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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.

John Zinner Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Guest Artist John Zinner in this narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on April 30. Zinner, a flameworker from Lauscha, Germany, creates a new figurative sculpture inspired by mythical creatures and nature. See the final piece starting at 1:57:26. Born into a family with a

Studio Demonstrations: Jim Byrnes
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Watch Jim Byrnes demonstrate for his Studio course, Beginning Flameworking. Students will be guided through sequential exercises designed to target specific skills. As students become familiar with a few skills, they will begin to combine them. The goal of the class is to equip students with an

Studio Demonstrations: Davide Salvadore
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Watch Davide Salvadore demonstrate for his Studio course, Creating and Using Murrine, the Muranese technique called tociar piere —the roll-up technique. It consists of putting a composition of canes, murrine, tesserae, etc., on an iron plate, fusing them together in the glory hole, then rolling the