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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Guest Artist Live Stream | Blown Away Season 2 Winner Elliot Walker
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For this demonstration, watch Elliot Walker explore new ideas in glass together with members of the Hot Glass Team, as part of his Blown Away Residency at The Corning Museum of Glass. Elliot first worked with the Corning team to realize his visions in hot glass during work on the set of Blown Away,

Guest Artist Live Stream | Blown Away Season 2 Winner Elliot Walker
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For this live-streamed demo, watch Elliot Walker explore new ideas in glass together with members of the Hot Glass Team, as part of his Blown Away Residency at The Corning Museum of Glass.

Cedric Mitchell | Guest Artist
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Watch master glassmaker Cedric Mitchell at work. Join Cedric Mitchell in the Amphitheater Hot Shop where he will split and combine forms, working toward complex shapes, which use color fades and pattern work. He will then combine these larger forms to create a Memphis Design-style totem. Cedric

Studio Demonstration | Nikki O'Neill
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Watch glass maker and artist instructor Nikki O'Neill demonstrate for her class at The Studio. O'Neill explores the methods and techniques needed to successfully fuse float (window) glass, a versatile, beautiful, inexpensive, and readily available medium. Nikki O’Neill uses kiln-forming

Cedric Mitchell | Guest Artist Live Stream
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Watch master glassmaker Cedric Mitchell at work during a livestreamed demo. Join Cedric Mitchell live in the Amphitheater Hot Shop where he will split and combine forms, working toward complex shapes, which use color fades and pattern work. He will then combine these larger forms to create a

Studio Demonstration | Stephen Brucker, Cat Burns, & Richard Whiteley
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Watch a unique artist instructor collaboration as flameworker Stephen Brucker, glassblower Cat Burns, and kiln caster Richard Whiteley demonstrate for their classes at The Studio. Brucker and Whiteley will create flameworked and kiln formed elements that Burns will pick up and manipulate on a blown

Studio Live Stream | Nikki O'Neill
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Watch glass maker and artist instructor Nikki O'Neill demonstrate for her class at The Studio. O'Neill explores the methods and techniques needed to successfully fuse float (window) glass, a versatile, beautiful, inexpensive, and readily available medium.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | George Kennard
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Watch master glassblower and artist instructor George Kennard demonstrate for his class at The Studio. Known for creating large-scale work in the hot shop, Kennard will demonstrate how to manage multiple gathers. Well-known for his fantastically large sculptures, George Kennard appreciates the

Studio Live Stream | Cat Burns & Richard Whiteley
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Watch a unique artist instructor collaboration on February 2 at 11 am Eastern as glassblower Cat Burns and kiln caster Richard Whiteley demonstrate for their classes at The Studio. Whiteley will create a kiln formed roll-up that Burns will pick up and manipulate on a blown object in the hot shop.

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Alexander Rosenberg
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Watch glassblower and artist Alexander Rosenberg demonstrate for his class at The Studio. A strong foundation is key to developing thoughtful and technically refined pieces in the hot shop, and Rosenberg emphasizes the importance of building upon positive habits and solid hand skills. Alexander

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Kristina Logan
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Watch master glassmaker and flameworker Kristina Logan demonstrate for her class at The Studio. Logan is internationally recognized for her precisely patterned, delicate glass beads, which she combines with metalwork to create jewelry and functional objects. Kristina Logan’s beads are flameworked,

Studio Live Stream | George Kennard
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Watch master glassblower and artist instructor George Kennard demonstrate for his class at The Studio. Known for creating large-scale work in the hot shop, Kennard will demonstrate how to manage multiple gathers.

Dan Coyle, Ryno and Hoobs | Guest Artist Live Stream
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Join master flameworkers Dan Coyle, Ryno and Hoobs in the Amphitheater Hot Shop as they complete their collaborative glass sculpture, employing advanced flameworking techniques such as frame building, cold bridging, and complex assembly. This compositional work will incorporate each artist's

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Jordana Korsen
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Watch glassblower and instructor Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class at The Studio. She will create celebratory drinking vessels and a decanter during this one-hour live-streamed demonstration. Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work

Studio Live Stream | Alexander Rosenberg
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Watch glassblower and artist Alexander Rosenberg demonstrate for his class at The Studio. A strong foundation is key to developing thoughtful and technically refined pieces in the hot shop, and Rosenberg emphasizes the importance of building upon positive habits and solid hand skills.

