All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Glass Question at our Rakow Research Library.

Darin Denison Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Seattle-based glass powerhouse Darin Denison demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 30, 2018. See the final piece out of the anneler at 1:54:46. Originally from New York, Darin Denison has called Seattle home for 22 years. For the last 19 years, he has been blowing glass with many

Catherine Labonté Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Catherine Labonté unveils her new, never-before-seen glass animal — a rabbit — during this Guest Artist demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on September 1, 2018. See the final object out of the annealer starting at 1:59:10. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting

Micke Johansson Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Guest Artist Micke Johansson demonstrate his unique style of glassworking in the Amphitheater Hot Shop during his demonstration on July 12, 2018. See the final piece out of the annealer at 1:53:40. Micke Johansson is a master glassblower and designer from Sweden. When he was 16 years old,

Guest Artist Lecture: Bertil Vallien
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Renowned for his sculptures in glass which appear to enclose light in the interior of the object, Bertil Vallien talks about the technique of sand casting, a process that he is largely responsible for developing. Bertil Vallien is the most widely recognized and admired artist working in glass in

Fred Kahl Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Fred Kahl make a sculpture using cast glass shapes during his Guest Artist demo for 2300°: GlassFest on May 24, 2018. See the final piece out of the annealer starting at 1:37:28. Fred Kahl, or ‘The Great Fredini’ as he is known, is a New York City-based artist (and magician) who

Courtney Dodd Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Guest Artist Courtney Dodd make a large, white vase during her demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 21, 2018. See the finished vase starting at 1:23:24. Courtney Dodd is a full-time artist who lives and works in the mountains of Bakersville, North Carolina. She's worked for Devin

Guest Artist: Virgil Ortiz
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The Rockwell Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass collaborated to bring internationally renowned artist Virgil Ortiz to Corning, NY for an opportunity to work in a new medium--glass. From Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, Ortiz strives to use art to blend historic events with futuristic elements in

Guest Artist Demonstration: Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck
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Collaborative partners Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck are known for their intricate and beautifully formed goblets. Together, they own and operate Vetro Vero glassblowing and design studio in Pennsylvania. Watch their Guest Artist Demonstration live from the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Guest Artist Demonstration: Pablo Soto
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Watch guest artist Pablo Soto in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. After falling in love with glass while watching Lino Tagliapietra work, Pablo Soto went on to receive his BFA in glass from Alfred University. He has taught all over the United States from Pilchuck to

Guest Artist Demonstration: Eric Meek
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Watch Eric Meek make a "plaidicello" platter in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Eric Meek, Hot Glass Programs Manager at the Museum, got his start in glassblowing at Bowling Green State University. After receiving an MFA from Kent State University, he taught glassmaking in Austria for six

Guest Artist Demonstration: Mel Douglas
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In this demo, Nancy Callan makes a large vessel designed by Guest Artist Mel Douglas, who plans to complete the piece by cold-working in her signature style. Highly regarded for her mastery of the craft, Douglas' delicate, subtle work comes from the slow and considered process of engraved mark

Dan Friday Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as guest artist Dan Friday creates a bear totem out of glass during his Guest Artist Demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. See the final object out of the annealer at 3:27:25. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These

Ben Edols Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Ben Edols creates a large vessel with cane decoration and cherry-red dots in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. See the final object out of the annealer at 1:36:01. After earning his postgraduate diploma from the Canberra School of Art in 1992, Edols traveled across and worked extensively in the

Nisha Bansil Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Guest Artist Nisha Bansil collaborate with musician Simon Bjarning for this can’t-miss performance at the December 2300° event, which featured a flame-dancing Rubens’ tube and blown glass with patterns generated by sound. See the first piece made out of the annealer at 1:10:56 and the second

Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko Guest Artist Demonstration (Sept 28, 2017)
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Watch Helena Welling and Juha Saarikko, Finnish glassmakers from the Iittala factory, in a live narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. The glassmakers produced bird designs by internationally recognized designer Oiva Toikka.

Rob Stern Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Rob Stern create a large vase out of leaf shapes in this live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 17, 2017.

Davide Salvadore Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Davide Salvadore in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 10, 2017. See the final piece at 1:47:24.

Helen Tegeler Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Helen Tegeler, a member of the Hot Glass and Celebrity Cruise Ship Demo teams, demonstrates her talent as an artist.

Pavlína Čambalová Guest Artist Demonstration
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Pavlína Čambalová partners with gaffer George Kennard to make a blown glass vessel featuring one of her engraved glass designs.

Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck Guest Artist Demo (March 1, 2017)
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Collaborative partners since 2010, Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck are known for their intricate and beautifully formed goblets. Together, they own and operate Vetro Vero glassblowing and design studio in Pennsylvania. In this live-streamed Guest Artist demonstration, watch as they take a decorated

Guest Artist Demonstration: Jen Violette
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Watch Guest Artist Jen Violette in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. In this demo, Violette creates a large fern branch out of molten glass.