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The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as a precautionary measure for public health and safety. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Cold Construction & 3D Thinking


August 10 - 21, 2020
Cold Working
All Levels
Two-Week Session

Using solid blocks of glass, students will experiment with aspects of advanced cold working: grinding, polishing, surface decoration, and laminating. Students will be introduced to various tools including flat grinders and cutting and engraving lathes. Students will learn cutting and engraving with both stone and diamond and laminating with HXTAL epoxy to join glass elements. Students should be ready to have fun in the cold shop! No glassworking experience is required.


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Martin Rosol

Martin Rosol came to the United States in 1988 to pursue his career as a sculptor, a path unavailable to him in Czechoslovakia before Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution transformed the country...

Tomo Sakai

Tomo Sakai graduated from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan, with a specialization in glass. Sakai then studied glass engraving and coldworking in the Czech Republic, where she met her husband,...