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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Fundamentals of Surface Finishing with Richard Whiteley, Summer 2021 Studio Live Stream
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Expert Kiln caster and cold worker Richard Whiteley guides you through a lesson on hand-finishing glass surfaces using grits and abrasives. Learn how to create a natural, matte finish and understand that finish on a microscopic level. Fall registration is now open at The Studio for One & Two

Striking Colors at the Torch with Stephen Brucker, Summer 2021 Studio Live Stream
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Join Stephen Brucker, Community Program Manager and flameworking instructor at The Studio, for a lesson on using borosilicate colored glass. Learn how to manage the heat and chemistry to reveal fabulous striking colors in your work. See the final pieces starting at 1:00:28. Subscribe to our channel

Fire and Vine Hot Glass Live Stream with George Kennard
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Watch as Hot Glass Demo Team gaffer George Kennard and Curator of Ancient Glass Katherine Larson, PhD, explore the topic of wine consumption in upper-class English society in the 1700s. Alongside Larson's curatorial perspective to the presentation, Kennard will create a large glass vessel from

Cat Burns roll up #Shorts
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Watch artist Cat Burns roll up white murrine as part of her collaboration with The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass. You may know Cat Burns as a finalist on Blown Away Season 2, a TikTok sensation and maker of the 2020 Unity Pumpkin. Watch the full demo https://youtu.be/QYvP2CPsGh8

Bill Gudenrath punty transfer #Shorts
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Watch the full demo https://youtu.be/K1R3VM46P4k

In Sparkling Company Hot Glass Live Stream with Eric Meek
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Watch as Senior Manager of Hot Glass Programs Eric Meek makes glass that celebrates cool treats such as ice cream and syllabub, a popular dessert with 18th-century Britain's high society. Curatorial Assistant Linnea Seidling provides historical insight into these glass objects during the demo,

All About Hot Glass with James Geekie, Summer 2021 Studio Live Stream
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Are you ready to take your first class in the Hot Shop? Studio Instructor James Geekie will teach you about working with molten glass, and demonstrate some of the most bizarre and interesting properties of this hot, gooey, stretchy, sticky material. See the final pieces starting at 54:42. Try

Fire and Vine Hot Glass Live Stream with Chris Rochelle
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Watch as Hot Glass Demo Team gaffer Chris Rochelle and Curator of Ancient Glass Katherine Larson, PhD explore the topic of wineglasses through the ages. Alongside Larson's curatorial perspective, Rochelle will share his glassmaking expertise in creating complex goblets meant for wine and

Cat Burns Shops Collab Demonstration | Murrini Sculpture
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Watch artist Cat Burns in this live streamed glassmaking demonstration as part of her collaboration with The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass. See the final piece at https://shops.cmog.org/artists/made-locally/cat-burns Subscribe to our channel to receive updates when we're live http:/

Cat Burns Shops Collab Demonstration | Large Snow White Murrini Sculpture
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Watch artist Cat Burns in this live streamed glassmaking demonstration as part of her collaboration with The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass. See the final piece at https://shops.cmog.org/artists/made-locally/cat-burns Subscribe to our channel to receive updates when we're live http:/

Cat Burns Shops Collab Demonstration | Full demo
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Watch artist Cat Burns in this un-edited full-length version of the live streamed glassmaking demonstration that was part of her collaboration with The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass. See the final pieces at https://shops.cmog.org/artists/made-locally/cat-burns and starting at 1:23:02 in this

Watch as skilled flameworkers melt glass rods and tubes in a 4,000°F flame #Shorts
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Watch as skilled flameworkers, glass artists who work with a torch, melt rods and tubes in a 4,000°F flame and then shape the softened glass into any variety of objects. Flameworkers can create anything from glass animals and beads to sculptures and ornate goblets—from delicate decorations to

Dragon Stem Goblet #Shorts
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William (Bill) Gudenrath creates a dragon-stem goblet inspired by 17th century Venetian techniques. A dragon-stem goblet has many parts, including a bowl, a foot, and a dragon. Dip molding is used to create the dragon, and the parts are attached with glue bits. This goblet has pincered bits, a

Making Your Mark with Murrini with Janet Dalecki, Summer 2021 Studio Live Stream
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Artist and Studio instructor Janet Dalecki will teach you the basics of making murrini by kiln fusing sheet glass. Cutting and reassembling the murrini will open the doors of pattern-making possibilities! Fused pieces will be slumped into three dimensional molds to complete the process. Here's

