Specialty Glass Residency

Specialty Glass Residency

The Specialty Glass Residency is an artist residency program jointly run by the Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated. Since 2014, the Residency has enabled artists to explore the adaptation of specialty glass materials for the creation of new work. Corning, which has developed and patented more than 150 specialty glass formulations, provides the resident artist with access to specialty glass, as well as access to staff with technical expertise in glass formulation, melting, and forming. The Corning Museum of Glass provides access to its extensive resources, including its glassmaking facilities and collection. The resident artist works closely with the Museum’s glassmakers, research scientist, curators, and other staff to better understand glass and its historical and artistic contexts.

How to apply

Currently, this residency is by invitation only. Please contact director@cmog.org with any questions.

Specialty Residency

2020

Inspired by Renaissance and Baroque still-life paintings, Beth Lipman takes elements from these paintings—static composition, expressive light, and opulent decoration—and translates the scenes into glass sculptures. Every object created, whether broken, “flawed,” or “perfect” is incorporated into...

2019

Mark Peiser saw himself in many roles before turning to glass: a designer and architectural model maker, a pianist, and a builder of harpsichords among other things. But when none of those provided the fulfillment he craved, it was a series of unforeseen coincidences that eventually led him to...

2018

Karen LaMonte believes the the primacy of material, concept and craftsmanship. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her works are widely held in museum collections and have been recognized for excellence by many institutions such as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial...

2016

Growing up, German artist Anna Mlasowsky wanted to be an archaeologist. Instead, she focused her curiosity on studying the traditions and habits of glassmaking. “The way we evaluate a material and use its properties is defined by preconceived opinions and boundaries set by traditions,” says...

Toots Zynsky (born Mary Ann Toots Zynsky) received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973. In 1971, she assisted Dale Chihuly and others in the founding and early development of Pilchuck Glass School. From 1980 to 1983, she was a key participant in the rebuilding and development of...

2015

Tom Patti has been working in glass since the 1960s, and has received international attention for his small-scale sculptural glass works and large-scale public commissions, which integrate the aesthetic and technical concerns of glass. Unlike many Studio Glass pioneers of his generation, Patti did...

2014

Albert Paley, an active artist for more than 40 years at his studio in Rochester, New York, is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Institute Honors awarded by the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. “The allure of Paley’s art comes through its...

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The Corning Museum of Glass has so many opportunities for artists that it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening here. For instance, did you know that The Museum offers five distinct types of residencies for artists? Why five different types? Because artist needs vary greatly. If... more
Nocturnes Installation in white bronze. Photography: Martin Polak. Provided by Karen LaMonte. The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today their selection of Karen LaMonte as the Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence in 2018. The residency is a joint... more
Anna Mlasowsky The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today the selection of artist Anna Mlasowsky as the second of two Specialty Glass Artists-in-Residence for 2016. Her approach to glass exploration combines an interest in culture and science, making her an... more