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.

The Making of "Blown Away" Panel Discussion
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Want to know what goes into creating the first-ever glassblowing competition show? Hear from the creators, contestants, a guest judge, and the host, and get the inside scoop on the making of Netflix's hottest new show. Host: Nick Uhas Contestants: Annette Sheppard and Momoko "Momo"

Behind the Scenes of Blown Away
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For the final episode of the Netflix original series Blown Away, The Corning Museum of Glass was invited onto the set and into the spotlight. The Museum's senior manager of hot glass programs, Eric Meek, served as the guest evaluator, bringing six talented glassmakers from the Museum's

What is Glass Made Of?
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Have you ever wondered what glass is made of? So has host Nick Uhas! Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass talks about the basic ingredients found in all that beautiful glass made on Blown Away. Learn more in this article, What is Glass?

The Corning Museum of Glass Partners with Blown Away
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The Corning Museum of Glass was involved in Blown Away from concept to reality. Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, explains how that partnership culminated into a special last episode in the first season.

Blown Away by the Possibilities of Glass
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It’s easy to overlook glass in our everyday life. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from Blown Away, and Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, talk about how they hope Blown Away helps people see glass in a new light.

Want to Try Glassmaking Yourself?
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After watching Blown Away, you’ll be inspired to try glassmaking yourself! Luckily, there are lots of opportunities. Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, offers tips on how new glass enthusiasts can learn glassmaking.

Exploring Glass as a Creative Material
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Despite 35 centuries of glass history, artists have only been exploring the material’s creative potential for mere decades. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from Blown Away, and Eric Meek, glassmaker at The Corning Museum of Glass, talk about the beginning of the Studio Glass Movement and its

What’s The Blown Away Residency?
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The Blown Away  prize package includes a residency at The Corning Museum of Glass. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator, and Eric Meek from The Corning Museum of Glass, discuss the details of the residency and why it’s so special.

Katherine Gray Talks About Her Personal Work
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Blown Away resident evaluator Katherine Gray is fascinated by how we interact with glass. Joined by Susie J. Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Katherine discusses her inspirations and her new work, " Iridescent Aura Diptych II," which is one

Corning’s Current Exhibition: "New Glass Now"
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Blown Away  shines a spotlight on contemporary glass artists. New Glass Now, the current major exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass, showcases what’s happening in glass today. Katherine Gray, Blown Away  resident evaluator, hears about the exhibition from curator, Susie J. Silbert.

Contemporary Glass, Right Now
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Contemporary artists are constantly pushing the boundaries of what glass can do. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from  Blown Away, and Susie J. Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, discuss how art made in glass has evolved over recent decades.

How Experimentation has Shaped Glass
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Over the years, form, technique, and aesthetics have evolved in glass. Katherine Gray, resident evaluator from Blown Away, and Susie J. Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, discuss these shifts and how artists’ experimentation has shaped the work being