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 Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Wayne Strattman Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Wayne Strattman demonstrates for his class, Glass and Lighting Techniques, which focuses on making flameworked sculptures with neon, plasma sculpture, incandescent bulbs, glow discharge sculptures, “crackle” devices, “lightning” displays, electroluminescent displays, kinetic displays

Davide Salvadore Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Davide Salvadore in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 10, 2017. See the final piece at 1:47:24.

Kendel's Planet | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Kendel, age 11.

D.H.'s Dinosaur | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Lewis Olson bring D.H.'s design to life!

John Kobuki Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as John Kobuki creates a flower marble featuring a lily.

Jared Rosenacker Guest Artist Demonstration
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Jared Rosenacker became fascinated with glass while attending Bowling Green State University. He was captivated by its power and shifted his focus to the arts, an unexpected venture that continually reveals deeper layers of meaning. For him, a correlation exists between transforming the glass into

Rob the Space Alien by Rogan | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Rogan, age 11. He says: "This is Rob, a space alien. He's taking his driver's test. His favorite food is noodles. Wish him luck on his driver's test."

Jason's Whale | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Helen Tegeler bring to life the design of a whale drawn by Jason, age 15. He says: I have always wanted to be a diver. I dream about being a whale and swimming in the deepest part of the ocean. The whale's name is Whalley and he is always free and happy.

Corning Museum of Glass Live
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Watch as John Kobuki makes a marble with an encased lily using the compression technique for his class at The Studio.

Martin Janecky Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Martin Janecky creates a skull out of glass using his signature sculpting techniques.

Helen Tegeler Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Helen Tegeler, a member of the Hot Glass and Celebrity Cruise Ship Demo teams, demonstrates her talent as an artist.

Pavlína Čambalová Guest Artist Demonstration
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Pavlína Čambalová partners with gaffer George Kennard to make a blown glass vessel featuring one of her engraved glass designs.

Sean's fish bowl | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Jeff Mack bring to life the design of a fish bowl with two fish drawn by Sean, age 47. 

David Schnuckel Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as David Schnuckel creates a series of goblets in this non-typical glassblowing demonstration. Assisted by Tom Zogas, special guest narration by the Museum's chief scientist Jane Cook.

Emma's Deer | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Megan creates Emma's alliterative design: Lily the deer on a leaf licking a lollipop. 

Emilio Santini Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, how students can learn to realize their personal creativity through torch work, after being introduced to various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Virtual Water
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Brad Copping's Virtual Water was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

SYN
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Aesa Bjork's SYN was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

Euplectella
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Matthew Szosz's  Euplectella was selected for New Glass Review 32 (2011).

Loren Stump Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Loren Stump demonstrates for his class, Flameworking Using Ultimate Details, advanced murrine techniques, including color blending, design analysis, shaded components, and assembling and pulling cane to produce Franchini-style shaded faces.

Erin's Lion | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Helen Tegeler brings Erin's lion to life in glass. See the drawing and final sculpture together see photo

Expanding Horizons Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch the Expanding Horizons group with special guest Laura Donefer in this live-streamed demo from The Studio. Expanding Horizons is a week-long program for underserved teens who are top students in their glassblowing classes. The program is supported by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Learn

Dane Jack Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Dane Jack, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Caleb's Whale with Balloons | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Caleb, age 11. He says, "It's a whale flying with balloons living his dreams." Watch as gaffer Aaron Jack brings Caleb's design to life. See Caleb's drawing with the final piece: https://www.facebook.com/corningmuseumofglass/photos

Laura Donefer Guest Artist Demonstration
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See guest artist Laura Donefer in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. 

Local Artists Panel | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable

Master Class 9: Casting Glass With Daniel Clayman (Trailer)
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Daniel Clayman creates large-scale, cast-glass minimalist sculptures that evoke familiar objects and capture space and volume, transforming intangible light and shadow into the tangible. In this DVD, Clayman takes viewers through the process of kiln casting with glass, including creating the

Anna Riley Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Anna Riley demonstrates making an incalmo roundel for her class, COLORXFORM, which focuses on the dialogue between form and color in blown glass. Assisted by Courtney McCloskey. 

Justina's Pineapple | You Design It; We Make It
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Visit The Corning Museum of Glass to try your hand at designing your own glass masterpiece. With You Design It, We Make It!, glassmaking comes alive for Museum guests of all ages. This popular hands-on program is available during the summer and some school breaks. See Justina's drawing with

Aric Snee Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Aric Snee creates three blown glass vases, assisted by George Kennard and Ryan Doolittle. 

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