Hot Glass Demos on the Road

On the Road

The Mobile Hot Shop takes the live glassmaking experience on the road, bringing the artistry and education of glassmaking beyond the walls of The Corning Museum of Glass – to the public, the design community, and museums worldwide.

The Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop uses unique glassmaking equipment to recreate a state-of-the-art studio environment. At venues around the world, in conjunction with exhibitions, events and art and design initiatives, Museum’s gaffers demonstrate complex hot glassmaking techniques.

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