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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Cameo Glass
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Discover the history of Roman cameo glass, and lean how it is made, with experts at The Corning Museum of Glass. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15 through May 27, 2008.

Glass Jug inside of a Jug
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Watch experts at The Corning Museum of Glass recreate one of the stranger glass pieces made in Roman times — a jug inside of another, larger jug! This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15 through May 27, 2008.

Making Iridized Glass
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Learn about ancient iridized glass and a method for creating iridized glass surfaces. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity  at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15 through May 27, 2008. Note: the method portrayed uses stannous chloride fumes, which can be highly toxic. Do

Tom Patti- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Tom Patti explains his unique approach to working with glass. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009 through January 2, 2011.

Gold Glass
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Learn about Gold Glass from Ancient Rome, and also, how to make gold glass today. This video was featured in the exhibit Reflecting Antiquity  at The Corning Museum of Glass, February 15- May 27, 2008.

(No sound) Medieval Glass: Making a kuttrolf
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This video shows the technique of making a kuttrolf, an object in the exhibition Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants, on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 15, 2010, to January 2, 2011.

(No sound) Medieval Glass: Making a medieval goblet
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This video shows the technique of making a medieval goblet, an object in the exhibition Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants, on view at The Corning Museum of Glass May 15, 2010, to January 2, 2011.

Hedwig Beaker
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Listen as curator David Whitehouse describes this object, a typical example of a puzzling group of glasses known as Hedwig beakers. They are unlike any other medieval objects of glass or rock crystal from the Islamic world, Byzantium, or western Christendom. These colorless or nearly colorless

GlassLab Design Session: Tim Dubitsky
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Designer Tim Dubitsky describes working at GlassLab during a design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, August 14- 15, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Harry Allen & Chris Hacker
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Designers Harry Allen and Chris Hacker describe working at GlassLab during a two-day design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, August 21- 22, 2012.

GlassLab Design Session: Steven and William Ladd
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Designers Steven and William Ladd describe working at GlassLab during a two-day design session at The Corning Museum of Glass, August 28- 29, 2012.

GlassLab at Governors Island: David Weeks
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Designer David Weeks describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 28- 29, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked

GlassLab at Governors Island: Mike Perry
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Designer Mike Perry describes working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, June 30 and July 8, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers

GlassLab at Governors Island: Peter Buchanan-Smith
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Designer Peter Buchanan-Smith describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 21- 22, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers

GlassLab at Governors Island: Abbott Miller
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Designer Abbott Miller describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 28- 29, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked

GlassLab at Governors Island: Paul Sahre
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Designer Paul Sahre describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 21- 22, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked with

GlassLab at Governors Island: Georgie Stout
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Designer Georgie Stout describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 28- 29, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked

GlassLab at Governors Island: Inna Alesina
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Designer Inna Alesina describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 21- 22, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked

GlassLab at Governors Island: James Victore
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Designer James Victore describes working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, June 30 and July 7, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers

GlassLab at Governors Island: Eric Ku
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Designer Eric Ku describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, June 30- July 1, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked

GlassLab at Governors Island: Chris and Dominic Leong
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Designers Chris and Dominic Leong describe working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, July 1 and July 14, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert

GlassLab at Governors Island: Helen Lee
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Designer Helen Lee describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 7- 8, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked with

GlassLab at Governors Island: Leon Ransmeier
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Designer Leon Ransmeier describes working with GlassLab during design sessions on Governors Island in NYC, July 7- 8 and July 14, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert

GlassLab at Governors Island: Keetra Dean Dixon and Jonathan Keller Keller
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Designers Keetra Dean Dixon and Jonathan Keller Keller describe working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 14- 15, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum&

GlassLab Design Session: Q Cassetti
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Designer Q Cassetti describes working with GlassLab during a design session on Governors Island in NYC, July 1, 2012. The Corning Museum of Glass partnered with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to present GlassLab at Governors Island, where the Museum's expert glassmakers worked with

60 Years of Junior Curators
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The exhibition 60 Years of Junior Curators: Interpreting the Past, Speaking to the Future, organized by the students in the program, commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Junior Curator program — one of the longest running programs of its kind. The exhibition contains personal items, historical

Toots Zynsky
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When I hear music, it translates into color.—Toots Zynsky Toots Zynsky’s distinctive heat-formed  filet de verre  (glass thread) vessels enjoy a widespread popularity and deserved acclaim for their often extraordinary and always unique explorations in color. Defying categorization, her pieces

GlassLab
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GlassLab, a film by Deidi von Schaewen, 2012. This film was on view in Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab at The Corning Museum of Glass through January 6, 2013. GlassLab offers designers unprecedented access to molten glass. In public design performances or private sessions, designers

What is GlassLab?
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A film by Meredith and Austin Bragg featuring interviews with the creators of the Corning Museum's GlassLab Design Program. This film was on view in the exhibition Making Ideas: Experiments in Design at GlassLab.

Stories from The Flood of '72: Dr. Robert Brill
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"Our goal was to overcome defeatism before it ever had a chance to set in, and to provide encouragement for the stricken people of the community," declared Dr. Robert H. Brill, director of the Museum during the post-flood restoration period. The Flood of '72: Community, Collections,

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