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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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).

Loren Stump Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Loren Stump demonstrates for his class, Flameworking Using Ultimate Details, advanced murrine techniques, including color blending, design analysis, shaded components, and assembling and pulling cane to produce Franchini-style shaded faces.

Erin's Lion | You Design It; We Make It
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Watch as Helen Tegeler brings Erin's lion to life in glass. See the drawing and final sculpture together see photo

Expanding Horizons Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch the Expanding Horizons group with special guest Laura Donefer in this live-streamed demo from The Studio. Expanding Horizons is a week-long program for underserved teens who are top students in their glassblowing classes. The program is supported by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Learn

Dane Jack Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch live as Dane Jack, a member of the Hot Glass Demo team, demonstrates his talents as an artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.

Laura Donefer Guest Artist Demonstration
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See guest artist Laura Donefer in a live, narrated demonstration in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. 

Local Artists Panel | Behind the Glass Lecture
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Pursuing one’s dream to be a working artist can be a challenge. It takes determination, imagination, and pure grit. Many people have built their lives around their craft, but have you ever wondered what it takes to become a full-time, self-sufficient glass artist? From identifying a saleable

Anna Riley Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Anna Riley demonstrates making an incalmo roundel for her class, COLORXFORM, which focuses on the dialogue between form and color in blown glass. Assisted by Courtney McCloskey. 

Justina's Pineapple | You Design It; We Make It
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Visit The Corning Museum of Glass to try your hand at designing your own glass masterpiece. With You Design It, We Make It!, glassmaking comes alive for Museum guests of all ages. This popular hands-on program is available during the summer and some school breaks. See Justina's drawing with

Aric Snee Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Aric Snee creates three blown glass vases, assisted by George Kennard and Ryan Doolittle. 

Megan Mathie Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch as Megan Mathie sculpts a goblet with a bumble bee.

Karina Guévin & Cédric Ginart Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Karina Guévin and Cédric Ginart demonstrate making a boro goblet with a frog, twisted cane, flowers and an anatomical heart.

Michael Rogers and Judy Tuwaletstiwa | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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Hear from artists Michael Rogers and Judy Tuwaletstiwa about their collaborative work as artists-in-residence at The Studio.

Hugh Salkind Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Hugh Salkind demonstrates for his class, Fine Tune Your Torch Fundamentals, the manipulation of solid borosilicate rod and tubing to create jewelry, marbles, and sculptures.

David Patchen Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch David Patchen's demo from the special GlassFest 2300° event. David Patchen took a glassmaking class in 2001 which would inspire a drastic career change and permanently alter his life’s direction. Transitioning out of the corporate marketing world and into the life of a professional

Suellen Fowler Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Suellen Fowler demonstrates making a small perfume bottle with stopper for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms.

Jeff Koons | Behind the Glass Lecture
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One of the most influential and controversial American artists active today, Jeff Koons elevates popular culture into a high art form. His artwork plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, and commerce by transforming banal objects such as “balloon dogs” or piles of Playdoh into monumental sculpture. He

Anna Mlasowsky Specialty Glass Residency
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"Even though I know glass well, and I've worked with it so much, I feel like I'm completely a beginner again—a beginner with knowledge—and I think this is a very different way of working then I've done so far," says artist Anna Mlasowsky about the Special Glass Residency, a

Namdoo Kim | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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Children in Korea today are like mass produced toys. They are meant to be all exactly alike, lacking individuality and quality of character, a whole society of people who are easily replaceable and hold little value as individuals, just like mass produced plastic toys or paper dolls

Fredrik Nielsen | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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I like to see it as, I know how to play, but I choose not to play the way that I learned. Fredrik Nielsen is a Swedish artist with a unique flair for experimentation, combining aspects of pop culture such as graffiti, music, videos, and performance into his glass art. His strong desire to push the

George Kennard Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as George Kennard demonstrates for his class, Multiple Gathers, which focused on creating larger-scale work with an emphasis on the mechanics of safely controlling larger amounts of glass, utilizing the bench, working with a torch, moving correctly, and team coordination.

Michael Schunke & Josie Gluck Guest Artist Demo (March 1, 2017)
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Collaborative partners since 2010, Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck are known for their intricate and beautifully formed goblets. Together, they own and operate Vetro Vero glassblowing and design studio in Pennsylvania. In this live-streamed Guest Artist demonstration, watch as they take a decorated

Omnichannel Retail | 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums
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2016 E-Commerce Summit Presentation 5: Omnichannel Retail Allegra Burnette, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Read the report from the 2016 Summit on E-Commerce in Museums.

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