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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.

Karen LaMonte | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Working in the Czech Republic, Karen LaMonte casts life-size glass figures using the lost-wax method to create a detailed mold of a carefully chosen dress. “You read aspects of character by the way a person dresses. I started thinking of the human body and its relationship to clothing as a dialogue

Anna Mlasowsky | Behind the Glass
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Anna Mlasowsky focuses her curiosity on studying the traditions and habits of glassmaking. “The way we evaluate a material and use its properties is defined by preconceived opinions and boundaries set by traditions,” said Mlasowsky. Her work seeks to challenge pre-formed behaviors and raise

Toots Zynsky | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Toots Zynsky is known for her distinctive filet de verre (glass thread) vessels, which are unique explorations of color and form. Their exceptional designs are achieved through an interweaving of painting and sculpture. In her lecture, Zynsky shares her creative process and sources for inspiration,

SPACE: Real and Imagined | Tom Patti: Behind the Glass
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In his Behind the Glass lecture, SPACE: Real and Imagined, Tom Patti, who recently completed a Specialty Glass Residency in Corning, discusses his life and projects, including work created during his residency. Patti is the second artist to have completed this residency program, which is offered to

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