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Biography: Eric Goldschmidt

Eric Goldschmidt, photo by Julie Delaney
Name: 
Eric Goldschmidt
Title: 
Properties of Glass Programs Supervisor

Since 1996, Eric Goldschmidt has devoted himself to practicing and developing the techniques of hot glass manipulation with a focus on flameworking, while studying and assisting with many of the world’s most talented glass artists. Although he has been working with glass since 1996, Goldschmidt actually started working with molten materials in 1993 as a candlemaker. After witnessing flameworking, however, he became intrigued by the process which led him to take classes from master flameworkers at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. Soon, he was hooked and began working at The Studio in the Make Your Own Glass Workshop and as the resident flameworker. Now, as the properties of glass programs supervisor at the Museum, he gives live demonstrations in flameworking, glass breaking, and optical fiber, in addition to teaching, lecturing, and exhibiting his work around the world.

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