Special Glass Demos

Special Glass Demos

We love to tell the story of glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. And sometimes, the best way to tell a story is to show it. Visitors have their choice of nearly 20 glass demonstrations on a variety of topics every day. These live, narrated demos are designed to be interactive and constantly change based on the audience interactions that happen during these special, but informal times. Don't miss a full schedule of demonstrations that cover everything from glassmaking and flameworking to glass breaking and fiber optics.

All demos, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.

Pumpkin Making DemoPumpkin Making Demo
Innovation Stage
See how our famed glass pumpkins are created in this special fall demonstration. Each gaffer's pumpkin has a color and personality all its own, making each demonstration a unique experience. Don't miss the Pumpkin Making Marathon on October 6, 7, and 8.

Daily at 9:40 am through October 31.


The Curious Glass EyeThe Curious Glass Eye
Innovation Center: Flameworking Demo
Watch with your own eyes as our talented flameworkers show you the process behind creating stunningly realistic looking glass eyes. Then take a walk to the Rakow Research Library to see Curious and Curiouser and discover more curiosities in glass.

Daily at 11:45 am through February 17. See What's Happening and look for the starred (*) The Curious Glass Eye on the Flameworking schedule.


The Artisan's HandThe Artisan’s Hand
Innovation Center: Flameworking Demo
The artists, designers, and architects in Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 placed strong emphasis on handcrafted objects. Visitors often ask if it is possible for a machine to do what talented glassmakers can create by hand. This demo prepares you to explore exhibits on mechanically-produced glass in the Innovation Center and enriches this year’s Glass of the Architects: Vienna, 1900–1937 exhibition.

Daily at 2:45 pm through January 6, 2019. See What's Happening and look for the starred (*) The Artisan’s Hand on the Flameworking schedule.