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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Introduction to Venetian Techniques with William Gudenrath | Master Class Series, Volume II
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Produced from 1998 to 2014, each video in The Studio’s Master Class Series presents a portrait of an artist and teaches a glassworking technique. Until now, these 30-minute videos have only been available on DVD. In Volume II, William Gudenrath provides instruction in the basics of Venetian

Guest Artist Demonstration: Bertil Vallien (no sound)
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Note: This Guest Artist Demonstration was originally posted in 2015 but was removed due to copyright issues with the music that was playing in the hot shop. We're sharing it now again with no sound and hope you enjoy watching this master artist at work. Renowned artist Bertil Vallien

Watch with the Artist: Austin Stern
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece in our Amphitheater Hot Shop? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us for the Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as we

Glass Skills with Bill
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Bill Gudenrath shows how you can practice glassblowing from home. In this video, Bill demonstrates gathering glass- with honey and a chopstick! William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through

Practicing Furnace Glassblowing at the Kitchen Table: Shear-Trimming Lips
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Bill Gudenrath shows how you can practice glassblowing from home. In this video, Bill demonstrates shear-tripping lips with cardboard and scissors. William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt

Glass Furnace White Noise | Over 3 Hours | Virtual Fireplace
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Here's your ultimate white noise and virtual fireplace video for relaxing, studying, or sleeping. We've put together footage from past glassmaking demos for over 3 hours of just what's happening inside the reheating furnace. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm glow! Learn how a

Watch with the Artist: Deborah Czeresko
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece in our Amphitheater Hot Shop? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Deborah Czeresko, winner of the acclaimed Blown Away series on Netflix, will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Give Today and #GatherForCMoG
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On May 5, 2020, join the global movement Giving Tuesday Now. In response to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 closure on our Museum, we will #GatherForCMoG as part of a global movement called #GivingTuesdayNow. We need your support now more than ever. Your gift helps us preserve our

Watch with the Artist: Kristina Logan and Jeff Mack
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. In this demonstration from January 2020, guest artist Kristina Logan partners with Museum glassworker Jeff Mack to

Watch with the Artist: Eusheen Goines
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Paperweight Pals Read Along with Karol Wight
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Join author Karol Wight as she reads Paperweight Pals! Explore shapes, colors, and numbers through 10 paperweights from The Corning Museum of Glass collection in this fun children's book. #OperationReadAloud #ReadWithMe Dr. Karol Wight, the Museum's President and Executive Director,

Watch with the Artist: Catherine Labonté
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Watch with the Artist: Bill Gudenrath Studio Demonstration
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Watch with the Artist: Bill Gudenrath Studio Demonstration
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Watch with the Artist: Eric Meek Guest Artist Demonstration
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We're excited to introduce a new series on the channel! Since we can't bring you live streams at this time, we'll be hosting weekly Watch with the Artist live events. Join the featured artist in watching their past live stream, along with other Museum glassmakers, who will all be

Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Tall sculpture (2016)
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Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. NOTE: There is no room/hotshop sound, but there is the audio from the narrator starting at 8:29, which you’ll then hear randomly as they share what’s going on in

Arts in Education: A Matrix of Possibilities for Human Creativity | Behind the Glass Lecture
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James Haywood Rolling, Jr. is the current President-Elect of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Chair of the new NAEA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Commission. He was inducted as part of the 2017 class of NAEA Distinguished Fellows in recognition of a career of exemplary

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, bookseller. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97629 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed for John Martyn, 1667. [36], 246, [10] p., xxxviii leaves of plates (chiefly folded): ill.; 30

Janusz Poźniak Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Blown Away finalist Janusz Poźniak's demo from the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Friday, February 21. Note that we were unable to include a shot of the final piece out of the annealer, but you can see other completed works by Poźniak on his website https://www.januszpozniak.com Janusz Poźniak

Eric Goldschmidt Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Watch Eric Goldschmidt demonstrate the creation of a cup and foot from borosilicate glass and assemble them with a pre-made stem. An exceptional narrator, Goldschmidt will describe and demonstrate the proper use of diamond shears and jacks in flameworking applications, in addition to the

Mark Peiser: From There to Here and Back Again | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Since 1967 when Mark Peiser became involved with the Studio Glass Movement, he has been recognized for his unique approach and accomplishments. His investigation of the expressive implications of glass properties led to distinctive bodies of work, including the Palomar series. In this lecture,

Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Multi-colored sculpture (2016)
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Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. Tagliapietra is recognized the world over as a master of traditional techniques, a teacher who has shaped the world of contemporary glass, and an artist who

Lino Tagliapietra Guest Artist Demonstration | Blue vase (2016)
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Watch a never-before-released demonstration with Venetian glass Maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop in 2016. NOTE: There is no room/hotshop sound, but there is the audio from the narrator starting at 6:02, which you’ll then hear randomly as they share what’s going on in

Janusz Poźniak Guest Artist Live Stream
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Blown Away finalist Janusz Poźniak's demo will be streamed live from the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Friday, February 21 at 2 pm Eastern. Image courtesy of marblemedia

Clare Belfrage Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Watch as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, The Nature of Things, the expressive uses of color and pattern in the hot shop. Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine glass threads to draw complex linear patterns on the surface of

Kristina Logan Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Guest Artist Kristina Logan partners with Museum glassworker Jeff Mack to create a glass goblet using one of Logan's signature style beads as the stem. See the final goblets starting at 2:00:28. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater

Eric Goldschmidt Studio Live Stream
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Watch Eric Goldschmidt demonstrate on February 12 at 11 am Eastern for his class, Goblets as a Tool for Growth, the creation of a cup and foot from borosilicate glass and assemble them with a pre-made stem. An exceptional narrator, Goldschmidt will describe and demonstrate the proper use of diamond

Cat Burns Live-streamed Studio Demonstration
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Students in Cat Burns’ glassblowing class, Playcation!, learn through experimentation. In this live streamed demonstration, Burns rolls up a pre-fused pâte de verre design on to the surface of a bubble, the culmination of her own years of experimentation in the hot shop. See the final piece out of

Max Erlacher Live-streamed Studio Demonstration (January 2020)
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Watch this rare opportunity to see Steuben Glass Master Engraver Max Erlacher demonstrate for his class, Engraving and Cold Working Techniques. Erlacher will share his knowledge of copper, stone, and diamond engraving, and cold working techniques. See the final engravings starting at 39:23. Take a

Clare Belfrage Studio Live Stream
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Watch on February 5 at 11 am Eastern as Clare Belfrage demonstrates for her class, The Nature of Things, the expressive uses of color and pattern in the hot shop. Inspired by experiences of detail in nature, Belfrage’s work has been distinguished by the use of fine glass threads to draw complex

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