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.

Meet the 2018 Rakow Commission Artist Rui Sasaki | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Hear from Japanese artist and educator Rui Sasaki as she unveils for the first time her 2018 Rakow Commission installation. The Rakow Commission is awarded annually to up-and-coming and established artists whose work is not yet represented in the Museum’s collection. Deprived of sunshine in one of

Rui Sasaki, 33rd Rakow Commission Recipient
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Hear from artist Rui Sasaki about her work Liquid Sunshine/I am a Pluviophile, the 33rd Rakow Commission. Sasaki's recent works address the weather, drawing viewers’ attention to the subtle qualities of sunshine and rain and the emotional states they provoke. Liquid Sunshine/I am a Pluviophile

2011 Rakow Commission Artist: Ann Gardner
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The first mosaic artist to be awarded a Rakow Commission, Gardner creates large-scale sculptures and installations with shimmering glass tiles that transform space. With their reduced forms and subtle decoration, Gardner describes her sculptures as quiet and simple. Most work in mosaic is

Behind the Glass: Guest Speaker Ursula Ilse-Neuman
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Guest speaker Ursula Ilse-Neuman talks on the history of glass jewelry and concepts in contemporary glass jewelry, including the work of the 2015 Rakow Commission recipient, Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger. Neuman has been a curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and

Meet the Artist: Luke Jerram
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In this podcast, the 2010 Rakow Commission recipient, Luke Jerram, discusses his work on the "Glass Microbiology" project. Jerram describes himself as a "color-blind installation artist, who fuses his artistic practice with scientific and perceptual studies." He creates

Meet the Artist: Isabel De Obaldía
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In this podcast, the 2009 Rakow Commission recipient, Panamanian artist Isabel De Obaldía, discusses her work in painting and in glass, including the Corning Museum's new sculpture, Rey del Cenote. De Obaldía's paintings and sculptures incorporate symbols and ideas from ancient Panamanian

Meet the Artist: Zora Palová
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Artist and 2008 Rakow Commission recipient Zora Palová presented a lecture about her work in October, 2009. Palová lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia, where she creates large-scale cast glass sculpture with her husband, the glass sculptor Štěpán Pala. Palová's use of the material is

Meet the Artist: Susan Plum
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Plum envisions a world that is inclusive, culturally diverse, and aesthetically vital, and she has cultivated an artistic language that makes connections between the mythic world and the real. In her installations, she seeks to create a space in which to experience unity and connectedness despite

A Conversation with the 2013 Rakow Commission Artist Andrew Erdos
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The title of Andrew Erdos' 2013 Rakow Commission is Ghost Walk Under Infinite Darkness. Erdos' titles often reference ghosts and time, which he considers to be core fascinations of humans as physically intangible but always present entities and emanations. For the Rakow Commission, Erdos

Meet the 2016 Rakow Commission Artist Thaddeus Wolfe
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Hear a lecture from 2016 Rakow Commission artist Thaddeus Wolfe.

Karlyn Sutherland: 2017 Rakow Commission Artist
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Dr. Karlyn Sutherland, a Scottish emerging artist, discusses her work with Susie Silbert, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass. Learn more about the 2017 Rakow Commission in GlassApp Learn More