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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Virtual Adopt a Glass Pet Day
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Adopt a Glass Pet Day is going virtual this year! Join us as Catherine Labonté debuts a brand new animal creation live from her hot shop in Canada on October 21 at 1 pm Eastern.

Bring the Heat Demonstration: George Kennard
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Tune in Wednesday at 10am to watch George Kennard bring the heat while he creates decorative vase inspired by the flameworked glass of Kurt Wallstab. Using the incalmo technique, Kennard will combine various patterned and colored bubbles to create a piece drawing from the styling of Wallstab’s

Glass Pumpkins
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Pick your own glass pumpkin at https://shops.cmog.org The Shops Virtual Farmer's Market is happening now! We have lined up videos featuring our local makers and their pumpkin making process.

Bring the Heat: Guggenheim Cup by Jeff Mack
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In our new live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

Bring the Heat Demonstration: Guggenheim Cup by Jeff Mack
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In our new live demo series, Bring the Heat, join us for a live stream of glass artists demonstrating their expertise and skillful execution while “in the zone.” During each demo, an artist will present a personal design they’ve worked to perfect, and they will be live on the mic to narrate as they

You Design It; We Make It! | Hot Cocoa Goblet by Kexlee G. and Chris Rochelle
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Tune in Wednesday at 10am for our You Design It; We Make It! live stream! Kexlee G., age 9, designed a hot cocoa goblet that gaffer Chris Rochelle will bring to life. "This is my hot cocoa goblet complete with mini marshmallows, pretty pink straw, and mini marshmallows ladder. They all have

Connected By Glass: Election Transparency
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In the mid-19th century, widespread political corruption and questions about who had the right to vote led to an intriguing invention: the glass ballot box. The transparency of this glass ballot box literally shows that a person’s vote will be counted; metaphorically, this transparency conveys the

Connected by Glass: Election Transparency
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In the mid-19th century, widespread political corruption and questions about who had the right to vote led to an intriguing invention: the glass ballot box. The transparency of this glass ballot box literally shows that a person’s vote will be counted; metaphorically, this transparency conveys the

You Design It; We Make It! | Scarecrow by Elana M. and Helen Tegeler
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You Design It; We Make It! is going virtual this fall at CMoG! You asked, we listened! Exciting changes are coming to our popular You Design It; We Make It program, which has been a staple of our on-site hot glass demonstrations for nearly two decades. Families have often asked us if they can send

Bring the Heat: Eric Goldschmidt creates a flameworked figure
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There’s something magical about watching a master at work. Unparalleled expertise and skillful execution combine to inspire awe in anyone who observes an artist “in the zone.” Glassmakers who work in the Museum’s Amphitheater Hot Shop are some of the world’s most talented artists working in glass

You Design It; We Make It!: Jack O'Lantern Scarecrow
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Enjoy the first days of fall during tomorrow's You Design It; We Make It! live stream. Watch at 10 am Eastern as our gaffers bring Elana M's scarecrow with a jack o'lantern head to life!

Featured Artist: Eric Goldschmidt
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We're excited to announce the return of weekly live streams from the Amphitheater Hot Shop! Tomorrow from 10 am to 12 pm Eastern, Eric Goldschmidt will be making a stylized figure at the torch and answering your questions live.

Connected By Glass: Looking at Windows
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For two thousand years, windows have provided light, insulation, and visibility between interior and exterior spaces. The strength, transparency, durability, and beauty of glass make it an ideal material to make buildings a little less dark and a little more open. Especially during the time of

Connected by Glass: Looking at Windows
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For two thousand years, windows have provided light, insulation, and visibility between interior and exterior spaces. The strength, transparency, durability, and beauty of glass make it an ideal material to make buildings a little less dark and a little more open. Especially during the time of

Watch With the Artist: Megan Stelljes Guest Artist Demonstration at 2300
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Raghvi Bhatia | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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”The first glass seed beads were made in southern India around the 5th century,” said Bhatia. ”Often used as currency by European traders, these beads became a vehicle for colonialism, while indigenous communities across the world adopted and seamlessly incorporated the bead into existing religious

Watch With The Artist: Dan Friday Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. The artist will be available to chat and answer your questions in real time as

Little Gather: Magic with John
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Don't miss our last Little Gather performance of the summer tomorrow at 10 am Eastern with John, a performer from the Airigami team, for a mystifying magic show. Stick around after the headliner's show for a balloon straw rocket demonstration from our friends at The Southeast Steuben

Connected by Glass: The Glassmakers of Murano
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The island of Murano, off the coast of Venice, Italy, has been known for its incredible glass industry and culture since the 13th century. With traditions that have stood the test of time, the glassmakers of Murano were perhaps as capable as any to face the unprecedented difficulties brought about

Little Gather: "The Bubble Circus!" with Doug Rougeux
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Join us Wednesday at 10 am Eastern for a bubble show unlike any other! Follow along as Doug Rougeux, a one-man circus, tells the story of a boy who learned how to juggle, studied miming, joined the circus, and bubbled the world. Stick around after the headliner's show for a bubble snake blower

Watch With the Artist: Catherine Ayers Guest Artist Demonstration
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they sculpt a piece of hot glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master glassmaker and member of CMoG's

Connected by Glass: Microscopic Worlds
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Glass has an extraordinary ability to help us see into worlds beyond the one that’s visible to the naked eye. Our universe expands through lenses of glass—whether it’s into the depths of space, or the realm of the microscopic. In this unprecedented moment, we all have a heightened awareness of the

Connected by Glass: Microscopic Worlds
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Glass has an extraordinary ability to help us see into worlds beyond the one that’s visible to the naked eye. Our universe expands through lenses of glass—whether it’s into the depths of space, or the realm of the microscopic. In this unprecedented moment, we all have a heightened awareness of the

Little Gather: Allegany River Indian Dancers
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Join us on Wednesday at 10 am Eastern for our virtual Little Gather performance. Led by Bill Crouse, enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, The Allegany River Indian Dancers will showcase the traditional songs and dances of the Iroquois Indians while wearing traditional regalia. Stick around after

Watch With The Artist: SALT
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Have you ever wondered what’s going through an artist’s mind as they’re making a piece a piece of glass? Here’s your chance to ask them directly. Join us on YouTube as we host our Watch with the Artist online event series. For our next online event, watch with master flameworker Salt on Wednesday,

Connected by Glass: Reconnecting with the Collection
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As The Corning Museum of Glass reopens its doors to the public, visitors are getting reacquainted with the vast and varied objects in our collection—and so are our staff members! Meet several people on our team who are closest to the collection and draw inspiration from it. Learn about their

Little Gather: Magic Show
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Join John, a performer associated with the Airigami team, for a mystifying magic show. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of

Little Gather: A Couple of Puppets
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In this version of “The Three Little Pigs”, BB (a reformed wolf with allergies), sells real estate to the new pigs in town. This puppet show features hand-carved marionettes, musical numbers and lots of laughs. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum

Little Gather: “The Bubble Circus!” with Doug Rougeux (from 2020)
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A One-Man circus of BIG (and small) bubbling, juggling, mime and slapstick! Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers Little Gather presentations on Wednesday mornings, with storytelling, puppet shows, magic shows, music, and lots of fun! Little

Little Gather: Allegany River Indian Dancers
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Led by Bill Crouse, enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, The Allegany River Indian Dancers will showcase the traditional songs and dances of the Iroquois Indians while wearing traditional regalia. Introduce little ones to the Museum through this popular free summer program. The Museum offers

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