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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Dane Jack Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Dane Jack, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Laura Donefer Guest Artist Demonstration
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See guest artist Laura Donefer in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. 

Local Artists Panel | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable

Anna Riley Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Anna Riley demonstrates making an incalmo roundel for her class, COLORXFORM, which focuses on the dialogue between form and color in blown glass. Assisted by Courtney McCloskey. 

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

Aric Snee Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Aric Snee creates three blown glass vases, assisted by George Kennard and Ryan Doolittle. 

Megan Mathie Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Megan Mathie sculpts a goblet with a bumble bee.

Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Karina Guévin and Cédric Ginart demonstrate making a boro goblet with a frog, twisted cane, flowers and an anatomical heart.

Michael Rogers and Judy Tuwaletstiwa | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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Hear from artists Michael Rogers and Judy Tuwaletstiwa about their collaborative work as artists-in-residence at The Studio.

Hugh Salkind Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Hugh Salkind demonstrates for his class, Fine Tune Your Torch Fundamentals, the manipulation of solid borosilicate rod and tubing to create jewelry, marbles, and sculptures.

David Patchen Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch David Patchen's demo from the special GlassFest 2300° event. David Patchen took a glassmaking class in 2001 which would inspire a drastic career change and permanently alter his life’s direction. Transitioning out of the corporate marketing world and into the life of a professional

Suellen Fowler Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Suellen Fowler demonstrates making a small perfume bottle with stopper for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms.

Jeff Koons | Behind the Glass Lecture
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One of the most influential and controversial American artists active today, Jeff Koons elevates popular culture into a high art form. His artwork plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, and commerce by transforming banal objects such as “balloon dogs” or piles of Playdoh into monumental sculpture. He

Anna Mlasowsky Specialty Glass Residency
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"Even though I know glass well, and I've worked with it so much, I feel like I'm completely a beginner again—a beginner with knowledge—and I think this is a very different way of working then I've done so far," says artist Anna Mlasowsky about the Special Glass Residency, a

Namdoo Kim | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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Children in Korea today are like mass produced toys. They are meant to be all exactly alike, lacking individuality and quality of character, a whole society of people who are easily replaceable and hold little value as individuals, just like mass produced plastic toys or paper dolls

Fredrik Nielsen | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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I like to see it as, I know how to play, but I choose not to play the way that I learned. Fredrik Nielsen is a Swedish artist with a unique flair for experimentation, combining aspects of pop culture such as graffiti, music, videos, and performance into his glass art. His strong desire to push the

George Kennard Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as George Kennard demonstrates for his class, Multiple Gathers, which focused on creating larger-scale work with an emphasis on the mechanics of safely controlling larger amounts of glass, utilizing the bench, working with a torch, moving correctly, and team coordination.

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

Omnichannel Retail | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 5: Omnichannel Retail Allegra Burnette, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Unified E-Commerce Experience | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 6: Unified E-Commerce Experience Ron Schroer, Manager of eBusiness & Retail Projects at the Australian War Memorial Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Exploring Art and Commerce in Phygital Spaces | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 1: Exploring Art and Commerce in Phygital Spaces Michele Tobin, Former Retail Director of the Walker Art Center Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Enabling Mobile Solutions for Museum Staff | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 2: Enabling Mobile Solutions for Museum Staff Diana Pan, Chief Technology Officer at the Museum of Modern Art Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 3: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Leo Ballate, Chief Technology Officer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Digital Ticketing | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 4: Digital Ticketing Catherine Devine, Chief Digital Officer at the American Museum of Natural History Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Collections, Content & Online Revenue | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 7: Collections, Content & Online Revenue Matthew Majeski, Director of Digital & Emerging Media at The Henry Ford Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

Davide Salvadore Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Davide Salvadore demonstrates for his class, Creating and Using Murrine, how to create complex murrine and cane designs, and how to use techniques such as incalmo and rotations of the axis.

Why Volunteer at The Corning Museum Of Glass?
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Learn, Grow, Share – Become a Volunteer at The Corning Museum of Glass. Volunteering at The Corning Museum of Glass is an exciting and enriching way to make a difference and get involved in your community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, and provide ongoing training and support.

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.

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,

60 Years- Architectural Changes
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The campus of The Corning Museum of Glass is a collection of modern glass architecture, influenced by three generations of architects, each with the goal of creating a fluid space and incorporating glass wherever possible. This video features Laurie Hawkinson, architect.

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