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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Mold Blowing
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By about AD 20, Roman workers had discovered that a bubble of molten glass could be lowered into a mold and then further inflated to fill the mold. In this way, the full-size vessel, complete with elaborate decoration, was made almost instantly.

Wendell Castle: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 17, 2010
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Designer Wendell Castle prototypes a design for martini glasses and pitcher set on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Michal Fronek: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Michal Fronek from Olgoj Chorchoj glass studio in the Czech Republic works at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2010 during Art Basel.

William Gudenrath- Artist's Choice Tour
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Glass artist William Gudenrath shares his love of one of his favorite pieces in the Corning Museum of Glass, Anthem of Joy by Vera Liskova (79.3.14).

60 Years- The Studio
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The Studio, which opened in 1996, is an internationally renowned teaching facility that offers classes in a variety of glassmaking techniques to students of all ages and skill levels. Artists and students come from all over the world to teach, to learn, and to create their own work in glass. The

HQ Version: How do you make the World's Largest Blown Glass Pumpkin?
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Make sure you watch this in HQ! Take 70 pounds of molten glass on the end of a blowpipe, lots of trial-and-error glassblowing sessions, and a team of highly-skilled glassmakers, and see what they come up with! At the Corning Museum of Glass in The Studio, a team of gaffers, led by George Kennard,

Studio Demonstrations: Martin Janecky
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Watch Studio instructor, Martin Janecky, demonstrate hot sculpting for his class, Blowing and Sculpting Inside the Bubble in June 2011.

Sigga Heimis: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Designer Sigga Heimis works with glassmakers from The Corning Museum of Glass to create glass eyes, brains and hearts on GlassLab at Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Glass Masters at Work: William Gudenrath
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Experience the genius of master glassmaker William Gudenrath in the latest installment of the Glass Masters at Work series. Like the others in the series, this film was shot at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass by award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Lehman.

Martin Janecky- Blown Sculpting
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Watch as glass artist Martin Janecky demonstrates blown sculpting as he creates one of his signature pieces.

Master Class 8: Working with Murrine with Davide Salvadore
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Davide Salvadore speaks of his profound love and respect for glass, and his family. He demonstrates working with murrine. Master Class VIII: Working with Murrine with Davide Salvadore (30 minute DVD presented by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass).

Tomoko Azumi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Tomoko Azumi describes describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

60 Years- Hot Glass around the World
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Outreach is an important part of the Museum's mission. Each year, the Museum's mobile hot shop travels to art fairs and other museums, providing live glassblowing demonstrations. An all-electric hot shop also sits on the top deck of three Celebrity Cruises ships, where Museum glassmakers

Paul Haigh: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 14, 2010
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Designer and architect Paul Haigh works with GlassLab, the mobile glass design program from The Corning Museum of Glass at the Vitra Design Museum during the Art Basel fair 2010. GlassLab brings designers together with glassmakers to offer them rare access to experimenting with hot glass and

Sigga Heimis: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Sigga Heimis describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Jeff Zimmerman: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 16, 2010
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June 16, 2010- Jeff Zimmerman provides a glass performance on GlassLab during the Vitra Design Museum's special event for Art Basel week.

Max Lamb: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 14, 2010
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Designer Max Lamb works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Katherine Gray at March 2010 2300°
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Katherine Gray talks about her work, her demonstration at the March 2010 2300 Degrees, and her new installation in the Museum's Contemporary Glass Gallery.

Stephen Burks: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Stephen Burks describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Nacho Carbonell: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2010
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Nacho Carbonell works on GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Barbara Etter: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to glass as a means to immediately prototype designs in front of a live audience. During Art Basel in June, 2011, GlassLab presented at the Vitra Design Museum. Designer Barbara Etter describes her experience with

Atelier Oi: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 15, 2010
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Atelier Oi prototypes glass design ideas at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum during Art Basel 2010.

Therman Statom at February 2300°
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Artist Therman Statom talks about his glassmaking demonstration at the Museum's February 2300 Degrees event and about his work in general. Statom has works in the Corning Museum of Glass permanent collection, and he also created an sculptural installation for the nearby Corning Incorporated

James Irvine: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer James Irvine describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

Rene Kung: GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum, June 2011
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Designer Rene Kung describes working at GlassLab at the Vitra Design Museum in June 2011 during Art Basel. GlassLab is a program from The Corning Museum of Glass that introduces designers to the material of glass.

(No sound) Façon de Venise Goblet
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This video shows the technique of making a Façon de Venise (a French term meaning "manner, or style, of Venice") goblet, an object in the exhibition Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500-1750, which was on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 20, 2004, to January 2, 2005.

(No sound) Nuremburg Goblet
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This video shows the technique of making a Nuremburg goblet, an object in the exhibition Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500--1750, which was on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 20, 2004, to January 2, 2005.

(No sound) Spanish Wine Glass
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This video shows the technique of making a Spanish wine glass, an object in the exhibition Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500-1750, which was on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 20, 2004, to January 2, 2005.

(No sound) St. Augustin (Rouen) Goblet
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This video shows the technique of making a St. Augustin (Rouen) Goblet, an object in the exhibition Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style 1500-1750, which was on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 20, 2004, to January 2, 2005.

Group Tours
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We make it easy to bring your group to The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy discounted group rates, free motorcoach parking spaces, and a convenient location halfway between New York City and Niagara Falls. End your visit with a trip through the international Museum Shops featuring original glass art

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