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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Metal
Glass Dictionary Term

A term frequently used as a synonym for glass. It is misleading because glass is not a metallic substance, and its use is discouraged.

Meet the Artist: Susan Plum
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Corning Museum of Glass, April 14, 2011 Tina Oldknow: I am very pleased to welcome the artist Susan Plum, who has left the warm climate of Houston to come to frigid Corning to be with us tonight. Born in the United States but raised in Mexico City, Susan was fascinated with the way ancient culture

Meet the Artist: Luke Jerram
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Corning Museum of Glass, October 15, 2010 Tina Oldknow:  I ‘m Tina Oldknow. I’m the Curator of Modern Glass at the Museum and I was so pleased this morning to see how many new members are visiting Seminar. It’s really very exciting. And I thought maybe I should do a %%bit%% of an introduction to

Meet the Artist: Dante Marioni
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Corning Museum of Glass, February 25, 2010 Tina Oldknow: Thank you all so much for coming, I feel like we’re a very special group to have braved this daunting weather to be here together, and it’s very appropriate, because tonight we have a very special speaker, who is Dante Marioni. For those of

Meet the Artist: Michael Rogers
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Corning Museum of Glass, March 29, 2007 Tina Oldknow: Michael is currently professor and head of the glass program at the School for American Crafts of the Rochester Institute of Technology, R.I.T. Prior to moving up the road, he spent 11 years in Japan where he was head of the glass department at

Meet the Artist: Beth Lipman
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Corning Museum of Glass, June 11, 2007 Beth Lipman: Let’s begin here: I’m going to start with my mother. I know some people hate this, but, you know, it’s very cathartic for me, so let’s get started. My mother was a crafts person and is a crafts person, and I was a crafts child.  I grew up

Meet the Artist: Isabel De Obaldía
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Corning Museum of Glass, December 22, 2009 Tina Oldknow:   Hello everyone, good evening and welcome back after everyone’s been gone on tours and all kinds of things. I hope that our seminarians enjoyed the various tours that we offered.  I am very pleased to introduce you to the 2009 Rakow

Meet the Artist: Zora Palová
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Corning Museum of Glass, October 17, 2008 Tina Oldknow: It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Rakow Commission artist for 2008, who is Zora Palová. Zora has traveled to be with us from Bratislava, Slovakia, with her husband Stepan Pala, who is also a very well-known and accomplished glass

Meet the Artist: Tom Patti
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Corning Museum of Glass, June 12, 2008 TINA OLDKNOW:  I want to give you a little %%bit%% of an introduction to Tom, who he is and what he does. Tom is a widely respected artist and studio glass pioneer who has devoted much of his career to researching different formulations of glasses and hot

Meet the Artist: Lino Tagliapietra
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Corning Museum of Glass, May 15, 2007 Hello, I’m Tina Oldknow, the Corning Museum’s Curator of Modern Glass. I welcome you to the second of our series of conversations with artists who have made a significant impact on contemporary glass in America and abroad. TINA: Lino, thank you so much for

Meet the Artist: Kait Rhoads and Amy Rueffert
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Corning Museum of Glass, April 21, 2008 Hello, I’m Tina Oldknow, the museum’s curator of modern glass. I welcome you to our series of conversations with artists who have made a significant impact on contemporary glass in America and abroad. Today, I will be speaking with two artists, Kait Rhoads

Meet the Artist: Karen LaMonte
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Corning Museum of Glass, February 28, 2008 TINA OLDKNOW: I am really pleased to say that Karen LaMonte is here with us tonight. I know a lot of you love her beautiful sculpture, which is the  Evening Dress with Shawl, in the Sculpture Gallery, and you’re going to love her even more after you hear

Meet the Artist: Toots Zynsky
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Corning Museum of Glass, April 17, 2007 That particular day the doors swung wide open. There was an incredible roar of the furnaces coming out, and everyone in the glass department was sort of drawing glass through the air and swirling it around, and I looked at it and went, “This looks really

Meet the Artist: Kristina Logan
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Corning Museum of Glass, March 5, 2009 Tina Oldknow: Hi, I’m Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. I’m standing in front of a case of historic African and Venetian beads from the Museum’s collection. On March 5, 2009, artist Kristina Logan presented a lecture about

Meet the Artist: Steven I. Weinberg and Joel Philip Myers
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Corning Museum of Glass, November 1, 2007 Tina Oldknow: Hi. I’m Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. On November 2, 2007, we opened Masters of %%Studio Glass%%: Joel Philip Myers and Steven I. Weinberg, the first in a series of exhibitions highlighting the works of

Meet The Artist: Marvin Lipofsky
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Corning Museum of Glass, July 25, 2007 Welcome. You’re listening to a “Meet the Artist” podcast from the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, the world’s largest museum devoted to the history and art of glass. This “Meet the Artist” podcast series features interviews with living artists who work in

Air twist
Glass Dictionary Term

A type of decoration in the stems of 18th-century and later drinking glasses made by twisting columns of air.

At-the-fire
Glass Dictionary Term

The process of reheating a blown glass object at the glory hole during manufacture, to permit further inflation, manipulation with tools, or fire polishing.

Tooling
Glass Dictionary Term

The result of using a tool or tools. Jug with Nipt-diamond-waies

Staining
Glass Dictionary Term

In glassworking, the process of coloring the surface of glass by the application of silver sulfide or silver chloride, which is then fired at a relatively low temperature. The silver imparts a yellow, brownish yellow, or ruby-colored stain, which can be painted, engraved, or etched. Drinking Horn

Coil base
Glass Dictionary Term

A trail of glass drawn out to form a ring or conical foot on which the vessel stands. Tall Beaker (Stangenglas)

Clutha
Glass Dictionary Term

A type of glass with air traps and specks of aventurine, patented in the 1890s by James Couper, Christopher Dresser, and George Walton. Clutha

Broken-swirl ribbing
Glass Dictionary Term

Mold-blown decoration that has two sets of ribs. This is made by blowing the gather in a vertically ribbed dip mold, extracting and twisting it to produce a swirled effect, and then redipping it in the same or another dip mold to create a second set of ribs. Flask

Bottle glass
Glass Dictionary Term

A common, naturally colored, greenish or brownish glass. The color is characteristic of glass that includes traces of iron found in the silica used as the major ingredient. Such glass is inexpensive to produce, and it is used for such items as bottles, when good quality is not essential. Sometimes,

Blown three-mold glass
Glass Dictionary Term

Glassware made in America between about 1815 and 1835 that was blown in a fullsize mold that (despite the popular name) consisted of between two and five pieces. Footed Bowl

Blobbing
Glass Dictionary Term

The technique of decorating hot glass by dropping onto the surface blobs of molten glass, usually of a different color or colors. Beaker or Lamp

Pomona
Glass Dictionary Term

A type of Art Glass developed by Joseph Locke (1846-1936) at the New England Glass Company and patented in 1885. Made of colorless glass, it was mold-blown repeatedly, partly etched and stained amber or rose, and decorated with blue and amber garlands of flowers and fruits. Pomona

Burner
Glass Dictionary Term

The part of a lamp where the flame is produced. Early Fluid Burning Lamp

Hyalith
Glass Dictionary Term

Two varieties of glass, opaque black and opaque red, developed by the Bohemian glassmaker Jirí von Buquoy (1781-1851) and patented in 1817 and 1819 respectively. Hyalith Beaker

Aryballos
Glass Dictionary Term

(from Greek) A small globular flask with two handles, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to contain toilet oil. Aryballos or Oil Flask

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