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.

Garble Nar Blar by Reed | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Reed, age 13. Watch as gaffer Heather Spiewak brings Garble Nar Blar the alien dog to life. See Garble Nar Blar out of the annealer starting at 1:26:10. See a photo of the drawing and the final piece on Facebook. Visit The Corning Museum of Glass to try

Caleb's Whale with Balloons | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Caleb, age 11. He says, "It's a whale flying with balloons living his dreams." Watch as gaffer Aaron Jack brings Caleb's design to life. Visit Facebook to see Caleb's drawing with the final piece. Visit The Corning Museum of Glass

Samantha's Thinking Cap | You Design It; We Make It
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The summer's last You Design It; We Make It! comes from Samantha, age 10. She says, "My drawing is a thinking cap and I filled it with all my designs." Watch as gaffer Tom Ryder brings Samantha's design to life.

Bob by Liana | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Liana, age 17. His name is Bob.

Kendel's Planet | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Kendel, age 11.

D.H.'s Dinosaur | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Lewis Olson bring D.H.'s design to life!

Rob the Space Alien by Rogan | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Rogan, age 11. He says: "This is Rob, a space alien. He's taking his driver's test. His favorite food is noodles. Wish him luck on his driver's test."

Jason's Whale | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Helen Tegeler bring to life the design of a whale drawn by Jason, age 15. He says: I have always wanted to be a diver. I dream about being a whale and swimming in the deepest part of the ocean. The whale's name is Whalley and he is always free and happy.

Sean's fish bowl | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Jeff Mack bring to life the design of a fish bowl with two fish drawn by Sean, age 47. 

Emma's Deer | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Megan creates Emma's alliterative design: Lily the deer on a leaf licking a lollipop. 

Erin's Lion | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Helen Tegeler brings Erin's lion to life in glass. See the drawing and final sculpture together see photo

Justina's Pineapple | You Design It; We Make It
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Visit The Corning Museum of Glass to try your hand at designing your own glass masterpiece. With You Design It, We Make It!, glassmaking comes alive for Museum guests of all ages. This popular hands-on program is available during the summer and some school breaks. See Justina's drawing with

You Design It, We Make It
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Try your hand at designing your own glass masterpiece. With You Design It, We Make It!, glassmaking comes alive for Museum guests of all ages. You Design It, We Make It! is a popular program available during the summer and some school breaks at The Corning Museum of Glass. Design a work on paper,