Perfume | Connected by Glass
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Some of the earliest glass vessels were made to hold perfumes and other cosmetics. From then until now, the connection between glass bottles and the scents they contain is a fascinating and colorful story of design and imagination. Throughout its long history, perfume has served as a marker for

You Design It; We Make It! | Christmas Owl by Catherine Ayers and Siggy
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Watch as Catherine Ayers and the Hot Glass Team brings Siggy's Christmas owl design to life for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Want to see your design be made by our talented glassmakers? Submit your idea for a future You Design It; We Make It! demonstration here: https://www

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Kristina Logan
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Watch master glassmaker and flameworker Kristina Logan demonstrate for her class at The Studio. Logan is internationally recognized for her precisely patterned, delicate glass beads, which she combines with metalwork to create jewelry and functional objects.

Megan Stelljes | Guest Artist Live Stream
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Watch this demonstration from Megan Stelljes for an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at how she creates her edgy and provocative neon and sculpted glasswork. Stelljes is one of the featured artists in New Glass Now, currently on view at the Renwick Gallery, a branch museum of the Smithsonian

Dan Coyle, Ryno and Hoobs | Guest Artist Flameworking Collaborative Session
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Watch master flameworkers Dan Coyle, Ryno and Hoobs work together on a three-person collaborative sculpture, employing advanced flameworking techniques that will include frame building, cold bridging, and complex assembly. This compositional work will incorporate each artist's individual

Christmas Live Stream: Meet the Stars of Blown Away
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In celebration of the launch of Blown Away Christmas on Netflix, watch Andi Kovel, and Nao Yamamoto from the Netflix series Blown Away at work in the Amphitheater as they display their mastery of glassblowing—designing and creating new and original handblown ornaments that will be for sale

Live-Streamed Studio Demonstration | Jordana Korsen
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Watch glassblower and instructor Jordana Korsen demonstrate for her class at The Studio. She will create celebratory drinking vessels and a decanter during this one-hour live-streamed demonstration.

Bring the Heat | Eric Goldschmidt Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch as Eric Goldschmidt creates a lidded goblet with a marbleized appearance for his Bring the Heat demonstration.

Meet the Stars of Blown Away Christmas Live Stream
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For this live streamed demo, watch Andi Kovel, and Nao Yamamoto from the Netflix series Blown Away at work in the Amphitheater as they display their mastery of glassblowing—designing and creating new and original handblown ornaments that will be for sale exclusively in The Shops at The Corning

Meet the 2021 Rakow Commission Leo Tecosky | Connected by Glass
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In this virtual event, the prestigious 2021 Rakow Commission will be unveiled for the first time. Hear from the artist about their practice and the commissioned work, then watch the premiere of a short documentary video about the creation of the 2021 Rakow Commission. The Museum's annual Rakow

Leo Tecosky, 36th Rakow Commission Recipient
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The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has named Brooklyn-based artist Leo Tecosky (b. 1981, USA) the recipient of the 2021 Rakow Commission. The prestigious award supports the creation of a new work of art in glass by an artist who is not yet represented in CMoG’s collection. For the Rakow Commission,

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | Gnome Cheerleader by Chris Rochelle and Martha
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Watch as Chris Rochelle creates Martha's gnome cheerleader named Mike for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. During the pandemic, Martha took up playing in a fantasy football league and Mike is the cheerleader for her team. Want to see your design created in glass? Submit your idea

Elaine K. Ng | Guest Artist Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch as Rockwell Collaborative Guest Artist Elaine K. Ng works together with Museum gaffers to experiment and realize her designs in glass. Multidisciplinary artist Elaine K. Ng currently has two special installations on view at The Rockwell Museum, including a site-specific installation as part

You Design It; We Make It! Demonstration | Opossum on a Pie by Catherine Ayers and Lindsey
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Watch as Catherine Ayers and the Hot Glass Demo Team create Lindsey's opossum on a pie in glass for our You Design It; We Make It! demonstration. Check out the finished piece starting at 1:27:38. Want to see your design be made by our talented glassmakers? Submit your idea for a future You

Sizzling Glass Science with Nick Uhas | Live Streamed Demonstration
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TikTok star and host of Netflix’s Blown Away, Nick Uhas, teams up with The Corning Museum of Glass to present a special demonstration geared towards the weird and wonderful things glass can do. A science influencer, Nick combines his formal science education with his insatiable curiosity to create

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