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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Glass Rocket Dog
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In this You Design It; We Make It! demo, glassmaker Chris Rochelle creates Carter W.'s drawing of a Rocket Dog named Scooter. See the final piece starting at 1:39:36. Subscribe to be notified of live streams https://www.youtube.com/corningmuseumofglass Have an idea you'd like to see made

Bring the Heat: Chris Rochelle makes glass goblets with mesmerizing air-twist pattern stems
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Watch Chris Rochelle create air-twist patterns in glass that become the stems of intricate goblets. This old and complex technique involves trapping lines of air in a gather of glass and twisting it to create a mesmerizing spiral effect. Joined by a trusted team of gaffers, this demo will rely

You Design It; We Make It! Glass animal named Faith designed by Lorelai made by Helen Tegeler
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In this You Design It; We Make It! demo, Helen Tegeler brings Lorelai's design to life. Lorelai says, "This is a shrubmatailt. It’s a sheep with a carrot nose, butterfly wings, rabbit ears and black hearts on her fur. Her name is Faith. Her wings are red inside and the outside is rainbow

Bring the Heat: Eric Goldschmidt creates a flameworked figure
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There’s something magical about watching a master at work. Unparalleled expertise and skillful execution combine to inspire awe in anyone who observes an artist “in the zone.” Glassmakers who work in the Museum’s Amphitheater Hot Shop are some of the world’s most talented artists working in glass

Bring the Heat: Guggenheim Cup by Jeff Mack
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Watch CMoG’s master glassmaker, Jeff Mack, create a replica of the elaborate Guggenheim Cup, thought to have originally been made in Venice in the 17th century. Inspired by a version made by Giuseppe Barovier in the late 1880s, which now resides in CMoG’s collection, Jeff creates his own iteration

Bring the Heat: Cat Burns makes her TikTok famous Rainbow Unity Pumpkin- 2020 CMoG Annual Pumpkin
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You may know Cat Burns as the TikTok sensation and maker of the 2020 Unity Pumpkin, but she is also a local and frequent glassblower at the Museum and The Studio here in Corning, NY. With her pumpkin of the year in such high demand, Cat demonstrates the colorful design and describes her thought

Looking at Windows | Connected by Glass
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For two thousand years, windows have provided light, insulation, and visibility between interior and exterior spaces. The strength, transparency, durability, and beauty of glass make it an ideal material to make buildings a little less dark and a little more open. Especially during the time of

Election Transparency | Connected by Glass (discussing the glass ballot box)
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In the mid-19th century, widespread political corruption and questions about who had the right to vote led to an intriguing invention: the glass ballot box. The transparency of this glass ballot box literally shows that a person’s vote will be counted; metaphorically, this transparency conveys the

Designers Who Shape Steuben | Connected by Glass (a conversation with Steuben Glass designers)
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Synonymous with “crystal clear,” Steuben has been a cornerstone of American design since 1903. From extensive art pieces to delicate hand coolers, sleek barware, holiday ornaments and everything in between, pieces of Steuben have graced homes and been central to special occasions for decades. And

You Design It; We Make It! | Home for the Holidays
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The holidays are upon us, and we want to channel the warm, cozy feelings that come with them. Send us your drawing of something that means “home” to you during the holidays.

Bring the Heat Demonstration: Winter Wonderland by Helen Tegeler
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Unleash your creativity and show us your wild side. Whether you create a silly character, a topsy-turvy cup or bowl, or something else entirely, we want to see your imagination at work!

You Design It; We Make It | Weird, Wacky Wednesday
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Unleash your creativity and show us your wild side. Whether you create a silly character, a topsy-turvy cup or bowl, or something else entirely, we want to see your imagination at work!

You Design It; We Make It | Color, Color Everywhere
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Artists love experimenting with color and glass provides an excellent canvas. Now, we want to see how color inspires your creativity! Submit a drawing and our glassmakers will choose one idea and make that piece during our live demo.

