental price list Millville, N.J.: Whitall, Tatum & Co., c1894. 28 p.
Higgins & Seiter New York, NY, USA. 56861 Gifts New York: Higgins & Seiter, [1910?]  p.: ill.; 15 cm. Cut glass: Higgins & Seiter, New York, NY, USA (F-13998C) Trade catalog. Catalog is bound with white cord and has a thin, transparent sheet over cover. Catalog is undated; date is
H.C. Fry Glass Company, Rochester, PA, USA. 53436 Catalogue of blanks Rochester, Pa.: H.C. Fry Glass Company, [1901-1920] 25 p.: ill.; 23 x 31 cm. Fry, H.C., Glass Company Differs from another catalogue, whose cover and title page titles are identical. The other catalogue is 30 p. of ware. The
Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 53349 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat,  xii, 122 p.: plates, ill. (some col.); 30 cm. Ed. 1903-1904. Baccarat, Compagnie des cristalleries de Correlates with price list, B-67. Clearwater B0066 Includes perfume bottles,
J. Defries & Sons, London, England. 54292 J. Defries & Sons, manufacturers of crystal, brass, and ormolu chandeliers, brackets, and every description of glass fittings New improved paraffin lamps for... towns, railway stations, manufactories, etc. London: J. Defries & Sons,  56 p.
Grand Dépôt (Firm), Paris, France. Enault, Louis, 1824-1900. 55151 Grand Dépôt de porcelaines, faïences et verreries Paris: E. Bourgeois, [n.d., 1885?] (Paris: Charles Verneau)  p.: plates (chiefly col.); 36 cm. Grand Dépôt (Firm) Trade catalog. Includes prices. Grand Dépôt is a retail
Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 55398 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. 1 v.: ill. (some col.); 31 cm. Tableware: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2402T) Trade catalog. Index at
Hütte Theresienthal, Zwiesel, Germany. 55463 Zweiesel, Germany: Theresienthaler Crystall-Glas-Fabrik, [ca. 1840] (Zwiesel: Regensburg)  p.: ill.; 30 x 40 cm. Theresienthal, Hütte Cover title. Trade catalog. Line drawings of tableware. Correlates with price list of [ca. 1840], F-8617T (Bib no.