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Live Streamed Studio Demonstration: Wesley Fleming & Mike Mangiafico

The Studio
June 12, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm
A blue walking stick with its tail curved up over its body

Watch two master glass entomologists, Wesley Fleming and Mike Mangiafico, teach students in their class how to create their own flameworked insects. Get an insider’s view into the process during this live stream from their class Glass Entomology on June 12.

When not teaching at The Studio, both Fleming and Mangiafico are both inspired by nature and create sculptures—sometimes very tiny ones—that are representative of the worlds of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and even their own fantastical creations.

No registration or fee is required to watch this portion of the class. Watch on or The Corning Museum of Glass Facebook page when the event is live.

Unable to watch the live stream? Each demo will be added to the Museum’s YouTube channel. See the full listing of past live streamed demonstrations, and check back for new videos soon.


Wesley Fleming

Wesley Fleming

As a child in rural Pennsylvania, Wesley Fleming spent his days exploring the space beneath logs and rocks or reading science fiction. Today, he uses flameworking to mimic insects using glass, complete with intricate details on the tiny legs and thorax. Sometimes, he merges the fantastical with the real through choice of color palette or by referencing familiar images in a mythical work.

Mike Mangiafico

Mike Mangiafico

Bees search a flower for pollen; ants busily crawl in and out of their ant hill; a caterpillar inches along a green leaf; and colorful beetles bask on a rock. These delicate glass insects are all the works of flameworker Michael Mangiafico.