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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Meet the Artist: Jiří Harcuba & April Surgent
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Corning Museum of Glass, June 24, 2010 Tina Oldknow:  Thank you all very much for coming out tonight.  I think many of you will remember the snowstorm that you braved to hear Dante Marioni speak last February. Tonight is a thunderstorm that heralds the “Meet The Artist” lecture, which will be

Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties
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This exhibition is entitled, “Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the %%Gilded%% Age to the Roaring Twenties.” The Mt. Washington Glass Company and its successor, the Pairpoint Corporation, were in existence for 100 years, from 1837 until 1938. Together, they created a large variety

Meet the Artist: Toots Zynsky
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Toots Zynsky builds amorphous, glass vessels that defy categorization, her objects inhabiting a region where painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts meet. In this interview, Zynsky discusses the early days of the American studio glass movement when she was a student of Dale Chihuly’s at the

Meet the Artist: Lino Tagliapietra
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Lino Tagliapietra is a master and teacher of traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques, and an artist who has helped shape the world of contemporary studio glass. He creates work known for its exceptional complexity, elegance, and visual poetry. In this podcast, Tagliapietra talks about blowing

Meet the Artist: Kait Rhoads and Amy Rueffert
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Kait Rhoads and Amy Rueffert represent a younger generation of artists who are working with glass in new ways. Rhoads, who innovatively and skillfully interprets traditional Italian techniques of murrine and filigrana in her vessels and wall panels, also makes "soft sculpture" out of cut

Meet the Artist: Debora Moore and Benjamin Moore
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Debora Moore, recipient of the Museum’s 2007 Rakow Commission, has worked with glass since the late 1980s and is best known for her complex studies of orchids, orchid trees and bamboo shoots. Debora’s husband, Benjamin Moore, is a studio glass pioneer, who has had an influential career as a teacher

Meet the Astronomer: Scott Kardel
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  Corning Museum of Glass, March 24, 2011 David Whitehouse: Good evening everyone and welcome to this opportunity to meet astronomer Scott Kardel of the Palomar Observatory. Eighty years ago, another astronomer, George Ellery Hale, thought big. Not content with observing the heavens through a

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