Bring the Heat Demonstration: Air-Twist Patterns by Chris Rochelle
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In our new live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live steam of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

Connected by Glass: Designers Who Shape Steuben
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Synonymous with “crystal clear,” Steuben has been a cornerstone of American design since 1903. From extensive art pieces to delicate hand coolers, sleek barware, holiday ornaments and everything in between, pieces of Steuben have graced homes and been central to special occasions for decades. And

Bring the Heat Demonstration: 2020 Unity Pumpkin by Cat Burns
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You may know Cat Burns as the TikTok sensation and maker of the 2020 Unity Pumpkin, but she is also a local and frequent glassblower at the Museum and The Studio. With her pumpkin of the year in such high demand, Cat will be demonstrating the colorful design and describing the thought process

Bring the Heat: George Kennard makes an incalmo glass vase live
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Watch Master Glassmaker George Kennard create a decorative vase inspired by the flameworked glass of Kurt Wallstab. Using the incalmo technique, Kennard will combine various patterned and colored bubbles to create a piece drawing from the styling of Wallstab’s famous “Montage” works. See the final

You Design It; We Make It! | Scarecrow by Elana M. and Helen Tegeler
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You Design It; We Make It! is going virtual this fall at CMoG! You asked, we listened! Exciting changes are coming to our popular You Design It; We Make It program, which has been a staple of our on-site hot glass demonstrations for nearly two decades. Families have often asked us if they can send

You Design It; We Make It! Hot Cocoa glass goblet designed by Kexlee made by Chris Rochelle
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Kexlee G., age 9, designed a hot cocoa goblet for gaffer Chris Rochelle to bring to life. "This is my hot cocoa goblet complete with mini marshmallows, pretty pink straw, and mini marshmallows ladder. They all have super cute eyes to add to the "aww" factor!" says Kexlee. Watch

Glass Pumpkins
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Pick your own glass pumpkin at https://shops.cmog.org The Shops Virtual Farmer's Market is happening now! We have lined up videos featuring our local makers and their pumpkin making process.

Watch With the Artist: Megan Stelljes Guest Artist Demonstration at 2300
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Raghvi Bhatia | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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”The first glass seed beads were made in southern India around the 5th century,” said Bhatia. ”Often used as currency by European traders, these beads became a vehicle for colonialism, while indigenous communities across the world adopted and seamlessly incorporated the bead into existing religious

Watch With The Artist: Dan Friday Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Connected by Glass: The Glassmakers of Murano
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The island of Murano, off the coast of Venice, Italy, has been known for its incredible glass industry and culture since the 13th century. With traditions that have stood the test of time, the glassmakers of Murano were perhaps as capable as any to face the unprecedented difficulties brought about

Watch With the Artist: Catherine Ayers Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they sculpt a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master glassmaker and member of CMoG's

Connected by Glass: Microscopic Worlds
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Glass has an extraordinary ability to help us see into worlds beyond the one that’s visible to the naked eye. Our universe expands through lenses of glass—whether it’s into the depths of space, or the realm of the microscopic. In this unprecedented moment, we all have a heightened awareness of the

Watch With The Artist: SALT
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece a piece of glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master flameworker Salt on Wednesday,

Connected by Glass: Reconnecting with the Collection
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As The Corning Museum of Glass reopens its doors to the public, visitors are getting reacquainted with the vast and varied objects in our collection—and so are our staff members! Meet several people on our team who are closest to the collection and draw inspiration from it. Learn about their

Glass Masters at Work: William Gudenrath
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Experience the genius of master glassmaker William Gudenrath in this installment of the Glass Masters at Work series, filmed at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass by award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman in 2010. Until now, this film has only been available on DVD. Watch the

Glass Masters at Work: Lino Tagliapietra
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Lino Tagliapietra is an extraordinary artist, acknowledged widely as the best glassblower in the world. His work is noted for its complexity, elegance, and visual poetry. Tagliapietra has had a lasting impact on American studio glassblowing. Born on the island of Murano, he worked as an assistant

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