Fire and Vine Live Stream | Chris Rochelle
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Watch as Hot Glass Demo Team gaffer Chris Rochelle and Curator of Ancient Glass Katherine Larson, PhD explore the topic of wineglasses through the ages. Alongside Larson's curatorial perspective, Rochelle will share his glassmaking expertise in creating complex goblets meant for wine and

Goblet Oddities with William Gudenrath, Summer 2021 Studio Live Stream
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Studio Resident Artist and master glassblower William (Bill) Gudenrath gives a step-by-step lesson in reproducing some of the most celebrated—and strange—goblets from glass history. See the final goblets starting at 1:06:21. William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher

In Sparkling Company Exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Through a lens of glass, see what it meant to be ‘modern’ in the 1700s, and what it cost. "In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s" is now on view at The Corning Museum of Glass through January 2, 2022 https://www.cmog.org/sparkling Reserve

Fire and Vine Hot Glass Live Stream with Eric Goldschmidt and Caitlin Hyde
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Watch as master flameworkers Eric Goldschmidt and Caitlin Hyde along with Curator of Ancient Glass Katherine Larson, PhD explore the theme of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and agriculture. Alongside Larson's curatorial perspective, Goldschmidt and Hyde team up at the torch to sculpt a

Corelle | Connected by Glass
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In this Connected by Glass virtual event, join us for a discussion about the history, science, and design of Corelle. Science Educator Kathryn Aguilar spoke with special guests from Instant Brands—VP Glass Engineering & Technology David A. Earl and Senior Designer Rosemary Mingle—about the

In Sparkling Company Hot Glass Live Stream with Helen Tegeler
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Watch as Hot Glass Demo Team gaffer Helen Tegeler and Curatorial Assistant Linnea Seidling explore the topic of adornments worn and enjoyed by fashionable members of society in 18th-century Britain. Alongside Seidling’s curatorial perspective, Tegeler will use hot glass to show a contemporary take

Fusing
Glass Dictionary Term

(1) The process of founding or melting the batch; (2) heating pieces of glass in a kiln or furnace until they bond (see Casting and Kiln forming); (3) heating enameled glasses until the enamel bonds with the surface of the object. fuse fuses fused Casting Kiln forming Ribbon Glass Cup

In Sparkling Company Hot Glass Livestream | Jeff Mack creates colorful twist cane stem goblets
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Watch as Hot Glass Programs Supervisor Jeff Mack and Curatorial Assistant Linnea Seidling explore twisted cane stems and ribbon themes. Alongside Seidling’s curatorial perspective to the presentation, Mack shares his glassmaking expertise in creating complex, twisted cane variations for stemware of

Connected by Glass: Vanessa German
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Vanessa German is a sculptor, poet, and performance artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She uses mixed-media, found objects and sometimes blown glass in sculptures that celebrate the resiliency of Black people in the face of anti-Black violence. In April 2021, Ennion members were invited to

Cat Burns Live Streamed Demonstration
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Watch artist Cat Burns in a live streamed glassmaking demonstration as part of her collaboration with The Shops at The Corning Museum of Glass. You may know Cat Burns as a finalist on Blown Away Season 2, a TikTok sensation and maker of the 2020 Unity Pumpkin.

Sparkling Drag Storytime
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Families and kids of all ages are invited to join storyteller extraordinaire Vanessa LeDiva in a fun and sparkling reading of the book The Lady with the Ship on Her Head. Then follow along with educator Kathryn Aguilar and make your own wig using materials you have at home. Learn about how and why

Fire and Vine Hot Glass Livestream | Chris Rochelle
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Watch as Hot Glass Demo Team gaffer Chris Rochelle and Curator of Ancient Glass Katherine Larson, PhD explore the topic of wineglasses through the ages. Alongside Larson's curatorial perspective, Rochelle will share his glassmaking expertise in creating complex goblets meant for wine and

Goblet Oddities
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Studio Resident Artist and master glassblower, William Gudenrath will give a step-by-step lesson in reproducing some of the most celebrated—and strange—goblets from glass history. Watch and join the online commentary for the opportunity to have your questions answered live!

Connected by Glass: Corelle
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Check back for more details about the next live streamed Connected by Glass, which focuses on Corelle.

Glass Skills with Bill
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Join The Studio Resident Artist William Gudenrath and brush up on your glassworking skills! Gudenrath will demonstrate techniques in the hot shop, then show you how you can practice those skills at home. Watch and join the online commentary for the opportunity to have your questions answered live!

Fundamentals of Surface Finishing
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Master kiln caster and cold worker Richard Whiteley will guide you through a lesson on hand-finishing glass surfaces using grits and abrasives. Learn how to create a natural, matte finish and understand that finish on a microscopic level. Watch and join the online commentary for the opportunity to

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