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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.

December 2300° Guest Artist Demo featuring Todd Ortega, Nikolai Morse, Jason Howard & Scott Griffin
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Happy Holidays from The Corning Museum of Glass! Watch the demo from the December 2018 2300° event featuring Todd Ortega, Nikolai Morse, Jason Howard, and Scott Griffin. In this demo, they construct a glass holiday tree with ornaments. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists

Simone Crestani Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Simone Crestani demonstrates sculpting glass on a boro glass blowpipe on July 26, 2018 in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Crestani is dedicated to research and innovation and has used his experience to break away from the traditional glassmaking of Murano. Crestani now works borosilicate glass

Fred Kahl Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Fred Kahl make a sculpture using cast glass shapes during his Guest Artist demo for 2300°: GlassFest on May 24, 2018. See the final piece out of the annealer starting at 1:37:28. Fred Kahl, or ‘The Great Fredini’ as he is known, is a New York City-based artist (and magician) who

Courtney Dodd Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Guest Artist Courtney Dodd make a large, white vase during her demo in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on June 21, 2018. See the finished vase starting at 1:23:24. Courtney Dodd is a full-time artist who lives and works in the mountains of Bakersville, North Carolina. She's worked for Devin

Dan Friday Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as guest artist Dan Friday creates a bear totem out of glass during his Guest Artist Demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. See the final object out of the annealer at 3:27:25. The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These

Mark Matthews Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as sphere expert Mark Matthews creates a blue marble with cane decoration as his Guest Artist demonstration for Marvelous Marble Day. See the final object out of the annealer starting at 2:03:47. Matthews has become internationally recognized for his mastery of the glass sphere. The sphere,

Ben Edols Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Ben Edols creates a large vessel with cane decoration and cherry-red dots in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. See the final object out of the annealer at 1:36:01. After earning his postgraduate diploma from the Canberra School of Art in 1992, Edols traveled across and worked extensively in the

Robin & Julia Rogers Guest Artist Demonstration
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The Guest Artist Series features world-class visiting artists at work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. These special, extended demonstrations provide a fascinating peek at the techniques, artistry, and improvisation that comprise contemporary glassmaking. Our own Hot Glass Demo Team assists and

Nisha Bansil Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch Guest Artist Nisha Bansil collaborate with musician Simon Bjarning for this can’t-miss performance at the December 2300° event, which featured a flame-dancing Rubens’ tube and blown glass with patterns generated by sound. See the first piece made out of the annealer at 1:10:56 and the second