The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Show has officially launched on Celebrity Cruises. On Friday, November 14, Celebrity Solstice(SM) was christened (using a bottle blown by Corning Museum of Glass gaffer Don Pierce with the aid of other Hot Glass Show staff, and filled with Finger Lakes sparkling wine). On Saturday, November 15, Richard Fain (chairman/CEO of Royal Caribbean), Dan Hanrahan (president of Celebrity Cruises), and Marie McKee (president of the Corning Museum) officially "opened" the Hot Glass Show with a molten glass ribbon cutting. This rough video shows footage of both ceremonies. Applications are still being taken for gaffer positions for the Hot Glass Show on Celebrity Cruises. The position requires long hours, but the experience is phenomenal and unique. How often can you get paid for working hard at what you love to do, while traveling the world and always staying in a warm climate? See www.cmog.org
for more details.