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Due to the winter storm projections, The Corning Museum of Glass will operate under a three-hour delay and will be open from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, January 20. The Rakow Library will be closed. The Museum and Library will return to normal hours and full operations on Monday, January 21 at 9 am.

Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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An Introduction To Hollow Beads


April 20 - 21, 2019 9:00am to 4:00pm
Weekend Workshop

This class is a great opportunity for students to learn and improve on their skills and techniques in blowing Venetian-style soft glass beads by successfully using the “baby-pipe”. Students will receive expert instruction to ensure they completely understand the mechanics of each movement they need to make and why. Those who have before made beads on mandrel can find a new dimension to their work. This class will use sodalime (soft) glass.

One year of flameworking experience is required.

6 spots available.
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Annukka Ritalahti

Annukka Ritalahti comes from Tampere, Finland, and has worked with art glass in various forms since 1980. Her largest public works are in Finland, and her art has found its way to private homes...