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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Iridizing Glass
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Watch how sheet glass is made using traditional glassblowing methods, and how to achieve iridescence using a process called fuming. Tiffany’s glassmakers used a similar process to achieve the iridescent and patterned surfaces of flat glass for mosaic application. Louis C. Tiffany’s innovative

The St. Michael's Mosaic: Understanding the Full Picture
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Hear from Tiffany's Glass Mosaics curators Kelly Conway and Lindsy Parrott as they detail a series of discoveries related to the mosaics installed at Saint Michael's Episcopal Church in New York City. Learn how these revelations allowed the curators to achieve their goals of

In-Cider Information | Behind the Glass Lecture
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New York is the second largest apple-producing region in the United States. The cideries in this state are doing amazing things with apples, drawing international attention and acclaim in recent years. Pair this with the Museum’s talented glassmakers, and you have the planted the seeds for a

Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen demonstrate for their class, Working it Out: Hot Glass Sculpting, different ways of sculpting the bubble, solid working, applying color and surface textures, including "hot de verre." Students will gain a better understanding of torch

Catherine Labonté Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch artist Catherine Labonté work in the Amphitheater Hot Shop as part of her appearance at Adopt A Glass Pet Day at The Corning Museum of Glass. Not only did Labonté show her unique working style, but she also unveiled a new animal created just for this event.

Samantha's Thinking Cap | You Design It; We Make It
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The summer's last You Design It; We Make It! comes from Samantha, age 10. She says, "My drawing is a thinking cap and I filled it with all my designs." Watch as gaffer Tom Ryder brings Samantha's design to life.

Lewis Olson Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Lewis Olson, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 31, 2017.

Salt Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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In this week's demo, watch as Salt demonstrates for his class, Sculpture and Lampworking Technique, an exploration of contemporary functional flameworking techniques. Take a look into a class at The Studio and watch as internationally renowned faculty demonstrate for their classes ranging from

Catherine Ayers Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Catherine Ayers, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates her talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on August 24, 2017.

Rob Stern Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Rob Stern demonstrates for his class, Marco Polo..., diverse methods of hot glass manipulation and assembly with the specific goal of achieving scale and generating finished sculptures.

Rob Stern Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Rob Stern create a large vase out of leaf shapes in this live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 17, 2017.

Bob by Liana | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Liana, age 17. His name is Bob.

Wayne Strattman Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Wayne Strattman demonstrates for his class, Glass and Lighting Techniques, which focuses on making flameworked sculptures with neon, plasma sculpture, incandescent bulbs, glow discharge sculptures, “crackle” devices, “lightning” displays, electroluminescent displays, kinetic displays

Davide Salvadore Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch guest artist Davide Salvadore in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop from August 10, 2017. See the final piece at 1:47:24.

Kendel's Planet | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Kendel, age 11.

D.H.'s Dinosaur | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Lewis Olson bring D.H.'s design to life!

John Kobuki Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as John Kobuki creates a flower marble featuring a lily.

Jared Rosenacker Guest Artist Demonstration
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Jared Rosenacker became fascinated with glass while attending Bowling Green State University. He was captivated by its power and shifted his focus to the arts, an unexpected venture that continually reveals deeper layers of meaning. For him, a correlation exists between transforming the glass into

Rob the Space Alien by Rogan | You Design It; We Make It
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This You Design It; We Make It! comes from Rogan, age 11. He says: "This is Rob, a space alien. He's taking his driver's test. His favorite food is noodles. Wish him luck on his driver's test."

Jason's Whale | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Helen Tegeler bring to life the design of a whale drawn by Jason, age 15. He says: I have always wanted to be a diver. I dream about being a whale and swimming in the deepest part of the ocean. The whale's name is Whalley and he is always free and happy.

Martin Janecky Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Martin Janecky creates a skull out of glass using his signature sculpting techniques.

Helen Tegeler Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Helen Tegeler, a member of the Hot Glass and Celebrity Cruise Ship Demo teams, demonstrates her talent as an artist.

Pavlína Čambalová Guest Artist Demonstration
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Pavlína Čambalová partners with gaffer George Kennard to make a blown glass vessel featuring one of her engraved glass designs.

Sean's fish bowl | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch gaffer Jeff Mack bring to life the design of a fish bowl with two fish drawn by Sean, age 47. 

David Schnuckel Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as David Schnuckel creates a series of goblets in this non-typical glassblowing demonstration. Assisted by Tom Zogas, special guest narration by the Museum's chief scientist Jane Cook.

Emma's Deer | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Megan creates Emma's alliterative design: Lily the deer on a leaf licking a lollipop. 

Emilio Santini Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Emilio Santini demonstrates for his class, Flameworking for Everybody, how students can learn to realize their personal creativity through torch work, after being introduced to various sculpting and glassblowing techniques using borosilicate and soft glass.

Virtual Water
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Brad Copping's Virtual Water was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

SYN
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Aesa Bjork's SYN was selected for New Glass Review 36 (2015).

Euplectella
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Matthew Szosz's  Euplectella was selected for New Glass Review 32 (2011).

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