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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North Sea Waves (547)
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North Sea Waves play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 547 Zora Palová (Slovak, b. 1947) Slovakia, Bratislava 2008 Mold-melted glass,

Sun Chariot and Cristallo e bronzo (545)
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Sun Chariot and Cristallo e bronzo play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 545 Sun Chariot (Detail) Laura de Santillana (Italian, b.

Glass Sticks (543)
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Glass Sticks play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 543 Jun Kaneko (Japanese, b. 1942) United States, Portland, Oregon 2001 Kiln

It’s Raining Knives (539)
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It’s Raining Knives play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 539 Silvia Levenson (Argentinean, b. 1957) Italy, Vigevano 1996–2004 Cast

Gyes Arcade (529)
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Gyes Arcade play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 529 Christopher Wilmarth (American, 1943–1987) United States, New York, New York

Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth (527)
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Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 527 Susan Plum (American, b. 1944) United States, Brooklyn, New

Plum Woven Heaven (527)
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West Sky (525)
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West Sky play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 525 Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, (Italian, b. 1959) U.S., Stanwood, Washington 1997

Cargo Seed (523)
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Cargo Seed play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 523 Bertil Vallien (Swedish, b. 1938) Sweden, Åfors, Åfors Glassworks 1988 Sand

Red Pyramid (521)
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Red Pyramid play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 521 Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)

Host IX–Epidendrum (519)
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Host IX–Epidendrum play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 519 Debora Moore (American, b. 1960) United States, Seattle, Washington

Tire (517)
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Tire play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 517 Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008) With the assistance of Daniel Spitzer and

Endeavor (513)
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Hollow Torso and Omagh (509)
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Hollow Torso and Omagh play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 509 Hollow Torso Clifford Rainey (British, b. Northern Ireland, 1948)

Material Culture (505)
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Material Culture play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 505 Beth Lipman (American, b. 1971) United States, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and

Contemporary Glass (501)
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Contemporary Glass play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 501 A major development of the Studio Glass movement has been the use of

Botanical Wonders: Glass Flowers
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Botanical Wonders: Glass Flowers play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 808 In “Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass

Nine ways to use a pitcher [electronic resource].
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Ransmeier, Leon. 132918 9 ways to use a pitcher 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawings include both design images and photographs showcasing variations of handle placement with cardboard models. Ransmeier maintains that the handles are the fundamental communication of the human hand with the object

[Design drawing used in preparation for GlassLab prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Perry, Mike, 1981- Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132917 Color blob vessel 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features four numbered varieties of prototypes including infinity symbol, optical illusion shapes, and two different of color "bloooobs" in 3-D. Mike Perry collaborated with

[Design drawings used in preparation for ellipsoid martini glass prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Castle, Wendell, 1932- 133108 Ellipsoid martini glass prototype 2012. 5 computer files. Five design drawings for martini glasses with conical cups and ellipsoid elements applied as stems and feet. Wendell Castle collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle June 19-20, 2012 during his time at GlassLab at

Repurposed molds [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132691 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept for "repurposing solid wooden objects as molds for glass blowing". Text details that "glassblower would blow hollow vase into this mold. Only bottom

[Design concepts for glass buoy prototype] [electronic resource].
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Buchanan-Smith, Peter Gordon. Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132693 2012. 1 computer file. Design concepts for eyeball buoy with variations and flag. Buchanan-Smith collaborated with gaffers Chris Rochelle, Eric Meek, Annette Sheppard, Jason Minami, and Adam Holtzinger July 21-22, 2012 during his

Glass House Money
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In the 19th century, paper currency was often used by businesses such as glassmaking facilities, as a means of paying their workers or their debts. The federal government began to issue paper currency in 1861, but before this time, most of these bills were issued by state-chartered banks. Glass

Grecian Urn (575)
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Grecian Urn play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 575 Karla Trinkley (American, b. 1956) United States, Boyertown, Pennsylvania 1992

Meteor, Flower, Bird (515)
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Meteor, Flower, Bird play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 515 Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech,

Still Life with Two Plums (503)
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Still Life with Two Plums play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 503 Flora C. Mace (American, b. 1949) and Joey Kirkpatrick (American

Rich cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 128345 Honesdale, Pa.: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1903 (Chicago: Binner-Wells Co.) 36 p.: ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Alford, C.G., & Co. CMGL c.2 received as part of ACGA Archives. CMGL has a spiral bound photocopy of this catalog received as part of ACGA

Meet the Artist: Michael Glancy
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In 2013, the Museum received a group of five works in glass and metal by the American artist Michael Glancy as a gift from Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, Museum patrons and friends of the artist. One of Glancy’s 1998 sculptures, Crystal Obscura [2012.4.168], is made with colorless

Gemmail
Glass Dictionary Term

(French, “enamel gem”) Term coined by the painter Jean Crotti (French, 1870─1958) to describe a technique for layering and adhering pieces of colored glass onto a panel in order to create compositions that are meant to be viewed in front of a light box or illuminated from behind. Plural is gemmaux.

Wright rich American cut glass.
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Wright Rich Cut Glass Co., Anderson, IN, USA. 128346 Wright Rich Cut Glass Co. manufacturer of rich cut glass Anderson, Ind.: Wright Rich Cut Glass Co., 1906-1907 (Anderson: Bulletin Printing and Manufacturing Co.) 40 p.: ill.; 27 x 36 cm. Wright Rich Cut Glass Co. Notable acquisition 2012.

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