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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.

The Making of "Blown Away" Panel Discussion
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Want to know what goes into creating the first-ever glassblowing competition show? Hear from the creators, contestants, a guest judge, and the host, and get the inside scoop on the making of Netflix's hottest new show. Host: Nick Uhas Contestants: Annette Sheppard and Momoko "Momo"

Glass Tension and the Prince Rupert’s Drop
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Prince Rupert’s Drops are incredibly strong, but they have an Achilles' heel. That’s why Prince Rupert who created them thought they’d make for excellent party tricks. Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass safely shows "Blown Away" host Nick Uhas how this unique glass shape,

How Tough Can Glass Be?
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Host of "Blown Away," Nick Uhas, gets his mind blown when tough glass explodes. Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass introduces him to the tension and compression stress found in the egg-shaped Bologna phial named for the city it was created in: Bologna, Italy.

Wait…That Cold Glass is Hot?
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Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass demonstrates how glass that may look cold can still be hot enough to do some damage—or pop some “Corn-ing” popcorn, which host Nick Uhas enjoys on the set of "Blown Away."

What Happens When Glass Cools Too Quickly?
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Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass makes a lovely glass vase for Nick Uhas from "Blown Away." But Nick soon finds out why annealing (slow cooling) is an important part of the glassmaking process. Learn more: https://www.cmog.org/article/annealing-glass

How Do You Color Glass?
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Nick Uhas from Blown Away works with Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass to learn how to apply color to clear glass. It’s as simple as putting sprinkles on a sweet treat!

Tools are a Glassmaker’s Friend
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Glassmakers use very humble tools to shape a material hotter than lava. Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass shows "Blown Away" host Nick Uhas some of a glassmaker’s trusty sidekicks. Learn more: https://www.cmog.org/article/tools-glassmaker

What it Takes to Blow a Glass Bubble
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Think you need lungs of steel? Not quite! Nick Uhas, host of "Blown Away," learns how to blow a glass bubble with Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass.

Deborah Czeresko Guest Artist Demonstration (August 2019)
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Watch Deborah Czeresko, the winner of Blown Away, create a large scale muffler in glass. See the final piece starting at 1:25:39. Deborah Czeresko’s work originates from personal experience influenced by the complexities of modern day political and social ideas. https://www.cmog.org/bio/deborah

Deborah Czeresko Guest Artist Demonstration (October 2019)
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Watch Deborah Czeresko, the winner of Blown Away on Netflix, create a large scale muffler in glass. See the final piece starting at 2:08:42. Deborah Czeresko’s work originates from personal experience influenced by the complexities of modern day political and social ideas. https://www.cmog.org/bio

Patrick Primeau Guest Artist Demonstration
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See Guest Artist Patrick Primeau, a contestant from the art glass competition show Blown Away on Netflix, in this narrated demonstration from the Amphitheater Hot Shop on September 1. Patrick and Caroline Ouellette created a three-piece incalmo vessel. See the final piece starting at 2:03:37.

Getting Started as a Glassblower
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There are many ways to become a glassblower—at art schools, through apprenticeships, or even at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Blown Away resident evaluator Katherine Gray and Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass discuss how they got their start blowing glass.

How Contemporary Artists Find Their Fire at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Corning, New York, is synonymous with glass—and many artists find their way to this small town nestled in the Finger Lakes. Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass explains how the Museum supports artists sculpting their own path in contemporary glassmaking.

Behind the Scenes of Blown Away
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For the final episode of the Netflix original series Blown Away, The Corning Museum of Glass was invited onto the set and into the spotlight. The Museum's senior manager of hot glass programs, Eric Meek, served as the guest evaluator, bringing six talented glassmakers from the Museum's

What is Glass Made Of?
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Have you ever wondered what glass is made of? So has host Nick Uhas! Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass talks about the basic ingredients found in all that beautiful glass made on Blown Away. Learn more in this article, What is Glass?

The Corning Museum of Glass Partners with Blown Away
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The Corning Museum of Glass was involved in Blown Away from concept to reality. Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, explains how that partnership culminated into a special last episode in the first season.

Blown Away by the Possibilities of Glass
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It’s easy to overlook glass in our everyday life. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from Blown Away, and Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, talk about how they hope Blown Away helps people see glass in a new light.

Want to Try Glassmaking Yourself?
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After watching Blown Away, you’ll be inspired to try glassmaking yourself! Luckily, there are lots of opportunities. Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, offers tips on how new glass enthusiasts can learn glassmaking.

Exploring Glass as a Creative Material
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Despite 35 centuries of glass history, artists have only been exploring the material’s creative potential for mere decades. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from Blown Away, and Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, talk about the beginning of the Studio Glass Movement and its

What’s The Blown Away Residency?
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The Blown Away  prize package includes a residency at The Corning Museum of Glass. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator, and Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass, discuss the details of the residency and why it’s so special.

Katherine Gray Talks About Her Personal Work
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Blown Away resident evaluator Katherine Gray is fascinated by how we interact with glass. Joined by Susie J. Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Katherine discusses her inspirations and her new work, " Iridescent Aura Diptych II," which is one

Corning’s Current Exhibition: "New Glass Now"
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Blown Away  shines a spotlight on contemporary glass artists. New Glass Now, the current major exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass, showcases what’s happening in glass today. Katherine Gray, Blown Away  resident evaluator, hears about the exhibition from curator, Susie J. Silbert.

Contemporary Glass, Right Now
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Contemporary artists are constantly pushing the boundaries of what glass can do. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from  Blown Away, and Susie J. Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, discuss how art made in glass has evolved over recent decades.

How Experimentation has Shaped Glass
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Over the years, form, technique, and aesthetics have evolved in glass. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from Blown Away, and Susie J. Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, discuss these shifts and how artists’ experimentation has shaped the work being