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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.

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Mold Blowing
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By about AD 20, Roman workers had discovered that a bubble of molten glass could be lowered into a mold and then further inflated to fill the mold. In this way, the full-size vessel, complete with elaborate decoration, was made almost instantly.

Wendell Castle: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 17, 2010
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Designer Wendell Castle prototypes a design for martini glasses and pitcher set on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Michal Fronek: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Michal Fronek from Olgoj Chorchoj glass studio in the Czech Republic works at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2010 during Art Basel.

One Step Closer: The Iron Glassblower
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A little more than 2,000 years ago, a Roman glassworker did something that dramatically changed the course of history. He blew a puff of air through a hollow rod into a gob of hot glass. The gob inflated into a bubble. At that moment, glassblowing was born. Glassblowing provided a way to make

Group Tours
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We make it easy to bring your group to The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy discounted group rates, free motorcoach parking spaces, and a convenient location halfway between New York City and Niagara Falls. End your visit with a trip through the international Museum Shops featuring original glass art

Moritz Waldemeyer: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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Designer Moritz Waldemeyer describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Alex Hochstrasser: 2011 GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum
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Designer Alex Hochstrasser describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Christopher Lydon at March 2012 2300°
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Philadelphia-based artist Christopher Lydon makes organically inspired sculptural and vessel forms as well as works with intense color contrasts that reference street art and anime. At 2300°: Blues in March 2012, he made a glass guitar modeled on BB King's signature guitar, Lucille.

Anne Gant at 2300°: Fire and Wine (January 19, 2012)
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Anne Gant is one of the few glass artists to work on paper. Watch as she uses hot glass to make prints and drawings in a fascinating combination of glassblowing and printing or drawing with glass. First, two glassmakers sculpt hot glass into shapes and lines. While the glass is still scorching hot

Studio Demonstrations: Erica Rosenfeld & Leo Tecosky
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Watch Erica Rosenfeld and Leo Tecosky demonstrate for their Studio course, Cross Pollination, which focused on combining hot, warm, and cold techniques to create intricately patterned 2-D and 3-D work.

DH McNabb at November 2011 2300°
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Emerging artist D.H. McNabb's work has been shaped by his experiences working with many studio glass artists. At 2300° in November 2011, he explored folding "paper" airplanes out of sheet glass, and took advantage of the camera inside the furnace to expose the usually secluded space.

Rene Kung: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Rene Kung describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Atelier Oi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 15, 2010
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Atelier Oi prototypes glass design ideas at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Therman Statom at February 2300°
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Artist Therman Statom talks about his glassmaking demonstration at the Museum's February 2300 Degrees event and about his work in general. Statom has works in the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection, and he also created an sculptural installation for the nearby Corning Incorporated

Stephen Burks: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Stephen Burks describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Nacho Carbonell: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Nacho Carbonell works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Sigga Heimis: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Sigga Heimis describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Jeff Zimmerman: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 16, 2010
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June 16, 2010- Jeff Zimmerman provides a glass performance on GlassLab during the Vitra Design Museum's special event for Art Basel week.

Barbara Etter: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to glass as a means to immediately prototype designs in front of a live audience. During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Barbara Etter describes her experience with

James Irvine: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer James Irvine describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Max Lamb: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 14, 2010
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Designer Max Lamb works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Katherine Gray at March 2010 2300°
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Katherine Gray talks about her work, her demonstration at the March 2010 2300˚, and her new installation in the Museum's Contemporary Glass Gallery.

Paul Haigh: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 14, 2010
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Designer and architect Paul Haigh works with GlassLab, the mobile glass design program from The Corning Museum of Glass at the Vitra Design Museum during the Art Basel fair 2010. GlassLab brings designers together with glassmakers to offer them rare access to experimenting with hot glass and

Sigga Heimis: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Designer Sigga Heimis works with glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass to create glass eyes, brains and hearts on GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Tomoko Azumi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Tomoko Azumi describes describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Tools of the Glassmaker
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Pictured below are the basic tools used by glassblowers working "at the furnace" (as opposed to those working "at the lamp" — "flameworking" or "lampworking"). They are pretty much unchanged since the first century A.D. Incredibly, a Roman-period worker could

William Gudenrath- Artist's Choice Tour
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Glass artist William Gudenrath shares his love of one of his favorite pieces in the Corning Museum of Glass, Anthem of Joy by Vera Liskova (79.3.14).

60 Years- The Studio
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The Studio, which opened in 1996, is an internationally renowned teaching facility that offers classes in a variety of glassmaking techniques to students of all ages and skill levels. Artists and students come from all over the world to teach, to learn, and to create their own work in glass. The

HQ Version: How do you make the World's Largest Blown Glass Pumpkin?
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Make sure you watch this in HQ! Take 70 pounds of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, lots of trial-and-error glassblowing sessions, and a team of highly-skilled glassmakers, and see what they come up with! At the Corning Museum of Glass in The Studio, a team of gaffers, led by George Kennard,

Studio Demonstrations: Martin Janecky
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Watch Studio instructor, Martin Janecky, demonstrate hot sculpting for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble in June 2011.

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