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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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,

Stories from The Flood of '72: The Warehouse
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Listen as Joe Maio and William Warmus talk about the clean up efforts after the flood. The Flood of '72: Community, Collections, and Conservation chronicles the determination of Museum staff and the community to rebuild, and sheds light on the unique conservation techniques that were used to

Stories from The Flood of '72: John Fox
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Listen as John Fox, director of the Corning Glass Center in 1972, recalls an attempted rescue of a Venetian dragon-stem goblet, which at the time was believed to be a rare 16th century piece. The effort was unsuccessful. It was impossible to get into the case without damaging the goblet, and Fox

GlassLab (5 minute trailer)
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This is a 5 minute trailer of GlassLab, a film by Deidi von Schaewen, 2012. View the complete 40 minute video at 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

Meet the Astronomer: Scott Kardel
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Hear from Scott Kardel, the public affairs coordinator for the Palomar Observatory, a world-class center for astronomical research that is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology. There are five telescopes used at Palomar, including the 200-inch Hale Telescope (the "Big

(No sound) Medieval Glass: Making a 14th/15th century bottle
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This video shows the technique of making a 14th/15th century bottle, 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.

Michael Glancy- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Artist Michael Glancy is influenced by the European tradition of working with glass. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009- January 2, 2011.

Eric Hilton- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Artist Eric Hilton shares his passion for working with crystal. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009- January 2, 2011.

Dan Dailey- Voices of Contemporary Glass
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Dan Dailey talks about how the materials and process influence his artistry. Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, May 16, 2009- January 2, 2011.

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